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Old Aug 23, 2006, 8:32 PM   #1
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With the same Tamron lens, it shows I am getting old and shaky. Must either start taking my monopod or get the NEW Pentax with the AS whatever.

I have used the USM and although not pleased with the results of the original picture there was something about the image.


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Old Aug 23, 2006, 10:25 PM   #2
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Looks like a great excuse for buying the K100D to me! I can see why you like the picture, even with the shake.
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With the same Tamron lens, it shows I am getting old and shaky. Must either start taking my monopod or get the NEW Pentax with the AS whatever.

I have used the USM and although not pleased with the results of the original picture there was something about the image.

jc, this is a great street photo, something i suck at.. never have done this good myself..
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nlp239, I hope you don't mind I tried a little something. Used levels to increase contrast, sharpened (I had a reason not to leave this for last), converted to grayscale, added uniform noise. I think the result really looks the part of an old Tri-X street photo (well, maybe I should have eased up on the noise but...).

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I don't mind at all, if I post something with a question, go for it without asking.

It does remind me of a Tri-X and I suppose many in this forum remember that one. What was the other b/w film from K, was it the +x pan or was that colour. Another lifetime.
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A slight amount of Smart Sharpen in CS2 helps without too much on the facial features which IMHO would be wrong.
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That's an absolutely great job. What settings did you use? How can you not do the facial features, isn't the Smart Sharpen a filter that does the whole image. I am so NOT a power user of CS2.

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I don't mind at all, if I post something with a question, go for it without asking.

It does remind me of a Tri-X and I suppose many in this forum remember that one. What was the other b/w film from K, was it the +x pan or was that colour. Another lifetime.
Yeah, plus X was the ISO 125 and then there was Panatomic (sic) X which was ISO 25 I believe.

Plus X (or maybe even pan X ) might look more like this: Thanks for the sharpened version Catbells. I guess it is simulate black and white film day for me.
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That's an absolutely great job. What settings did you use? How can you not do the facial features, isn't the Smart Sharpen a filter that does the whole image. I am so NOT a power user of CS2.
Power user. Me neither, I just dabble and with trial & error plus inputs from this and other forums, you pick up useful information.

I just played around with the Amount (67%) and radius (2.1) until it looked right. I've found Smart Sharp more dramatic than USM which I tend to use in post processing mt RAW images when converted into JPEG.
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Yeah, plus X was the ISO 125 and then there was Panatomic (sic) X which was ISO 25 I believe.

Plus X (or maybe even pan X ) might look more like this: Thanks for the sharpened version Catbells. I guess it is simulate black and white film day for me.
That's a really nice image Ira - takes me back to my B&W darkroom days.
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