Did I kill the thread?
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I feel like we have this filter debate about once a month and it goes around in circles with no conclusion. Ever.
I've seen people with filters on a kit lens with a lens cap on top of that!!
I've seen bare lenses, no hood (or hood reversed!) no filter, when they prob shoulda used somethin!
Why do we care what other people do with their stuff? Let's never see this thread again (until next month!)
Btw - I use hoods for bumps and general protection but filters only when there's sand or water involved. Reason? I paid for L lenses and don't want another piece of glass in front of it. If it breaks it breaks. I'll (cry and) buy another one!
I guess you didn't try my suggested test. I shoot indoors a lot, there are usually strong light sources (ceiling light fixtures, floor lamps, etc.) in the frame. In that situation, a cheap filter is a bad idea (I did try a cheap Tiffen once, since it came on a used lens I bought - if you'll pardon the New Englandism, wicked bad flare; no issues with my B+W MRC filters).
Except even with all these improvements, a crop camera cannot beat the benefits of a full frame. So even if they launch our wish list 7d2, the full frame cameras still have their appeal.
Except the price lol
Top one doesn't have the filter. At least, that's my deduction. I use filters when walking around just shooting random images/ scouting locations. When doing actual work, I prefer to not, if conditions allow
This is nonsense, check this out and tell him to get a 300D instead!
I completly disagree with the noise in the 350D; the 350D is quite awfull when it comes to noise; but hey, this is an 8year old design. Otherwise I have no quality issues. The eyepiece fell of twice, so I needed replacement. The grip starts to loose its texture, and the screen has scratches (so it is even harder now to really see something); but everything is still working, and it reminds me that the most important part is the photographer. I have to work a little harder, and I have to understand a little better what I'm doing than the other guys with new gear.
My conclusion is, that the equipment is not the most important thing; and yes, upgrading from one consumer camera to the next is a waste of money; wait a few years so that there is a bigger improvement. Upgrading to a semipro or pro camera is also a waste of money, when you are not using the camera often.
The real luxury is not having a 1Dx with 10 L-lenses, no it is having time to make good photgraphs whit any decent camera.
I'm amazed you're still using a 350D
it's obvious the 40D is a very capable body and holds its own even today.
I only switch to JPEG when I want long bursts of continuous shots, following some active subject, hoping for the perfect shot to pop out the string. Shooting raw overwhelms the buffer too quickly.
Oh, I also use JPEG when checking the autofocus on a lens, so that I can zoom in something finer than the thumbnail JPEG in raw images on the back screen.
Other than that, it is raw all the way.