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09/17/2005 04:15:34 PM · #1
I guess those one in a thousand shots are just that because everything has to go right. I was snapping pics at the zoo today and had to try to handhold this one at 1/25th on the top of my 80-200 zoom...

I think this would have been a special photo had I not had motion artifact...

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PS this is with quite a bit of unsharp in an attempt to salvage it.

Message edited by author 2005-09-17 16:15:59.
09/17/2005 04:20:07 PM · #2
pretty cool looking, would of done well in the perspective challenge

heres a picture i took when i went snorkleing in florida, i was about 30 ft away from him, bad picture quality but who cares
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Message edited by author 2005-09-17 16:20:16.
09/17/2005 04:58:55 PM · #3
Like both your pics a lot. I don't think all pics have to look like they're made for the photo art gallery or picture posters & postcards. Part of the best photos for me are instantaneous captures of magic or wondrous moments of life. But then, that's just my view and I'm not a professional photographer. :)
09/17/2005 05:04:02 PM · #4
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

I guess those one in a thousand shots are just that because everything has to go right. I was snapping pics at the zoo today and had to try to handhold this one at 1/25th on the top of my 80-200 zoom...


THIS, is why they invented IS/VR. May not have totally saved it, but it would have been better.

Message edited by author 2005-09-17 17:04:18.
09/17/2005 05:22:32 PM · #5
I feel for you! lol, i use tripods untill they threaten to kick me out, so i'd recomend that! they never really do... to fast
09/17/2005 05:24:14 PM · #6
unless your blocking the polar bear exhibet... oooO-then the act fast
09/17/2005 05:25:27 PM · #7
set the camera on burst mode, and fire off three shots at a time - the second or third one will likely be sharper than the first. pressing the shutter tends to cause some shake - the bursts eliminate the pressing of the button on the second and third shots.

check them when you get a chance, and delete the unsharp ones. doesn't work in all cases - but might have here.

09/17/2005 07:58:53 PM · #8
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

I guess those one in a thousand shots are just that because everything has to go right. I was snapping pics at the zoo today and had to try to handhold this one at 1/25th on the top of my 80-200 zoom...

I think this would have been a special photo had I not had motion artifact...

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PS this is with quite a bit of unsharp in an attempt to salvage it.


Try the demo version of FocalBlade

Works wonders on blurred images. Purchase price $49.95. Might even be worth it :-)

R.
09/17/2005 08:44:54 PM · #9
Next time instead of using such a slow shutter try bumping up the ISO. Even just to 200 should compensate nicely.

P.S. It's a really neat shot.
09/17/2005 08:49:01 PM · #10
It was already at 400. I could have gone to 800 (I don't mind doing that), but 1600 tends to give lots of noise. Didn't have time to think I guess.
09/17/2005 08:58:50 PM · #11
with the 300d i wouldn't go over 400 ISO
i keep mine at 200 ISO all the time.



Message edited by author 2005-09-17 20:59:30.
09/17/2005 09:13:13 PM · #12
At 640 resolution, ISO makes little difference anymore.
These are sample shots done with the Canon 350D:

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---------ISO100----------

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----------ISO200----------

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-----ISO400-----

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---------ISO800----------

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--------ISO1600----------

Amazing advances in sensor technology.
09/17/2005 09:18:57 PM · #13
Originally posted by BradP:

At 640 resolution, ISO makes little difference anymore.
These are sample shots done with the Canon 350D:



I don't want to start shooting photos thinking, "I only need 640 of these pixels." What happens if you get a great picture? You can't do anything with it except display it online. I have my photos on the walls of our house and that's the final aim...
09/17/2005 09:20:23 PM · #14
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09/17/2005 09:23:10 PM · #15
aiming for print is where i am coming from - there is more to photography than the internet.


09/17/2005 09:31:47 PM · #16
I fully agree on shooting with the finest quality possible at times, with the least amount of noise as possible.
Was only saying that with a little care, good quality prints can still be had at higher ISO levels.

20x30" print at ISO400:
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09/17/2005 09:41:50 PM · #17
I feel your pain, man. While on this trip:

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I accidentally caught one of these bad boys rearing back to strike like a snake and catch a fish. I was showing it off on my LCD to other tourists to much aclaim. When I got home I found my flash card was corrupted. I set it aside to try and recover it later, then lost it. Doh!

BTW, I don't like ISO noise either, but if I have to choose betwen noise and motion blur I'll take the noise.

I like that suggestion about bursting - I'll have to try it.
09/17/2005 09:54:50 PM · #18
Just bump up the ISO.. noise can be removed or lessened, but you'll be hardpressed to salvage a motion blurred photo. I'd rather have a noisy image that was sharp, than a clean photo that's blurry.

I took a look at the examples produced from Focal Blade and they look like absolute rubbish, other than the feather photo which showed decent improvement. I'd just stick with unsharp mask.
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