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So I'm going to Iceland in June 2013 as part of a school trip. Really excited about it! I've been doing photography for ~2 years and I intend to take shitton of pictures, mostly landscapes.
My photo gear consists of a Nikon D3100, 18-55 VR, 55-200 VR and a 50mm 1,4G. I will also bring my Manfrotto 190more tripod.
Lately I've been a bit disappointed in the 18-55's performance, especially sharpness. I would love to maybe print a few pictures when I get back home and I don't know if I'll ever go back there so it would be a shame if I was dissatisfied in them.
I have a few ideas of lenses to rent that I will elaborate about in other posts because I'm trying to keep this short. Has anyone here ever been to Iceland (or made a similar trip) ? What lens(es) did you end up using most or wishing you had ? Did you bring too much and it became a pain to haul around ? Etc.
Thanks a lot in advance for your input.
Windows 98 era digital camera drivers?
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Hi. I apologize if this is the wrong place to ask this question (couldn't decide whether it should be here or /g/)
I have come into possession of a couple of older digital cameras. One is a Pentax EI-100. The other is a Concord Eye-Q Easy.
Both have USB cables, but Vista refuses to talk to either of them. Downloading and installing the Windows 98 driver software (just finding it was an adventure in itself) has had no effect.
Are there drivers for these for Vista? The first is out of production, the second's importer apparently went bankrupt a decade or more ago and their Web page is long gone. These were gifts from a relative, now deceased. I would really like to be able to use them. I put fresh batteries in them. They appear to power up and take pictures as designed, and there is no visible damage to either one's cable, but my PC can't communicate with either of them. And I really don't want to have to have a Windows 98 box just to use old cameras.
If anyone can point me in the right direction I'd be most appreciative. Thanks.
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Good evening, /p/
I bought a second-hand Canon Rebel DSLR and, after a few outdoor shots, noticed spider-web lines you see in the left side of this picture. They only show up under certain lighting conditions, so I didn't see them when testing the camera out.
The lens is fine, but I found the lines on the sensor itself. I tried cleaning the sensor myself (first dry, then with a commercial solution) with no result (the pic is after the cleaning).
Anybody have any idea what this could be and if I have any options, or could the camera be as good as bricked?
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Camera-Specific Properties:Equipment MakeCanonCamera ModelCanon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSLens Size75.00 - 300.00 mmFirmware VersionFirmware Version 1.0.7Serial Number0520200428Lens NameEF75-300mm f/4-5.6Image-Specific Properties:Image OrientationTop, Left-HandHorizontal Resolution72 dpiVertical Resolution72 dpiImage Created2012:11:28 11:23:50Exposure Time1/1000 secF-Numberf/14.0Exposure ProgramNormal ProgramISO Speed Rating100Lens Aperturef/14.0Exposure Bias-2 EVFlashNo Flash, CompulsoryFocal Length75.00 mmColor Space InformationsRGBImage Width667Image Height1001RenderingNormalExposure ModeAutoScene Capture TypeStandardExposure ModeProgramFocus TypeAutoMetering ModePartialSharpnessUnknownSaturationNormalContrastNormalShooting ModeManualImage SizeLargeFocus ModeManualDrive ModeSingleFlash ModeOffCompression SettingFineMacro ModeNormalWhite BalanceAutoExposure Compensation1Sensor ISO Speed160Color Matrix129