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Old May 2, 2006, 11:02 PM   #1
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a friend of mine was over this evening asking me to help her learn her new FZ7, andwe were experimenting with moon shots, so just for grins, i took this with my 30D. Sigma 80-400, 400mm, 1/125 @ f5.6 handheld. that image stabilizer really works! :G


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woow this is a great shot and the moon looks cool

hey how much better is ur stabiliser over the old pana one. 3,4,5 times better ???
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Old May 3, 2006, 12:45 AM   #3
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woow this is a great shot and the moon looks cool

hey how much better is ur stabiliser over the old pana one. 3,4,5 times better ???
how much better? hard to say, but it's definitely animprovement. i do know that trying to get shots like this handheld with my FZ20/TCON-14B combo(which is about equivalent to the Sigma at 400mm) would not have produced nearly so clear and sharp an image, but how much of that is the Sigma stabilizer and how much is the extra 3MP and better sensor in the Canon, i don't know. what i can say is that this Sigma lens is awesome! it's a bloody howitzer for size and weight, but it seems to haveexcellent optics, and takes phenomenal pictures... :G
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Old May 3, 2006, 12:55 AM   #4
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Gosh, this is superb! And look at the great detail/texture you've captured!!

Certainly a job well done!!

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Old May 3, 2006, 5:32 AM   #5
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I'm impressed, there's some great detail in there! That stabliser must be really good :-)

I assume you've cropped this quite a bit?

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That's some impressive moon shot. Really illustrates what a SLR (with that big sensor) has over a non-SLR digicam.

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Old May 4, 2006, 12:22 AM   #7
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That's some impressive moon shot. Really illustrates what a SLR (with that big sensor) has over a non-SLR digicam.

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thanks, Ollie. here'sa coupetaken this evening - one with the Canon, and onewith my FZ20, for comparison... similar settings except for ISO, both shot from a tripod. both are about 700x575 image files. the FZ20 is no slouch for a digicam, but like you said, that bigger sensor and greater clarity in the DSLR really do make a difference...




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Cool, squirl! Lots of details and you gavea nice, warm tone to it!
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Old May 4, 2006, 5:39 AM   #9
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Really intersting comparison squirl. Did you shoot it in raw or not? I have found with my Minolta A1 that night shots are much better in raw because the Minolta in-camera noise reduction on really dark shots in jpg format is abysmal. I get much better results doing the raw to jpg conversion in photoshop.
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Ollie, i haven't gotten into shooting RAW yet. i'm still working through all the features and cababilities of the Canon. once i get those a little more mastered, i'll have to buy a good RAW processing program, along with some MUCH bigger memory cards - at 14MB each, RAW files will fill up even a 1GB CF card in a hurry, and I shoot a LOT of pictures!
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