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Old Jun 30, 2005, 5:02 AM   #1
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Here are several night shots taken from about the same spot two years apart using different cameras and settings. The second shot is about twice as long an exposure with slightly smaller f-stop. The benefits of the anti-shake in the A200 are obvious, it is much sharper than the UZ720 shot. One could also argue I guess that I was more careful in the second shot but folks I'm trying to justify the extra cost of the A200 and the anti-shake. Both shots used manual white balance set at incandescent.

The first was taken several years ago with an Olympus UZ720: This is the EXIF info

23-Jun-2003 17:27:31

Minolta Model DiMAGE S404
Flash Used No
Focal Length 9.8 mm
Exposure Time 1/11 sec
Aperture f/3.6
ISO Equivalent 200
White Balance incandescent (3)
Metering Mode matrix (5)
Exposure Program manual (1)

An encore taken a a few days back using Minolta A200 with the following EXIF

19-Jun-2005 17:18:49
Konica-Minolta Model DiMAGE A200
Flash Used No
Focal Length 7.7 mm
Exposure Time 1/4 sec
Aperture f/4
ISO Equivalent 50
White Balance incandescent (3)
Metering Mode matrix (5)
JPEG Quality (6)
Exposure Program manual (1)

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Old Jun 30, 2005, 10:43 AM   #2
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Hi Selvin,
I have sat here flipping back and forth between these two photos comparing them. The difference in exposure settings doesn't account for all the differences between the two shots. In the second one, there is obviously some supplementary lighting from a floodlight or streetlight that is not present in the first. The second shot shows the Alamo much better but the first has a more eerie and ghostly feeling to it. I think I like both equally well.


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Old Jun 30, 2005, 11:26 AM   #3
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Both nice night shots selvin, I favor the 2nd a little bit more though, i like the windows and softer glow of the tower.

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Old Jun 30, 2005, 4:35 PM   #4
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Somehow I Like the nightly feeling that the first one gives...the second one is good from arhitechtural perspective..
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