Which of the following technologies can you NOT live without?

Which of the following technologies can you NOT live without?


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ckiang

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Related to a much earlier poll I created.

Which of the following technologies can you NOT live without?

This time, you can pick only ONE. If you can have a camera with only ONE of the below, which would it be?

This poll will expire in 14 days.

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metering generally... if I had to refer to a table for 50mm f/1.4 at ISO 100 and convert *that* to my equipment everytime I shoot I think I'll play diablo 2 instead...
 

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Originally posted by binbeto
TTL metering. Cos I dun wanna buy a light meter.
me too!!! well at least i don't wanna have to meter with a light meter everytime i take a shot... ;P
 

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i will go nuts without TTL metering... very seldom i can guess my exposure to within one to two stops, but most of the time, it's way off.
 

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Originally posted by Wolfgang


True true.. but thats experience for you. :)
And after sometime, you find that it's usually those few settings.

E.g. Peninsula Food Court is around 1/30 @ f/4 @ ISO 400. So are most offices.

Chinese Restaurants usually 1/8 to 1/30 @ f/4.

Funan Centre Atrium that type of lighting = 1/8 @ f/2 @ ISO 400

and so on. From there, you then learn "Hey, this place looks as bright/dim as that place I've been to", and the setting in "that place" is probably close.

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Originally posted by ckiang


And after sometime, you find that it's usually those few settings.

E.g. Peninsula Food Court is around 1/30 @ f/4 @ ISO 400. So are most offices.

Chinese Restaurants usually 1/8 to 1/30 @ f/4.

Funan Centre Atrium that type of lighting = 1/8 @ f/2 @ ISO 400

and so on. From there, you then learn "Hey, this place looks as bright/dim as that place I've been to", and the setting in "that place" is probably close.

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CK
Aye.... :)
 

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Can work round all others with experience and skill except the glass. Can't do without good quality APO/DO/ED glass as there is no way a photographer can overcome the limitations of the lens.
 

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Originally posted by kingpin
Can work round all others with experience and skill except the glass. Can't do without good quality APO/DO/ED glass as there is no way a photographer can overcome the limitations of the lens.
There's always Photoshop...
 

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Agree that Photoshop do have some image enhancing functions but the quality of the original image depends quite a lot on the lens. ;)
 

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Originally posted by kingpin
Can work round all others with experience and skill except the glass. Can't do without good quality APO/DO/ED glass as there is no way a photographer can overcome the limitations of the lens.
Oh yes, I'll bet most of us don't use the good lenses to their limit anyway. Very few do, so at the end it's something most can live without. Plus the acronyms don't necessarily mean good lenses (see the cheapie 70-300s for an example, and the old Nikkor 70-210/4, 80-200/4, 80-200/4.5 without any fancy glass for an example of quality optics which don't pander to the equipment junkie).
 

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Originally posted by YSLee


Oh yes, I'll bet most of us don't use the good lenses to their limit anyway. Very few do, so at the end it's something most can live without. Plus the acronyms don't necessarily mean good lenses (see the cheapie 70-300s for an example, and the old Nikkor 70-210/4, 80-200/4, 80-200/4.5 without any fancy glass for an example of quality optics which don't pander to the equipment junkie).
u mean like Sigma ABC DEF GHI JKL 10-1000mm f/4-8?
 

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