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Old May 28, 2006, 9:39 PM   #1
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I was surprised to see that the H5 is in the stores about 2 weeks before planned and since I'll be taking a trip to NY next week I decided to go ahead and buy one. The auto-focus on the H5 seems a little quicker than the H1 and the zoom in movie mode is a very welcome addition. I was hoping since the Carl Zeiss name is now on the lens that it would suffer from less purple fringing than the previous Sony lens on the H1, but it's not the case. The only time I saw the purple fringing was in high contrast shots, but it still annoys me. Looks like I'll be taking most of the pictures on my trip with my V3.

Here are a few crops from some shots I took earlier today:





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Old May 29, 2006, 2:28 AM   #2
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yes i would have assumed the carl ziesis would have less pf than the sony lens.

interesting find.


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Old Jun 5, 2006, 1:55 PM   #3
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I'll have to say, aside from the some purple fringing I am loving the H5 after a week of use...
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Old Jun 5, 2006, 2:33 PM   #4
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Hello CyberShotNut, would be nice to see some more shots of yours with the new h5.


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Old Jun 5, 2006, 6:42 PM   #5
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Honest? I'm a bit disappointed. The first shot seems to have a very soft focus (it looks abit blurry, actually). Your second shot looks very clear and sharp but...the purple fringe!!! Itappears to be muchworse than the H1. Despite the fact that the H1 lens does not carry the Carl Zeiss name, it's an awesome lens and it produces absolutely gorgeous pictures and purple fringing is much more under controlwhen compared to these shots. I thought I would eventually upgrade to an H5 once prices dropped but on second thought...
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Old Jun 6, 2006, 8:21 PM   #6
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The three pictures I posted were worst case. Most of the pics I've taken with the H5 so far have been excellent. I still have my H1, before I sell it I'll test the two side by side and see what the real image quality differences are.
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Old Jun 6, 2006, 9:28 PM   #7
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CyberShotNut wrote:
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The three pictures I posted were worst case. Most of the pics I've taken with the H5 so far have been excellent. I still have my H1, before I sell it I'll test the two side by side and see what the real image quality differences are.

Hello man, looking foward to seeing your pictures and comparison!. :-)
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Old Jun 8, 2006, 5:37 PM   #8
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Come on Cyber, donĀ“t live us hanging



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Old Jun 9, 2006, 12:16 AM   #9
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Give me a day or two, I just got back from vacation...
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