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Old Jan 23, 2010, 7:57 PM   #1
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Taken with my new Sony A550 camera in Sao Paulo.
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Old Jan 23, 2010, 8:12 PM   #2
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I like the series, the different shape of the water keeps it interesting. Nicely done

did you use a macro lens?
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Old Jan 23, 2010, 8:20 PM   #3
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I like the series, the different shape of the water keeps it interesting. Nicely done

did you use a macro lens?
Thank you for the comment.
No i did not use a micro lens, I used the kit lens, but it looks like a micro.

the first picture at : 30mm
the second picture at: 55mm
the third picture at: 55mm
the forth picture at:28mm.
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These are indeed very interesting and may I say, different (out of the box-thinking) pictures. I like your approach to what you do. They are all interesting, but I specially like #1 for the lighting and #3 for the DOF / Bokeh!

You shot #4 at Focal Length = 28mm with your kit-lens - that's equivalent to 42mm in 35mm-terms - and such shallow DOF? These Sony-lenses must be something!

I am also slightly interested in the a500 / a550 for my "next camera" - and my choice (for the moment) is between a550 and D90 - just like you. I am interested in what kind of Autobracket-settings there are on the Alpha550 - this is vital for my choice, because i do almost exclusively HDR-shots where need good AB.

I scrutinized your pictures shot at 400 ISO - they seem to be free of noise!

Keep up the good work, and keep on posting, Bruno!



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is it just me or does anyone else see a jamaican woman with a headscarf in a white skirt with one hand behind her head and one on her hip in pic 3

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is it just me or does anyone else see a jamaican woman with a headscarf in a white skirt with one hand behind her head and one on her hip in pic 3


now you mention it i can see it too
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These are indeed very interesting and may I say, different (out of the box-thinking) pictures. I like your approach to what you do. They are all interesting, but I specially like #1 for the lighting and #3 for the DOF / Bokeh!

You shot #4 at Focal Length = 28mm with your kit-lens - that's equivalent to 42mm in 35mm-terms - and such shallow DOF? These Sony-lenses must be something!

I am also slightly interested in the a500 / a550 for my "next camera" - and my choice (for the moment) is between a550 and D90 - just like you. I am interested in what kind of Autobracket-settings there are on the Alpha550 - this is vital for my choice, because i do almost exclusively HDR-shots where need good AB.

I scrutinized your pictures shot at 400 ISO - they seem to be free of noise!

Keep up the good work, and keep on posting, Bruno!



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Hello Walter_S, thanks for commenting.

The 4th picture was taken with an aperture of 5.6, and shutter speed of 1/4000 and you were right, it is ISO 400. The ISO on this camera is quite good. You can use up to 800 without having too much apparent noise. If you start going to iso 3200 and over, it starts to get a bit noisy. On ISO 12600 its kind of useless it is very noisy. People think they put ISO 12600 on this camera only for marketing purposes. But its ok, because most of my pictures are taken on iso 200 or 400. I try not to go over so that my pictures are noiseless.

For the auto-bracket settings I just checked my camera: 3 frames at 0.3 or 0.7 EV steps, but remember that the camera also has a HDR settings built into it which is Auto HDR (Auto, Adjustable between 1.0 - 3.0 EV in 0.5 EV steps).
What i did before buying my camera was to read many reviews and thoughts from other people. I had also made a forum on Sony Alpha a550 vs Nikon D90, check it out and see what poeple thought about it ( Nikon D90 or Sony A550?? ).
Hope this helps you.
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Thanks for commenting kazuya.
Nice creative mind!!! Now that you pointed it out, i can see the woman.
Great observation!!!
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I like the last pick. It's more than a simple close up.
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I like the last pick. It's more than a simple close up.
Thanks Ordo for the complement!
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