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Trojansoc Apr 20, 2010 9:45 PM

The Moon and Flowers
 
The HS10 arrived this afternoon and within an hour of getting off work, I was out shooting with it. I am more than impressed. Within the first dozen or so shots, I was comfortable with the camera, something I can say never happened with the Panasonic FZ-28 (Of course, having had an S6000 that I loved probably contributed to feeling familiar with the HS-10.)

Colors were outstanding, as on this iris.

http://trojansoc.smugmug.com/Other/N...08_y57tA-L.jpg

I shortened DOF in post processing with a gaussian blur on the background. I was really amazed at the lack of noise, even when zoomed in at ridiculous levels.

Out in the field, I took equivalent shots of a pair of Canada geese with the HS-10 and a Pentax K-7 with a Sigma 50-500mm (Bigma). If the upper end zoom on the HS-10 is a 720mm equivalent, the image should be about the same zoom level as the Bigma, which on an APS-C camera has a zoom equivalence of 750mm with a 1.5 crop factor. In fact, the Fuji gave up a little bit of zoom, but not much, and the quality was excellent.

http://trojansoc.smugmug.com/Other/N...23_EGbpb-L.jpg

I did not want to fool with a tripod today, so the shot above, and the one below are both hand-held. The IS was a lifesaver, particularly when I pointed the camera upwards at an early evening moon (elbows braced on top of a car)

http://trojansoc.smugmug.com/Other/N...76_6cw8M-L.jpg

All in all, I'm even more impressed than I expected, and I expected a lot. It's not going to replace my DSLR's, but it's more than capable of handing those times when the whole kit is either unwelcome or inconvenient.

Paul

gjtoth Apr 20, 2010 9:54 PM

Yeah, buddy!! All ya need now is a TCON-17 and you're good to go. I can't WAIT til someone comes out with a remotes shutter release for these bad boys.

Strobe Apr 20, 2010 10:00 PM

Remote Shutter Release ??
 
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Originally Posted by gjtoth (Post 1082960)
Yeah, buddy!! I can't WAIT til someone comes out with a remotes shutter release for these bad boys.

Do you think this is really a possibility ? It is one accessory I think is sorely lacking for this camera.

Thanks for the info on the Tcon Gary.... looks like a lot of fun !

Strobe Apr 20, 2010 10:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Trojansoc (Post 1082955)
The HS10 arrived this afternoon and within an hour of getting off work, I was out shooting with it. I am more than impressed. Within the first dozen or so shots, I was comfortable with the camera, something I can say never happened with the Panasonic FZ-28 (Of course, having had an S6000 that I loved probably contributed to feeling familiar with the HS-10.)

Colors were outstanding, as on this iris.

Paul

Congrats ! Thanks for the post Paul and excellent color pix ! I keep going hot & cold on this camera, but you guys posting results of late is really getting me going ! Nice work ! I look forward to more of your thoughts !

gjtoth Apr 20, 2010 10:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Strobe (Post 1082962)
Do you think this is really a possibility ? It is one accessory I think is sorely lacking for this camera.

Thanks for the info on the Tcon Gary.... looks like a lot of fun !

It will happen, Ted. Not a doubt in my mind. Gadget Infinity is VERY innovative as are quite a few after-market designer/inventors.

Strobe Apr 20, 2010 10:25 PM

Yeah, buddy!!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by gjtoth (Post 1082966)
It will happen, Ted. Not a doubt in my mind. Gadget Infinity is VERY innovative as are quite a few after-market designer/inventors.

Well I like the sounds of that !

If nothing else, this whole HS 10 endevour is teaching me to be patient !

:cool2:

2raj Apr 21, 2010 12:01 AM

Love the geese pics. You have steady hands :)

Can you share the EXIF on those. Thanks.

Trojansoc Apr 21, 2010 6:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 2raj (Post 1083002)
Love the geese pics. You have steady hands :)

Can you share the EXIF on those. Thanks.

Certainly. I wish Smugmug didn't strip off the EXIF when I host there.

On shot #1, the Iris, f/6.4, 1/30, ISO 200, focal length 8.9mm, Aperture Mode, Manual WB for shade.

On shot #2, the geese, f/6.4, 1/2200, ISO 800, focal length 74.9mm, Aperture Mode, AutoWB

On shot #3, the moon, f/9, 1/125, ISO 100, focal length 126mm, Manual Mode, AutoWB

Paul

Cresho Apr 21, 2010 7:12 AM

The moonshot I tried the first time freehanded gave me double vision. You have a steady hand.

2raj Apr 21, 2010 9:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Trojansoc (Post 1083147)
Certainly. I wish Smugmug didn't strip off the EXIF when I host there.

On shot #1, the Iris, f/6.4, 1/30, ISO 200, focal length 8.9mm, Aperture Mode, Manual WB for shade.

On shot #2, the geese, f/6.4, 1/2200, ISO 800, focal length 74.9mm, Aperture Mode, AutoWB

On shot #3, the moon, f/9, 1/125, ISO 100, focal length 126mm, Manual Mode, AutoWB

Paul

The Geese look pretty good for ISO 800.


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