View Full Version : New Pro90 Owner
1st of December 2001 (Sat), 16:26
I received my brand new Pro90 yesterday. Quite an improvement over my old A50. Am in the process of learning a new piece of equipment and general photography at the same time.
Can anybody recommend a good book that merges these two?
It's NOT that simple for an old guy ;)
17th of December 2001 (Mon), 00:38
I'm a fellow "old guy" that bought a PRO90IS about a month ago. I can't compare it to your A50, but if you have any questions specific to the PRO90 I'll try to help.
17th of December 2001 (Mon), 09:10
I'm "feeling my way around" with the Pro90 and exploring the edges of the envelope. Have been shooting indoors with available light and find that there ARE limits, even with a tripod. I have seen the "camera shake" icon on lots of occasions. The RAW mode works great salvaging some of those reddish pictures. The automatic focus has its problems in low light, but overall, the camera is performing just fine.
Thanks for the offer of shared experiences. That's what these forums are all about.
30th of January 2002 (Wed), 10:32
I too just received my Pro 90 IS yesterday. Beautiful.
The out of the box experience was wonderful.
Everything was right there as stated. Read the manual while my battery was charging in the camera.
It took 2 hrs to charge my battery to 90% complete.
Took a few pictures to test it out. They came out great.
This is the first time i actually physically touched the Pro 90 IS. Hence i was very much worried if i would like the zoom ring twist, the grip while shooting etc.
But, i have to say, Good Job Canon. I loved it. The zoom ring is sophisticated and very very smooth. The Grip was good too.
And, yes thanks to all of you in this forum for providing very goog information which helped me make my decision to finally buy it!.
And thanks to www.dcviews.com for providing very informative reviews on cameras. (Very Good Site).
BTW, I am excitingly awaiting my Battery charger and extra battery. More about it once i receive it and use it.
3rd of February 2002 (Sun), 18:13
As with any advanced camera, you would be best off taking the camera off of P or Auto and experiment using the various "other" settings. I would suggest that you first try "aperture priority" with the IS turned off. This will give you a feel for what you can do with the camera. Once your are comfortable with this setting, use the shutter priority at shutter speed settings that give you reasonably clear photos and again experiment. Then use the various program modes such as "portrait" "action", etc. You will quickly find out your own limitations with the camera and be able to work within the parameters of the optional settings. Only when you have a good understanding of aperture/shutter speed relationships would I recommend you go to full manual control. It's time consuming and and requires you to be "hyper critical" of yourself but I can assure you that you will reap the benefits. I taught photography for more than 15 years and found that people that wanted to learn the basics of exposure control were able to extract the most out of their programable cameras.
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