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Old Apr 7, 2010, 1:09 AM   #201
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Thanks Sarah for the great tip. I will try 5Mps and "P" tomorrow. It is 10 pm now... I am in the same time zone as you. When in "p" do I need to set the ISO to 125 for higher sensitivity? White Balance?

This is my first post with pictures and pardon me if the upload is not successful.

The Hx5V picture that I took below ended up looking like an Asian paint brush effect showing a lone stubborn spring blossom against a white cloudy sky. This single spring blossom refused to give up after being pounded by a few days of rain and wind.. proudly hanging on to the branch while all the others had fallen down.
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Old Apr 7, 2010, 1:42 AM   #202
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Thanks DonalDuc...

... but should the TX5 not hold, though ?

Otherwise, I have had my eyes on the Panasonic TS2... I'd really like the camera with the best image quality and that seems to be the TX5... however, the TS2 is more rugged.

What would you advice ?

Tor

PS: Should add that I carry the camera in a somewhat 'sealed' little bag, so it is kept quite protected during the running, actually... and the bumps is only my vertical movements.
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Old Apr 7, 2010, 4:46 AM   #203
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I've "only" Pana FZ30/G1/GH1 :-) ... but if you use a stabil bag for Sony TX5/TX7 display will be good protected.

f.e. this best fitting IXUS bag for $ 5.99 with magnetic shutter:
http://forums.steves-digicams.com/1050504-post16.html
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Old Apr 7, 2010, 4:53 AM   #204
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Avoid the Scene Modes and the intelligent mode. Just use the "P" for Programed Auto Mode and for added sharpness reduce the resolution to 5mp.
Agree!
I only take pictures with 16:9 = 7mpixels.
Of course it's the same like 4:3 = 10mpixels.

I think with 5mpixel I lose to much when "cutting/croping"
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Old Apr 7, 2010, 10:13 PM   #205
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Old Apr 7, 2010, 11:01 PM   #206
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Ric-

Your photo was taken into fairly heavy backlighting which really makes things difficult. The old photographer's rule is this: when the subject is back lighted, you have to light the front of the photo with a reflector or with a forced flash if the distance between camera and subject allows.

The reason DonalDuc's photos look so good is that he has full control of the lighting of his subject and the photos are very well focused. When you are shooting straight up in the air you have pretty much lost control over the light and with the back lighting even precise focusing will be a chore.

Here is a nice HX5 sunset that I took, and even though it is back lighted, I controlled the back lighting using Exposure Compensation and we ended up with a nice photo.
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Nice work, DonalDuc-

Once again you have handles the light very nicely and nailed the focus exactly. Were todays photos taken on a tripod? They appear to be taken on a tripod.

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No - my pictures are made freehand ... it's sunny enough ;-)

Apples & vegetables above are made with tripod.
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DonalDuc-

Thank you for filling me in on the photo details.

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