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Old Aug 17, 2008, 4:59 AM   #1
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another attempt to get a good butterfly photo.think im getting there

was taken with a200 iso 800 , 210mm , f8 exp 1/160 and no flash

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Old Aug 17, 2008, 7:13 AM   #2
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I like it.

You can also increase the depth of field by zooming out, but in order to frame the way you have here, you'd have to get closer, risking frightening your subject.
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That's one good shot. I've read great things about this lens and if it wasn't for its large size (and some what limited FL for my needs), I'd have bought one. I'm surprised at the lack of noise considering the high ISO setting. Which S/W did you use to edit this photo? I can't seem to get a clean image with my A300 atISO 400!!!
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Old Aug 17, 2008, 4:16 PM   #4
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thanks for your comments.

regarding the beercan yes its very well built / heavy, but feels great on the camera.

if only i bought one 3-4 months ago when i got the camera.i have no faults at all with the lense ,but im new to the dslr world so still learning

regarding software im using photoshop elements 6 .again still working my way around it.the above photo has only been cropped nothing else.

i took some more pics of butterflies today with iso set at 1600 and incredibly still no noise using the beercan again .just love this lense i will posta pic later with the iso on 1600 see what you think

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... just love this lens ...
It is a gem, isn't it?


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Good picture ...
Congrat ...

Beercan .. value for money
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Old Oct 23, 2008, 7:06 PM   #7
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Very nice!!! I just got a Beercan from ebay and can't wait to use it. I have the A300 so image quality wise, same as the 200, so far very pleased with the Sony.

Just need to figure out the settings and why some keep getting cleared when I turn off camera.
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Just need to figure out the settings and why some keep getting cleared when I turn off camera.
Changes you make to the scene modes are lost when you turn off the camera; changes you make to M, P, A or S are preserved.
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Changes you make to the scene modes are lost when you turn off the camera; changes you make to M, P, A or S are preserved.
Ahh, I figured that was it. I have not played around with the manual settings yet, once I finish the workshop I am attending I am sure my camera will be set on one of them for use.

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I've used the Sports scene mode to get familiar with the settings I needed to use when I shoot equestrian events, and when I finally got the exactcombination of settingswhat I wanted, I transfered them to 'A', so they'd stay. I still use the scene modes for other situations that I'm not familiar with, but mostly I use 'A'.

The scene modes are a good place to start.
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