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Old 09-30-2003, 05:24 PM
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Hi Catia, CJ, & Kevin. My decission has been made. I'll have the camera in hand tomorrow. I read all the reviews and still made my decission after actually using one for a couple of days. Even if I only keep it for a while I don't believe that I would have problems selling it on ebay. I am buying quality glass that I will be able to use even if I upgrage to a better body later. Right now I can't afford the 1Ds but it will come eventually. Right now I am having to envest in other equipment to get the business up and running.

I do still remember how nice and pleasent things used to be here. I hope they will be again soon.
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Old 09-30-2003, 05:42 PM
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Congratulations Kevin - I am sure you will be very happy with it.

I have opinions on a couple of the review points made earlier.

The autofocus red dot is just fine - I can't understand the quibble about it. It is clear to use, and the ghosting, if any, was unobtrusive (to me anyway) - so is a non issue in my mind.

I am surprised that the 300D only supports USB 1.1. I recently uupgraded my PC to USB 2.0 to support my Epson 3200 scanner, and the speed increase is dramatic.

I look forward to seeing some posted pictures from your new acquisition.

Toad
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Old 09-30-2003, 05:57 PM
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Hey Toad, Yea I can't wait to start shooting. The red dot in the focusing screen is a little different to me because I am used to the Nikon focus screen. I shot some frames in the full auto mode and noticed that it only flashed for a brief moment but that doesn't bother me because I wont be using the full auto mode very much. I know the differencies between the 300D and the pro models and am very happy to put up with the missing features. I can't afford the $8,000.00 1Ds body right now. This is so much more than my current cameras. I'm running away from film as fast as I can. It's just too much trouble.

The USB speed is not an issue with me. I have a good card reader already and prefer that to downloading directly from the camera anyway. That is just another thing they cut in order to make the camera more affordable. Besides using the camera to transfer the images will just further drain the battery.
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Old 09-30-2003, 05:59 PM
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I am surprised that the 300D only supports USB 1.1.
Toad, the Canon 10D also only supports USB 1.1 (according to DPreview's specs).

I don't know what most shooters do, but I started using a card reader soon after I bought my first digital camera, and there are card readers with USB 2.0 connectivity that read a wide variety of different cards, so the camera specs don't really determine speed of image download as far as I can see. You can pop a card in the reader and download while popping another card in the camera so that you can be ready to shoot.
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Old 09-30-2003, 09:45 PM
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EDIT: Due to deleted posts this may not follow the thread --- sorry!

It seems a prevous member posted the below quote how everyone should respond --- and well I responded to that....

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Originally posted by photomauler

1) We agree with you always.

3) We kiss your booty when posting.
Hmmmmmm -

I think that says it all --- how true, sad but how true -- good point (YOU/YOUR ) Don.

Kevin - wish you the best of luck with your new "toy" and am hoping Jean (sissy) will make the same purchase so I can play!!!!

Look forward to your images!!!!!





To each his own said the woman as she kissed the cow!!! (my mom always said that one!)

Love ya mom!

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Old 09-30-2003, 10:25 PM
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EDIT: this was posted to a response from Photomauler---- who has requested his posts be removed......... how sad

Now go kiss a cow and call it a night! Ha Ha Ha

LOL -- Jill ! Ha Ha Ha

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Old 09-30-2003, 10:31 PM
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Yes - I use a card reader too for my downloads - so maybe USB 2.0 not such an issue.

Jill - forget the cows - kiss a Toad (again).

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Old 09-30-2003, 10:35 PM
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Oh! so sorry my dear sweat toad!




Will send ya the "real" kiss as soon as sissy gets that camera!!! LOL






Uh! - BOB just ignore this post!!!!!!!!!
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Old 10-02-2003, 10:59 PM
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Thought I would post one sample shot I took today. This has some post processing. I will post some more when I get time to shoot at a good time of day. The lighting on this shot wasn't perfect but I believe it turned out ok. I waited for this bird to come down to the feeder. When she didn't, I went hunting for her and found her just sitting up there watching me. So I shot her handheld with the zoom all the way out, 480mm.
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