dnalounge update

DNA Lounge update, wherein the King's X photos cause me to ramble on about my new camera.

15 Responses:

  1. technotronic says:

    I'm suprised you can get 1/60 even with a nice 1.4f lens. The pictures look very good, great color.

  2. lars_larsen says:

    Those fast lenses are great. Its a lot cheaper than buying more club lights :)

    I should sell my car and buy a 10D, oh wait, I wouldnt get enough for my car for a 10D.

  3. bitwise says:

    I like things like using a fast shutter speed without a flash, and shooting a bunch of images before stalling on the card, but would rather find something in the $800 range. Anybody think this is possible? I'm not clear on what I can look up in camera specs to find out how fast it'll shoot in low light.

    • cetan says:

      Well, for under $899 you can get the Canon 300D (Digital Rebel) body.

      Otherwise you're out of luck.

      Yeah, my point-and-shoot A80 can burst quite a few images, but the small sensor means high-noise at ISO 400.

      You really need a DSLR and for that you need at the least a 300D.

      "How fast it'll shoot in low light" is completely up to you. Letting the camera think for you is never the correct solution.

      • jwz says:

        The Rebel looks pretty good; it's almost the same camera as the 10D. The main differences seem to be that a few features are turned off in the firmware, and that it's slower (2.5 fps x 4 instead of 3 fps x 9.)

      • strangehours says:

        But the Nikon D70 is a much better camera than the EOS 300D. The 300D feels positively flimsy in comparison, lacks spot metering and a number of other features, and is only a fraction cheaper than the D70. Noise-wise they're about the same, and both do up to ISO1600 and have similar ranges of available lenses, so I'd guess they're roughly equivalent in terms of gig photography.

        As far as I'm concerned, the difference between *any* DSLR and a P&S digital is huge enough, even simply at the level of ergonomics, to warrant the extra price.

  4. kfringe says:

    Have you considered getting a bigger pocket?

    • jwz says:

      I wear BDUs, pockets don't get any bigger than that.

    • fzou says:

      Well, I think it's pretty obvious he already has deep pockets. A 24mm f/1.4L lens just to shoot a few band and crowd shots? Gee, I'm a bit surprised the 1DsII didn't get a look-in...

      • jwz says:

        If it was possible to get decent pictures of "just" bands with a cheaper camera, I would have, but it's not. You may have noticed that fast-moving things in dim, changing lighting conditions are not exactly what camera-phones are good for.

        • fzou says:

          I'm not talking about the camera - I've got one, taken some half-decent club shots, etc - I'm talking about the lens you got, being worth more than the camera. And wide. The 50mm f/1.4, which iirc rzr_grl has, is probably just as fast, and a lot lighter / smaller, except it's not as wide.

          I don't know how much manual work you do there, but I find that Canon vertical grip + leather handstrap is a fairly convenient way to carry the camera, and still lets you use your thumb and index finger for stuff.

          But uh, camera geekery is never a good look amongst computer geeks. Is it?

  5. ronbar says:

    But is your new camera as choice as a red Ferrari convertible in downtown Chicago?