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    Quote Originally Posted by normanho23 View Post
    Read some reviews. When using this eyecup, the corners of the screen will be rounded and the exif info at the bottom will not be visible. Is it true?
    If you wear glasses like me... maybe... but I can still see the exif data.
    Rounded ? er... neber notice.
    It does help in MF.... I would recommend it.

    TS... get a FA 50mm 1.4 (if got $) or Pentax-A 50mm f2 (if no $)... you will be nicely suprise by the bokeh.

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    seems like inevitable... matter of time... hole in pocket...

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    Quote Originally Posted by molecule View Post
    seems like inevitable... matter of time... hole in pocket...
    its not THAT expensive... just plan out what you need and buy them when you have the cash.

    after buying, test it out to see if it suits you. If you don't like it / don't use it often, sell it and move on to something else.

    given limited resources, i don't think there are that many "hardcore" hobbyists who will buy and keep everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by creampuff View Post
    There is this saying "Cameras don't take photos, people do."
    Think about it for a moment. You want to create effective photos, you got to master the craft.
    If you wanna shoot great kid photos, the place to start is your technique, not your camera. Most photographers starting out think getting such and such camera and with a lens with a large maximum aperture or a wide zoom range is gonna automatically result in great photos. Getting the right gear can help but only up to a point. The best shots of kids come about because the photographer can visualize the shot and know how to execute it, and do it consistently.

    Instead of discussing the merits of whether lens A vs lens B is better at taking photos of kids, you would be better off spending your time to research how photographers who shoot kids for a living go about doing it. Know their tips and techniques on how to engage children to get the best out of them (eg. give them a toy/prop to keep them preoccupied).

    People who ask "what's the best lens for shooting kids" or "what's the the best camera for shooting kids" are asking the wrong question. That lens or camera alone can't help if you don't know how to go about using it.

    Here's a shot of a kid speeding on a bike. That kid was zipping by pretty fast. The shot was taken at 1/40 sec at f/8 at ISO 100. Now just about any DSLR can achieve this exposure combination... Camera was the K20D with FA 77mm.

    Hi, may i know what mode are u using to capture the pic?
    Currently i only know how to use the kid mode under scene....
    Still very new to this...Would appreciate any advise....
    Thanks...

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    Taken with Aperture priority (Av mode). Panned the camera to freeze her movement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by creampuff View Post
    Taken with Aperture priority (Av mode). Panned the camera to freeze her movement.
    Hmm now im always using AV or SV mode...
    But wat do ya mean by panned the camera?
    And also, whenever i tried to use TV mode, the pic will come out totally black
    which im i dunno y..........

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    Quote Originally Posted by elstonng View Post
    Hmm now im always using AV or SV mode...
    But wat do ya mean by panned the camera?
    And also, whenever i tried to use TV mode, the pic will come out totally black
    which im i dunno y..........
    Try google.... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panning_%28camera%29
    have a look at this to have an understanding of it.

    TV mode is shutter speed mode, can upload your picture to see? Hard to guess like this woh with no other information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ranchy View Post
    Try google.... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panning_%28camera%29
    have a look at this to have an understanding of it.

    TV mode is shutter speed mode, can upload your picture to see? Hard to guess like this woh with no other information.
    Hey, thanks.....
    I do not have the pic cos delete liao..... =P
    For the TV mode, Its jus a totally black pic....no matter how high i set the ISO.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by elstonng View Post
    Hey, thanks.....
    I do not have the pic cos delete liao..... =P
    For the TV mode, Its jus a totally black pic....no matter how high i set the ISO.....
    Can remember the shutter speed??? if you are shutter is set very fast like eg. 1/3200, and the light source is not bright enough. you will see all black.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ranchy View Post
    Can remember the shutter speed??? if you are shutter is set very fast like eg. 1/3200, and the light source is not bright enough. you will see all black.....
    Oh ya, i set till very high......
    But how about outdoor with bright daylight?
    I set 1000 but still came out dark........
    So in the end i used SV mode again...

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    Quote Originally Posted by elstonng View Post
    Oh ya, i set till very high......
    But how about outdoor with bright daylight?
    I set 1000 but still came out dark........
    So in the end i used SV mode again...
    1/1000 shutter should be ok under bright outdoor. Ur apenture size also have effect on it. If you are using kit lens, at 18mm its widest is 3.5 i think. If you are using at 55mm, its widest is 5.6. (just base on estimation, cant rem their specs)
    Anyway, do you need to use such high shutter speed? Care sharing what are you trying to shoot? I normally felt that shutter speed of 1/400 is fast enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ranchy View Post
    1/1000 shutter should be ok under bright outdoor. Ur apenture size also have effect on it. If you are using kit lens, at 18mm its widest is 3.5 i think. If you are using at 55mm, its widest is 5.6. (just base on estimation, cant rem their specs)
    Anyway, do you need to use such high shutter speed? Care sharing what are you trying to shoot? I normally felt that shutter speed of 1/400 is fast enough.
    Heehee ok.......sorry and pardon for my noobieness.....
    Im trying to take some pics of my daughter who is always running around....
    Cant even keep still for few secs...and im not too sure how fast the speed i should set
    so i agar agar
    Btw, i tried again yesterday using lower speed like u said 400 and it came out quite good
    Will try to figure out more...i even took some pics of the water dripping from the tap,
    at 1000, and plus flash cos im in the bathroom with not much light, and it turn out very nice
    as in i can see the water drops very clearly......
    I am always checking out CS very often hoping to join some outings but sad to say,
    its always fully taken up, or too far for me as i stay in the westside
    Hopefully someone can organise some outings in the west soon..............

