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Old Mar 10, 2006, 11:29 AM   #11
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Hi wf, yes I am indeed. I just wish the S2 hadthree things and it would be the absolute, perfect, #1 12X zoomcamera out there: 1) live histogram in REC mode (I became a big fan of this feature from the H1); 2)2.5" LCD (with the amount of information displayed on the LCD, a 1.8" LCD is pretty much unusable); and3)2 AA instead of 4.
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Old Mar 10, 2006, 1:32 PM   #12
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aranoid:Now THIS is my idea of where to take a lunch-time walk! Nice snaps!
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Old Mar 10, 2006, 4:48 PM   #13
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Thanks, Sunalei. It is a very nice area, no doubt about it. The good thing is, it's minutes from my work so I don't waste much time getting there and back.
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Old Mar 12, 2006, 2:43 PM   #14
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Tullio - I have an S2 as welland have found that in order to reduce a washed out look and overexposure, the camera needs to be at -1/3rd EV and low contrast in the "custom effect setting". Auto mode is just about useless on the S2.




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Hi montana500, I really miss not having live histogram in REC modeon the S2. It would help eliminate exposure issues before taking the picture rather than after the fact. I too prefer the image tobe more on the under exposed sidebut I don't thing it works all the time. If you are in the woods with no bright subject (i.e. waterfalls) that could potentially offset the exposure, then 0 EV is fine. As for the effect setting, I found ether VIVID or CUSTOM with increased sharpness to be the best (to my taste, of course).
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Tullio- I can tell you from alot of experience that even in the woods, the S2 at the default EV and medium-high contrast setting will overexpose and wash out many of your images .... even at optimal lighting conditions (sunset, sunrise times). It's simply not a point and shoot camera, and the small sensor size requires some tweaking to get it to perform at it's best.
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Old Mar 12, 2006, 9:15 PM   #17
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I'll take your word for it. Next time, I'll experiment with the exposure set to -1/3 EV.
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Old Mar 12, 2006, 9:19 PM   #18
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By the way I thought the road and moss tree pics were excellent. Was your sharpening set to max in custom mode?
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Old Mar 12, 2006, 9:21 PM   #19
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Thank you!
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