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Old Feb 21, 2008, 2:09 PM   #1011
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Hi folks,
here is a semi low-light clip shot in a restaurant at ISO 50 and 100 (50 rather dark - 100 was better), first white balance sunny, later the sampling setting :idea:, vivid image and the 0.45x large wide-angle lens most of the time. I like this little thing for discreet shooting.

http://www.vimeo.com/714005

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Old Feb 22, 2008, 1:09 AM   #1012
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here is a semi low-light clip shot in a restaurant at ISO 50 and 100 (50 rather dark - 100 was better), first white balance sunny, later the sampling setting :idea:, vivid image and the 0.45x large wide-angle lens most of the time. I like this little thing for discreet shooting.

http://www.vimeo.com/714005
nice... what 0.45 wide angel adapter is this?

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Old Feb 22, 2008, 3:51 AM   #1013
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... nice... what 0.45 wide angel adapter is this?
Mine is a large (27mm ring) fox branded M-Power 0.45X magnetic lens with macro. You can also find Phoenix, Bower pp., I think it´s all the same lens made in Japan with different brands.
It was a topic here on page 44, 45f.
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Old Feb 22, 2008, 9:07 AM   #1014
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here is a semi low-light clip shot in a restaurant at ISO 50 and 100 (50 rather dark - 100 was better), first white balance sunny, later the sampling setting :idea:, vivid image and the 0.45x large wide-angle lens most of the time. I like this little thing for discreet shooting.
Looks nice -- nice pizza place, too. I'd white balance off a napkin or something white or set it to Incandescent. Edit out the clicks, too.

People seem to ignore it as they are clueless as to what it is. I LOVE that!
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Old Feb 22, 2008, 1:51 PM   #1015
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here is a semi low-light clip shot in a restaurant at ISO 50 and 100 (50 rather dark - 100 was better), first white balance sunny, later the sampling setting :idea:, vivid image and the 0.45x large wide-angle lens most of the time. I like this little thing for discreet shooting.

http://www.vimeo.com/714005
Is VIVID better then SOFT VIVID? the NYC video I put links to a few messges back were is SOFT VIVID. also which wide angle lens works best with the camera and where do we order it from?
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Old Feb 22, 2008, 3:41 PM   #1016
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Is VIVID better then SOFT VIVID? the NYC video I put links to a few messges back were is SOFT VIVID. also which wide angle lens works best with the camera and where do we order it from?
Cannot say, that´s a matter of taste. Vivid is the normal image setting with intensified colours. Soft produces less sharpness, soft vivid is the same but more colourful. I make use of all depending on the weather, light condition pp.
Best to compare is to shoot the same thing at all settings like this (comparing white balances):

http://www.vimeo.com/714156

There are large and small magnetic lenses (27 and 22mm rings). I have both: A small Hama 0.5X and a large Fox 0.45X. The small has a very good hold and works great for the HD-video mode, but vignettes in all other settings (also in 16:9 stills)!
With a glued magnetic ring the large has a good hold too. Was a topic on page 44, 45f.
There are even 0.38X semi-fish eye lenses ! Maybe I´ll try such one, large sized.
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Is VIVID better then SOFT VIVID? the NYC video I put links to a few messges back were is SOFT VIVID. also which wide angle lens works best with the camera and where do we order it from?
It's a matter of personal taste. I use Soft Vivid most of the time and Soft the other times. HD, in general, is a bit sharp/harsh for my taste. With a bigger HD camera I used a filter to lower the contrast and soften it a hair. I like that the HD700 has image settings.

I use the Phoenix M-Power magnetic 0.45x (large size). I cut the ring to allow for the lens cap. Works well. Pictures are in a previous page. Got mine from Amazon but lots of places carry it, even ebay.
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I like my video sharp and saturated so I mostly use VIVID. But here's one in NORMAL mode. I just wish that NORMAL would be a bit sharper.

http://www.vimeo.com/721464


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I like my video sharp and saturated so I mostly use VIVID. But here's one in NORMAL mode. I just wish that NORMAL would be a bit sharper.

http://www.vimeo.com/721464
Looks good, nice assortment. Is it a raw file, straight from the cam/card? I noticed edited hd700 clips on vimeo play back smoother - less jolty - than (my) raw files (converted on vimeo after the upload). But maybe the reason for it is my notebook/graphic card.
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I like my video sharp and saturated so I mostly use VIVID. But here's one in NORMAL mode. I just wish that NORMAL would be a bit sharper.

http://www.vimeo.com/721464
Sharper? Hmm. If you slow down your panning a bit and give the camera the little time it need to find focus I think you'll be happier. In what you shot I might have selected Cloudy as the white balance. Shady places are usually cold/blue in color and Cloudy would warm things up a bit. Depending on the editing application you use, you can adjust color and even sharpness in editing if you'd like.
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