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Old Mar 23, 2010, 2:11 PM   #1
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Old Mar 23, 2010, 2:26 PM   #2
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Very nice, DD! :-))

This is a beautiful series of spring-flowers shot with the 550D. Quite interesting!

Lush colors and I was surprised by the nice Bokeh in # 2. I wouldn't have thought one could do that with the kit-lens! I.o.w. I thought one needed a longer focal length than 55mm to get that Bokeh.

Well done, DD.

If you have the time, could you post just a cut from one of the pictures in 100% crop, so we could study the (absence of) noise? They are all shot at ISO 400.
Are these JPEG's or converted RAW's?

Thank you for sharing this with us.
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Old Mar 23, 2010, 3:37 PM   #3
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Yes, these are really neat photos. Outstanding colours, sharpness can't be beat. Many thanks!
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100% crops - 5184x3456

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In the first shot, even before viewing pixel depth, you can see some hint of blur. Maybe the flowers were moving around or the camera. Its not so apparent on the others. What were your shutter speed on these? The 550d can produce sharper pixel depth results. Not saying the reduced size images do not look good... they look very good.

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yea, i would think that a little wind or camera shake could keep the first from being perfectly sharp at 1/20 at 55mm, especially at 100% crop.
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Thank you for your time and effort, DD - most interesting crops!
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They look really good... 550 would be a great choice for my dad, he want's to retire his 350
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Thank you for your time and effort, DD - most interesting crops!
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They are a little bit unsharp - lying on cold earth, macro with longest zoom, there stabilizer would not be a solution.

BETTER, 1000x better!, would be a tilting display like Canon SX1 or Lumix G1/GH1.
It's really a shame to spend no moveable display! Perhaps Canon 600D :-)
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They are a little bit unsharp - lying on cold earth, macro with longest zoom, there stabilizer would not be a solution.

BETTER, 1000x better!, would be a tilting display like Canon SX1 or Lumix G1/GH1.
It's really a shame to spend no moveable display! Perhaps Canon 600D :-)
Holy cow, a tiltable display would be SENSATIONAL... maybe in the future, you never know
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