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« on: August 03, 2005, 11:37:40 am »

Please post any topics relating to cameras, ship photography and post processing here - whether digital or traditional film formats. You can post topics on processing software issues, as well as ask for or pass on any ship photography hints, tips and advice you may like to share.
Maybe you are considering a purchase and want to canvass opinion on a certain brand of camera, or maybe you have questions to ask about exposure, or post processing. Maybe you have experiences - good or bad - to pass on. If it is ship photography-related, then this is the forum to post your query or advice in.

Among the vast membership, there are bound to be people who will have the answer to any question you ask. :-)
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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2006, 07:23:48 pm »

I have been doing some research on compact scopes/monoculars for shore-to-ship viewing (max. approx. 1.5miles/2.4km). Someone suggested I try and stick to the 10x25 range, if I want to be able to read the name on a ship coming into the harbour.
Here is what I have found so far. Any thoughts?

This from Zeiss:

http://www.opticsplanet.net/zeiss-10x25-b-design-selection-monocular.html

Or this, which is labelled as a Birding Scope:

http://www.opticsplanet.net/swift-10x40-birdfeeder-monocular-779.html

And then there's this one (the ratio is lower but is has such 007-appeal!):

http://www.opticsplanet.net/minox-md-8x16-monocular.html
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« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2006, 08:48:12 pm »

Hi,
does anyone have any comments about the new Fuji Finepix S9600 Zoom ?

I am about to swap from film to digital, and like the look of this camera as it has a wide angle(28mm), and quite decent zoom. I have always used separate lenses on my film SLR, but like the idea of the 'all-in-one' package.

I have read the reports on the Panasonic Lumix elsewhere, and will probably add that to my short-list.
many thanks
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« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2007, 04:14:20 am »

I hope to shortly upgrade my Canon Hotshot digital camera to a Canon digital SLR. I already have a manual Canon SLR dating from the late 1990s along with several zoom and telephoto lenses. Will I be able to use these lenses on a Digital camera or are they all obsolete? Any advice would be much appreciated
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« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2007, 10:08:21 am »

If they are Canon EOS autofocus lenses then yes they will work fine. If they are Sigma, Tamron etc. some do not work without rechipping.
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« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2007, 08:08:14 am »

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« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2007, 01:06:13 am »

If they are EF lenses then they should work fine. If you old Canon has the AF mount system then you're out of luck. I believe the EOS system uses only EF lenses. Third party lenses (sigma, tokina) need to be for the canon mount. Some may require rechipping.

Good luck!
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« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2008, 08:19:01 pm »

good evening ,

im trying to post pics with a size of 1.3 mb but i allways get a failure notice that my pic is too big . I even tried cutting out text information about the vessel because i tought it would reduce my download size .. i tried many times ..  Smiley

is there anything i can do about this ?

best regards

Alec
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« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2008, 08:46:31 pm »

Whats the size of your shots? I use 44 times 30 cm, and 72 dpi. Bigger formats than that doesnt get accepted...
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« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2008, 09:11:50 pm »

1.3MB isn't necessary for posting here. At a resolution of 72dpi, a 1400x1050 pic (as an example) shouldn't take more than 600kb. Make sure your pics are no more than 72 dpi since that's all any monitor will display. There's also no use in posting pics that are 4000x4000 pixels. Try to keep it within a reasonable size and you'll have better success!
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« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2009, 02:54:06 pm »

Today I said to myself "lets go crazy" and I went to the photoshop.

I came home with a body 50 D and a EF 70-300mm 14-56 IS USM

Did I do a good job???

Next on my list is a 100-400 mm
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« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2009, 07:19:06 pm »

Hi Sevo,
yes you did a nearly perfect job. 50D is great. Please try Sigma 50-500mm first before you buy the 100-400mm.
Always good shots
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« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2009, 10:37:54 pm »

Nice job Stevo, a great combination. i have previsouey had a Sigma lens and would recommend you have a look as peter says

rgds
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« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2009, 08:11:46 am »

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Hi Sevo, yes you did a nearly perfect job. 50D is great.

Peter, I had a 50 D in my hands on the summit and I can't wait to start spotting.
I also know already how to use the timer  :-D

Next lens is maybe for next year. Useless in Antwerp, Terneuzen but should be good for Rotterdam
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« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2009, 02:31:52 pm »

Stevo, if you're intending to buy L-glass (100-400) then why not sell the 70-300 and add the price you're willing to pay for the 100-400 and see if you can find a second hand Canon 28-300L.

By the way, using a 5D with that lens for normal work and my old Canon D60 with the 70-200F4L with additional 1.4x extender.

Cheers,

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