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whats a good way of protecting equipment from such temp changes?? its gotten really cold here thse few days.
 
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Originally Posted by theCanadian;
I'm no expert, but subjecting your camera to extreme temperature changes without taking precaution first doesn't seem like a good idea. Try letting it cool (and warm) in a ziplock bag next time?

@Danylu:

I won't buy a touch type device for as long as I can help it. Or until the technology improves radically. It's simply an inferior system.
Life is about compromises, true?

I type slower than on a physical keyboard of course, but I have no problems taking notes on this in a lecture environment, in fact, I'm way ahead of everyone else with pen and paper. To me, it's worth it for the small profile and extremely long battery life, although the MacBook Air, a few iterations down the track, would be excellent in this regard as well.

Care to share what kind of improvements could be made? I can't say it's perfect, but I can't really think of anything off the top of my head.
    
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Exactly! The current technology can only be pushed so far. As I said, touch type devices are simply inferior to mechanical type devices. Not only are they slower and less accurate, but they provide no tactile response. This is something that cannot be overcome. Not without some sort of genius idea to break that barrier.

Anyway, we've drifted off topic.

Going back to the previous conversation; some camera models and serial numbers are susceptible to locking up in freezing temperatures. The ziplock back locks in air which will help slow the cooling and hopefully reduce the 'shock' to the camera.

When warming up, the ziplock bag only is to keep out moisture, so taking out all the air from the bag has no impact. In the summer months, a ziplock bag is only needed when going from the cold indoors to the hot outside.
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Any ideas on how to get this picture even sharper? I mostly just want the top icons nice and sharp. Both camera and phone were handheld, and shot at f/1.8

100% Crop

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Any ideas on how to get this picture even sharper? I mostly just want the top icons nice and sharp. Both camera and phone were handheld, and shot at f/1.8
Step the aperture down.
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Exactly! The current technology can only be pushed so far. As I said, touch type devices are simply inferior to mechanical type devices. Not only are they slower and less accurate, but they provide no tactile response. This is something that cannot be overcome. Not without some sort of genius idea to break that barrier.
Swype-typing(or trace typing) kicks those tiny mechanical keyboards where it hurts.

I can type faster with one finger than most people can with two thumbs on a mini mechanical keyboard.

Nothing beats a regular desktop keyboard though.

...on topic...)
I want to get the D7000 but I haz no monehs.
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I have recently had time to get back into photography and would like some opinions so I can improve as I am not happy with most of my tries. I have a Flickr account. Not all of those pics are 'proper ones' and some of them are taken on a camera phone but hopefully you can tell in which ones I tried I have never had any lessons or read much about photography but I know the basics. I have a Canon SX110 IS which I think is a great starter camera but I'm starting to be unhappy with some of it's qualities, although macro is awesome. I recently tried out the CHDK update as well, which is incredible to say the least ^^
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PhotoGavin on youtube has some good ideas. You can know all the technicalities of photography and still be bad. In my case, with my film SLR, I know almost all of it's qualities but I usually forget just one thing that keeps me from getting the shot.

More oft than not, I forget to cover the viewfinder to prevent light leaking in while I use my tripod. Destroys my shutter speed. Or I Adjust EV in the wrong direction because I'm over thinking it. lawl.
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For all the Canadians who want info on the D7000 body's availability... Futureshop has a bit over 50 bodies inbound to the eastern distribution center, a couple more for web orders. I don't have an ETA but they've been on order for something like a week, so my guess is another week or two and it's available, at least on the web.

Webcode is 10156328. As soon as it pops up online you know that it's a matter of days.

My funds have been ready for a while now, pulling the trigger on the D7000 as soon as it's available. FINALLY, a return to digital!
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For all the Canadians who want info on the D7000 body's availability... Futureshop has a bit over 50 bodies inbound to the eastern distribution center, a couple more for web orders. I don't have an ETA but they've been on order for something like a week, so my guess is another week or two and it's available, at least on the web.

Webcode is 10156328. As soon as it pops up online you know that it's a matter of days.

My funds have been ready for a while now, pulling the trigger on the D7000 as soon as it's available. FINALLY, a return to digital!
We have them in the store, and in the warehouse at BestBuy.
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