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Old 24th June 2008, 12:41 PM   #401
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Does the Nikon D40 shoot video? How does it compare with the Canon G9?
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Old 24th June 2008, 12:41 PM   #402
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Old 24th June 2008, 12:42 PM   #403
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Does the Nikon D40 shoot video? How does it compare with the Canon G9?
I have never owned a Canon G9, so I don't know how the two of them compare. And yes, the Nikon D40 does shoot video.
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Old 24th June 2008, 04:04 PM   #404
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I have never owned a Canon G9, so I don't know how the two of them compare. And yes, the Nikon D40 does shoot video.
Edith, are you sure the D40 does video? I've never come across a DSLR that does... the G9 is said to have great video plus you can even alter the mic audio input level, which is very rare on a stills camera.
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You were right Ben, there is no video... oops!
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Old 25th June 2008, 08:21 PM   #406
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Edith, are you sure the D40 does video? I've never come across a DSLR that does... the G9 is said to have great video plus you can even alter the mic audio input level, which is very rare on a stills camera.
Something for the future...
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Old 25th June 2008, 08:42 PM   #407
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Here are a couple I shot in the park of the same subject, when I discovered the park full of painters this Sunday morning. I always find it hard to know which I prefer when I have two I quite like... the final edit can be a nightmare!



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Old 26th June 2008, 12:02 AM   #408
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Here are a couple I shot in the park of the same subject, when I discovered the park full of painters this Sunday morning. I always find it hard to know which I prefer when I have two I quite like... the final edit can be a nightmare!
Oh yes, final edits can be a nightmare, definitely! I'm always indecisive! * big sigh *

I would prefer the first picture (better contrast and composition).
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Old 26th June 2008, 12:43 AM   #409
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I prefer the composition of the second myself.
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Old 26th June 2008, 03:24 AM   #410
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I believe this was discussed in a fairly recent podcast. This is a picture of the the Ladies of the Plaza de Mayo (and other supporters) who march every Thursday in Buenos Aires, Argentina so that all of the wrongfully taken children can be reunited with their families. Its a very moving event. This was taken in early May of this year.
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Old 26th June 2008, 09:02 AM   #411
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You were right Ben, there is no video... oops!
Surprised me as well! Not that I know Nikon's, but I thought it can't be a serious DSLR if it does video!
I have the G9, but not into video, so have never tried it, but I'd imagine it would be good. You have the G9 Ben, don't you, haven't you tried it?
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I had a G9 and it was fantastic, but it had a dead pixel cluster on the sensor, so I sent it back and never got round to getting a new one! In the end I got an Ixus 90 which I'm loving as it fits in any pocket, unlike the G9, plus does great video.
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Old 26th June 2008, 10:12 AM   #413
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I had a G9 and it was fantastic, but it had a dead pixel cluster on the sensor, so I sent it back and never got round to getting a new one! In the end I got an Ixus 90 which I'm loving as it fits in any pocket, unlike the G9, plus does great video.
Yes, I tried it for size before I bought it, but opted for the G9, as it's one of the few point and shoots that does RAW format (I can use all my existing programmes like Capture One), plus the 6x zoom gets you in a bit closer. That coupled with 12 megapixel allows me to print up to quite large photos without compromising quality. It's definitely bigger and heavier than a lot of P&S's, but that's what wives handbags are for! Even got the wife to start using it!
Just sent a file off last night to be printed, (From the Canon 5D) someone has ordered an A2 size print, which is just over 23" x 16", and the file size in TIFF format is 99.6MB! It's great having lots of pixels, but they make for some seriously large files! Might explain why I have recently bought another 500GB external HD.
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Old 28th June 2008, 06:50 PM   #414
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Old 28th June 2008, 07:28 PM   #415
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Beauuuuutiful!!
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Old 28th June 2008, 07:51 PM   #416
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Taughannock Falls, near Ithaca, NY. Just for scale, a person is probably a few pixels when next to the Falls.
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Taughannock Falls, near Ithaca, NY. Just for scale, a person is probably a few pixels when next to the Falls.
Beautiful composition and symmetry!
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Beautiful composition and symmetry!
Never easy with such contrasts, but a graduated filter would have saved the sky.
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Old 29th June 2008, 08:49 AM   #419
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Hey Frank, I think it's time we saw the occasional Omeyas shot in the pic of the week thread!!
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Hey Frank, I think it's time we saw the occasional Omeyas shot in the pic of the week thread!!
I thought my comment would elicit this sort of response! It has happened many times(yesterday was the last time!) in a photo forum I frequent, because I don't upload photos there either. I have only ever described myself as an "enthusiastic amateur", but for some reason, I don't feel that I want to upload, I'm not looking for feedback. A guy called around the house yesterday, collected the A2 print I mentioned I had done for him, paid me £40, and was absolutely delighted with the print. Rightly or wrongly, that's the only feedback I am really interested in, that customers are happy bunnies.
I knew when I commented on the photo with the blown sky, some similar comment would be coming my way, it's nothing new. Whilst no expert myself, I find it hard to say "great photo" when it clearly isn't, and just commented that a grad filter would have avoided the problem. The top half of the photo is badly over exposed, but with some advice, it's avoidable. I think it's the first time I have commented, good or bad, on a photo here, but as it's evident only positive comments of the "back slapping" variety are welcome, I'll refrain from any further comments.
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