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Date Registered: 10-2006
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Jalal they are so awesome. emoticon
Will get atleast one of each.
Wondering if I get a Canon one for myself to tell everyone at work that is all they are good for. emoticon

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quote:

Revhead Kev wrote:
Wondering if I get a Canon one for myself to tell everyone at work that is all they are good for. emoticon



I beat you to it, cause I got the Nikon one and was going to illustrate the same to my mate at work emoticon

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Kev,

Am loving the 550D and have started to regret all of the previous pics I took without it. It is producing some amazing photos.

One thing I wanted to ask is about the lenses, as I'll be going overseas soon and wanted to take with me just one lens (and maybe the 50mm portrait one as well). What is the most versatile size lens that can offer me good close-up shots and reasonable telephoto distance? Is the 18-270 a good lens size to get, or should I look for something else?

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The 18-270 is a 15x zoom. There are not many (if any) DSLR lenses with that range.
It goes from a good wide angle (18mm x 1.6crop = 29mm for 35mm film equivalent) to long zoom (270mm => 432mm equivalent).
The lens itself is compact and reasonably light. I have a small camera bag 220wide x 120deep x 200high to carry the camera and lens over a shoulder.

Take your camera along to a shop and try the lens on it to get a feel for the size, weight and zoom range.
For a general purpose travel zoom, you should start at 18mm for the wide-angle end and depending on what you are shooting, something from 10x to 15x for the zoom range.

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Thanks Kev,

I went to Tedd's shop in the city and tried this lens with the 550D. It's awesome, but so is the price emoticon

Trying to find a second-hand one.

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Hey Kev,

I'm now a proud owner of a Tamron 18-270 (Canon mount) scored a new one from a guy for $450.0 bucks only emoticon

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Took my Canon 550D and the new Tamron 18-270 lens with me to work yesterday and went to the Botanic Gardens at lunch time for some test shots.

You can see them HERE

Let me know what you think.

Personally, am quite impressed by the results emoticon

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It is a good lens. Not the fastest around but not with the big price tag either emoticon
Did you have a pic where you used the max zoom and thought "wouldn't be able to frame that so well with my other lenses" ? Times like that really make you appreciate how versatile the 15x zoom is.
As I mentioned ... I think it is a perfect "holiday" lens.

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Yeah Kev, I tested the lens in all zoom ranges and that shot of the opera house and the bridge was at maximum zoom and I couldn't believe how clear it turned out, the Vibration Compensation of this lens certainly does its job.

I also noticed that the focusing is not as fast as the Canon lenses, but I can't complain, as it does offer versatility and will save me from changing lenses.

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HI Guys,
           Hopefully you would have the seen the video I posted in the Transmission 4x4i on the BLSD feature of the Xtrail. From the outset i wanted it to be picture in picture so as to show people what is going on inside as well as outside.
 The three cameras are my D3100 Nikon SLR as the main shot. I used 1280 X 720 25hz for this. The second camera is my Contour 1080 HD, the one I had on the nudge bar at Woolgoolga. I used it's suction cap mounting on the mudguard above the wheel. The third camera is a C910 Logitech web cam set to 640 x480 25hz and this was mounted to a bracket which was then doubled back taped to in front of the dash. Started them all and got the recordings.
 I used 2 programs, the first is Any Video Covertor to change the MOV files into avi for the second program. I use this program to convert my Youtube videos into mpeg for the Koason player.
 I downloaded the trial version of Camtasia studio 7 for it's pic in pic feature. After importing the videos I dragged the main one onto the time line. Your probably still thinking how did I get all three to line up? At the start of the video I blew the horn and this is what I used as the marker for all three recordings. I edited to the where the horn blows, once done, I added the the footage over the wheel using the horn on that video as the marker. Once lined up I produced the first video. I then used this completed video as the main to add the second PIP with the web cam footage of the dash. Lined it up the same way using the horn sound. What you see on Youtube is the product of all three videos. Hope this helps you do a similar video yourself. The only word of warning is you need a computer with grunt as handling and producing large video files is number crunching at it's best.
John

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