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Old Nov 19, 2006, 9:24 PM   #1
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Well, Noble Lords and Ladies, every year I make the same dumb mistake, it seems, of taking a new camera to the Renaissance Faire before I have mastered it! I had lots of really wonderful images - at least, they looked that way in the viewfinder. I took over 500 photos before I realized that I had hit the exposure compensation (+.7) by mistake, which for small hands like mine is very easy to do. I wish there was some kind of lock for the wheel so that this wouldn't happen. So far, this has been the only complaint I have had with the camera.

BTW, the earlier poster who was asking questions about the Zeiss lens was concerned about the weight of the R-1. I am a female, too, and that was a big concern of mine before I got the camera. But it has been a complete non-issue. I carried it for nine hours, took over 850 frames, and had absolutely no problems with the weight. (And I have severe carpal tunnel, too!)

Am posting these after only a quick levels, (hope I'm getting better, Nicholas!) slight curves and sharpening, lowered resolution and cropping. Hope the lower resolution will still show the image quality. Cheers! Ria
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Old Nov 19, 2006, 10:51 PM   #2
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Hi Ria

I've had a look at this and the other two you've posted.
Beautiful pictures ... you sure know how to set up your subjects ... that renaissance boy picture looked like a very realistic pre-raphaelite painting. Very powerful.
Viking girl looked almost translucent skinned. I think your adjustments on the second pic gave modelling for the bone structure .. but lost the translucence a bit. NB .... this is a matter of subtle degrees. I think they both look good. I was amazed at how sharp those eyes are .... some rare qualities of moisture in the eyes.
The picture on this thread has also got a liveliness to it.
Allthree subjectsare obviously posing for a picture but are freely themselves within it. I notice the people enjoying being photographed by you.

I think you take lovely portraits. That picture of the old lady with the tiny Kitty was heartwrenching.

Jane, the one intrested in the Zeiss lenses .... latest I have heardis that she IS going for the R1 .... I am member of DPReview website and she has been inquiring there too.

Please will you say a bit more about what you have been doing with resolution .... I have only been adjusting image size and filesize in the jpeg save options so I'd love to know a bit more what you are doing with that.

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Old Nov 21, 2006, 12:38 AM   #3
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Hi, Glyn:

To answer your question, depending on the file I either use the "Save for Web" function, or change the resolution in the Image Size box (usually lower down to 72 for the web.)

On some of the pics I was trying to show fine skin detail so I didn't lower the res. quite as much.

Hope this helps! Ria
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Ah!
style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"That's making sense. Thanks
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