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    Default To all digital camera users: Do you CHIMP? :)

    Hi

    "Chimping" is a term being used to describe folks using digital cameras who take shot- and look at it on the display, take a shot-and look at it on the display; take a shot- and look at it on the display..... Because that's precisely the way a chimp would use a digital camera....

    So, do you CHIMP?
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    Nah,
    we would write
    Code:
    while ( picture != good ) {
        digicam.shoot();
        digicam.lookatlcd();
    }


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    Isn't that what the digital camera has teh edge over conventional film ones?

    Is this the same as "Take shot with digital X 5 times, go back up load and del those that dun turn out nice"?

    Do while ( count != 5 ) {
    count++;
    digicam.shoot();
    }

    digicam.upload();

    if (picture != good ) {
    picture.del();
    Write('I didn't take any picture of ', picture);
    }

    Pardon my programming.

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    Sometimes, especially during the first few test shots a certain locations.

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    I chimp.. You Chimp...
    everyone Chimp chimp!
    hehehheee

    Anyway, I do chimp every now and then, esp those shoot that I not sure of.

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    OOk ook Eeek EEKkk aakkk OOk OOk /chomp leaves/ OOk Ekk Eeek /bare fangs/ Eeek Eeekk /scratch a*se/ Oook.

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    If you dun chimp, might as well spend the same amount money in getting a better film camera body.

    Anyway, agree with Dagger. I normally chimp for the first few shots. Just to make sure the setting are okay...before going into full speed, no chimping.

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    This is me chimping on a Nikon F100. Shot by "C Jeng".



    You don't need a digital body to do that.

    If you dun chimp, might as well spend the same amount money in getting a better film camera body.
    Not really. Chimping sometimes wastes time. Chimping can cause you to miss decisive moments. Using a digital body still has all the digital advantages even if you don't chimp.

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    Film user.
    while ( picture != good ) {
    cam.shoot();
    cam.processfilmandpaylotsamoney();
    }

    i wonder which is worse.

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    Not using DSLR....

    and to overcome the parallax error.... i had to chimp...

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    Originally posted by Darren
    OOk ook Eeek EEKkk aakkk OOk OOk /chomp leaves/ OOk Ekk Eeek /bare fangs/ Eeek Eeekk /scratch a*se/ Oook.
    Looks like someoneis really staying at home resting in some other part of the world. Gong xi fa chai!

    OOk ook Eeek EEKkk aakkk OOk OOk ...
    Last edited by Dagger; 31st January 2003 at 06:09 PM.

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    Originally posted by Dagger

    Looks like some is really staying at home resting in some other part of the world. Gong xi fa chai!

    OOk ook Eeek EEKkk aakkk OOk OOk ...
    OT: Trying to pm you, but your mailbox full.

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    Originally posted by binbeto
    Isn't that what the digital camera has teh edge over conventional film ones?

    Is this the same as "Take shot with digital X 5 times, go back up load and del those that dun turn out nice"?

    Do while ( count != 5 ) {
    count++;
    digicam.shoot();
    }

    digicam.upload();

    if (picture != good ) {
    picture.del();
    Write('I didn't take any picture of ', picture);
    }

    Pardon my programming.

    no error handling for memory full

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    sub String a40snap()
    if a40.setfocus() then
    a40.takephoto()
    while goodpic = false
    if !a40.lookatlcd() then
    call a40snap
    else
    a40snap = true
    end if
    wend
    else
    a40snap = true
    end if
    end sub

    I'm actually a recursive function guy lor..for scenaries..abit unlogical...my logic..hehe

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    Hi

    besides being chimps, whimps, all of you

    we all know REAL programmers write in assembly, on a REAL Unix based OS lke FreeBSD

    section .text
    global _start ;must be declared for linker (ld)

    msg db "Hello, world!",0xa ;our dear string
    len equ $ - msg ;length of our dear string

    _syscall:
    int 0x80 ;system call
    ret

    _start: ;tell linker entry point

    push dword len ;message length
    push dword msg ;message to write
    push dword 1 ;file descriptor (stdout)
    mov eax,0x4 ;system call number (sys_write)
    call _syscall ;call kernel

    ;actually there's an alternate
    ;way to call kernel:
    ; push eax
    ;call 7:0

    add esp,12 ;clean stack (3 arguments * 4)

    push dword 0 ;exit code
    mov eax,0x1 ;system call number (sys_exit)
    call _syscall ;call kernel

    ;we do not return from sys_exit,
    ;there's no need to clean stack
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    pardon me if i seem off-topic, but for digicam users, if you're composing the shot on the lcd, then there wouldn't be any chimping, right?

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    Originally posted by Red Dawn
    we all know REAL programmers write in assembly, on a REAL Unix based OS lke FreeBSD
    Beside writing in PURE assembly, real programmers also use PURE MANUAL viewfinder film camera

    ButtonA EQU 00a0h
    Lcd EQU 00b0h
    Good EQU ffh

    start:
    push buttonA ; Turn on camera
    mov b,Lcd ; open LCD
    repeat:
    call shoot
    call chimp
    jnz repeat ; repeat if not good
    mov Lcd,b ; close LCD
    push buttonA ; Turn off camera
    reti

    shoot:
    setb 80h
    mov buttonA,b ; press half
    push buttonA ; shoot
    clr b
    ret

    chimp:
    mov a,Lcd ; see LCD
    sub a,Good ; good?
    ret

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    Originally posted by ShadowSlime
    [B]If you dun chimp, might as well spend the same amount money in getting a better film camera body.
    no chimping refers to the process of ALWAYS referring to the LCD after every shot.

    i'm not saying one shouldn't review shots (since as u say that's one of the advantages.)

    the term was coined by pple who see digital photographers using the LCD as a means to adjust settings and such without learning the proper rules of exposure or understanding the principles of flash exposure. in other words, taking photos by trial and error (as a chimpanze would do - see the connection now? )
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    I usually just chimp for the tricky light situation or waiting for sth to happen. Increasingly I will just bracket the shots. Too expensive to do for film and too expensive for a film camera body to have that bracket feature.

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    erm...theres a post view thingy on my cam....

    so considering chimping?

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