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


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Red Dawn

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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.... :D

So, do you CHIMP? :rbounce:
 

binbeto

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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. :p
 

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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. ;p 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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CK
 

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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 ...
 

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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. :p

no error handling for memory full :bsmilie:
 

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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
 

Red Dawn

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Hi

besides being chimps, whimps, all of you :rbounce:

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

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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#17
Originally posted by Red Dawn
we all know REAL programmers write in assembly, on a REAL Unix based OS lke FreeBSD :devil:
Beside writing in PURE assembly, real programmers also use PURE MANUAL viewfinder film camera :devil: :D

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
 

Red Dawn

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Originally posted by ShadowSlime
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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