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Old Sep 24, 2013, 5:36 AM   #1
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Yesterday my new* 55-200mm arrived.

I say new* because everything is new, having gotten the x-e1 just a week ago with the 18-55 I have been flabbergasted with it.
So far even that my planning of buying the 55-200 around December was updated to ASAP.

During the dinnerbreak I spotted a small blue bird landing on the other side of a pond behind where I work.
I guess about 40m away, so why not try to get a picture of the blue spot.



But then zooming in, that blue spot started to look like a small bird. (100% crop)



I know this isn't a good shot of this bird, but it is so much above what I was expecting.

Later riding home I saw a heron sitting on the side of a small castle.
So this is at 55mm



Next one zoomed in to 200mm and cropped to get only the heron.


Next 100% crop of its head, I did denoise background lightly.



I must admit that I do pixelpeep , but when pixels look this good who cares.

Larger shots http://hermansnoens.net/Gallery/inde...670&lang=en_UK


Thanks for reading, any and all c&c is welcome.

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G'day Ronny

As an X-s1 user - may I say "these are great mate"
I like the Heron too - a great closeup, seemingly with lots of detail available

well done
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Very good detail in the feathers for high ISO and that distance. (I suppose we will have to stop calling ISO 1600 'high', soon, if cameras keep getting beter)

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G'day Ronny

As an X-s1 user - may I say "these are great mate"
I like the Heron too - a great closeup, seemingly with lots of detail available

well done
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Thanks Phil,

you're right about the detail, I'm still getting used to have 100% crops look this sharp - without any processing.
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Very good detail in the feathers for high ISO and that distance. (I suppose we will have to stop calling ISO 1600 'high', soon, if cameras keep getting beter)

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Thanks Brian,

yep iso 1600 is really usable, and so is iso 5000 for such a small camera.



This is without any pp, jpg straight out of the camera, only resized for the
full size click here

I really have to rethink how to use this camera, and am still searching for raw development that looks better than the jpg.
LR5.2 doesn't come close with high iso's.
Silkypix works best (under windows) but my budget is real low.
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I have gotten good results with Raw Therapee, though it takes a bit of patience to sort through it all. Once you find what works, though, you can save the settings as a profile and simply batch process.

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Thanks Brian,

I've tried raw therapee but it isn't stable on my pc. Now I'm trying Photo Ninja, the raw developer from the guys that made Noise Ninja and to be honest it looks great.

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