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Messing around with my Canon SD870 IS. I love being able to use the stitching feature again, my Canon SD600 also had it. Picture was quickly stitched together in PS CS3.

Also I am glad I got a quad instead of a wolfdale, if I only had two cores this wouldn't have been as fast.
Yep, Quads rule. Batch processing RAW images on my sig rig is literally twice as fast as my laptop's T7200 C2D.

I love panoramas! I haven't had a chance to shoot any with my DSLR yet, so that will be my next project. Canon provides a program that does it automatically, so we will see how well it does it.

I need to delve into my pictures folder, I havesome panoramas that I made with Nikon Coolpix 5700 several years ago.

Oh, to everyone who might be interested, particulary to Highly-Annoyed, I went out shooting with my graduated neutral density filter (if anyone is unfamiliar with that, it's essentially a dark tinted filter with one half left untinted, so that the sky and ground in a landscape shot canbe evenly exposed) and it works very well. No need for exposure blending/HDR shots.
Edited by GoneTomorrow - 5/19/08 at 12:11pm
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Ok... so I just bought my Nikon D40 with the kit glass, wondering what accessories I should buy first. I looked at IR filters, they seem to be relatively cheap, and give off pretty cool pics.

Did anybody try IR yet? How do people get IR + color pictures? Overlay on photoshop?
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i have looked at IR photography, and when i get a new body im going to covert my d70s.
http://lifepixel.com/
they do conversions, or you can buy the filter and do it yourself.
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Dont bother with IR yet.

Just learn the basics then expirament, imo.
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Ok... so I just bought my Nikon D40 with the kit glass, wondering what accessories I should buy first. I looked at IR filters, they seem to be relatively cheap, and give off pretty cool pics.

Did anybody try IR yet? How do people get IR + color pictures? Overlay on photoshop?
Essential accessories for a DSLR kit:
extra battery - or even a battery grip if you have the money
extra memory card (or a large capacity single card)
case (Lowepro and Promaster make good cases)
microfiber lens cloth
something to clean the sensor with (Giotto rocketbulb, etc. there are many methods)
remote shutter release
tripod and/or monopod
filters (UV/MCP, polarizer, ND filter)

Lenses - a decent zoom and a prime are good to start with.
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Get a remote if you plan on shooting long exposures from a tripod. Get a good case or backpack as well. I don't think a battery/battery grip is that important unless you shoot LOTS of pictures, especially with flash. I've never ran the battery down on my 350D because I typically don't shoot more than 100 shots on a single outing.

Get a protective filter for the lens when you can as well.
    
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I need to upload a huge panorama shot, what site will allow me to do that?
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any i think, just resize it.
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I need to upload a huge panorama shot, what site will allow me to do that?

What's the total file size? I think Deviant art will allow fairly large images. Alternatively, you could just host the image on a free webpage site, like Yahoo, Google Pages, etc.

Otherwise, to host full sized images, you need pro account with Flickr or similar site.
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What's the total file size? I think Deviant art will allow fairly large images. Alternatively, you could just host the image on a free webpage site, like Yahoo, Google Pages, etc.

Otherwise, to host full sized images, you need pro account with Flickr or similar site.
9.12mb's

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