View Poll Results: Which of the following technologies can you NOT live without?

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  • AF

    9 28.13%
  • AF-S/USM

    0 0%
  • TTL Flash

    4 12.50%
  • TTL Metering

    11 34.38%
  • Image Stabilisation / Vibration Reduction

    1 3.13%
  • ED/APO/DO Glass

    3 9.38%
  • Multiple AF points

    0 0%
  • Multiple Point Exposure Metering

    0 0%
  • Very very fast motordrive (>5 fps)

    1 3.13%
  • Others. Please specify

    0 0%
  • None of the above. I am work a totally manual camera like the Nikon FM2, Leica M3 easily.

    3 9.38%
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    Default Which of the following technologies can you NOT live without?

    Related to a much earlier poll I created.

    Which of the following technologies can you NOT live without?

    This time, you can pick only ONE. If you can have a camera with only ONE of the below, which would it be?

    This poll will expire in 14 days.

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    I'm plain lazy thus it's AF for me!

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    TTL metering. Cos I dun wanna buy a light meter.

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    metering generally... if I had to refer to a table for 50mm f/1.4 at ISO 100 and convert *that* to my equipment everytime I shoot I think I'll play diablo 2 instead...
    "I'm... dreaming... of a wide... angle~
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    How about none of the above? :P

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    Originally posted by YSLee
    How about none of the above? :P
    Added.

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    Originally posted by binbeto
    TTL metering. Cos I dun wanna buy a light meter.
    me too!!! well at least i don't wanna have to meter with a light meter everytime i take a shot... ;P

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    Originally posted by Larry
    me too!!! well at least i don't wanna have to meter with a light meter everytime i take a shot... ;P
    I can now guess exposures indoors most of the time. Within a stop. Good enuff for negative film.

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    Originally posted by ckiang
    I can now guess exposures indoors most of the time. Within a stop. Good enuff for negative film.

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    wah... sensei!!! *kowtow*

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    i will go nuts without TTL metering... very seldom i can guess my exposure to within one to two stops, but most of the time, it's way off.

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    Originally posted by ckiang


    I can now guess exposures indoors most of the time. Within a stop. Good enuff for negative film.

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    Originally posted by Wolfgang


    To paraphrase Neo, "you know cam-fu!"
    hehhe. actually, nothing fantastic. If you've shot enough, and take note of the setting, you will know lor.

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    Originally posted by ckiang


    hehhe. actually, nothing fantastic. If you've shot enough, and take note of the setting, you will know lor.

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    Originally posted by Wolfgang


    True true.. but thats experience for you.
    And after sometime, you find that it's usually those few settings.

    E.g. Peninsula Food Court is around 1/30 @ f/4 @ ISO 400. So are most offices.

    Chinese Restaurants usually 1/8 to 1/30 @ f/4.

    Funan Centre Atrium that type of lighting = 1/8 @ f/2 @ ISO 400

    and so on. From there, you then learn "Hey, this place looks as bright/dim as that place I've been to", and the setting in "that place" is probably close.

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    Originally posted by ckiang


    And after sometime, you find that it's usually those few settings.

    E.g. Peninsula Food Court is around 1/30 @ f/4 @ ISO 400. So are most offices.

    Chinese Restaurants usually 1/8 to 1/30 @ f/4.

    Funan Centre Atrium that type of lighting = 1/8 @ f/2 @ ISO 400

    and so on. From there, you then learn "Hey, this place looks as bright/dim as that place I've been to", and the setting in "that place" is probably close.

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    Can work round all others with experience and skill except the glass. Can't do without good quality APO/DO/ED glass as there is no way a photographer can overcome the limitations of the lens.

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    Originally posted by kingpin
    Can work round all others with experience and skill except the glass. Can't do without good quality APO/DO/ED glass as there is no way a photographer can overcome the limitations of the lens.
    There's always Photoshop...

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    Agree that Photoshop do have some image enhancing functions but the quality of the original image depends quite a lot on the lens.

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    Originally posted by kingpin
    Can work round all others with experience and skill except the glass. Can't do without good quality APO/DO/ED glass as there is no way a photographer can overcome the limitations of the lens.
    Oh yes, I'll bet most of us don't use the good lenses to their limit anyway. Very few do, so at the end it's something most can live without. Plus the acronyms don't necessarily mean good lenses (see the cheapie 70-300s for an example, and the old Nikkor 70-210/4, 80-200/4, 80-200/4.5 without any fancy glass for an example of quality optics which don't pander to the equipment junkie).

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    Originally posted by YSLee


    Oh yes, I'll bet most of us don't use the good lenses to their limit anyway. Very few do, so at the end it's something most can live without. Plus the acronyms don't necessarily mean good lenses (see the cheapie 70-300s for an example, and the old Nikkor 70-210/4, 80-200/4, 80-200/4.5 without any fancy glass for an example of quality optics which don't pander to the equipment junkie).
    u mean like Sigma ABC DEF GHI JKL 10-1000mm f/4-8?
    "I'm... dreaming... of a wide... angle~
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