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Old Feb 25, 2007, 10:19 AM   #1
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Beginning to get the hang of the Fuji s6000fd. Many thanks for the helpful suggestions from forum members. First shot was not at full dark, during the girls' match. Full zoom (67mm).....f4.9....1/405 sec...ISO 1600...EV -1.7
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Old Feb 25, 2007, 10:21 AM   #2
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Shot #2.....60mm....f4.8.....1/120....ISO-1600....EV -1.0
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Old Feb 25, 2007, 10:23 AM   #3
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Shot #3....55mm.....f4.6....1/150....ISO 1600....EV -1.0...(All shots taken in Program mode.)
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Old Feb 25, 2007, 10:27 AM   #4
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Trojansoc,

The good news is you captured good action so you did your part.

The bad news is, there is WAY, WAY too much destruction of the image detaildue to noise - even just at this image size.

So, I think you'll get some good images when shooting in good light but the camera just isn't up to the task of keeping enough image detail.

The only way for you to improve on that as the photographer is to drop the ISO down and accept a slower shutter speed.
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Old Feb 25, 2007, 10:49 AM   #5
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John,

It's a trade-off for sure; lower ISO and accept lower shutter speed, more motion blur... higher ISO, higher shutter speed, and more noise. Using noise reduction software just amplifies loss of image detail.

Overall, I'm very pleased with the performance of the s6000 in low light. There was never any question of it being able to perform at the levels of a DSLR. The contrainsts under which we work make a DSLR impractic, and the s6000 represents a significant improvement in overall quality from the C-750 with which we were previously working.

One positive, however, is I'm definitely learning to sharpen my post-processing skills, lol. The images are just close enough to right to make me put time into them, tweaking for just a little more improvement.
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Old Feb 25, 2007, 11:46 AM   #6
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Hey mate, there's not a lot wrong with your technique, in this case I reckon it's your tools. Now there's a first.
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Well you certianly were pushing the limits!
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