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    Quote Originally Posted by elstonng View Post
    Heehee ok.......sorry and pardon for my noobieness.....
    Im trying to take some pics of my daughter who is always running around....
    Cant even keep still for few secs...and im not too sure how fast the speed i should set
    so i agar agar
    Btw, i tried again yesterday using lower speed like u said 400 and it came out quite good
    Will try to figure out more...i even took some pics of the water dripping from the tap,
    at 1000, and plus flash
    cos im in the bathroom with not much light, and it turn out very nice
    as in i can see the water drops very clearly......
    I am always checking out CS very often hoping to join some outings but sad to say,
    its always fully taken up, or too far for me as i stay in the westside
    Hopefully someone can organise some outings in the west soon..............
    Tml got outing ah.. at AMK.. Far? http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=736700
    There's people from West side also ah..
    Erm.. i thought that's a limit when you use flash, which is max 1/180? Am i wrong? Anyone knows about? If i'm right, then you are taking water droplet at 1/180 and not at 1/1000.
    Well, you still can lower down your shutter speeds to 160 to 320 for your kids shot, think it's still fast enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ranchy View Post
    Tml got outing ah.. at AMK.. Far? http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=736700
    There's people from West side also ah..
    Erm.. i thought that's a limit when you use flash, which is max 1/180? Am i wrong? Anyone knows about? If i'm right, then you are taking water droplet at 1/180 and not at 1/1000.
    Well, you still can lower down your shutter speeds to 160 to 320 for your kids shot, think it's still fast enough.
    Haha yes its abit far for me.....
    I stay in jurong
    I cant remember much but confirm i use 1000 speed...plus flash
    And i even tried to use 1600 LOL.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by elstonng View Post
    Haha yes its abit far for me.....
    I stay in jurong
    I cant remember much but confirm i use 1000 speed...plus flash
    And i even tried to use 1600 LOL.....
    Singapore is quite small and AMK is very central.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elstonng View Post
    Haha yes its abit far for me.....
    I stay in jurong
    I cant remember much but confirm i use 1000 speed...plus flash
    And i even tried to use 1600 LOL.....
    Well...
    you gotta climb the mountain to seek the wise man.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by elstonng View Post
    And also, whenever i tried to use TV mode, the pic will come out totally black
    which im i dunno y..........
    Quote Originally Posted by elstonng View Post
    Hey, thanks.....
    I do not have the pic cos delete liao.....
    For the TV mode, Its jus a totally black pic....no matter how high i set the ISO.....
    Quote Originally Posted by elstonng View Post
    Oh ya, i set till very high......
    But how about outdoor with bright daylight?
    I set 1000 but still came out dark........
    So in the end i used SV mode again...
    Quote Originally Posted by elstonng View Post
    I cant remember much but confirm i use 1000 speed...plus flash
    And i even tried to use 1600 LOL.....
    LOL ! ...Bro, got remove the lens cap first anot ?


    ...Sorry ! ...couldn't resist it !

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    Quote Originally Posted by detritus View Post
    Singapore is quite small and AMK is very central.
    Hehee, yes its really small.....
    Will try to join in the next one


    Quote Originally Posted by pinholecam View Post
    Well...
    you gotta climb the mountain to seek the wise man.....
    LOL........thought wise men always stay on top of mountain....hahahaha
    Jus jokin


    Quote Originally Posted by Ghostfit View Post
    LOL ! ...Bro, got remove the lens cap first anot ?
    ...Sorry ! ...couldn't resist it !
    Yes of cos i did remove the cap........
    Now i have figure slightly little better.....hopefully im on my right path.
    Oh btw, im not Bro leh.....im

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    Quote Originally Posted by elstonng View Post
    Heehee ok.......sorry and pardon for my noobieness.....
    Im trying to take some pics of my daughter who is always running around....
    have u tried "moving object" mode?

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    Quote Originally Posted by elstonng View Post
    Yes of cos i did remove the cap........
    Now i have figure slightly little better.....hopefully im on my right path.
    Oh btw, im not Bro leh.....im
    OMG ! ...A thousand apologies, marmmm sorry for not checking profile and assuming.

    I was just kidding around and pulling your leg on the lens cap but it looks like the jokes on me !

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