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Old May 8, 2010, 12:00 PM   #1
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just took delivery of my new F70EXR, and i have to say I'm majorly impressed.

What a great quality feeling camera, it's weighty, solid and all the buttons have a well built movement to them.

I can't wait to try it out based on HARDS80 settings recommendations.

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Do any other owners have a good recommendation for case and LCD protector ?

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just took delivery of my new F70EXR, and i have to say I'm majorly impressed.

What a great quality feeling camera, it's weighty, solid and all the buttons have a well built movement to them.

I can't wait to try it out based on HARDS80 settings recommendations.

Question :

Do any other owners have a good recommendation for case and LCD protector ?

Thanks.
Zagg's Invisible Shield for LCD protection is unbeatable, IMO.
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Bluestack,

Congratulations! I am sure you will enjoy it, and will have fun setting it up and learning which settings to use when.

Look forward to seeing your work.
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I hope you have a great time shooting with it
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I congratulate, Hope you enjoy it very much!
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thanks.

Here's a couple I took at the beach, I love how the black and white looks.

Small print - I am not a photographer in any way shape or form so this is a learning curve for me - therefore I relish any advice, critiques etc as I hopefully start to produce better images.

what are peoples opinions as far as exposure goes, I kind of like the washed out look, but would dropping the exposure help ?

P.S these were shot with the EXR DR on, at 800, all I did was run it through autotone on lightroom, about as PP as I think I'll get.
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Very impressive photos! Thanks for posting.
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hehe, i like the contrast. It's a "classy" camera.
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for having "no photograph experience" i would say you were well off to a great start.

the relatively flat contrast on the black and white photos is actually a style used, and i think it actually works quite well here. a hard contrast b&w would have been too harsh for the beach scene. those 2 are my favorite shots. the surfer on the first shot is a bit too tight to the left edge for my taste, but the kite surfing things add interest. the lines from the tire tracks are nice in the 2nd black and white adn the gulls add some nice interest.

the color image is composed well, using the left 1/3. and overall i was impressed that i didn't see horizons in the middle or anything boring like that. you followed many composition rules whether you knew it or not.
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thank you for your comments, I see what you're saying about the surfer being too far left.

I have to say I love the colors this camera produces. To my eye I like them, I need to find different scenes and lights to really get an understanding of what this camera does.
I do find playing with the exposure is necessary, also it's instananeous to see, which is nice.

Question:
How can I review what settings I used ? I can see ISO's, fstops etc, but not the EXR specifics, eg DR film modes etc.
I want to be able to look back and see where I could have made other changes. Is it a good idea to stick with one setting for particular scenes, then review those images for improvements ?

here's another from a camping trip.
These will slow down, promise.
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