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    Quote Originally Posted by Clown
    i wont wanna pull and push my cards into the slot so many times.. later the pins and tension wear out... i think 512mb or 1gb cards should be the standard.
    i have stop reading CT since more than 2 years old, reason? Their content are usually very old. They review games which people already review them 6 months ago.
    Objection !!!

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    Computer Times is simply NOT Camera Times.
    If you guys ever read reviews from CNET, you will be immune to this. I remember it accuses why EOS 1Ds has no pop-up flash

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    Quote Originally Posted by wanglk
    Computer Times is simply NOT Camera Times.
    If you guys ever read reviews from CNET, you will be immune to this. I remember it accuses why EOS 1Ds has no pop-up flash
    hahaha...
    A camera, be it a SLR or DSLR which doesn't have a built-in flash is considered a non-pro camera!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by espn
    http://computertimes.asia1.com.sg/sp...,1927,00.html?

    Lenses: Mr Lim Seng Tiong, who lectures on photography at the Substation, said: "How many lenses can you really use? What do you need them for?" His recommendation: A good medium lens (14-54mm) will suffice for most everyday shots.

    A Oly E1 user?

    Storage: Mr Chris Yap, who teaches photography courses at the Objectifs Centre, suggested buying memory cards in smaller sizes like 256MB, instead of large ones like 1GB. He said: "It's an insurance policy. You won't lose all your photos at once, should you lose a memory card." Also get a memory card that matches the writing speed of your camera.

    See how many shots he can take with a 256
    This is a very good tip that all event photographers should practise. I've come across a fellow photographer whose 2.2Gb Magicstor got corrupted and he lost a lot of valuable images. Even once my 1Gb Microdrive almost crashed halfway during a wedding. The consequences can be devastating and this is definately not something you want to play around with. 2x 256mb cards accompanied with an image tank is the safest.

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    indeed. i agree with the putting the eggs in multiple baskets practice. problem is... i only have two cards, so it's one or the other for me. if bad luck REALLY strikes, you still have potentially say... 3 out of 4 cards if one dies on you.

    as for the one lens fits all thing... the chap has gotta be using E1. that's the only lens with that range, anyway. but i presume he was trying to say, for "everyday" kind of shots, not specialist. remember, CT isn't photography based, and they have not ever had any scathing "review" of any hardware.

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    thoa_rs: If anything can go wrong, it will go wrong. 2 x 256MB can jolly well fail you as well.

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    Nikon D100
    Image quality: The auto focus is quick and quiet. The camera performed well in all the tests. Focusing capability even in low-light settings is excellent. <--- isnt this lens-dependent? and what tests? i see no tests being mentioned.

    hmm... focusing capability.. isn't it the camera's ability ?

    seriously
    i think smack the same lens on a d100 and a 10d in very low light the d100 can focus better. this has been mentioned on some site before.. nikons have better low-light focusing

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    Technical reviews (cameras or computer hardware or otherwise) in Computer Times can only be taken with a pinch of salt most of the time, written from the viewpoint of a layman. I can't deny that sometimes their articles can be way off-tangent but your neighbour-next-door who wants to go into digital photography would come find you first after his interest being piqed up by the articles, right?

    CT articles are probably meant for those who want to be kept up-to-date with what's latest in the technology scene. It is probably not meant as an absolute source for doing research in purchases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ah Pao
    Technical reviews (cameras or computer hardware or otherwise) in Computer Times can only be taken with a pinch of salt most of the time, written from the viewpoint of a layman. I can't deny that sometimes their articles can be way off-tangent but your neighbour-next-door who wants to go into digital photography would come find you first after his interest being piqed up by the articles, right?

    CT articles are probably meant for those who want to be kept up-to-date with what's latest in the technology scene. It is probably not meant as an absolute source for doing research in purchases.
    There *are* buyers that depend on CT articles/reviews to find out more information. If the information portrayed is not correct or misleading, it can lead to serious trouble for the serious buyers and upgraders.

