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Due to popular demand, I've put some high-res pictures of the Senn HD580 at: http://www.contrib.andrew.cmu.edu/~csp/Pictures/hd580 The cable is intermittent, not the connections in the earcup. I can confirm this as the left connector is fine; I can plug this into the right earcup and the sound works correctly. The headphones sound as they should, when the cable is working.
Looking to sell my Sennheiser HD580s. This one is an old pair, probably 5 years old or so, and the cable is intermittent on the right side (perfect for those who want an upgraded cable). The pads show some wear, and I don't have the 1/4" adapter; I do have the box though. Not entirely sure what the value of this pair is, but I'll entertain offers! Photos Status: Looking at Offers
I'm 5' 8" and I was around 140-150 for several years, having the issue where I can't lose the 'last 10 lbs' that were blocking my abs/'love handles'. Then I did some swimming last summer (~3 hours/week) and now I'm 130-140 now, and my abs are starting to show. That worked for me!
Quote: Originally Posted by Puppysmith The Nikon D50 and Canon EOS have brilliant CCDs that allow shooting at 800 without noise becoming a problem. Funny that the D50 sensor is made by Sony, and Canon doesn't use CCDs (not since the 1D). The D50 is a 6MP camera, so it's going to have low noise anyway. As a direct comparison, the A100 extends 20% more than the Canon Rebel XTi in resolution (both being 10MP - see dpreview tests). Personally, I...
Regarding your images, I'm gonna say that the first flower image is the Alpha, second is the 717. I say this because typically P&S tend to oversaturate colors, where DSLRs keep a more neutral tone. You can boost the colors on the A100 using the 'Vivid' mode. I believe the second screw-driver one is the Alpha; it has less DOF than the 717 version. P&S typically give more DOF than SLRs, so you need to worry about aperture control on SLRs to get good DOF. As for exposure, if...
My point & shoot is a Nikon Coolpix 885, which I never was satisfied with when I first got it (something like 5 years ago). Painfully slow and very weak low-light quality. My mom got a Canon Axxx-something, which was a step above the Nikon. Still slow, but better quality; both of these p&s have some level of manual controls, which makes them nicer (some lower end/compact Canons don't have any manual controls). Used a Canon Pro 1 (bridge p&s) at work, which I've played with...
Indeed in-body stabilization only compensates for your hand motion, it will never freeze motion like how a faster shutter speed/flash will do. I do use the stabilization on a tripod often, due to things like wind vibrating the camera. Regarding stabilization causing blur when on a tripod, I'm not sure if I believe this. Just took two shots with my camera on a table, stabilization on and off, and they look the same. Artifact motions of the stabilization system depends on...
I have a Sony A100 myself. Keep in mind that you have access to all the old Minolta autofocus lenses, many of which are excellent quality (and all give you in-body stabilization). Popular lenses are the 50mm/f1.7 (~$80 on ebay) and the 70-210/f4 (~$150 ebay); many people start off with these two excellent lenses (as I did). Keep the kit lens around, 18-70 is a good general purpose range, and it's hard to get wide angle for cheap. I would not go for hyperzooms (i.e. 18-250...
I'm in the Sony/Minolta camp, and I rather like the Nikon 18-200 VR AF-S DX lens, which is better than any other 18-200 out there; great for general purpose/travel occasions (though I believe Sony is coming out with high-end 18-250 competitor soon). Of course Nikon can't seem to make enough of this lens to satisfy demand. I also like the Canon 70-200/f4 L, which is AF quick and has great quality, though I have a Minolta 70-210/f4 that is 4x cheaper, smaller/lighter and...
Well, I ended up spending my 1st of January traveling (other than the brief party on the eve). I was in airports and airplanes from 9 AM till 6 AM the next day (had to camp at my final airport since I missed the last bus home, thank you delayed flights)... now that's what I call a bad new years.
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