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Old Apr 15, 2010, 2:45 PM   #1
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Default Louisville TEA Party with the HS10

I debated long and hard on whether or not to take the E-620 and the HS-10. I just didn't want to lug around all the "stuff" so, just took the HS-10.

These are just enough to whet your appetite. *You can see them all at http://tinyurl.com/y6y94h9

All are freehand. Most of these are uncropped. *The only PP I did was a one-click sharp in Picasa. Out of 154 shots? *78





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Old Apr 15, 2010, 2:46 PM   #2
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Racked out -- as were a LOT of the images of the speakers


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How's that for clarity at 720mm (30X)?
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Very well done, Gary-

That is a very nice series and the exposure seems dead on.

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Very well done, Gary-

That is a very nice series and the exposure seems dead on.

Sarah Joyce
Thanks, SJ. I really put it through it's paces today and it rose to meet the challenge(s). It is pure joy to use. A few of the photogs from the local newsrags were there and at least two noticed it and asked to check it out. Had a ton of questions. One guy was blown away by the stability whilst racked out and the ease of use.
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Well, certainly, Gary-

Your photo selection make an excellent case for the image qualities of the HS-10.

Have a good weekend.

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ya these are pretty good.
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i am still surprised that 720mm equivelence can be handheld.

i would say you made a great case for the versatility of this bit of kit. to get that much zoom range, and good image quality into a package that small is quite nice.

well done Gary
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i am still surprised that 720mm equivelence can be handheld.

i would say you made a great case for the versatility of this bit of kit. to get that much zoom range, and good image quality into a package that small is quite nice.

well done Gary
Thanks very much, Dustin. I knew I'd made a good choice. I just didn't know HOW good. The church steeple shot was total handheld and UNBRACED against or on anything. THAT amazed me. It's not perfect, certainly. No TTL flash. Still looking for a remote shutter release. But, I have the E-620 if I want all that. This is my "pack around" camera. It's not a dSLR and I know that so I shoot within it's capabilities (which are many). I'm not expecting the same IQ as a dSLR. I'm sure there will be a lot of grumbling and moaning but overall, this is one helluva camera!

BTW, you're in my hometown. I was born & raised in Cleveland. Scary, ain't it?
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Thanks very much, Dustin. I knew I'd made a good choice. I just didn't know HOW good. The church steeple shot was total handheld and UNBRACED against or on anything. THAT amazed me. It's not perfect, certainly. No TTL flash. Still looking for a remote shutter release. But, I have the E-620 if I want all that. This is my "pack around" camera. It's not a dSLR and I know that so I shoot within it's capabilities (which are many). I'm not expecting the same IQ as a dSLR. I'm sure there will be a lot of grumbling and moaning but overall, this is one helluva camera!

BTW, you're in my hometown. I was born & raised in Cleveland. Scary, ain't it?
Gary,

I'm really glad to see you getting such great shots with the HS-10. I moved from a Fuji S6000 to my first Pentax DSLR, and foolishly figured I would no longer need an advanced P&S camera, and let my middle son have my S6000. It didn't take long for me to realize my folly, and I bought a Panasonic FZ-28. I hated it! Absolutely nothing wrong with the camera....I just never felt comfortable with it. I tried to trade the newer camera to middle son for my S6000. I didn't raise a fool; he was having none of it. However, a few weeks ago, a way out of the dilemma presented itself. My youngest son needed a good bridge camera for his girlfriend, and the very things I didn't like about the FZ-28 were the things she was looking for. I sold it to him at a very good price, and Friday placed my order for an HS-10. (BTW, she is thrilled and getting wonderful pictures from the FZ-28, so everybody comes out happy.)

I'm excited about this camera's possibilities, especially when I see the quality of examples you and other HS-10 shooters have posted. I really like the first shot in your sequence. It will not replace a DSLR by any means, but it looks like it's more than capable of outstanding performance when used inside its performance envelope. Scheduled delivery day is Tuesday and I can't wait to get it.

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Gary,

I'm really glad to see you getting such great shots with the HS-10. I moved from a Fuji S6000 to my first Pentax DSLR, and foolishly figured I would no longer need an advanced P&S camera, and let my middle son have my S6000. It didn't take long for me to realize my folly, and I bought a Panasonic FZ-28. I hated it! Absolutely nothing wrong with the camera....I just never felt comfortable with it. I tried to trade the newer camera to middle son for my S6000. I didn't raise a fool; he was having none of it. However, a few weeks ago, a way out of the dilemma presented itself. My youngest son needed a good bridge camera for his girlfriend, and the very things I didn't like about the FZ-28 were the things she was looking for. I sold it to him at a very good price, and Friday placed my order for an HS-10. (BTW, she is thrilled and getting wonderful pictures from the FZ-28, so everybody comes out happy.)

I'm excited about this camera's possibilities, especially when I see the quality of examples you and other HS-10 shooters have posted. I really like the first shot in your sequence. It will not replace a DSLR by any means, but it looks like it's more than capable of outstanding performance when used inside its performance envelope. Scheduled delivery day is Tuesday and I can't wait to get it.

Paul
Hi, Paul! As you stated, it's not perfect. But, then, no camera is. The short battery life had me a bit concerned at first but then I RTFM and all is well. The only other thing I'm not wild about is the non-TTL flash. But, since I don't do a lot of flash photography, it really doesn't matter that much. I have my Oly E-620 w/FL36R if I really want to get serious with flash stuff. The HS-10 is an absolutely amazing piece of gear!
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