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    #91
    Originally posted by Sterkoder View Post
    Today, I discovered something I never thought about, and never did with my old camera either.
    I've thought about it for a few hours now, wondering if I should tell you, because it's so embarrassing:

    You know, almost 90% of my pictures I take from the seat of my car. I do this because the situation allows it and because it gives me good support when holding the camera.
    But here's the clue; when taking pictures from inside a car on a cold day...., and the car cabin is good and hot...., need I say more??
    Sterkoder, you are on a roll today!!!

    Another thing when taking photos from the car, and using the car as support: do you run or do you stop the vibrating engine?
    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

    Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
    Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

    Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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      #92
      Originally posted by pakarang View Post
      Sterkoder, you are on a roll today!!!

      Another thing when taking photos from the car, and using the car as support: do you run or do you stop the vibrating engine?
      Well...., no But I never use the car structure itself as support, and if I do, then I turn off my engine.

      Never saw the heatwaves between my hot car cabin and cold outside air so distinct as today, and it dawned on me like a slap in the face that these waves has passed right in front of my camera lense without me seeing them.

      This HAS to have something to say for the quality of images in zoom, I can't imagine else...
      "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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        #93
        Road to discovery can sometimes reveal themselves at certain points.

        We can't think of everything, so we rather learn something every single day!
        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

        Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
        Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

        Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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          #94
          While cruising in Alaska I had no trouble taking pictures. Then on my Panama Canal cruise I remember looking through the camera and wondering why everything was fuzzy? Than it hit me. In Alaska my camera was warm inside the cabin going out into the cold. No problem. On the Panama Canal cruise my camera and lenses were cold inside the air conditioning and when I took them out in the tropical heat and humidity fog formed on the lens. Luckily I learned to heat my camera with the hair dryer before going outside.

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            #95
            I can visualize Sterkoder in his car driving around the port with a hair dryer...
            With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

            Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
            Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

            Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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              #96
              ...as i stated in the other thread before: go and try to change this camera! You are not lucky with it. Go and get you into better moods (...or good vibs, and i mean not those of the car.)
              Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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                #97
                Discovered another interesting thing tonight. No matter the way of taking pictures, the ISO use 'Auto'..., but the auto setting is ISO800. This high ISO will result on grainy images, wouldn't it...?
                Will try out something next time I'm in the city, and I will try to set my ISO to 200
                "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                  #98
                  Yes, that is correct... the higher ISO you use, the more grainier the images will be.

                  A high ISO setting is normally used for low light conditions.

                  A 100 or 200 ISO setting is more than enough for daylight, whilst in darker settings, the ISO can be turned up.

                  My Canon uses ISO 1000-1600 in auto mode, but still produces impressive shots: but that is because the processor is of a much higher quality than in a compact camera.

                  But I have to admit that I do agree with Ralf though: if you can't find a decent result with your camera, I would also have taken it back to the dealer. But first, play around with the settings and see if there is anything you might not have thought about: you are on the correct path, finding out and learning! Keep your course as steady as you now are heading, and you will soon find the secret... ;-)
                  With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                  Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                  Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                  Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                    #99
                    If you ever buy a new camera, what about this CANon?

                    As you see, several colors and different types of objectives.





                    You may already have guessed. I use NIKON myself.
                    Øistein

                    If at first you don’t succeed, skydiving is not for you...

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                      Originally posted by Oistein View Post
                      If you ever buy a new camera, what about this CANon?
                      As you see, several colors and different types of objectives....
                      Hehehe , rather a good choice for pakarang - a favourite camera and a favourite drink in one convenient pack .

                      And clearly the perfect new camera for Sterkoder, as apparently it comes supplied with a private plane! . . . ummmmmm interesting, I just wonder . . . well, he did just post some great aerial photos didn’t he . . . .

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                        I did not see before me that I should write anything in this thread at this stage, just about a year after I bought my last camera.
                        I bought my last FujiFilm Finepix after many of you helped me to decide.

                        Now, and for some months, I really wanted a more complex camera, a DSLR.

                        Today, after reading a lot about it, consulting friends and putting my personal needs into it, I can tell you that I've landed on: CANON EOS 550D.

                        I will not buy it right now, but wait until I know what the christmas bonus at work will be this year

                        Good or bad landing...., anyone...??
                        "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                          I have nothing bad to say about the T2i (what it's called in the USA). You get the electronics and focusing of my 50D with a higher mega pixel sensor, less noise at high ISO and the ability to take hi-definition movies. I am quite jealous... once your Christmas bonus arrives. Until then I'm superior .

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                            ASterkoder wrote:
                            Today, after reading a lot about it, consulting friends and putting my personal needs into it, I can tell you that I've landed on: CANON EOS 550D.
                            Excellent choice. Go ahead with your X-mas wishes!
                            Regards; Sigve.
                            ---
                            IF I WIN IN LOTTO, I COULD GO EVERYWHERE. WITH FRAM....

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                              Thank you!
                              After reading what you quote me on one more time, it looks like you are not my friends in here (), but what I ment was I consulted on site, local friends...., as I'm sure you all understood
                              "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                                WOW what news! …though I am not at all surprised as I’ve always felt you were not completely happy with your present kit for your particular needs. Now lets hope Santa (or some sort of Nisse ?) will come up with that Christmas bonus.
                                I don’t know anything about this Canon, but from what Dane says it sounds super. . . less noise at high ISO, and movies too!

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