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    I own the Canon S500 and the Sony W50 and...

    I own the Canon S500 and the Sony W50 and although the Canon has a larger sensor the Sony gives better results.

    The Tessar lens on the Sony is truly impressive being very sharp, corner to corner,...
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    Ordered a W50

    I was very impressed with Jeff's review of the Sony DSC W50. It's just what I've been looking to get my daughter. I've been shooting digital since '92 and have always stayed away from Sony because of...
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    If I understand your question correctly, you are...

    If I understand your question correctly, you are trying to find out which profile to load in the Soft Proofing mode.

    These are paper profiles and will not effect your green tint problem. These...
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    You will find the Tamron 28-75 a big improvement...

    You will find the Tamron 28-75 a big improvement over the 17-85. I've had mine for 2 years and it gives me wonderful images. I don't see any difference in focusing speed between it and Canon lenses....
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    I've been shooting RAW for about 5 years and have...

    I've been shooting RAW for about 5 years and have tested just about every RAW converter available and I have my own personal opinions on them.

    First of all, the human eye is very sensitive to...
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    Check out the Capture software that came with...

    Check out the Capture software that came with your camera and available fro Canon's web site.
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    Faststone has a great feature for comparing...

    Faststone has a great feature for comparing photos. I have four different RAW file converters and often use more than one on problem images. Faststone allows a simple way of displaying different...
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    I compared the Canon and Tamron 180 Macro lenses...

    I compared the Canon and Tamron 180 Macro lenses and bought the Tamron. It's a very fine lens and gives razor sharp images with good contrast and no CA. It's a true 1:1 and with a reversed 50mm you...
  9. Thread: Extra Batteries

    by GlennD
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    I've been using 3rd party batteries from Battery...

    I've been using 3rd party batteries from Battery Barn for over two years with no problems and they last longer than OEM's.

    Glenn
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    An improvement on the Bounce Flash is to but a...

    An improvement on the Bounce Flash is to but a white business on the back of the flash unit, held in place with a rubber band. Have the card protrude about 1 1/2" above the flash head. This directs a...
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    I considered the new SD models as well as the...

    I considered the new SD models as well as the S500 and purchased the S500. It's for my wife who complained about the G1 being too heavy.

    I was most concerned about the reports of noise with the...
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    I saw your previous posts on the Tokina 24-200...

    I saw your previous posts on the Tokina 24-200 and was looking for a utility "walk about" lens to use when traveling. I ordered one and have been doing some testing. Considering the scope of the...
  13. Thread: Megapixel

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    RAW file processing for me is more fun than...

    RAW file processing for me is more fun than actually taking the pictures. I've spent more years than I care to remember, standing in smelly darkrooms, processing photos, so when digital cameras and...
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    When using Raw Shooter for RAW conversons, you...

    When using Raw Shooter for RAW conversons, you can setup the program to open CS and load your converted image as a TIFF file which is not compressed. Then you can complete your workflow and save as a...
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    One reason for more noise in the Panasonic is...

    One reason for more noise in the Panasonic is because it has a smaller sensor, 1/3.2" vs. 1/1.8". The larger sensor allows the use of larger pixels which gather more light, reducing noise.

    In...
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    Their are out there already if you want to pay...

    Their are out there already if you want to pay the price. Midsize camera backs have been available for some time but they are very very expensive and used mostly for advertising. They are made by...
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    Interview w/ Canon's Chuck Westfall

    Here's a link to a short interview with Canon's Rep Chuck Westfall. It's short but informative. Chuck posts from time to time on Rob Galbraith Pro forum.
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    Good for you George! I don't know the background...

    Good for you George! I don't know the background of your post but I do enjoy varied opinions......that's what forums are for. Glad to hear from someone who thinks for himself and is not afraid to...
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    I had the Canon 70-200 IS and did not keep it....

    I had the Canon 70-200 IS and did not keep it. It's a monster, both very large and very heavy. The performace is good but is the very slight difference in picture quality really worth the expense and...
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    Some photographers who complained of AF (Auto...

    Some photographers who complained of AF (Auto Focus) traced the problem back to their UV filters.

    Merchants often recommend them but I believe they are more interested in profit than performance....
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    Sarah, Canon DSLR's (except one) use their own...

    Sarah, Canon DSLR's (except one) use their own "in house" CMOS sensors but the D70 that he mentioned and many other DSLR's use a CDD sensors. The Canon 1D (not the Mark II) uses a CCD sensor.

    By...
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    The size of the pixels influnces the amount of...

    The size of the pixels influnces the amount of noise a sensor produces. Larger pixels draw in more light to reduce noise so a camera with a larger sensor is able to use higher ISO speeds with much...
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    George, I had the Sigma for about a week and...

    George,

    I had the Sigma for about a week and it was vignetting badly. I also found that the one I had was slightly soft in the corners and had some CA. I guess using 35mm lenses on a 1.6x camera...
  24. Sarah, I just posted a note on your photo's...

    Sarah,

    I just posted a note on your photo's Post before seeing this. Won't repeat myself so I'll just say I think you made a good choice and I think I'll follow your example.

    Glenn
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    Never thought of this lens.

    Thanks for posting your photos, I think the Tokina 24-200 is just the lens Iím looking for. The Tamron 18-200 and the Sigma 18-125 were big disappointments to me, but after packing a 20lb packpack of...
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