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Anonymous
March 25, 2005 9:12:04 PM

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Colin wrote:
>
> 4 pictures taken last night, starting here:
>
> http://www.colinmarr.com/gallery/Outdoors/Img2005_03_24...
>
> need to get a zoom! :-)

No you don't!

Very nice photos!

I've shot over 15,000 frames of film, most with a 35-105, for portrait
kinda' stuff, and have had a few killer zooms for outdoor stuff. But
when I got my N990 with the measly 3x zoom, I initially felt constrained
by the lack of a long zoom range.

It caused me to look at my technique in a different light, (so to
speak), and I started thinking more about the 'big picture' rather that
zooming in on some particular piece of interest. I think it has made me
a better photographer.

Bill
Anonymous
March 26, 2005 6:58:55 AM

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Bill Turlock wrote:
> Colin wrote:
>
>>4 pictures taken last night, starting here:
>>
>>http://www.colinmarr.com/gallery/Outdoors/Img2005_03_24...
>>
>>need to get a zoom! :-)
>
>
> No you don't!
>
> Very nice photos!
>
> I've shot over 15,000 frames of film, most with a 35-105, for portrait
> kinda' stuff, and have had a few killer zooms for outdoor stuff. But
> when I got my N990 with the measly 3x zoom, I initially felt constrained
> by the lack of a long zoom range.
>
> It caused me to look at my technique in a different light, (so to
> speak), and I started thinking more about the 'big picture' rather that
> zooming in on some particular piece of interest. I think it has made me
> a better photographer.
>
> Bill

Limitations do give rise to changes in procedures. Having never owned a
'long zoom' camera, I use zoom as a way to frame shots, rather than a
way to get 'closer'. Most of my pictures are shot in situations where
it is possible to move closer to the subject, but in those cases where
this isn't possible, a good zoom can sure help make the shot.


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Ron Hunter rphunter@charter.net
Anonymous
March 26, 2005 4:42:08 PM

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In article <Ana1e.14027$9m4.4757@fe07.lga>,
Ron Hunter <rphunter@charter.net> wrote:

> Limitations do give rise to changes in procedures. Having never owned a
> 'long zoom' camera, I use zoom as a way to frame shots, rather than a
> way to get 'closer'. Most of my pictures are shot in situations where
> it is possible to move closer to the subject, but in those cases where
> this isn't possible, a good zoom can sure help make the shot.

IMO, a long zoom (at least 300mm or 10x) is indispensable for nature
photography and portraits.

m-m
!