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Old Feb 6, 2003, 3:52 PM   #1
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I own a FujiFilm Finepix 2650 and am looking for tips on how to make my pictures turn out better (so they are as good as the samples on this site).
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Old Feb 6, 2003, 4:31 PM   #2
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Ah... that's a little vague. How about a description of where you think you're falling short and maybe even a sample photo or two. If you need help with the camera itself, try thr Fuji forum here and also the fuji forum at www.dpreview.com.
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Old Feb 6, 2003, 5:07 PM   #3
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Here is a sample photo:
http://sfnitro.beyond-repair.net/DSCF0005.JPG
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Old Feb 6, 2003, 5:23 PM   #4
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The subject isn't terribly inspiring, a few outdoor pics with some creativity applied might help. What do you think is wrong?

The cam is only electronics, the pictures you get are down to what you do with it!
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Old Feb 6, 2003, 5:49 PM   #5
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It looks like there is some grain/noise showing in the monitor glass. What are the settings you took this at? Maybe a high ISO setting? (Or could this just be because of the flash/lighting? Anyone?)

It should be noted that I know nothing about the Fuji camera you're using, so I can't really talk in specifics.

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Old Feb 6, 2003, 7:07 PM   #6
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Have some mercy for us folks with dial-up connections.

Crop out a detail part of the picture that illustrates the problem (noise in the TV screen) or compress it down to something like a max of 100Kbytes, pease don't put a 641 Kbyte image up and expect anyone with a dial up to spend the time to look at it.
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Old Feb 6, 2003, 8:16 PM   #7
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Sorry for the inconvience, but here is a 75k file just showing the noise.

http://sfnitro.beyond-repair.net/DSCF0005crop.jpg
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First, take a look at the EXIF data on that shot to see what ISO and shutter speed were used. Long exposures will increase noise - typically starting at something a bit under a second, though could be quite a bit different than that. High ISO values also lead to noise, often any setting higher than 100.

What shutter speed/ISO combination starts to produce noise is very much camera specific. Do some tests of your own by changing the light levels and shooting some test shots. You also might get some idea of the limits by asking in the forum for your specific camera - but do your own experiments as well. It is possible/likely that the CCD in your specific camera came from a different batch than the other folks who have the same brand/model.
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I already looked at the EXIF settings, they just looked like ordinary auto mode 1/60th second flash to me, without any cam errors flagged.
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Here is a pic I just took today of the snow outside my house. In this photo the trees look weird.

Compressed Pic: http://sfnitro.beyond-repair.net/snow.jpg

Trees Cropped Out of Full Size Image: http://sfnitro.beyond-repair.net/treesclose.jpg
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