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    I have not played with the new compacts lately. This site reviews cameras and has a forum where members discuss various models: http://dpreview.com/ Regards,
    Message 1 of 4 , Nov 3, 2006
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      I have not played with the new compacts lately.

      This site reviews cameras and has a forum where members discuss various
      models: http://dpreview.com/

      Regards,
      Brian

      On 11/2/06, amir azodi <arizan_2000@...> wrote:
      >
      > hello
      > thanks for the information on canon .it was very useful . i have a rebel
      > 350D and i am
      > quite satisfied. but i must say the shots at night need a bit of editing
      > .
      > by the way what do you think about canon G7.
      > is there anything better G7 (i mean compact) in the market ?
      > many thanks
      > Amir Azodi
      >
      >
      > Paladin Network <paladinpi@...> wrote:
      > I have the Canon 20D EOS (digital) and about 8 lenses, as I am a
      > huge photo
      > buff, and belong to half a dozen photog groups/clubs.
      >
      > First off I'd suggest switching to a digital body. Canon has several Rebel
      > models in digital now that you can pick up from $500-900 (the newest, the
      > Rebel XTi is awesome!). These are EOS models also, so your current lenses
      > will still work.
      >
      > The main reason I suggest going digital is so you can change the ISO in
      > the
      > camera to 1600 (or 3200 if the model allows it) for better low light (i.e.
      > night) photography, then easily switch to 100, 200, or 400 for lighted
      > photography. So if your subject goes from a porch to a well lit store
      > fornt, you can change the ISO with the click of a few buttons.
      >
      > On a film camera it would require the changing, and in many cases wasting,
      > or rolls of film to change the ISO.
      >
      > For the lenses, go with a lens that has a low aperature, like 2.8.
      > Anything
      > lower than 2.8 will end up costing you way too much (like $5K plus).
      > A good basic telephoto for thw EOS system is the SIgma 70-200/2.8, these
      > run
      > about $800-900 new, and you can pick them up used for $650-700. I use this
      > lens often.
      > Add a TeleConverter of 1.4x or 2.0x will bring the range up to 280 or 400,
      > but also increases the aperture 1 stop (for the 1.4x) or 2 stops (for the
      > 2.0x).
      >
      > Canon makes some 2.8 aperature lenses, but they cost about 50% more.
      > Also Canon has some with Image Stabilizing which will in effect give you
      > an
      > extra aperture stop or 2 for image clarity. But again, that adds about 50%
      > to the cost.
      >
      > Tamron and Sigma both make lenses in the 50-500mm range, but these start
      > at
      > ap 5.6 and cost about $1K. I plan on getting the Sigma version soon
      > (nicknamed by the camera community as the Bigma).
      >
      > None of these will give you super night capability though like they show
      > on
      > TV/Movies, or even like the soney handycams do, but they are still good.
      >
      > A great site for photo/camera tips (and to pick up or sell used photo
      > equipment) is fredmiranda.com
      >
      > --
      > --
      > Brian Poirier
      > Brian.Poirier@...
      >
      > Paladin International, Inc./ ASI Group
      > Houston, TX
      > http://Paladin-Intl.com
      > http://ASIGroup.com
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      > F: 713-430-7335
      >
      > On 11/1/06, Edge <b1ackknight007@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > Hello,
      > >
      > > I use a Canon Rebel EOS (film). Can anyone suggest a
      > > telephoto/zoom/super lense that they feel is reliable for day and
      > > night shooting?
      > >
      > > Thanks in advance,
      > > John Edgecombe, Owner/Manager
      > > C-Team Investigations, inc
      > > P.O.Box 5676
      > > Hempstead, NY 11550
      > > 516-761-8775
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
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