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Old Jul 20, 2008, 8:34 PM   #11
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I'd be interested in the details on the first of your second set of pictures. What program did you use to process it? It looks not so much that the focus is off as it looks like something has been heavy handed with noise reduction, smearing much of the details. I wonder if that was done by the camera or a noise reduction program - what ISO did you use for it?
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Old Jul 20, 2008, 9:27 PM   #12
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Mtngal: it was at ISO 400.

But I guess my focus problem is due to the zoom I used (at 300mm), I've read that those cheap zooms don'r give good results unless they are at f11 or less...and I used it wide open. Or also the culprit is just me; I'm trying to work on the focus issue.

Software I use is Gimp but also I need to use it more and learn.

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Old Aug 11, 2008, 1:01 PM   #13
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For a really cheap, and surprisingly effective flash diffuser I once used toilet paper. Wrapped it around the pop-up flash on my 350D a few times and taped around it (tape wasn't touching camera just wrapped around toilet paper to hold it tightly). Of course it wasn't serious shooting just a little fun, but I was surprised how well it worked, lol.
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