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Old Aug 14, 2003, 8:06 PM   #1
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Default 5700 Lag time / overall / how good for macro?

Hi all,

Just wondering peoples thoughts on the 5700?

Curious as to this lag time between shutter depression and shutter release.... How hsa everyone found this?

What's the overall opinion of the camera - image quality, etc?

Also, how good is the 5700 for macro photos?

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Old Sep 10, 2003, 10:34 PM   #2
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I just got mine last Fri., but I can't say as I've notice any lag time what so ever. It's about like taking shots with my 35mm just that you can see the results right a way.

So far as the macro, well I haven't had time to really figure that feature out yet. Sorry, but hope the other helps.
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Old Sep 26, 2003, 10:37 AM   #3
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I've seen lag time in my 5700. Especially in the larger Megapixel setting.
The macro is GREAT, you could't ask for better detail, my friend uses macro exclusively on his 5700. (Might need a tripod to steady the shots.) I've printed his photos on my Epson 2200, he had them framed, and are, currently for sale in an art gallery......
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I was wondering... what size you printed the shots? I ask that because I was wondering about the quality & how big someone has actually been able to get the shots & still have them look great.

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Hi stater,

Using my 5700 and S9000 printer I have made a total of 14 - 13"x19" prints that, in my opinion (and the clients I have had) rival almost any photo lab. At 13x19 I see no quality loss.

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Old Sep 27, 2003, 9:08 PM   #6
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Wow... that's great. Do you find any particular setting better than the another?
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When I shoot portraits or corporate photos I use RAW exclusively. With that size (13x19) of a print I do see a difference in quality however, if you didn't see the 13x19 JPG beside the RAW print you'd never know.

For personal use I shoot at 1600x1200 and 2560x1920 (JPG and RAW)...it just depends on the situation.

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What about lighting... especially low lighting. I've just used the auto mode as I'm learning & the shots seem a bit yellow. I was wondering what would happen when I started playing around with other settings. Also, how about sunsets... I love those!

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I don't find the 5700 noisy unless I am shooting in a low lit room without a flash. Shooting in RAW cuts the noise even more as well.

Indoor low light without any flash will look yellowish and grainy with the 5700. Simple answer, use a flash and you'll get the right colors

Here are a few scaled low-light shots I did a few nights ago to satisfy this question; see the kitchen examples here:

http://www.stevesforums.com/phpBB2/v...ghlight=#64957

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Old Sep 29, 2003, 2:20 PM   #10
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WOW !.

I learnt more about using the 5700 in your exchange than anywhere else !.

Thanks, especially for the tip to use 1600 setting. Will that also reduce the shutter lag ?. It does get a bit annoying...

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