View Poll Results: How well do you know your current equipment?

Voters
152. You may not vote on this poll
  • So well I can operate my equipment blindfolded

    24 15.79%
  • 80% well - know most of the strengths and limitations and workarounds

    72 47.37%
  • 50% well - knows how to work the most required functions

    48 31.58%
  • 20% well - Still reading the manual, or only use the camera at one setting

    8 5.26%
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 26

Thread: How well do you know your current equipment?

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Singapore, Singapore, Singapor
    Posts
    6,405

    Default How well do you know your current equipment?

    How well do you know your current equipment?

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    L2TPYSG
    Posts
    4,057

    Default

    how about know quite well but still use one setting mostly? hehe
    "I'm... dreaming... of a wide... angle~
    Just like the ones I used to know~"

  3. #3

    Default

    I'd say very well. When I used to have an EOS-50E, I loved the interface since I could change any setting without taking my eyes off the viewfinder. (Almost) the same with my EOS-30 now - except that you have to look up to change the metering mode. Well, I may have to use the manual to look at some custom functions for the 550EX but it's become second nature now.

    BTW I did a lens test with all my lenses last weekend. Shot a magazine spread on a wall, tripod mounted and mirror locked up... just to get an idea of the sweet spots for all the lenses. The 100/2.8 macro USM simply decimated everything else, including the 50/1.8 and the 24/2.8. It was great even wide open. Will try and put up the samples when I get time.
    Last edited by sriram; 9th January 2003 at 11:00 AM.

  4. #4
    Member Knighthunter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Pigeon Hole in Mandalay
    Posts
    958

    Default

    I knew my equipment very well, can change setting in dark places except for custom funtion in F80.
    W204FL

  5. #5

    Default

    i'm still a newbie.. oni got my G3 for less than a month.. so still trying to figure out all the functions..

    hopefully i can learn everything soon enough..

  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Under your skin
    Posts
    533

    Default

    ahhh.. that's what the backlit feature is for! now you can change custom functions even in the dark.. (except when you're blindfolded though).

    Originally posted by Knighthunter
    I knew my equipment very well, can change setting in dark places except for custom funtion in F80.

  7. #7

    Default

    Actually huh, some equipment I don't even need them in front of me to be able to describe how to work it... especially the older stuff... but others newer bodies and accessories have just toooooo many functions to be able to know it all by heart!

  8. #8
    Member Knighthunter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Pigeon Hole in Mandalay
    Posts
    958

    Default

    Originally posted by rochkoh
    ahhh.. that's what the backlit feature is for! now you can change custom functions even in the dark.. (except when you're blindfolded though).

    Ssstt....you discloce my secret...
    Also at DSLR CSM/CF can be accessed thru' LCD.
    W204FL

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    singapore
    Posts
    5,499

    Default

    i can load film into my gaffered-beyond-recognition SLR without looking...

  10. #10

    Default

    Originally posted by Larry
    i can load film into my gaffered-beyond-recognition SLR without looking...
    I'll wait to see who can clean/swab the CCD on his DSLR without looking....

  11. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    singapore
    Posts
    5,499

    Default

    Originally posted by Zerstorer
    I'll wait to see who can clean/swab the CCD on his DSLR without looking....
    goooot.... Yoda. Using the Force to lift the dust particles cos "size doesn't matter".

  12. #12
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Behind a lens
    Posts
    2,312

    Default

    Knowing your equipment includes knowing the lens?

    Like optimum aperture, min focus, weight etc?

  13. #13
    Encino
    Guests

    Default

    See who can strip his camera n put back again like the way he does to his M16...

  14. #14
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Singapore, Singapore, Singapor
    Posts
    6,405

    Default

    Originally posted by binbeto
    Knowing your equipment includes knowing the lens?

    Like optimum aperture, min focus, weight etc?
    Yup!

    Regards
    CK

  15. #15
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    L2TPYSG
    Posts
    4,057

    Default

    I call my digicam Sara, my eos 50 Rina, my IS lens Jolie...
    "I'm... dreaming... of a wide... angle~
    Just like the ones I used to know~"

  16. #16

    Default

    i was so shocked to wake up one morning to find her not cuddled up next to me.

    thank goodness she was just feeling humid and wanted to sleep in her silica gel bed.

  17. #17
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Singapore, Singapore, Singapor
    Posts
    6,405

    Default

    Originally posted by munfai
    i was so shocked to wake up one morning to find her not cuddled up next to me.

    thank goodness she was just feeling humid and wanted to sleep in her silica gel bed.


    Regards
    CK

  18. #18
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    L2TPYSG
    Posts
    4,057

    Default

    I feel like the Mask... spreading Banal wherever I go...

    but equipment aside, anyone was at the funan side?
    full moon+ blue sky + lit govt house + big bird flying across the moon.
    NO CAM! I went like AAARGH... then ultimate irony was like this guy with s45, I think, trying to shoot night scene of boat quay with flash on! felt like grabbing his cam to shoot my scene LOL.. but his gf was quite cute
    ck u shd have been there on top of the high st building... the blue and orange-yellow combi was damn strong today, spent 15 minutes watching the sun set over the durian+marina hotels...
    "I'm... dreaming... of a wide... angle~
    Just like the ones I used to know~"

  19. #19
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Singapore, Singapore, Singapor
    Posts
    6,405

    Default

    Originally posted by denizenx
    I feel like the Mask... spreading Banal wherever I go...

    but equipment aside, anyone was at the funan side?
    full moon+ blue sky + lit govt house + big bird flying across the moon.
    NO CAM! I went like AAARGH... then ultimate irony was like this guy with s45, I think, trying to shoot night scene of boat quay with flash on! felt like grabbing his cam to shoot my scene LOL.. but his gf was quite cute
    ck u shd have been there on top of the high st building... the blue and orange-yellow combi was damn strong today, spent 15 minutes watching the sun set over the durian+marina hotels...
    Aiya, wasted.

    Regards
    CK

  20. #20
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    2,464

    Default

    Originally posted by Encino
    See who can strip his camera n put back again like the way he does to his M16...
    oh i can......in fact, i do that everytime i change film..............
    David Teo
    View my work and blog at http://www.5stonesphoto.com/blog

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •