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Old May 14, 2006, 9:24 AM   #121
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This is the picture i took with my lens:|, dont know the data as to the aperture and all coz i forgot to write them down..
This picture doesn't have many colors in it. I how hope it's acceptable enough. I'm open to criticisms hehehe:G
style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #f8f8f8"You need to download a free viewer from Opanda that lets you right click your picture and see the data.
http://www.opanda.com/en/iexif/index.html

Also download Power Exif 1.2 (free) from Opanda.

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Image Description = KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA
Make = KONICA MINOLTA
Model = DYNAX 5D
Orientation = top/left
X Resolution = 72
Y Resolution = 72
Resolution Unit = inch
Software = Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows
Date Time = 2006-05-14 20:11:49
YCbCr Positioning = centered
Exif IFD Pointer = Offset: 404
PrintIM Data = 124 Byte

style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #f8f8f8"[Camera]
Exposure Time = 1/125"
F Number = F13
Exposure Program = Normal program
ISO Speed Ratings = 400
Exif Version = Version 2.21
Date Time Original = 2007-05-13 21:57:06
Date Time Digitized = 2007-05-13 21:57:06
Components Configuration = YCbcr
Brightness Value = 7.37 BV
Exposure Bias Value = ±0EV
Max Aperture Value = F5.6
Metering Mode = Pattern
Light Source = unknown
Flash = Flash fired, compulsory flash mode
Focal Length = 70mm
Subject Area = Rectangle: center(x=1504, y=1000), width=256, height=304
User Comment =
Flashpix Version = Version 1.0
Color Space = sRGB
Exif Image Width = 432
Exif Image Height = 287
Interoperability IFD Pointer = Offset: 964
Custom Rendered = Normal process
Exposure Mode = Auto exposure
White Balance = Auto white balance
Digital Zoom Ratio =
Focal Length In 35mm Film = 105mm
Scene Capture Type = Normal
Gain Control = Low gain up
Contrast = Normal
Saturation = Normal
Sharpness = Normal

style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #f8f8f8"[Interoperability]
Interoperability Index = ExifR98
Interoperability Version = Version 1.0

style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #f8f8f8"[Thumbnail Info]
Compression = JPEG Compressed (Thumbnail)
X Resolution = 72
Y Resolution = 72
Resolution Unit = inch
JPEG Interchange Format = Offset: 1090
JPEG Interchange Format Length = Length: 8330

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Thumbnail = 160 x 106


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Old May 14, 2006, 12:24 PM   #122
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Hard to tell, Gobs, with resized images. Looks ok to me. The biggest weakness I have found are wide apertures (3.5-4.5) in the lower focal range. 3.5 at 28 is bad, so is 4.5 at 50mm. That's pretty soft. I you go down to 5.6 or 8 it gets significantly better. That's why alway carry my 50m 1.7 lens with me. But all in all, it is a great lens. Took some stunning shots at a photo shoot yesterday. Will post some later.
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Old May 16, 2006, 3:35 AM   #123
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Hard to tell, Gobs, with resized images. Looks ok to me. The biggest weakness I have found are wide apertures (3.5-4.5) in the lower focal range. 3.5 at 28 is bad, so is 4.5 at 50mm. That's pretty soft. I you go down to 5.6 or 8 it gets significantly better. That's why alway carry my 50m 1.7 lens with me. But all in all, it is a great lens. Took some stunning shots at a photo shoot yesterday. Will post some later.
rduve, how do you suggest i should do it then? crop it or would i just use the smaller size pictures in the camera settings?
the reason i resize it due to the original file size is around 5+MB i think. the settings are set to the biggest and xtra fine.
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Old May 16, 2006, 10:49 AM   #124
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Best is to compare crops or tolink to full sized images on another host site.
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Old May 18, 2006, 3:34 PM   #125
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I got my 28-300 today. They don't need a zoom lock; the zoom is snug but smooth. I won't have time to take any pictures this weekend but I am going to try to get out next Saturday and hope top have pictures to share. This model has the SS over plastic lens mount which is coming on the new 70-300, but it has 8 contacts rather than 5 on the 70-300. It is no larger than my Minolta 28-105, but lighter. I especially like the focus and zoom grip area, and there are grooevs at the base of the lens to aid in attaching and removing.
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Great! Enjoy! Post some pics when you got them.

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Old May 20, 2006, 12:15 PM   #127
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hi guys! shot this one today with the tamron 28-300mm...


and this one also

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Old May 20, 2006, 1:40 PM   #128
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Looked around for a while,but this is my first post. Thepics/info shown in this thread made me order a 28-300mm XR, and it arrived minutes ago. Made in Japan, plastic/metal mount, 8 pins. I'm happy with thefirst pics, for referencehere arethe extremes (taken with a 5D in aperture priority mode, only converted from RAW and resized,no PP):

28mm, f/3.5

300mm, f/6.3

They were taken from the same spot, light is not good,just to get an idea of the sharpness when out of the box. Time to get a filter...

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Old May 22, 2006, 5:59 PM   #129
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Today I ordered new Tamron 28-300 XR (non Di) lens for my KM 5D.... @ Cameta they sell them right now for $144. I think it is a good price but I'm little worried if I made a good decidion over a Di version (which is $369 @ B&H). So far what I read there should not be a significant difference between Diand non-Di other than coating. And I hope I do not run in to the problem with a glare. But generaly $144 for non-Di vs $369 for Di .....I don't think that the difference in price justifies the preformace. Correct me if I'm wrong.

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Today I ordered new Tamron 28-300 XR (non Di) lens for my KM 5D.... @ Cameta they sell them right now for $144. I think it is a good price but I'm little worried if I made a good decidion over a Di version (which is $369 @ B&H). So far what I read there should not be a significant difference between Diand non-Di other than coating. And I hope I do not run in to the problem with a glare. But generaly $144 for non-Di vs $369 for Di .....I don't think that the difference in price justifies the preformace. Correct me if I'm wrong.

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http://cgi.ebay.ca/Tamron-28-300mm-X...QQcmdZViewItem
I'm not going to correct you, because I did the same thing. BTW, I had already bought the Tamron 2 lens set of 28-80 and 70-300. The 28-300 is a whole other lens, it is night and day better build quality IMO. I haven't really had it out yet, but just a few test photos around the house, and I am impressed. It hunts in low light, but if you are in flash range, the AF flash bursts get it in focus. BTW, I got mine at Cameta, and they are great to deal with.



Now I have to decide whether to sell the 70-300 on eBay or keep it.
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