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Old Jan 18, 2010, 10:52 AM   #71
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Here is the Olympus E-510 100% crop, and you can see some highlight clipping in these two photos.

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Old Jan 18, 2010, 10:55 AM   #72
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Here is the Olympus E-620 shot.

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Old Jan 18, 2010, 10:57 AM   #73
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Here is the 100% crop of the Olympus E-620 shot.

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Old Jan 18, 2010, 11:06 AM   #74
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So now you have all the samples. Which ever DSLR camera you choose, please understand that there will indeed be a somewhat drawn out learning curve to these cameras.

In addition, please understand that with DSLR cameras, the photos coming out of the camera will, based on your P+S experience with the Canon A-710, appear to your eye to be somwhat soft, or not as sharp as you are used to seeing photos come out of the camera. That is because there is a very solid expectation that the photographer will post process their images, and that includes among many factors, the sharpness.

So, you may have to sharpen your post processing skills as well to get the most out of your photos from the canon XS, or whichever other DSLR camera that you might select. One of the easiest photo editing programs to use is Adobe Photoshop Elements 8.0 for a PC. If you use a MAC you can also get Photoshop Elements for the MAC as well. I teach digital cameras and photo editing on a regular basis.

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Hmmm I didn't know I would have to post process every photo...... That is a bummer I do not have that kind of time. . I do have corell paint shop, but I'm nto very good at it. Most of the time I think I wreck the pic rather then fixing it. Unless I just run it through the noise thing....
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Oh and thanks for those pics! I likethe way to Olympus came out. The sony seemed really noisy to me.....
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Are you aware that the Paint Shop Pro program has a 1 click auto fix system that is very good. That should make it very easy for you.Also please note that every one of my photo samples were edited in Photoshop Elements.

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I just looking on flikr at these and they all look nice....
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I just looking on flikr at these and they all look nice....
well, keep in mind many of these shots were taken with p&s cameras which come out of package with higher sharpening and more color/contrast.

it is possible to boost the saturation, contrast, and sharpness in the camera settings from a dslr and mimic this type of output.

upon closer look of many of the dslr images on that page, they are very soft even resized, and would look MUCH better if the person would just do a minor amount of editing.
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personally those kind of groups are just an excuse to try to be lazy. sure you can try to make something look good out of camera, but why??? it takes like 5 seconds to sharpen and add some contrast and color.
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