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Old Jul 7, 2009, 10:09 PM   #1
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OK, remember I'm an amature. This was taken with the 18-55mm standard zoom lens on AF. I did resize it, but did no other editing.

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Nice job cf.
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Thank you. I will post a shot taken with the 55-200mm telephoto lens that cam with the camera later. I also plan to write a short review, from a beginners point of view after I've used then camera more. So far, I'm thrilled with the camera.
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Your picture looks good. Looking forward to see images taken with your zoom lens.
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Here are 2 images with the 55-200mm telephoto lens that came with the camera. I resized them for posting here but did no other editing. Of course, I was shooting with AF on.
The first is with no zoom, the second, same subject, full zoom.



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It's interesting to watch the auto exposure settings for cameras. On the wider shot in your last post, the camera decided to stop down the aperture to f/11, probably assuming that you wanted a landscape type shot with more depth of field. Yet, when you zoomed in, it used a wider f/6.3 aperture. My guess is that it wanted it to be a bit sharper compared to a wide open aperture with faster shutter speeds, yet staying closer to wide open with a narrower depth of field because you zoomed in more (assuming you wanted more subject isolation).
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Or...as you zoom in, the amount of light gets reduced (in this case, less sky, more green grass). The camera might have chosen a wider aperture to compensate for the reduced light.
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I'm not sure what sort of feedback you are looking for since you didn't ask a question. But I'll jump in anyways.

Regarding the picture with the horses and shed: ifyou had moved to the left and climbed on top of something, you could have placed the two subjects in a more amenable relationship. Play around with the depth of field and experiment.Take a shot wide open with the horses in focus and the building out-of-focus and contrast it with another picture with large depth-of-field.

For the former, you'll want less available light (or a neutral density filter) so get up earlier or wait for sunset - one of the two should transform this scene into a much warmer pastoral picture.

Since the horses will be moving around, see if you can get a shot with some of that nice old wooden fencing running diagonally.


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enjoy with your new camera
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It would've been nice also to see the background blured out and all the detail on the horses...I'm a newbie too, is that what they call DOF ?
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