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Old 17th October 2008, 09:58   #21
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thanks for the info
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Ordered one Polarization Filter for 58mm lens

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Old 18th October 2008, 12:55   #23
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AUTO MODE on both Canon G5 and Canon 400 D
lens used on 400 D is kit lens 18-55mm, lens on G5 is integrated.

Canon 400 D has ~1600 pics registered, previous owner didn't use it often
Canon G5 I bought new back in May 2004, I'm close to 6000 pics with it

Max Zoom Out 400D:


Max Zoom Out G5:


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Max Zoom in 400D:


Max Zoom in G5:


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Same area to fill picture 400D:


Same area to fill picture G5:


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Max Zoom Short Range 400D:


Max Zoom Short Range G5:



In AUTO mode G5 kicks 400D *** in sharpness and colors; time to tweak the 400D... I'll be back
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it's very easy to take bad pictures focus is the key, if you zoom out too much, everything is not very sharp, if you zoom in too much, sometimes it's only sharp in the center, blurry all over... definitely takes more time to properly shoot something, but when done right it does surpass the G5, for pickup and shoot though G5 is far from bad.

really need a macro zoom lens for the following pics, 55-200mm lens does so-so in my humble opinion

last leave on tree




Apple in tree:


Sample apple with G5, notice color of the sky:


400D with 18-55mm lens max zoom; "faithful" profile, color of sky is grey:


in faithful profile no after shot tweaking is done by Canon
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canoneos400d/page13.asp
in landscape profile sharpness is at 4, portrait mode is sharpness 2, standard 'auto' is sharpness 3

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Picture Style Canon description Tone curve Color
Standard Vivid, crisp general setting usable for variety of conditions. Type 1
(more contrast) Slightly more saturation
Portrait Produces a soft texture and beautiful expression of skin color. Type 1
(more contrast) Medium saturation, skin tones get a pink hue
Landscape Sharp expression with particularly vivid results for blues skies and green hues. Type 1
(more contrast) High saturation, blue and green emphasis, hue chg.
Neutral With post-processing in mind, saturation and contrast are low. Type 2
(neutral, flatter) Low saturation, neutral hues
Faithful Faithful production of the subject's colors, with no exaggeration. Type 2
(neutral, flatter) Low saturation, colormetrically accurate
Monochrome Monochrome expression in black & white, sepia, etc. Type 1
(more contrast) B&W, can use filters (red, green, orange, etc.)
might want to change to landscape more often
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Indeed, with my nex cam I have same problem, taking bad pictures is really too easy

Here is mine,sony DSC-F828:


bought it for roughly 250€ 2nd hand, not bad considering all the options you have with it.
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Doesn't the G5 makes the colors a bit too vivid ?
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Old 18th October 2008, 15:43   #27
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the sky is not that blue no; with landscape profile and tweaked white balance it works better already. this is the same apple as above, but with 200mm lens, picture is rated PG-13



then with 18-55mm lens, this unlucky fly caught in a web, with G5 (flash):


400D (flash)


400D (noflash, brightness leveled adjusted through software):


@Geoffrey: I'm not a fan of Sony digicams, find their menu and settings confusing and not very easy to set up; how's that with the DSC-F828

with a high quality MACRO zoom lens and a lot of patience you can take snapshots like this:


not my pic
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Menu... the camera comes with a DVD explaining all the camera settings in detail, how each setting affects the result of the photo you're taking. Not confusing since I still had to learn a thing or two about photography, previous cam did it all by himself so it was all kinda new to me anyway. Only thing I don't like about this cam is that it is pretty hard to focus by hand, you can't judge on display if the sharpness is where it should be.
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maybe should invest in a macro lens, would make for very freaky pictures, this is the best I could get from 18-55mm kit lens;

body was ~3cm in length, add the 8 legs and you get close to 10cm; brrrr
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