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Mike Katz
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« Reply #20 on: May 09, 2004, 02:42:41 PM »
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Thanks everyone. I am staying with my Sony for awhile. I really appreciate the expert advice you have all given me.

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« Reply #21 on: May 12, 2004, 04:01:16 PM »
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[font color=\'#000000\']Hi Lin

Thanks, I ignored him anyway.

Matthew, thanks for the advice on the remote. I have just purchased the flash, which makes a huge difference to indoor low-light situations. Using bounce flash really works well.

Once I absorb the cost of the flash, I will look at the remote if I get too much movement.

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« Reply #22 on: May 17, 2004, 05:16:19 PM »
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[font color=\'#000000\']Hi JimK

Thanks for the response. I presume you are referring to the Sunday essay on the LL site, which spoke about this.

I thought about that option when I read the essay. I don't buy into it fully.

On the positive side, I agree that it's good to use manual mode and set the speed and exposure myself to learn what they do and the effects they have. I do this. However, taking pictures, making notes, developing the slides, and then referring back to notes days later seems a very slow and painful way to learn something that I can get almost instant feedback on.

To me, it's akin to teaching people to program by first teaching them machine language or assembler before moving to a modern programming language. I think you can teach people far quicker by using the easy language and making them enthusiastic and productive. Then, you introduce deeper and more technical issues as you go along.

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« Reply #23 on: May 18, 2004, 03:50:18 PM »
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[font color=\'#000000\']Forget the Sony camera if you'd like to make quality images and quality prints.[/font]
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