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Old Jul 6, 2006, 3:41 PM   #11
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I increased the sharpness and contrast setting on my Fuji S-9000 and the images look a good deal better.

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Old Jul 6, 2006, 3:43 PM   #12
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I agree with you. I was impressed with the Fuji F-10 and am even more impressed with the F-30.

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Old Jul 6, 2006, 3:55 PM   #13
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mtclimber, as you have used ans use a lot of cameras, can you tell me what manual settings are available in the F30, compared to the F10? Thanks.
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The only suggestion I could make regarding your "soldier" photo is that your shutter speed was too slow for being zoomed in that far. Your EXIF data indicated 1/105 of a second. I assume you were holding the camera, and if that is the case the "rule of thumb" would be to have your shutter speed at least 1/300 of a second in this particular instance (you were zoomed to 300 mm, rule of thumb 1/focal length). Also, more direct light would have helped considerably in this situation. I know that a lot of people shun tripods, but they really do make a difference with photographs like this one.
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Thanks for the feed back. I agree with you, thatit was the shutter speed in the previous sample that cause the fuzzines.

Here is a sample after uping the contrast and sharpness one notch. This was a hand heldshot.

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That is a wonderful image! But I am curious to know how much changing your contrast and sharpness contributed to the overall quality of the image. For one thing, you have direct light on the flower and that helps highlight the details. And, the ISO was 80 rather than 200 as in the first image. Even though ISO 200 is very acceptable with the S9000, I have been able to see the difference shooting at ISO 80 makes. I am able to get this kind of quality consistently, and I have left everything on the standard or default settings. Just curious, and wondering out loud.

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Now here is almost the same photo, as the one above taken with the S-9000. This sample wastaken with the F-30. The angle is not quite the same but the lighting is the same. This sample demonstrates the good contrast and sharpness of the F-30 quite well.

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It's difficult to compare those two images. The F-30 photo isn't close enough or at the right angle to reveal the detail in the flower like the other one does. And, personally, I think the contrast is just a little bit too harsh in the F-30 photo. At least on my monitor detail is missing in some of the shadow areas. But, they are both very good images.
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I felt it was only fair to re-take the photo at the same angle with the same lighting with the S-9000. As you can see the images are fairly close.

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OK, I will go retake the photo with the F-30 at the original angle used on the S-9000 photo. The first S-9000 photo was taken at full optical zoom with the S-9000. Keep in mind that I will try to duplicate that S-9000 photo as much as possible with the F-30.

It actually came out fairly close. Here is the F-30 Photo to compare it to the first S-9000 photo.

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