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Gordon @ Convergent AV

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OK, Been doing some research in to D50 while I'm losing all these auctions on EOS 10D's.....

Thought maybe a D50 body with a couple of decent lenses might be good......but it seems that Post processing software for RAW files from D50's are a bit thin on the ground. Is this as serious a problem as it appears? I'm interested in getting the very very best out of the hardware and don't want to find that in 6 months time I'm kicking myself for not considering the "whole chain" of image creation.

Help......again.....

G
 

SSB

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Gordon @ Convergent AV said:
OK, Been doing some research in to D50 while I'm losing all these auctions on EOS 10D's.....

Thought maybe a D50 body with a couple of decent lenses might be good......but it seems that Post processing software for RAW files from D50's are a bit thin on the ground. Is this as serious a problem as it appears? I'm interested in getting the very very best out of the hardware and don't want to find that in 6 months time I'm kicking myself for not considering the "whole chain" of image creation.

Help......again.....

G
Raw Shooter Essentials handles D50 files and is free ... you don't need to look any futher IMO
 

HCking

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There are 3 main programs which handle RAW from D50

Adobe - Photoshop CS2

Phase One - C1pro

Pixmantec - Rawshooter essentials 2006

rawshooter is also free,

I cannot comment on its work flow and results too much as i use C1pro to do the conversion and / or colour enhansments from Raw to 16 bit Tiff then use Photoshop CS2 to apply any filters etc and sharpening if required before use.
 

SSB

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Don't forget that Capture One LE is also available which handles D50 files, I got mine from ebay for £20 from a seller called RapidGroup who seem to have it listed regularly.
 

Gordon @ Convergent AV

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Steve, SSB, You've lost me...is SSB involved in the programme development or is this an in joke?


As regards the camera....well I think I've decided that a D350 is probably what I really fancy....but perhaps with one really good lens......but then I think about a D50 with two decent lenses........

Guess I just have to bite the bullet at some point!

G
 

SSB

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I think SteveGreen was just laughing because my whole response was a URL to the Raw Shooter Essentials page at Pixmantec. I don't have any affiliation to the program ... in fact I use Capture One LE.
 

MarkE19

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You really need to get to a shop and hold both the D50 & 350D to see which of them feels the best to you, preferably with a few different lenses on each body.
I went for the 350D because I wanted a small, lighter camera than many of the previous DSLR's. I did like the D70 (D50 hadn't been released at that time) as it was definately more solid, but was IMO too big for me to be likely to carry around as often as the smaller 350D. I also found that the 350D was easy to handle and not too small and lightweight to use comfortably, unlike many others on this forum who stated that for them it was too small to hold steady.

Mark.
 

Gordon @ Convergent AV

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I've played around with D70's and found them quite big. Im moving from the clunkiest of the clunky though, the medium format Kiev88 with 3 prime lenses, which I only ever use on a tri-pod....so anything is going to be better...I take everyones point. Problem is that I don't like abusing a shop by trying all their demo stock then buying elsewhere.

I'm going to head over to London Camera Exchange I think and see what they have. They've been nce to me so far with the medium format stuff so if I have to pay above internet then it may as well be them.

Thanks for continued advice

Gordon
 

Gordon @ Convergent AV

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Well, it's done....went in to town, had a look and a play. Neither body was actually perfect for me. Both had issues so I had to compromise....jeez...compromise when you're spending £500+ on a camera!

I'm not saying which one came home with me yet though....I'll post some pics once I've got it all working and then tell you.

Thanks for everyones help with this.....rather excited!

Gordon
 

MarkE19

Moderator
No, Gordon's got taste so it must be a 350D :devil:

Time to put on my flame proof jacket I think :D

Mark.
 

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