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Old Jul 13, 2010, 5:40 PM   #21
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I see what you mean, though any time I tried that it REALLY washed the picture out.
If you shoot in P mode, use the flash, shot down to about f8 and set the ev to -1/3 or 2/3 and it will not flash wash your photo as much.
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Old Jul 13, 2010, 5:42 PM   #22
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Now here is a picture of a seagull flying overhead; I used shutter priority because I was noticing blur. The better picture is my sister's; unfortunately there is no camera data because I saved it from facebook. Again, she claims she is only using Auto mode (or perhaps beach or sports)
Your sister shot is not as sharp as your, your sister seem have a longer range lens. But the edges on your shot is cleaner.
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I hope I'm not posting too many pictures! I do realize that a better photographer would have gotten better pictures in some of these situations, but again I would hope that full Auto would perform at least as well as a P&S.
I think I switched to shutter priority for this photo (at least, the shutter speed is 1/200) but it still looks soft to me...again, probably a focus issue, though I usually used the center point and put it on the eyes if I was doing a portrait. I may not have remembered to do that in this situation, though.
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I hope I'm not posting too many pictures! I do realize that a better photographer would have gotten better pictures in some of these situations, but again I would hope that full Auto would perform at least as well as a P&S.
I think I switched to shutter priority for this photo (at least, the shutter speed is 1/200) but it still looks soft to me...again, probably a focus issue, though I usually used the center point and put it on the eyes if I was doing a portrait. I may not have remembered to do that in this situation, though.
Load this pic into Irfanview and press shift-s to sharpen. Happy now? You can fine-tune the sharpness yourself also. First make sure this is what you want.
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Here is an unedited shot of a gull I took with the kit long zoom lens 55-250. Unedited and uncropped.
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Your sister shot is not as sharp as your, your sister seem have a longer range lens. But the edges on your shot is cleaner.
yes, she had her zoom lens on for this one. I thought the edge effect was due to resizing the photo too small. To me her picture looks sharper! LOL I see all the detail in the bird, whereas mine is not visible.
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Here's that man/child shot processed a little. There wasn't much to work with. Looks ok to me.
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yes, she had her zoom lens on for this one. I thought the edge effect was due to resizing the photo too small. To me her picture looks sharper! LOL I see all the detail in the bird, whereas mine is not visible.
Your are shot does not show as much because because of the range you were at, and the gull is partly silhouetted against a brighter sky.
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With the kit lenses, I would stop it down to f7.1, it will give you sharper results.

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I hope I'm not posting too many pictures! I do realize that a better photographer would have gotten better pictures in some of these situations, but again I would hope that full Auto would perform at least as well as a P&S.
I think I switched to shutter priority for this photo (at least, the shutter speed is 1/200) but it still looks soft to me...again, probably a focus issue, though I usually used the center point and put it on the eyes if I was doing a portrait. I may not have remembered to do that in this situation, though.
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OK, last major issue (I think )
I was trying to get pictures of people coming down the water slides...I tried everything! In this one, I am using shutter priority set to 1/500. The lens is at 55 mm I think (didn't have my zoom lens with me). I prefocused on the side of the slide. Still blurry. Tried auto focus, full Auto mode, higher shutter speeds, etc...still blurry. Camera motion, maybe? I don't think I got a single great picture in this situation.
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