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Old Mar 18, 2006, 11:47 PM   #11
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this is using noise ninja an add on to photoshop. this is a great image and the noise is very lo for such a hi iso level.



original on left, noise reduced on right.

I hope u dont mind the edits.

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Old Mar 19, 2006, 3:09 AM   #12
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Hi, Ken.

Thanks for your efforts

I got this camera just 2 weeks ago, so I am still testing it and learning it's limitations:-). I must say that 9500 has exceeded my expectations. This is not a DSLR for sure, but it is capable of great results. I am not into low light photography that much, it was more of a camera test and I was pushing my luck by a long way shooting handheld at 1/27 sec and 120mm zoom without support, so there is a camera shake on top of the high-ish noise. The result, as you said, is more than acceptable with an appropriate PP. Still I wouldn't print it larger than 5x7. ISO1600 on this camera (IMHO)is more of a gimmick and a sale pusher and not really usable, unless it's a case of taking a pic at any cost or missing it completely, just don't print larger than 4x6:-). Still the camera gives good results for your money IMO, because in a situation like this one would really need a DSLR that goes to ISO3200 with a fast fixed lens and a tripod or monopod - and this setup would cost a lot lot more, and still one would have to put it through some noise reduction program.

One last note. Even in low light AF is fast and locks on target without hunting.

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after a quick run through neat image (which is a great free prog for removing noise)

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i mean at the end of the day it depends on the resultsyou are expecting. if you are taking hi iso lo light photos indoors you are puting the cam in a difficult position to selvage anything good. I mean this image to me is morethan acceptable with noise reduction. This is noise reduction at its highest setting though. Also to me this image appears very soft. could be out of focus or due to hi noise reduction. not sure.



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hey no worries mate

the fuji9000/9500 is an excellent camera. i thought and thought between the fz30 and fuji and i ended up on the fuji. just marginal difference and my personal preference led me to this conclusion. either way i think both cams are spectacular at what they do.

im sure you will get great images and continue to be blown away by its performance

all the best, look fwd to ur posts

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Here is another sample taken in low light.

This time the camera was mounted on a tripod, ISO80, macro mode, F3.8, 1/6 sec, lit with a small table lamp. The wholeflower was 4cm in diameter. Cropped, resized, some levels adjustments and a bit of sharpening.
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fantastic shot, really nice work here, i lke ur post processig also

great camera huh, great user too

nice work mate

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Thanks a lot, I really appreciate it.

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Old Mar 20, 2006, 5:25 PM   #17
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Hi,

Iso800 works quite well, here two shots taken yesterday in a Burger restaurant in Paris.

Bird - only resized and cropped
Pierre - my son - resized and CS2 sharpened ( since I've printed it )

Well a good versatil camera

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Another one ?

ISO 100 F3.0 1/50s no tripod .. I've told you before .. quite versatile

RAF

btw : the bird above is ISO 800 f4.5 1/100s

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ISO 100 F3.0 1/50s no tripod .. I've told you before .. quite versatile

RAF

btw : the bird above is ISO 800 f4.5 1/100s

very nice shot, you shouldnt need a tridpod until you get below 1/20 i think. i dont bother until around 1/10.



nice shots though, and yes the fuji is a very versatile cam

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Old Mar 21, 2006, 10:11 AM   #20
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A general rule of thumb for MINIMUM handheld shutter speeds is 1/focal length. So:
Shooting a 28 mm wide-angle photo you could handhold at about 1/30 second.
Shooting at 300 mm telephoto you could handhold at about 1/300 second.
As you zoom in on your subject, not only is the subject magnified, but so is any camera movement. What I have suggested is only a guideline. If you have a very steady hand you can probably do better than this.
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