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I like the look and the manual controls.

If Canon comes up with something like this I shall surely buy.

Me too!

I was only born when the last great film cameras were in the last leg of their journey. So I never had the chance to use them, and I am not willing to buy a 30 year old film camera and some films to enjoy those pleasures. So if Canon comes up with something like this and I have the money I will jump onto it like crazy. The silver/black leather version is the one that catches my imagination the most. That is just gorgeous.

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I like the look and the manual controls.
If Canon comes up with something like this I shall surely buy.

and I shall surely puke.

Indeed. Then I need to get a vomit bag and some pepto bismol with me when I go to buy that camera. Thanks for the heads up.

If I remember correctly, time and again I have seen posts (may not be by you but by other forum members of course) asking for "still only" and "easy manual control" camera. Interestingly or unfortunately (depending on the view point) Nikon came up with something of that sort and canon did not. Do I sense some vain frustration?

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I like the look and the manual controls.

If Canon comes up with something like this I shall surely buy.

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Doesn't Tamron have any fast primes at all?

Other than the Macro lenses (60mm, 90mm, 180mm) I do not think Tamron produces any Prime at all (at least not for Crop or Full Frame DSLRs). seems they want to concentrate only on the zoom side.....

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Street & City / Re: Washington DC, in my imaginative Idea.
« on: October 24, 2013, 12:20:47 AM »
Taken in 2011

Wow, Wow, Wow----Dear Mr. RAKAMRAK
Wow, Beautiful Colors and Great Point Of Views in Artistic  Eyes.
Thanks you, Sir , to share with us .
Surapon

I am glad you enjoyed Mr. Surapon....

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Street & City / Re: Washington DC, in my imaginative Idea.
« on: October 23, 2013, 03:20:29 PM »
Taken in 2011

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Landscape / Re: Sunset landscape
« on: October 14, 2013, 10:35:49 PM »
Well it is actually a sunset lit cityscape.....

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Software & Accessories / Re: What would you do without Photoshop?
« on: October 06, 2013, 11:42:16 PM »
Just because people use electronic post processing rather than mechanical post processing really makes no difference to me.
 
Film images were doctored just as electronic images are, objects and people were inserted or removed from images, areas of the image lightened or darkened, exposures changed, colors changed, contrast changed, its just that some people do not know how it used to be done and think that post processing is something new.

My understanding exactly.

On second thought, my answer to OP's question (topic heading) is "I would take lot less photos, my photos would be qualitatively much worse than they are today, and I would not be so immersed in photography as I am now, something else would be my first preference hobby. Photoshop makes my photographs better, and me a better photographer."

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Software & Accessories / Re: What would you do without Photoshop?
« on: October 06, 2013, 05:46:05 PM »
"Let's do the best we can now"

That is the best possible mindset that we could have...

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Software & Accessories / Re: What would you do without Photoshop?
« on: October 06, 2013, 05:44:33 PM »
It is sure good to learn to do "good" technique and everything using just the camera. But Photoshop is nothing but a glorified darkroom. So what the photographers of yesteryear's were doing (including the likes of Ansel Adams) in Dark Room, we are just doing that in Photoshop. Photography is a form of art, and that means the artist's imagination plays a major role here. And darkroom from the days bygone and today's Photoshop just helps us in doing that - for some a bit more and for some a bit less. It is just about the degree. With the advancement in technology we can now do a lot more that we could in analogue days - that is the natural way of progress of technology. Photographers today quibbling about what would we do without photoshop is like doctors talking about how lazy they have become with the use of xray/MRI/anaesthesia in surgery/bloodtests/painkiller (take your pick).

When you are photographing the shot of the day with two energetic kids in the lucky composition that you could ever imagine and there is a tree trunk portruding from the back of the head of one of the kids then you neither have the luxury walking back and forth, change lens or anything - you just have to take the shot and thank the developers of photoshop in your mind.

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I have not been chiming in after my first post, but I have been following your replies. Thank you all for your helps. So, now my understanding is low ISO (and the different techniques mentioned by Neuro and Pi) is the better choice.

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Are "High ISO" noise and "long exposure" (at low ISO) noise the same qualitatively? Or is one slightly more managegable than the other? (Practical Reference: When photographing a night scene of a city is it preferable to choose high ISO and faster shutter speed, or is it preferable to choose low ISO slower shutter speed, assuming I do not want to consider the motion blur of moving subjects resulting from slower shutter speed as a factor)

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
« on: October 01, 2013, 02:39:40 AM »
Keep the nifty-fifty alive.  :)  However, if they update this to 50mm F1.8 IS, I'll be thoroughly thrilled.  We need IS!!!  Sometimes it's the difference between getting ambient lights without getting your picture too noisy and not.



Very true..... unfortunately some would not agree, but IS is very important.....

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Lenses / Re: Tanzania with minimal gear
« on: September 29, 2013, 11:15:58 AM »
Ok, given the fact that you have a real constraint here (one duffel bag) I think long telephoto is out of question. But still some times you may want to shoot the thing at a distance. So it would be better to know what would be your photography objects. Without knowing all these my general suggestion would be

If you are shooting with crop then get
Canon EF-S 15-85mm
On top of that if you have space get the 70-300mm L.

And a super zoom p&S.

For a full frame get
Canon EF-S 24-105
On top of that if you have space get the 70-300mm L

and a super zoom p&S

(All these suggestions are based on the real constraint you have, if there is no constraint we could probably bring the entire EF lens line up with us)

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Lenses / Re: Lens suggestions for T3i please!
« on: September 28, 2013, 10:51:40 PM »
@OP, get the 17-55 mm f/2.8. I read your first post and given your requirements this is the best lens that you can get. If you wanted the best walkaround lens for your current camera I would suggest the 15-85. Get the lens that best suits the camera that you have right now, not for the camera that you may or may not have in 3 years from now. I have tried to use lenses longer than 50 mm - outside they are fantastic, but inside the house/room they are useless - just too long.

If I was confident about the quality then I would suggest you to get the new Sigma 17-70mm (to get the relative best of both worlds). But have not used this lens myself, and do not know what its optical quality is.

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