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I have committed the ultimate sin!

Postby mountaineer » Sat Sep 15, 2007 10:15 am

I ordered a digital SLR last night. Now I'll have to learn photography all over again. I will say that film will not die...I will continue to use it. I have to...there are about 200 rolls in my fridge!



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Postby The Other Tom » Sat Sep 15, 2007 4:30 pm

Congratulations !! Which camera did you order ?
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Postby copeg » Sat Sep 15, 2007 6:22 pm

Yikes, never thought I'd here this :eek: . I'm curious which you bought as well, if it has a 1.6x crop like mine you will notice the 1.6x difference, great for wildlife (my 400mm lens is effectively a 640), makes things interesting for landscapes (17mm is effectively 27) - one of the reasons why I still shoot film (until I bite the bullet and buy the 5D). But nothin' is better than 'free film'
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Postby mountaineer » Sat Sep 15, 2007 10:33 pm

I ordered the Sigma SD-14.

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I am NOT giving up on film. In fact, my wife and my dad went in on it for a birthday present. It might just sit there and collect dust until they quit making film. We'll see...it will be fun to play around with but Velvia 50 is awfully hard to beat.
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Postby ericZ » Sun Sep 16, 2007 7:29 pm

oh, don't worry, i think there's a velvia 50 filter for photoshop! nyuk nyuk nyuk...

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Postby Buck Forester » Sun Sep 16, 2007 9:19 pm

I have about a hunnerd rolls of Velvia 50 in my fridge too... haven't gone through 'em much since my wife bought me a 20D and since then I bought a 5D. I take about a dozen rolls of Velvia and my Elan 7 in my pack when I head out but I never seem to load it up. It's just so easy with the 5D. But I haven't been out very much and I still LOVE Velvia 50.

I've taken comparison images side-by-side at times, my Velvia 50/Elan 7 and my 5D. It's weird... for some images I prefer how the digital rendered the scene, and some I prefer the Velvia. I haven't nailed it yet when which one works best under what conditions, so I still shoot both. If I had one new landscape image for every 5,000 shots of my son Gabriel, I'd need a new Flickr account, ha!
It's all about the WILDERNESS!!!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/buckforester/page9/
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Postby Hikin Mike » Mon Sep 17, 2007 11:52 am

Welcome to the Dark Side!

I'm waiting until the check clears so I can buy my Canon 5D... :unibrow:
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Postby mountaineer » Fri Sep 28, 2007 9:13 am

Here are the first shots I took with it. They deer shots were taken with a 50-500 handheld and the moon shots were taken with the 50-500 plus a 2x teleconverter using a tripod. The moon shots are, in order, at the horizon, 30 degrees, and 45 degrees.
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Postby Windwalker » Sun Sep 30, 2007 8:55 pm

Welcome to the world of pixels ! :D
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