Types of deals we post


adebold
on Mar 27, 2007 @ 06:02 pm

We upgraded the deals section a while ago so that we can pull in way, way more deals than just hunting for them 1 by 1. We'd like to know if you'd like us to include more types of deals (say Ipods, digital camera vs clothing sales). Thx.Alex&Ali
 


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MizzRobin
Good idea! on Mar 27, 2007 @ 07:21 pm

Yes posting a variety of deals is a good idea! I am actually in the market for a new digital camera...I heard Canon is the best...any opinions?
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spotty
Vareity is the spice of life! on Mar 27, 2007 @ 07:59 pm

I say yes to more types of deals. ChickAdvisor attracts all types of girls w/ a variety of passions and interests, so a variety of deals would be a good representation and reflection of your biggest users (and even those that just lurk until the perfect deal comes along!).
MizzRobin, I recommend Nikon. I've used their film cameras for over a decade. In January I finally went digital and got the Nikon D40 Digital SLR. Nikon! Nikon! Nikon! Hey, I should write a review for it!! ;-)
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Ali de Bold
I'm looking for a digital slr too on Mar 27, 2007 @ 09:48 pm

Spotty, thanks for the tip!!
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MizzRobin
thanks! on Mar 29, 2007 @ 11:19 pm

Thanks for the tip spotty. Good to hear a review of Nikon, i don't know many people who have their digital cameras. I like the fact that Canons have very quick shutter speeds. Right now I have a Pentax and help me if I am trying to get a candid pic in a club. The response time of the camera shutter is delayed and half the time the pics end up blurry or too dark. I have tried SO many setting adjustments. Anyway, all my friends with their Canons are happy as can be and their pics always turn out fabulous! With what you wrote though, I will check out Nikons on my trip to Best Buy/Future Shop. Thanks for the input! :o)
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spotty
Slightly biased on Mar 30, 2007 @ 10:33 am

Well, I guess I'm biased and never really compared other brand digital cameras. Since I have a Nikon film SLR it was a no brainer to move onto a Nikon DSLR so that all of my lenses could fit on the digital body.

Last weekend I led a mountain bike ride for little kids (6 yrs olds) and I managed to ride my bike AND take pictures of them, at the same time. Some of those action shots didn't turn out too crisp -- they were moving, I was moving -- that's like a double whammy against the photo coming out.
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artist
I am an Nikon whore! on Mar 31, 2007 @ 03:25 pm

As an art student specialized in photography, I am proud to say that Nikon is the brand of cameras and accessories that I use. Some of the stuff that is not was given to me. I hate to be brand loyal, but it's the only kind I really love. I have used both Nikon and Canon SLRs and I was far more pleased with the camera and results from Nikon.

I will most likely purchase a Nikon D80 and lens for my studies in the near future, it is something that I am saving up for.

Either way, my sister isn't a photographer but a designer, and she is happy with a Nikon point and shoot digital camera. It is basic, you may not necessarily need all the features of an SLR unless you plan on taking artsy fartsy photographs which require the use of all those techniques.

An SLR is a huge investment (it is for me anyways) and if you plan on purchasing one, make sure you really know how to use all the features to get the best out of it.

If you need a digital camera for "smile CHEESE!!" kind of shots then it might be better to stick with a point and shoot digital camera (for those who don't know what I mean, it is the "regular" ones that you see everyone using). They are good because you can get them really small to fit inside of your purse. It won't be heavy, and it will do all the work you want it to do (like for say, taking pictures of friends at a restaurant). Another thing: Far faaaarr less expensive.

When I go out for a photoshoot, I take along my huge camera, tripod and various lenses. It's a mad mess, lol !!
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artist
Canon on Mar 31, 2007 @ 03:27 pm

By the way, Robin Canon still is a good one as well, better than many of the other ones out there.
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artist
Taking photos on Mar 31, 2007 @ 03:36 pm

It is very difficult to take photos of friends clubbing in the dark without a flash. I hate the way flash looks, because it looks so artificial.But it is, either that.. or get a tripod to hold the camera steady. The shutter needs to be open long enough to allow as much light in as possible to take a crisp photo. Most people don't like carrying around a tripod, but I do sometimes because I am hardcore. One way to keep it steady without a tripod is lean against a wall, or sit in a chair. Because in a club everyone is moving around so much, it's really hard to steady the camera. It is a trick that doesn't always work perfectly, but it will give you better results than without.

Whenever I try to take a photo of something moving and I am moving as well (like the mountain bike thing), I try to use the fastest shutter speed possible, without compromising aperture/exposure time. It could be, quick shutter = crisp photo but dark, or slow shutter and sightly blur. Often you can change around the settings even more to make it suit your needs. Make sure you set the ISO to high, like 800+.

lol, did that make any sense?
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