New camera, test shots...

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    Focus, Apr 21, 2008
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  2. Some nice photos there; I particularly like the flower.

    Err... what exactly is the camera you are using?
     
    John Phillips, Apr 21, 2008
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    adm Guest

    I didn't know Agfa still made cameras. I thought their photo equipment
    division wnet bust a few years ago.

    As a matter of interest, why did you sell the D300 ?
     
    adm, Apr 21, 2008
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    Focus Guest

    Thanks.
    Believe it or not:

    Agfa DC-1338i pocket camera
    I bought to throw in the car or "always have with me".

    Actually it performed better than I thought. It's mall like a cigarette box,
    weighs as much too, has 10MP, a 3" lcd screen and more options than you
    would think, like bracketing.

    I paid 139,- euro for it (little less than $200.-)


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    Focus, Apr 21, 2008
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    Focus Guest

    I think you're right. The company that market these cameras is not Agfa, but
    they have a license to use the name.
    But the camera works great.
    I have a torn tendon in my shoulder and can't lift anything heavy. Might
    take quite a while. The D300 is great, but I also was missing a "stupid"
    button for quick shots. Like scenes and such.
    The D300 was pretty expensive and I was able to sell it for a reasonable
    price. So with the money I plan to get a Sony A350 with tilting (real)
    Liveview and 14 MP. Leaves me with some extra cash for some good glass ;-)


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    pltrgyst Guest

    You've got to Photoshop your _test shots_?

    -- Larry
     
    pltrgyst, Apr 21, 2008
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  7. Cool! Sorry to see the D300 go.




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    Rita Berkowitz, Apr 22, 2008
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    ____ Guest

    He doesn't need Photoshop, just a program to automatically erase the
    pictures :)
     
    ____, Apr 22, 2008
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    N Guest


    Get the shoulder repaired - don't wait. Find a good hydrotherapist for
    rehab. Should be fixed in about 4 to 6 months.
     
    N, Apr 22, 2008
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    Focus Guest

    Thanks.
    The D300 got a good new boss; he's a doctor.
    But I got now regrets. I learned a lot with/from it. I guess I'm a little
    strange, but I follow no rules except my own ;-)
    If the Sony would have been out together with the D300, I would have opted
    for the Sony in the first place. I love the tilting Liveview; comfortable to
    take low and high shots without braking my old back ;-)
    Now I've got some money for more serious glass. I'm looking at the Tamron
    17-50 2.8, the 70-300 and the 200-500, also Tamron to start with. Possibly a
    little later either the 10-20 Sigma or the 11-18 Tamron. I've understood the
    Sigma is a better choice. Got any thoughts on these?

    Soon as I get it, I'm going to try catch some wildlife. I recently
    discovered that close to home is a small river, Rio Sizandro, where there
    should be a lot of birds. Among them are two kinds of eagles: the Sea Eagle
    and the Royal Eagle.
    Also close is a sanctuary in Mafra where the Iberian Wolf can be found and
    wild deer, boar, fox, etc.
    So I'm a little impatient ;-)

    Still planning a trip over here?


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    Pete D Guest

    How the flying f**k are you going to lift these enoumous lenes?
     
    Pete D, Apr 22, 2008
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    adm Guest

    Sounds like a plan - I hadn't noticed the D300 as being particularly
    heavy (al least with the 18-200 DX VR), but I suppose with a busted
    shoulder it would be....
     
    adm, Apr 22, 2008
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    Pete D Guest

    Repaired or not I would have kept the good camera. I have a stuffed rotator
    cuff in the left shoulder and torn tendons in the right elbow and there is
    no way I am getting rid of the D-SLR's, no way no how.
     
    Pete D, Apr 22, 2008
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    Alan Meyer Guest

    Don't know if it's the camera or what you did in Photoshop, but
    the colors look a tad too vivid for me.

    Some cameras have a setting for "natural" and "vivid" color. If
    yours is set for vivid, you might try the other setting to see if you
    like them better.

    Of course a lot of people like that.kind of vivid "pop". So it
    might be just right if you're one of them.

    Alan
     
    Alan Meyer, Apr 23, 2008
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    Noons Guest


    Wasn't going to mention it but since you did,
    I found the same thing. Thought it might be one of those
    screen profile thingies but obviously I'm not the only one
    thinking the same.
     
    Noons, Apr 23, 2008
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    |>> Bought a new camera after selling my D300.
    |>> I'm not unsatisfied:
    |>> http://atlantic-diesel.com/
    |> Don't know if it's the camera or what you did in Photoshop, but
    |> the colors look a tad too vivid for me.
    |>
    |> Some cameras have a setting for "natural" and "vivid" color. If
    |> yours is set for vivid, you might try the other setting to see if you
    |> like them better.
    |>
    |> Of course a lot of people like that.kind of vivid "pop". So it
    |> might be just right if you're one of them.
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    |
    | Wasn't going to mention it but since you did,
    | I found the same thing. Thought it might be one of those
    | screen profile thingies but obviously I'm not the only one
    | thinking the same.

    When you take a new Nikon DSLR out of the box and shoot some stuff they
    all look like this until you tone it down. From what I saw in Tokyo
    recently, The Japanese youth are very much into bright colours. So it
    would seem are many of my clients.

    Personally I've never seen colours this vivid on an overcast day. I
    recall in 1999 getting a "revolutionary" Canon P&S. The first 1 Mp P&S
    on the market, so I was told.

    I was quite surprised to see how vivid it's photos were out of my old
    Epson Stylus Pro. Plastic colours were faithfully reproduced - right
    along with plastic skin tones!

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    Alienjones, Apr 23, 2008
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    Focus Guest

    I just used sharpening in PS with Nik software and a polarizer filter.
    Personally I think it looks pretty close to what I saw. But maybe I have
    "bright eyes" ;-)


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  18. Yes!



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    Allen Guest

    To me, the colors look about like what I see in similar settings, not
    like what used to be called the "Technicolor effect" which was basically
    heavily enhanced color. The lower picture, the one with the brilliant
    yellow composite, might seem too vivid to some, but I spent yesterday
    driving through the central Texas hill country and saw many yellow
    flowers that looked just that vivid. Some people, though, seem to prefer
    somewhat subdued color rendition.
    Allen
     
    Allen, Apr 23, 2008
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    GregS Guest

    Seems to me colors tend to go into saturation and levels are not as
    distinguishable in that mode.
     
    GregS, Apr 23, 2008
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