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WannaBe_80z
08-30-2005, 06:16 PM
So my video teacher was showing off his new toys. 3 Sony HDV video cams and controls, a new switch, and also got a Rebel XT hanging around. Said I could take it out to "evaluate" it whenever I want.


So what shall I do to test this new toy out?

I am thinking something to test out the shutter motor. is it 3 or 5 frames a second for the rebel XT?

EVPohovich
08-30-2005, 06:34 PM
Get yourself out to your local racetrack and put that thing through the ringer.

That's the 350 right? Continuous Drive - 2.8 fps, up to 14 JPEG or 4 RAW frames

WannaBe_80z
08-30-2005, 06:36 PM
hmhm Race track.

I will try and get some fast shutter speed pics. Rainy out here in Vermont getting the tail end of the hurricane.

Might not borrow it till next week though. Will post when I get my hands on it.

ctranter
08-31-2005, 07:47 AM
What lens do you have on it? Just go out an use it as much as possible. Test the flash, shoot burst, feel the weight size, balance. Shoot portrait and landscape. Just get a feel for it.

WannaBe_80z
08-31-2005, 09:09 AM
Full moon on September 17th. Might have to take it out for some nights shots.



ps: I think it is stock lense.

gkbdave
08-31-2005, 11:10 AM
WannaBe,
I have a friend who owns the rebel xt.. He uses it for freefall photography.. takes awesome shots.. I like it better than the first rebel that I own.. Kinda wish I could trade up. If I see him I will post a shot from his camera. He uses the sports mode mostly.. In a 45 sec freefall he is getting 30-38 shots off.. which is great for us..

WannaBe_80z
08-31-2005, 11:13 AM
freefall photography?

Do you guys basejump or something?

gkbdave
08-31-2005, 11:21 AM
We skydive for a living.. lol.. visit my website..
Website (http://www.armygoldenknights.com)

WannaBe_80z
08-31-2005, 12:03 PM
What is wrong with your site? it is really small?

gkbdave
08-31-2005, 12:19 PM
It looks fine on 2 different computers here..What you mean by small?

WannaBe_80z
08-31-2005, 12:38 PM
http://photos21.flickr.com/38922812_2a2d75308a.jpg

Large Version (http://photos21.flickr.com/38922812_2a2d75308a_o.jpg)

gkbdave
08-31-2005, 01:08 PM
WannaBe,
I can't go to flickr.com now from work, it gets blocked.. I use it for my pics as well.. But here is a attachment of a pic that was taken with the rebel xt.. not one of his better shots but only had this with him..

gkbdave
08-31-2005, 01:10 PM
Sorry didnt attach..here you go..

ctranter
08-31-2005, 01:56 PM
Your site appears minatureised in firefox. It works fine in i.e.

gkbdave
08-31-2005, 02:52 PM
thanks.. never tested in firefox.. great now need to figure that out for firefox.. thanks for the heads up..

WannaBe_80z
08-31-2005, 03:21 PM
That is an awesome picture.

I have always wanted to go sky diving. But to do a tandum here through vermont skydiving acedemy I think it is $200, and I don't have that kind of cash laying around at this time for that.

WannaBe_80z
09-01-2005, 02:59 PM
Got it.

Got a nice shot of a grass hopper. Will post after.

WannaBe_80z
09-01-2005, 03:11 PM
http://static.flickr.com/29/39296237_c19c476c09.jpg
Large Version (http://static.flickr.com/29/39296237_c19c476c09_b.jpg)
First picture I took as soon as I walked out of the building. And as I didn't have time to play with all the new shinny buttons and dials I just used auto.

NJP3
09-02-2005, 11:32 AM
I got the Rebel XT (350D) as a graduation present from the fam, and im lovin' it.
no complaints with that stock 18-55mm lens, but id love to get my hands on a macro and/or big zoomer... and/or fishey... and or.. nvm i just want some lenses lol

WannaBe_80z
09-02-2005, 02:32 PM
I am definitely a Macro whore so when I get ym camera that will be one of the first things for it. A nice telephoto lense is on the list as well.