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Old Dec 8, 2007, 4:17 PM   #341
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it's great and you are so innovative :lol: I am really looking forward to the results! I haven't had a chance to play with mine really yet as the weather here is dreadful at the moment and it is just raining every day!

Shall keep an eye out for your master piece.:-)
It works very well! Only trick is that when you flip the LCD up to make sure your finger is on the elastic or it may get knocked off -- don't ask me how I know.:lol:

It was overcast when I tested and as soon as I came home the sun came out. Figures.
I may go back out.

Samples are here: http://gallery.mac.com/crosby007#gallery under "Broken WA lens"

Waiting to see some nice rain videos. :lol:
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Old Dec 8, 2007, 4:19 PM   #342
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I added a PDQ Movie Image Stablizer test to my gallery, too. Works pretty well.

http://gallery.mac.com/crosby007#gallery
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Old Dec 9, 2007, 12:27 AM   #343
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how's the build quality overall? because my lcd screen panel is bit loose when it closed. does anyone having same experince?
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Old Dec 9, 2007, 12:54 AM   #344
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From what I've read and found myself (I just got an HD700), this is completely normal... They probably just built it to have a bit of play when it's closed. I'm assuming your viewfinder feels tight when it's flipped open (mine does).


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yesI get same tight feelingwhenviewfinder isflipped open. I was bit worried becuase look like viewfinder is weakest part of this camera. anyways, thanks for reply =)
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OK we went to a restaurant today on South Padre Island to eat with some friends and I took along the camera for some more test shots. My wife and I along with our son also went to the Beach.

Here is the gallery:
http://www.pbase.com/rgv523/hd700more

There are a couple of macro shots in the restaurant where we ate and we noticed a whole bunch of Portuguese man o'war washed up which you can see some photos of. Have to be very careful with these creatures as they can potentially be deadly if you get stung by them!

Be sure to select 'Original' sizing to get an idea of the detail this camera can pick up.

Here are a few quick videos I took as well:

http://www.viddler.com/hockford/videos/3/
http://www.viddler.com/hockford/videos/4/
http://www.viddler.com/hockford/videos/5/
http://www.viddler.com/hockford/videos/6/




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OK we went to a restaurant today on South Padre Island to eat with some friends and I took along the camera for some more test shots.
Hmm. Another beverage and no food shot from a restaurant. You're on a liquid diet, aren't you? :lol:

Those blue things on the beach are bizarre and interesting.
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Hmm. Another beverage and no food shot from a restaurant. You're on a liquid diet, aren't you? :lol:

Those blue things on the beach are bizarre and interesting
haha. I guess I didn't think to take a photo of the delicious mahi mahi I ate!

Yes, the blue Portuguese man o' war were certainly fascinating but we had to be careful to keep our 2 year well away from them.

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Be sure to select 'Original' sizing to get an idea of the detail this camera can pick up.



Thanks for the photo examples. Have you noticed that the left side of your photos are consistently "softer" than the right side? I think it is an "idiosyncracy" of the lens--mostly a result of chromatic aberration (notice color fringing). Has anyone else noticed this result with their HD700's? You might try getting out of Program mode, since the camera likes to keep the lens at full-open aperture (which maximizes lens deficiencies) even when using shutter speeds over 1/300 seconds. You should be able to hand hold at the equivalent exposure a couple of stops down. The aberration effect does add a dream-like quality to the photos though, which is interesting and almost "artistic".
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Thanks for the photo examples. Have you noticed that the left side of your photos are consistently "softer" than the right side? I think it is an "idiosyncracy" of the lens--mostly a result of chromatic aberration (notice color fringing). Has anyone else noticed this result with their HD700's?
No, I haven't noticed that in mine.
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