    I don't think my neighbour next door would approach me for advice, normally I just advice to buy what they like because they only PnS

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    CT review...actually it will never be good enough wan

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    Quote Originally Posted by thoa_rs
    This is a very good tip that all event photographers should practise. I've come across a fellow photographer whose 2.2Gb Magicstor got corrupted and he lost a lot of valuable images. Even once my 1Gb Microdrive almost crashed halfway during a wedding. The consequences can be devastating and this is definately not something you want to play around with. 2x 256mb cards accompanied with an image tank is the safest.
    Wholeheartedly agree with you. I've met a wedding photographer once at a friend's wedding and while chatting with him about photography in general he also told me the exact same thing. He uses at least 5 or 6 256MB cards for every wedding he shoots. True, it will be a bit more troublesome juggling so many cards (a CF wallet is a must) but its safer in the long run in case one of the cards gets corrupted or something...at least u still have most of the images on the good cards and losses is minimal. Imagine if u use a 1 gig card and suay suay it just got corrupted when its 3/4 filled or something... u will cry man...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ah Pao
    Technical reviews (cameras or computer hardware or otherwise) in Computer Times can only be taken with a pinch of salt most of the time, written from the viewpoint of a layman. I can't deny that sometimes their articles can be way off-tangent but your neighbour-next-door who wants to go into digital photography would come find you first after his interest being piqed up by the articles, right?

    CT articles are probably meant for those who want to be kept up-to-date with what's latest in the technology scene. It is probably not meant as an absolute source for doing research in purchases.
    I agree with you. Even reviews on new IT h/w or s/w, I don't think the comments worth reading.

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    No prize for guessing which is the biggest advertiser in CT, plus, just look at the exclusives they done prior to the review. I rest my case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garion
    Wholeheartedly agree with you. I've met a wedding photographer once at a friend's wedding and while chatting with him about photography in general he also told me the exact same thing. He uses at least 5 or 6 256MB cards for every wedding he shoots. True, it will be a bit more troublesome juggling so many cards (a CF wallet is a must) but its safer in the long run in case one of the cards gets corrupted or something...at least u still have most of the images on the good cards and losses is minimal. Imagine if u use a 1 gig card and suay suay it just got corrupted when its 3/4 filled or something... u will cry man...
    That's why you need Lexar

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    CT reveiw is getting anybody who is interested in the product and who thinks he is up to the mark and than write whatever that person thinks. It does not matter what others think or if the opinion is worth 2 cents as everybody have their own view anyway. So you have a review that is what the person thinks and not through scientifically testing it. So you get monkeys to test the product obviously if it does not throw out peanuts the product is useless and not worth a mention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garion
    Wholeheartedly agree with you. I've met a wedding photographer once at a friend's wedding and while chatting with him about photography in general he also told me the exact same thing. He uses at least 5 or 6 256MB cards for every wedding he shoots. True, it will be a bit more troublesome juggling so many cards (a CF wallet is a must) but its safer in the long run in case one of the cards gets corrupted or something...at least u still have most of the images on the good cards and losses is minimal. Imagine if u use a 1 gig card and suay suay it just got corrupted when its 3/4 filled or something... u will cry man...

    Absolutely, just thinking of the consequences of losing pictures of what is supposed to be the happiest day of the couple's life is dreadful. Not something to take chances with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis
    CT reveiw is getting anybody who is interested in the product and who thinks he is up to the mark and than write whatever that person thinks. It does not matter what others think or if the opinion is worth 2 cents as everybody have their own view anyway. So you have a review that is what the person thinks and not through scientifically testing it. So you get monkeys to test the product obviously if it does not throw out peanuts the product is useless and not worth a mention.
    Lol, explains alot ...
    i find alot of thier reviews ...
    especially on computer hardware realli !!! Cos i quite enthu bout computers, so when i see thier reviews realli wan to cry .... REalli like those cnet reviews... see liao wanna cry...
    mehbe some of YOU guys should go write up a proper review for them

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    Why read CT when you have Photoi?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SNAG
    Why read CT when you have Photoi?
    seriously...i have been looking for this mag for a long time.....anyone willing to pass me the first few copies? I cant really find them.....

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