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Old Mar 13, 2007, 3:08 PM   #11
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genece, I am sure I used spot focusing...

Sven, there is that F:5.6 again......the "sweet spot".... Thanks!

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Old Mar 16, 2007, 11:01 AM   #12
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Well, not sure if you guys are following this really interesting thread... :roll: :G

I did another shot though I was just a bit further back. It was shot at 1x, F 5.6 ,1/400 , spot focus/metering. I am still not impressed. Any thoughts? I do note that things that are closer up seem to do better. I don't know...

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Old Mar 17, 2007, 10:32 AM   #13
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I cannot give you any lens advice since I have none, but I wonder if you are just not having good shooting condtitions or lighting. I notice in the first picture the building is darker then the last one even though the sky is clear. But the tree is lighter in the first one. Just strange.

Maybe in a few weeks when things green up you will like your pictures better.

Anyway, good luck with it all.

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Old Mar 17, 2007, 12:12 PM   #14
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[align=left]I tend to agree with Steve that the lighting conditions are difficult. The fz5/6600 combo is definitely capable of good quality.

FZ5 w/ Raynox dcr6600; f5.6, 1/320s, iso80, -1/3ev.This a 2 shot stitched pano which demonstrates nicley the lack if edge degradation with this combo. The seam running just to the left of the white barn is barely descernible.


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[align=center]Here is the same shot with the fz5 alone (no 6600) at the same settings.

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Old Mar 17, 2007, 12:25 PM   #15
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Thanks Steve and Fred. I won't give up!


Fred, your examples are wonderful.
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Old Mar 17, 2007, 12:33 PM   #16
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Beth Ellen wrote:
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Thanks Steve and Fred. I won't give up!


Fred, your examples are wonderful.
Fred's examples are wonderful. Not just as shots but as a time of year that we would like to see. They would not be near as impressive dressed in winter. So....

Think Spring!
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Old Mar 17, 2007, 12:39 PM   #17
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Yes, I see your point Steve. Well, Spring is on the way soon. Yay!
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I downloaded 2 of those photos and set the white point and black point on them and sharpened them a bit and the photos look much better to me....but that may not be your feelings.

Something I noticed is the strange size to some of the photos.....I can not help but wonder if you are somehow harming the photos when you resize them.
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I downloaded 2 of those photos and set the white point and black point on them
Genece, what program did you use? I typed white point in Elements help and it told me what a white point is but nothing about if I have a way to set it in Elements.
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Old Mar 17, 2007, 2:52 PM   #20
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Thanks genece, it does look a bit better. I tried to just post it out of the box but I admit I did crop it a bit. :roll: Here is the original... I hope you can see why I cropped it. lol

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