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Old May 9, 2006, 3:51 PM   #41
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Oops! A price of $314. I also called Office Depot and it is listed there for $399. I would love to get it at a great price. So far every where I have looked it is at $379 or more.
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Old May 9, 2006, 11:36 PM   #42
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I have a hard time believing that the H2 is so much better than the H1. The H5, yes. It has some improvements over the H1 but the h2...not.

Here isa variety of shots taken with my H1. I doubt the H2 could have done a much better job!



Tullio, your photos are phenomenal. I've owned an H1 for about a month now (first digicam other than the one I had that broke a year ago after 10 days). While I'm just learning all the settings, I'm loving it.

Love the bubble shot, and the moon shot is amazing. The pic states "hand held"...You did that just with the camera?HOW??? It looks like you were viewing through a 'scope! I haven't taken good night shots yet, and I know I don't have the settings right. Need to fool with it a lot more. Thanks for posting your photos.

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Hi cjs, thanks for the compliments. For the moon shots I used the Sony DH1758 1.7x tele converter with the H1. The first trick to take good hand held shots is to use the EVF instead of the LCD. Althou the H1 has a nice large LCD, by using the EVF you keep your arms next to your body and that increases the stability. You also need to have the camera set to M otherwise you will not be able to obtain the proper settings to photograph the moon (shutter speed at 1/250 or 1/500 and aperture somewhere between4 and 5.6). Here are two shots taken a few minutes ago with both suggested settings:
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This one was take a few nights ago. You can see the difference in the shape of the Moon. This were all hand held.
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Thanks for the info. I took some shots tonight inNight mode, using the tele lens setting on the H1. Shutter speed 1/250, Aperture F/4. Was using the LCD screen. They turned out the best so far, but still not asclose upas I'd like. Will keep experimenting......Thanks again!


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In P mode you will not be able to accomplish much. Set the camera to M, shutter to 1/400+ and aperture to 5.6. W/ the tele you should be able to get a pretty decent picture.
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Just edited my prior message (wasn't in P mode and checked some other settings on the Properties window). Will keep your info for future reference...Thanks again.

PS: Found that converter lens on line and I know I am going to buy it. Also read a great article about this lens at:

http://www.aakatz.com/h1whitepaper/part11.htm





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The White Paper is the best article out therefor H1 users (actually, many of his recommendations apply to any camera brand, not just the Sony H1).
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Have you found a certain combination of settings to work best for obtaining "true" colors?

Posted a question about this elsewhere (under Newbie Help) andreceived feedback(thanks againto all who replied) that digicams can be challenging in this area; reds tend to turn orange/pink, purples become blue, deep blues turn lighter blue.

I've changed the light source/WB, ISO and aperture settings for time of day; seems that when I'm a bit further back from the object (i.e., a group of wildflowers), the color will be more accurate, and when I zoom in for a close-up of one flower, the color will be slightly "off".
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