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Unread postby BushCall » Tue Apr 03, 2007 4:36 pm



That is awesome the no of DSLR sales last year. well we contributed 1 to the total!!
I thought Canon had a bigger share? but I suppose its like motor cars ....BMW leads Rolls Royce in Sales

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Unread postby francoisd » Wed Apr 04, 2007 9:01 am

BushCall wrote:I thought Canon had a bigger share? but I suppose its like motor cars ....BMW leads Rolls Royce in Sales

Oooh that's a good one. LOL
Now let's see a comeback line from the Canonites
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Unread postby DuQues » Fri Apr 06, 2007 9:57 am

For those of you who want to do startrails, have a look at this article.
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Unread postby Skillie » Fri Apr 06, 2007 1:30 pm

francoisd wrote:
BushCall wrote:I thought Canon had a bigger share? but I suppose its like motor cars ....BMW leads Rolls Royce in Sales

Oooh that's a good one. LOL
Now let's see a comeback line from the Canonites


Is Bushcall trying to say quality rather than quantity?? :wink: :wink:

Sometimes there is an element of parental influence? :lol:

Me, a self confessed canonite and proud of it! :lol: (Unless you can persuade me otherwise? :wink: )
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Unread postby Skillie » Fri Apr 06, 2007 3:04 pm

Not sure where you are, Bert, here in UK we see few adds on telly for either (except when a new version is brought out such as Canon400D) but they are advertised a lot in mags, etc in the popular press eg Sunday Times magazine. (Not sure if I'm allowed to mention names! :redface: )You are right, though, they have the capital to advertise and hence more sales.
I think I am more influenced by word of mouth and recommendations than by advertising when choosing a product to buy. :lol:
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Unread postby Ollie » Fri Apr 06, 2007 7:21 pm

Have to agree with Skillie, we don't see cameras advertised on TV, mainly in the rags, perhaps more word of mouth, or should I say word of photographic forum......

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Unread postby DuQues » Wed Apr 25, 2007 11:45 am

A little heads/up for Canon 400D users: there is a new firmware for your camera. You can download it here: http://www.canon.co.jp/Imaging/dc/e4kr3105.exe

This has changed:
This firmware update (Version 1.0.5) incorporates the following fixes and improvement.:
- Fixes the printing of lens names when using PictBridge.
- [Redeye 1] can now be selected when connecting with specific printers.
- Improves the reliability of communication with the Speedlite 380EX.
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Unread postby bucky » Wed Apr 25, 2007 9:41 pm

BushCall wrote:


That is awesome the no of DSLR sales last year. well we contributed 1 to the total!!
I thought Canon had a bigger share? but I suppose its like motor cars ....BMW leads Rolls Royce in Sales


No its not the same , cannon does not own nikkon (Why would they want to) unlike bmw owning rolls royce :P

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Unread postby DuQues » Mon Aug 20, 2007 11:13 am

New toys for the boys:

Canon 1Ds Mark 3

Canon 40D

And this could be handy to take offending bits out of your photos...
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Unread postby DuQues » Thu Aug 23, 2007 9:47 am

For those of you considering going to visit parks in South(ern) Africa, here is a list of what to bring photographywise. Creditcard not included...
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Unread postby DuQues » Fri Sep 14, 2007 1:50 pm

Those working with Lightroom: Version 1.2 was just released. You can find it on this page.

Interesting how that program grows....

Version 1: 22.1 Mb
Version 1.1: 30.6 Mb
Version 1.2: 47.3 Mb!
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Unread postby Johannes van Niekerk » Mon Sep 17, 2007 4:45 pm

Thanks DuQues!

I would think that as a fully paid and registered used of lightroom, Adobe would at least send me an email about this - but no such customer care from them!

Do you see an improvement in the speed with this new version? I like the features of lightroom, but get frustrated with it being so sss...lll...ooo...www.... And then I almost always want to do some more editing in photoshop as well - so I have just about left lightroom out of my workflow!

I'll download the update and give it another try!

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Unread postby Chris 18 » Tue Sep 18, 2007 5:40 pm

Thanks DQ,

Having just picked up a 40D was wondering about my Raw images. sorted now :D

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Unread postby Mgoddard » Fri Nov 02, 2007 2:23 pm

I put this on the ODP website and got a few replies, but thinking that most of you take the same pics as me...what advise can you give....?

I am going to buy a Canon 40D and need to know which is the best lens to get with it. I am currently looking at the following:

EF 200 f2.8 USM or
EF 28-200 F3.5-5.6 USM or
EF 70-300 F4.5-6 IS USM

Keeping in mind that I will mostly photograph birds and wildlife, which is the best?

Thank for your help

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Unread postby DuQues » Fri Nov 02, 2007 2:38 pm

For birds you'll need the longest lens you can get.
In case of these lenses you will be wanting to use an 1.4 teleconverter, which costs you a stop. The 40D will not give you autofocus above f/5.6 so only the EF 200 f/2.8 USM would be a handy lens. That would become an f/4 unlike the others which would become f/8...

In your list I miss the 70-200? There are different versions, with or without IS and running from f/2.8 to f/5.6. There might be one that fits your wallet, and they are very sharp!
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