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  • SnarkasmSnarkasm Madison, WI
    edited August 2009
    Nice, shwaipy!
  • GargGarg Purveyor of Lincoln Nightmares
    edited September 2009
    Yeah, that's pretty sweet. I'm surprised by the variety of colors reflected in the water along the shore, the long exposure really brought those out. :thumbsup:
  • shwaipshwaip bluffin' with my muffin
    edited September 2009
    Yeah, I'm really pleased with how it turned out. I'm also really happy with all the detail that shows. I tried taking some before and they weren't nearly as sharp. These are sharp at my desktop resolution (1920x1200).
  • Augen-AuffAugen-Auff Iowa
    edited September 2009
    This is an Image from my mom's bike trip. I liked the angle with the bike's rearview mirror in it, so I tweaked it a little. Here ya go!
    tweakedphoto-2.jpg
  • shwaipshwaip bluffin' with my muffin
    edited September 2009
    Went for a walk today, took my 50mm prime and a macro tube...

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/25290649@N05/3902953652/"; title="IMG_8528 by electronic_van, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2649/3902953652_1a64230f5c.jpg"; width="500" height="333" alt="IMG_8528" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/25290649@N05/3902175699/"; title="IMG_8527 by electronic_van, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3433/3902175699_4219b5d9b5.jpg"; width="500" height="333" alt="IMG_8527" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/25290649@N05/3902952722/"; title="IMG_8511 by electronic_van, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2441/3902952722_6dff461e5e.jpg"; width="500" height="333" alt="IMG_8511" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/25290649@N05/3902953076/"; title="IMG_8516 by electronic_van, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2614/3902953076_c850b6d44d.jpg"; width="500" height="333" alt="IMG_8516" /></a>

    (a couple more in the flickr stream)
  • fmuellerfmueller Auckland, NZ
    edited September 2009
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  • LINLIN Tri_State Area
    edited September 2009
    Great shots, everyone. Those dragonflies are interesting, frank.
  • GnomeWizarddGnomeWizardd Member 4 Life Akron, PA
    edited September 2009
    Did this tonight, messed with some settings and it came out nice i think
  • Mt_GoatMt_Goat Head Cheezy Knob Pflugerville (north of Austin)
    edited September 2009
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    This is a Wolf i saw in Denali Park. It is not a dog.
  • edited October 2009
    The last shot I took with my Powershot A630 before my Digital Rebel XS arrived:
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ghoosdum/3990028535/"; title="Street at dawn by ghoosdum, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2600/3990028535_de8cc3539f.jpg"; width="500" height="333" alt="Street at dawn" /></a>

    Testing the underwater apparatus with an old Powershot A75:
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ghoosdum/3990028371/"; title="Underwater Test by ghoosdum, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3464/3990028371_4a1880e76f.jpg"; width="500" height="419" alt="Underwater Test" /></a>

    My Rebel XS arrived and I immediately started shooting random photos around the house:
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ghoosdum/3990783466/"; title="Serenity by ghoosdum, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3529/3990783466_7f84b0daa2.jpg"; width="500" height="333" alt="Serenity" /></a>

    One of the first shots with the Rebel XS in RAW mode:
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ghoosdum/3990027801/"; title="Molly by ghoosdum, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2564/3990027801_c10ffda4cb.jpg"; width="500" height="333" alt="Molly" /></a>

    I am so happy with this new camera. It's an early Christmas present from my wife (she bought it now so we could take it on our cruise next week) and I've been waiting years to get a DSLR. Oh it's worth it.
  • fmuellerfmueller Auckland, NZ
    edited October 2009
    Nice! The Rebels are highly underrated cameras in my opinion. I am still shooting an XT, but have been tempted by the new T1i. Would love to have the better low light capabilities - love the shot of your dog! What I like about the Rebels is that they are comparatively light and small - for an SLR. I really don't need a bigger camera. What lenses do you have for your XS? The 18-55 IS is incredible value for money, but I bought the 17-85 IS before the IS version of the 18-55 came out, and would have had to sell the 17-85 at a loss. 10-22 and 100/2.8 macro are two favorites of mine. Canon just brought out an IS version of the macro - long overdue - but they made it an L, and it's way out of my price league.

    I haven't had my XT out much since the Labor Day weekend, but below are a coouple of shots I took then. More here.

    10-Skyline.jpg

    20-Jets-close-up.jpg
    Labor Day Weekend 2009, Cleveland OH, Rebel XT with 70-210 USM
  • edited October 2009
    All I've got is the 18-55 IS kit lens so far. My next acquisition will probably be the Canon 50MM f/1.8 (It can be had for $100 and is reputedly fantastic in low light, though of questionable build quality... but I can't shell out the $400 for the 50MM f/1.4 USM lens) and after that will probably be the Sigma 55-200MM lens, which I've seen around $130. I'm on a LOW budget. ;)

    NICE airshow pics!
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI
    edited October 2009
    Fantastic, you guys!
  • fmuellerfmueller Auckland, NZ
    edited October 2009
    The 18-55 IS is a great lens to start with. It doesn't have much bragging value since it is a kit lens, but as long as you don't tell anybody, they won't be able to tell from your pictures :bigggrin:

    The 50/1.8 is nice, and the built quality is fine. It's plastic and feels cheap, but as long as you don't drop it, you'll be fine. And if you drop a $1000 L lens it's toast as well! I don't find 50mm that useful on a crop factor body though. I used a 50mm as my only lens for many years with film, but the 50/1.8 hasn't been on my XT much. It's good if you want to take close head shots, but I prefer portraits that show a bit more of the person's surroundings.

