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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Gotta be patient...
« on: January 02, 2015, 09:06:14 PM »
Getting by with a crop sensor while I save up for full frame reminds me of a similar situation many years ago in my other "shooting" hobby...

My first pistol was a very capable 9mm, but after shooting a .45ACP for the first time, I was hooked. It took some time, but as soon as I had saved enough, I made the move. I still have the 9mm, and it has its uses, especially as a respectable backup, but the .45ACP gets the nod most of the time.

Anybody else have a similar experience? Maybe another hobby to relate it to?

PS: If 9mm is crop and .45ACP is full frame, what does that make .40S&W? APS-H?  ;D For some, just the right balance of performance and capacity...

PPS: Having G.A.S with either of these hobbies alone is miserable enough, but both at the same time is driving me mad...

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Canon 70D $1,099 on Amazon.
« on: November 04, 2013, 08:04:08 PM »
Anyone else notice that the price for the 70D dropped $100 on Amazon?

I'll probably still wait to see what kind of deals will appear for Black Friday, but I thought I'd mention it in case anyone else is in the market for a 70D.


*** Update ***

Looks like B&H, Adorama and likely other retailers have followed suit. Sale ends 11/23/2013. What are the odds that Black Friday sales a week later will have a better price?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Auto-Exposure "Crutch" in Manual Mode?
« on: January 01, 2013, 01:30:52 PM »
Not sure my thread title makes much sense, but then again, if I new what the name of the feature is that I'm asking about, I could phrase it better. Here's what I'm curious about:

I don't yet own a DSLR (waiting to see if/when the 70D materializes). I currently use (and love) the Canon G12 for the photos I take. One thing that has been VERY helpful when I started using Manual Mode almost exclusively was that if I press the (*) button, it sets shutter and aperture to what it would be if in auto. I can then tweak it quickly from there using the manual dials.

This has been a great "crutch" for me as I develop my knowledge/skills. It's also really handy if the light suddenly changes (like going from shade to sunlight or front-lit to back-lit). I can just press the (*) button to get me close in an instant, rather than twirling the dials like crazy.

Is there a similar feature on Canon's DSLRs?

I've fiddled with my brother's T3i briefly, but when I press the same (*) button on his camera, it looks like it locks exposure or something...

If anyone has a quick answer on this, it'll save me a lot of reading various manuals for something I don't know the name of...  :D


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