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Nice pics. :)

 

Do you mind if I save them?

 

Took these today.

Note that the last two were taken at speed and are not exactly perfect.

 

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BTW, I'm planning on getting a new camera instead of my old *suitcase* IXUS 40. I might go for something that's less pocketable but still compact.

 

Do you recon the LX3 would be a good choice? Or is there something else I should check out aswell?

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Well there are a few cameras in the LX3 class like the g9 being talked about a few posts up.

I guess it comes down to what you want to get out of the camera.

I do like my lx3 a lot though :D

 

here's a few I took recently.

 

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640x427 is plenty big enough.

Great photo btw :)

 

If you want it larger, you have to actually post a larger image.

If that's straight off the camera, then check the quality settings to see if there are any higher ones.

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I get about 1 in 10 at a reasonable focus. Its manual focus, as the depth of field on F4 is very small (shutter speed 1/1250). Hoverflies atleast hang around in the same area. I've had no success with any other flying inescts.

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Well there are a few cameras in the LX3 class like the g9 being talked about a few posts up.

I guess it comes down to what you want to get out of the camera.

I do like my lx3 a lot though :D

 

here's a few I took recently.

 

http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/2766/closeup3c.th.jpg

 

http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/6149/p1000789y.jpg

 

http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/2595/p1000768b.jpg

 

After doing some research, I've decided tog myself an LX3. I'm also fed up with photos always coming out too dark in low-light. :)

 

 

Here's some pics taken at a local "motorshow". There's many pics. ^^

 

*edit*

 

Actually, *fruitcage* it. I'll post a seperate thread to avoid cluttering this one.

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Double post aswell :P Emerging a pattern eh?

 

Okay this is from Pitt Pirates and Chicago Cubs game on July 1st at PNC park.

 

I was using a macro lens (sigma 105mm) since its my furthest reaching lens haha, so pics arnt to good :/ But turned out alright.

 

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c&c appreciated :P

 

 

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Critique of Chris WPA's Baseball shots - Broke the Quote thing!

 

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2613/3677568490_cd24d586fc_b.jpg

I take it this is a crop from a fullsized image? Or a Stich, it seems a bit wide for 35mm / 1.6x crop

The only thing I would say about this is its a bit over exposed- you can see alot cliping in the whites- best to expose a bit under IMO.

 

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3549/3677566700_6372c9e473_o.jpg

Not so much cliping here, still a bit... the only problem here is the lack of detail- it really shows that it is a crop. Also, did you use an aggressive noise reduction filter here?

 

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2605/3676752821_12b8c71b68_b.jpg

Well exposed shot here, no clipping, I would drag the sutter just a tad more, its a bit too frozen here, looks like the guy just just about to fall over :P.

 

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2618/3676751633_a177968f84_o.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2461/3677567142_60be3f7174_o.jpg

Again, a bit too much of a crop here, lack of detail, maybe again dude to agressive NR?

 

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2538/3676752061_1c96aebb02_o.jpg

Like above, lack of detail, emphasised by the clipping of the whites, bit too over exposed.

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Thanks I appreciate it!

 

Every pic was highly cropped due to me using a 105mm macro lens, but it was first time I ever really shot anything moving, so I was actually extremely confused and didnt know what settings to use and when I put on shutter priority mode to hopefully help, pics wernt clear, so I just used sport mode (one of those newb mode things) because that turned out best, but I had to manual focus and its kinda hard when your using a macro lens.

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A good rule of thumb for shutterspeed is 1/focal length, that is, if you are using a 300mm lens, then you want a min shutterspeed of about 1/300 of a second (When handholding, not on a tri/monopod) to get a reasonably sharp image.

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Hmm yeah I think I heard that somewhere, but its so confusing for me since when I check my shutter speed in my d40s screen it dosnt say 1/300 a sec, so I always never know what its at, I just do shutter priority and guess then shoot and change untill it looks good.

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Haha sweet pic :P

Thanks.

 

Was actually worried a while that my presence so close to the nest would drive the parents away, but Pied Flycatchers are persistent birds.

 

The mother even watched me as I was taking the pic.

 

 

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