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Old Dec 5, 2010, 8:07 PM   #11
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I'm glad to see you finally purchased the SX-130. Its a good camera. Post processing will alway help your images. Photoshop Elements 9.0 for $45 is a bargain, plus there are lots of PSE tutorials available free on the net. Post processing is just something that you jump in and learn by doing.

If all else I start another PSE class on 01/03.

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Old Jan 16, 2011, 5:37 PM   #12
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I enjoying taking pictures at concerts. But, I cannot figure out how to take a decent picture of the lights and/or the artist with my SX 130. Can anyone help?
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Old Jan 16, 2011, 10:25 PM   #13
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The Canon SX130 begins to top out at ISO 800, and can push to ISO 1000 while still maintaining average image quality. The volume of concert lighting is really the determining factor. The limiting element on the SX130 is it slow lens.

A SD4000 with it much faster F 2.0 lens and ability to go with ease to ISO 1600 is much more capable for concert shooting, but only has 3.8X optical zoom. concert shooting is really best done with a DSLR camera, with a fgat lens, and that is why they are prohibited at concerts.

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Old Jan 23, 2011, 9:34 AM   #14
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I enjoying taking pictures at concerts. But, I cannot figure out how to take a decent picture of the lights and/or the artist with my SX 130. Can anyone help?
As Sarah said, it all depends on the lighting.

Pictures I have taken of on-stage performances (dancing) are all done with iso 400-800 (mostly 800) and shutter speed of 1/60 (for dancing, any slower than this is really blurry). However the stage lighting is quite bright for most of these shots.

When the lighting is worse but I really want a shot, I would use the "low light" option in the "scene" section. This lowers the picture size to 2 megapixels and raises the iso to up to 6000 (as high as I have seen).
The pictures certainly have noise but disporportionately lower amounts of noise - I suspect due to the low megapixel size. Without zooming in for a closer look at the image, they usually come out surprisingly clear.

Good luck.
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Old Jan 29, 2011, 6:46 PM   #15
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Hi,

I added a few more shots of a recent vacation.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/

Colors came out very accurate.

No post processing of any of the shots.

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i love your pictures thanks!
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Well done, Juggernaut-

I left several comments.

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