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Old Mar 3, 2005, 2:12 PM   #11
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Your statement that it's "useless" is just your opinion and should'nt be taken as the final word. Nothing is absolute in art.
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Old Mar 3, 2005, 3:46 PM   #12
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I use it and see nothing wrong with doing so, but in my uses I feel it works much better in good light.

I would say if the oppertunity is there take photos with it and without.

It seems to be better in different types of photos.

I have photos taken with stacked converters and 3X digital zoom with A FZ10 and then cropped the photos in PS for whatare less than perfect pictures but much better than saying "that black dot over there is a bear."

This grizzley did not look like much to the naked eye. and was shot at 3000mm and cropped in PS.


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Old Mar 3, 2005, 4:22 PM   #13
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i use 4x digital alot i depends on how far away i am...bu i find that at 2x digital you can get some beautiful shots
i took this one at 2.2 digital zoom
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Old Mar 3, 2005, 4:30 PM   #14
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If you like to use it, no problem. I just wanted to show that get the same (or an even better) result using software.
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Old Mar 3, 2005, 5:22 PM   #15
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Stoney79:

You're correct...digital zoom does degrade the shot but....when that UFO lands in a field 2 miles away...I'll be using all the zoom I can find...digital or not :-)

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Old Mar 3, 2005, 5:37 PM   #16
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Squirl I like the kingfisher. I've been trying to get a shot of one on the lake beside my house but he is just too slick!! BTW the distance is 72 feet.
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Old Mar 3, 2005, 6:21 PM   #17
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You're correct...digital zoom does degrade the shot but....when that UFO lands in a field 2 miles away...I'll be using all the zoom I can find...digital or not :-)
I would prefer sharper pictures of the UFO (don't get the chance very often ) and hence would choose only optical zoom.

Digital zoom doesn't get you any information you won't get without. Far from it!With 4x digital zoom you lose 93.75%of the information, because you get a resized crop! Of course you won't need most of the lost information, but if you crop the picture yourself, you will get exactly what you want.
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Old Mar 3, 2005, 6:30 PM   #18
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It's been discussed to death already:arrow:
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Old Mar 3, 2005, 7:11 PM   #19
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There was a similar discussion about 12x Optical cropped vs. Digital zoom back in January...

http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...%26amp%3B+crop

A lot of the same pointswere hashed about then as in this thread andthereare more 12x cropped vs. 48x examples. I recall that nzmacro had a goodreason to use digital zoom in macro work.

Anywayits more of the same.


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Old Mar 3, 2005, 8:23 PM   #20
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DynamoHum wrote:
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It's been discussed to death already:arrow:
So Let It Be Written......
So Le It Be Done......
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