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Old Jan 18, 2010, 2:56 PM   #81
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I have to agree with Hards on that one, I am not a big post production editor. But it does add allot to the photo with just one clik of the touch pad. And with some programs you can do a batch load, and boom you are done. All it does is color fill and if the shoot on a haze day, a quick edit will make it look so much better. The main reason is because I am lazy. But check out this thread, it shows before and after quite well.

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/la...th-africa.html
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Old Jan 18, 2010, 3:21 PM   #82
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My pics always seem to come out worse when I edit them. What do I do wrong? If I sharpen then look over done. Or they come out looking ok on my screen but then I print them and they look terrible.
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Old Jan 18, 2010, 3:33 PM   #83
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My pics always seem to come out worse when I edit them. What do I do wrong? If I sharpen then look over done. Or they come out looking ok on my screen but then I print them and they look terrible.
well right now you are using a point and shoot, so the photos straight out of the camera are already sharpened and more saturated than a dslr photo out of camera would be. therefore it is quite easy to oversharpen a photo from a point and shoot.
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Old Jan 18, 2010, 3:34 PM   #84
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Photo editing is an acquired skill. It is not hard, and it does improve your photos. What did you think of the samples that I posted. Be honest, it will not bother me.

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Old Jan 18, 2010, 3:34 PM   #85
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When you look at the sony a230 pay extra attention to the viewfinder. It is the smallest of all the dslr's. It was a hugh problem for me when I looked at the a380...
As Sarah already mentioned, that's not correct. ;-)

The A380 (not the A230) is smaller than most though (only most Olympus dSLR models have smaller effective sizes).

BTW, here's a site that tracks viewfinder size if that's something you care about.

http://www.neocamera.com/feature_viewfinder_sizes.php

But, you can buy magnifying eyepieces for a viewfinder, too. In fact, I've even seen Sony A3xx series camera owners mention using Olympus and Pentax magnifying eyepieces before (and I've also seen Olympus dSLR owners mention using magnifying eyepieces before). Now, Sony makes one you can use with their cameras. Here's a review of it:

http://www.alphamountworld.com/produ...product-report

But, the A230 has a larger viewfinder compared to the A3xx series Sony models with Live View anyway (since it doesn't have a separate Live View sensor in the viewfinder housing).
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Old Jan 18, 2010, 3:36 PM   #86
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I posted my correction
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You all are scaring me!
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Actually coming form an Eos 1 it took me a while to get uses to not having 100% view in the vf. Slowing getting uses to the crop of the t1i.
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Old Jan 18, 2010, 5:15 PM   #90
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I would not worry to much about editing software yet, one at a time. You can also edit any photo later on if you choose to. We are doing it again, info overload.
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