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Old May 24, 2007, 11:20 PM   #1
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Hello All,

Today, we were sitting along the shore and this crew showed up.

They stopped to eat the grass above the rocks.

Sony H9, No PP only Auto Levels and re-size to web:

Images 1 to 7 were with Tele-Converter. 8 to end with native H9 lens.

After image 7 I put my canera away and then they returned to eat again.

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Old May 25, 2007, 3:36 AM   #2
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Great pictures..

Proving one more time - a good light is important. My feeling is that H9 is not a low light shooting camera.. like my V1 - the light is very important for an excellent quality results.
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Old May 25, 2007, 7:21 AM   #3
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Hi Digital Gal,

Glad you liked the goslings. They were really tough guys to climb those rocks.

May I suggest that almost any light can be 'Good Light' as long as you can make the correct exposure for the level of light.

Many people want to use High ISO to overcome dark lighting conditions, where a proper exposure is not obtainable using a particular camera.

This is why my first Real Life User's ISO Test Thread for the H9 included a photo of my light meter showing the correct reading, and the camera was set at the indicated reading. The images were pretty good for the H9 sensor, IMHO, because the exposure was set to the correct readings which my light meter indicated as correct.

Here is a shoot that involves a very dark church, and my being over 100' ( about 33 meters +- ) from the priest ( 27 pews and plus 25' to the back of the altar ).Handheld, native H9 lens, most at 465 mm.

The first altar shots were from ISO 1000 to 1600.

The last altar shots ( after the procession of the outside shots ) were mostly shot at ISO 1600.

Almost no one knew I was photographing the mass from the aisle seat of the 28th pew.

Yes, PP included Neat Image batch processing, cropping to straighten the images.

My opinion of these shots? I am very. very happy.

Are they 'perfect'? Are they of 'good photographic quality'? Can you make big enlargements?

NO, NO, AND NO.

Do they capture the moment? YES, YES, YES.

Here is the link to the above images:

http://www.nickphoto123.smugmug.com/gallery/2874253

I look forward to your comments.

Say 'Hello' to Italy, we will make our first visit hopefully soon.

Nicholas

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Old May 28, 2007, 3:29 AM   #4
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Hi Nicholas!

Thank you for sharing your experience here one more time..

I have had a look to the pics you have taken in church.. and I am absolutely in agreement with you.. the moment is captured.. I am getting exactly the same images with my V1.. apartly a zoom.. I have to be closer..
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Are they 'perfect'? Are they of 'good photographic quality'? Can you make big enlargements? NO, NO, AND NO. Do they capture the moment? YES, YES, YES.
Exactly this way.

PS. Anyway.. after everything I have read about H9, I don't tend to think it is a proper update for my V1.. If I want a personal growth in photography, I have to look for a dSLR.. and to wait a bit to get another compact digicam.. My V1 still does the job, lacking a strong zoom, but delivering an excellent image quality..

Enjoy the other day in your rsearch.. !
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