From: Doug McDonald on
On 5/4/2010 6:15 AM, Drazic wrote:

>
> Just out of interest, what do you want the camera's to do that they
> can't at the moment?
>
> It's not a dig, just interested.

I'll tell what I want:

1) better autofocus. This means a smaller spots, all of which are
full X style and work at f/2.8. It also means they actually work
and actually focus on what they are aimed at.

2) a histogram superimposed on a Live View so one can
adjust exposure while aiming the camera. This should be
the histogram for RAW mode files, not after JPEGization.

Other than that, my current camera, an old 30D, works fine.

Doug McDonald
From: Ray Fischer on
Doug McDonald <mcdonald(a)scs.uiuc.edu.remove.invalid> wrote:
> Drazic wrote:

>> Just out of interest, what do you want the camera's to do that they
>> can't at the moment?
>>
>> It's not a dig, just interested.
>
>I'll tell what I want:
>
>1) better autofocus. This means a smaller spots, all of which are
>full X style and work at f/2.8. It also means they actually work
>and actually focus on what they are aimed at.

You've already got that. The problem is that a scene isn't a spot
and when you add multiple focus points then the camera has to decide
which point to use and for how long.

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From: C.P. Robbins on
On Tue, 04 May 2010 07:58:59 -0500, Doug McDonald
<mcdonald(a)scs.uiuc.edu.remove.invalid> wrote:

>On 5/4/2010 6:15 AM, Drazic wrote:
>
>>
>> Just out of interest, what do you want the camera's to do that they
>> can't at the moment?
>>
>> It's not a dig, just interested.
>
>I'll tell what I want:
>
>1) better autofocus. This means a smaller spots, all of which are
>full X style and work at f/2.8. It also means they actually work
>and actually focus on what they are aimed at.

Any of the contrast-detection cameras can do that.

>
>2) a histogram superimposed on a Live View so one can
>adjust exposure while aiming the camera. This should be
>the histogram for RAW mode files, not after JPEGization.

Any of the CHDK capable cameras can do that, in 7 different flavors of
histograms. Because the JPG data is accurately representing the RAW data to
begin with. It is only in cameras that are poorly programmed where the JPG
output will not reflect the raw sensor data. Unfortunately that is the case
in most all DSLR cameras. DSLR owners don't want to admit to being duped
into buying flawed hardware and having to spend extra money and time in
trying to repair what their cameras failed to provide in the first place.

Are you truly this inexperienced and naive?

From: bugbear on
C.P. Robbins wrote:
> On Tue, 04 May 2010 07:58:59 -0500, Doug McDonald
> <mcdonald(a)scs.uiuc.edu.remove.invalid> wrote:
>
>> 2) a histogram superimposed on a Live View so one can
>> adjust exposure while aiming the camera. This should be
>> the histogram for RAW mode files, not after JPEGization.
>
> Any of the CHDK capable cameras can do that, in 7 different flavors of
> histograms.

And I've never found it useful enough to turn it on.

BugBear (a630 + CHDK)
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