    Regarding tele options, the Canon 55-250 IS is reputed to be better than the old 70-210 USM I took the air show pictures with - and it has IS! I've been thinking about swapping those two out, and could probably do so without loosing money. I'd definitely get a lens with IS in that range of focal length. Not sure if the Sigma has that. Adorama currently offers the Canon for $200 refurbished. If I only had $200 in my photo budget, I'd rather have that lens than the 50/1.8 and the Sigma. YMMV.

    Greetings

    Frank
  • LINLIN Tri_State Area
    edited October 2009
    Wow. Those are great.
  • edited October 2009
    You make a compelling argument for the Canon 55-250 IS, Frank. I'll definitely consider it instead of the Sigma.
  • MarushkaMarushka cambridge, ma
    edited October 2009
    Fall in seattle according to marushka's trigger finger and shwaip's camera :)

    my roommate lizzy
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/40153539@N08/3982606253/"; title="IMG_8665 by vertatle, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2422/3982606253_1f1c5ea530.jpg"; width="500" height="333" alt="IMG_8665" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/40153539@N08/3983366078/"; title="IMG_8643 by vertatle, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2522/3983366078_1ca3a2725b.jpg"; width="500" height="333" alt="IMG_8643" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/40153539@N08/3982594635/"; title="IMG_8589 by vertatle, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2444/3982594635_5892ba13d4.jpg"; width="500" height="333" alt="IMG_8589" /></a>
  • MarushkaMarushka cambridge, ma
    edited November 2009
    My dad gave me his old camera (canon eos-10d)! So now I am playing on a dslr, and he says his metering is broken so I have to shoot on manual and adjust the ISO, shutter speed, and aperture manually. Here was one of the first shots where I think I actually didnt over/underexpose anything too much.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/40153539@N08/4071362610/"; title="IMG_2410 by vertatle, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2451/4071362610_dbedb9b9b0.jpg"; width="500" height="333" alt="IMG_2410" /></a>

    Any advice for shooting with all these controls at my fingertips?
  • SnarkasmSnarkasm Madison, WI
    edited November 2009
    Learn 'em, live 'em, love 'em.

    I always leave ISO on as low as possible, and only bring it up if I can't dodge the camera shake any other way. Other than that, all it is is play time - go out and figure out what your controls do. :) Leave it on a certain shutter speed one day and learn what your aperture settings do - how much light drops between stops, what your depth of field is like, where the lens is the sharpest. Swap it next day, and figure out how fast your shutter needs to be to avoid motion blur, hand shake, or tree movement.

    Congrats on your new toy! :D
  • shwaipshwaip bluffin' with my muffin
    edited November 2009
    http://www.kamerasimulator.se/eng/?page_id=2 is a pretty good (one of many online) simulators of what each setting will do.

    But i think the best way to get a hang of it is just to go take pics, check the image preview on the back, as well as the histogram to make sure you're not clipping too much info.
  • MarushkaMarushka cambridge, ma
    edited November 2009
    ha I am glad that we can communicate through icrontic. See you in an hour and a half for happy hour, evan :)
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI
    edited November 2009
    PURPLE DRANK!
  • edited November 2009
    Just wanted to add this, for halloween :)
  • SnarkasmSnarkasm Madison, WI
    edited November 2009
    Very, ridiculously, awesomely cool picture, Felix.
  • edited November 2009
    Snarkasm wrote:
    Very, ridiculously, awesomely cool picture, Felix.

    Why thank you very much.

    It took a few attempts and we got a lot of good pictures on a dark windy night with the help of paper, lighter fluid and turps!! lol

    But don't worry, we had a hose at hand for safety ;)
  • SoundySoundy Pitt Meadows, BC
    edited November 2009
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  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI
    edited November 2009
    Felix, that photo would make an awesome desktop background :D

    Soundy, I LOVE the piano
  • MAGICMAGIC Doot Doot Furniture City, Michigan
    edited November 2009
    Felix, that photo would make an awesome desktop background :D

    Soundy, I LOVE the piano

    Yeah, clean up that janky looking barn in the background and that is a great shot.
  • SoundySoundy Pitt Meadows, BC
    edited November 2009
    MAGIC wrote:
    Yeah, clean up that janky looking barn in the background and that is a great shot.

    Better? :D
  • SoundySoundy Pitt Meadows, BC
    edited November 2009
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