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Old Nov 18, 2004, 6:33 PM   #21
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Hi Deanos,

Yes they were taken in Auto mode, though I find taking them late on a sunny day best as it makes the colours warmer. If you compare #67 and #81 it gives some idea of the difference it makes.

I've taken a few indoor shots and they've turned out fine. I'll see if I can take a couple of night shots tomorrow and upload them.

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Old Nov 19, 2004, 4:28 PM   #22
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Hi,

Tried a few shots in the garden this evening. Found that when working at the far limit of the flash range (8m) it's best to use wide angle instead of tele, and set EV to +2 and ISO to 400:

Pic of MTB from 8m away, +2EV ISO 400, wide/tele:
http://www.smileypete.dsl.pipex.com/IMG_0118.jpg
http://www.smileypete.dsl.pipex.com/IMG_0124.jpg

Same with auto EV/ISO, for comparison:
http://www.smileypete.dsl.pipex.com/IMG_0114.jpg
http://www.smileypete.dsl.pipex.com/IMG_0123.jpg

The same may also apply when using the flash at a closer range, eg 4m.

Pic of MTB from 4m away, +2EV ISO 400, wide/tele:
http://www.smileypete.dsl.pipex.com/IMG_0130.jpg
http://www.smileypete.dsl.pipex.com/IMG_0132.jpg

Same with auto EV/ISO, for comparison:
http://www.smileypete.dsl.pipex.com/IMG_0126.jpg
http://www.smileypete.dsl.pipex.com/IMG_0129.jpg

So I think for indoor use the flash is absolutely fine, although there may be some benefit from manual adjustment for working at the limit of it's range.

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Pete.
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Old Nov 23, 2004, 5:07 PM   #23
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Where have you found it for £209 deliverd in the uk??? i've just paid £229 from amazon.co.uk as was cheapest and most reliable could find... doh! may not be too late tho...
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Old Nov 23, 2004, 5:14 PM   #24
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Where have you found it for £209 deliverd in the uk??? i've just paid £229 from amazon.co.uk as was cheapest and most reliable could find... doh! may not be too late tho...
Its £229 at www.dixons.co.uk use the code DIXONS20 for £20 off making it £209 delivered

As you are in the UK if you use Rpoints you can also get another £2.63 cacshback making it £206.37 in total , if you are not a member its easy to sign up and you get £5 for joining http://www.rpoints.com/?ruid=28898


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Old Nov 25, 2004, 5:08 PM   #25
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Why doesn't the SD200 have a 3:2 mode I was really hoping for one in the successor to the SD100.
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Old Nov 28, 2004, 3:43 PM   #26
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Thanks for that! this website could save me a fortune! just sending off for this supposed free 128mb card talked about recently. have bought a 512 high speed one, but extra memory never hurts!
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Old Dec 1, 2004, 1:42 PM   #27
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I had decided to leave it with regards the dixon offer as amazon had already dispatched my ixus 40. but then i get an e mail from amazon saying they had tried to deliver my camera but were unable to. very strange seeing as i'd been in bed ill for the last 5 days and definately hadn't heard a knock on the door! so rather than attempt delivery again they simply issued me with a refund! their way out of having no stock??

so i've now place my order with dixons, saving myself 20 quid! their loss!
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Old Dec 13, 2004, 6:40 PM   #28
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Hihi,

Justa little video of some 'Polar Bears' that I took with the Ixus30/SD200:

http://www.smileypete.dsl.pipex.com/Polar%20Bears.avi (6MB)

It's compressed with the XviD codec which can be downloaded from here:

http://www.koepi.org/xvid.shtml

http://www.koepi.org/XviD-1.0.2-29082004.exe

The video quality is abit lower thantheoriginal avi (65MB)from thecamera due to the compression-some 'blocking' is noticeable in the lower part of the picture which is not present in the original.

Have a good Christmas all,

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