PRC & SSW Administrator
Q & A about digital photography.
For most of my scenic shots, I use a tripod whenever possible. It doesn't take much camera shake to make a photo a little fuzzy. Of course, an IS (image stabilizing) lens will give you about a 3 stop advantage, but I'll still use a tripod when possible. The IS feature will add quite a price tag to the lens also, some around $500 additional. The IS is invaluable for action shots though, like my eagles and seagulls in flight.Gary Lenon said:Question one....do you use a tripod for most of your photos, or hand held?
Question two...explain what you mean by the RAW photos. I'm assuming that is only a capability of the high end digitals.
EF 100mm 1:2.8 Macro + Sigma ring flashRZRRich said:
Yeap :shock: - that whole package of lenses should have a "WL" designation on it ( WHOLE LOTSA MONEY !! ) .... VERY nice !! 8) :wink:Kaveman said:
First of all, what's an average photographer? There's so many areas of photography, that I don't think there's such a thing as average. Some focus on landscape and never use a flash. Others focus on people shooting, where flash is a lot more critical.Gary Lenon said:I see you have a 580EX Speedlight. What flash would you recommend for the more average photographer? I currently just use the built in flash on my Canon Rebel XT/
At the moment, I'm using CS3. I still have a copy of CS2, which I upgraded from, on this computer.RZRRich said:Yeap :shock: - that whole package of lenses should have a "WL" designation on it ( WHOLE LOTSA MONEY !! ) .... VERY nice !! 8) :wink:Kaveman said:
Which Photoshop are you using?
Any viewer that can view RAW files will be only showing a thumbnail version of the file for viewing purposes only. RAW files by themselves can't be viewed, they must be converted to a different format. When a RAW file is viewed in one of the various viewers, it probably will look worse than a JPEG, because it contains too much info, which is why it has to go through the editing process.guy48065 said:Ken can you even see any difference in RAW format when using your basic picture viewer that comes with Windows or free download? When I got my Minolta Maxxum 7D I took some shots in RAW and couldn't see any difference between that & the highest resolution JPEG.
I never tried to view them with Photoshop, though. I have it--but don't know a lot about how to use it.
Gary, for a smaller and less expensive unit, you could go with the 270EX Speedlite for less than $150. It will fit in a pocket and has a tilt function. Not nearly as powerful or versatile as the 580EX but much nicer than what the in camera unit is.Gary Lenon said:I see you have a 580EX Speedlight. What flash would you recommend for the more average photographer? I currently just use the built in flash on my Canon Rebel XT/