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Old Oct 10, 2010, 11:56 AM   #11
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Funny Varap, I was riding the belt-line trail from the cemetery yesterday. Didn't look so colourful. Maybe I was puffing too much. There are lots of fantastic monuments in the Mt. Pleasant cemetery. It's very picture-esque if you can get there for the right light.

Yeah Frank, I live near yonge & st.clair so very often I jog along the belt-line. yesterday it was very bright and sunny.. ideal for taking pictures. I walked through belt line till Merton & Bayview to try my new Canon SX30IS.

Planning to go to Harbor Front today to take some more pics.

I will remember your suggestion and use the flickr slideshow feature next time.

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Old Oct 10, 2010, 12:51 PM   #12
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For information,
The flickr photos were straight from camara. I haven't done any PP.
I have taken some pictures using the built-in scene modes like Foliage, miniature etc. I haven't used the tripod or flash for taking any of those pics.

So far, I am very much satisfied with the results, though I have yet see its low light peformance and video quality.

on the plus side, my impression about this camera is:

- It is very easy
- Very good IQ
- good IS
- Powerful zoom
- Its not very quick but not bad either.
- Usable viewfinder.
- Just above average LCD but good news is its rotatable.
- Lot many in-built picture modes.

On the negetive side, purple fringing is one problem (though not very noticeable) I have seen so far.

I will keep posting my results here for your expert advice. I still have another week to decide.
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Old Oct 10, 2010, 2:29 PM   #13
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Yeah Frank, I live near yonge & st.clair so very often I jog along the belt-line. yesterday it was very bright and sunny.. ideal for taking pictures. I walked through belt line till Merton & Bayview to try my new Canon SX30IS.

Planning to go to Harbor Front today to take some more pics.

I will remember your suggestion and use the flickr slideshow feature next time.

Thank you !
When I bike down there, I always take a break in front of timmies at harbourfront. If you have time there's the little known ireland park with 5 statues which virtually link toronto/canada to a city in ireland (i believe it's belfast but i'm not sure). It's just East of the Porter land-side terminal. Look for a small sign on the chain-link. I was there last week but in the afternoon the lighting was wrong.
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Are you using any particular color settings? So far mine seem a bit flat compared to the FZ40.
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Old Oct 10, 2010, 9:36 PM   #15
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When I bike down there, I always take a break in front of timmies at harbourfront. If you have time there's the little known ireland park with 5 statues which virtually link toronto/canada to a city in ireland (i believe it's belfast but i'm not sure). It's just East of the Porter land-side terminal. Look for a small sign on the chain-link. I was there last week but in the afternoon the lighting was wrong.
Hmm, I've just seen your post. I am excited to see that place, let me see if I can go next week.

I have taken some snaps today and some of them were taken at dusk. And some of them were taken at full zoom. Surprisingly they all came out very well. Most of them were clean and clear.

Another interesting aspect is, I didn't try too much to get the pictures well. Again no tripod, no PP.

I tried to upload them to Flickr, but due to the upload limitation, I was just able to upload only few of them.

So I've uploaded all of them to Picasa also.

Here are the links.

http://picasaweb.google.com/vara32/2...eat=directlink

http://www.flickr.com/photos/5023288...ith/5070323726

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Are you using any particular color settings? So far mine seem a bit flat compared to the FZ40.
All the photos were taken either in SCENE or AUTO modes. Didn't try any manual options so far.
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I love the colors and the sharpness! You and the SX-30 have done a fine job. Thanks for posting these photos.

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I don't see the use for the tilt shift...if that is the outcome...it makes my head hurt too.
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Without researching it too much, I'll classify it under "gimmicks that are fun to demonstrate". Like sweep in-camera panoramic. Sounds great. How many times is someone going to take a pano? How will they show it? Another camera has that out-of-focus feature. I guess these are sometimes used as buy-nobuy reasons but....I don't know.
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varap-

I love the colors and the sharpness! You and the SX-30 have done a fine job. Thanks for posting these photos.

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I don't see the use for the tilt shift...if that is the outcome...it makes my head hurt too.
As Frank mentioned, it is a cosmetic feature available in some Canon cameras.

Please visit the following link to know how it works.

http://reviews.cnet.com/2300-6501_7-...tag=mncol;page
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