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01-14-2022, 10:13 PM   #1
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Was just looking at 2005 holiday photo's and it hit me-

All camera's are not alike mostly due to the sensors used in the camera. I don't have many types of digital cameras, I have a ist D, K5, K5ii. These are the only digital cameras I have. I have discovered for my type of photography I love, the ist D is the better camera I discovered this when browsing my 2005 holiday shots the other night all shots were perfect even the sunrise and sunset photo's where the sun is clearly shown the reason for this is the istd has a N100 Nikon sensor yes the istd is a Nikon. My k5's are ordinary when it comes to sunsets and sunrises except when the sun is down. So I am asking all of you to drag out your cameras digital only for some research shots. I unfortunately don't have credit to participate with photos but I do have some in a thread taken with the k5 and k5ii.

The idea is one shot per camera of sunsets or sunrise only no filters just av settings only and post your shot in this thread with the type of camera range of lens and aperture and shutter speed iso should be 100 to 800. this way we can all see which camera takes the clearest shot of the sun during sunset. most digital cameras are designed for snap shots around cities etc but only the best sensor will take a clear shot of the sun at sunset. I'm also not looking for dark yellowish shots from too small an aperture.

This isn't a competition for the best shot ok I set a benchmark f11 aperture AV mode iso 100. this way all shots will be equal. if you have to change the benchmark please specify why. The sun is to be 1" off the horizon. now lets see who has the best camera. If the f11 doesn't work re-shoot at what does, and record the info and display both shots. The purpose it 1, find best camera's for sun shots and 2 find the best sensor manufacturer.

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01-14-2022, 10:27 PM   #2
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Interesting thought... although shooting a sunset is not only a technical matter of sensor quality. Light and weather conditions , landscape, geographic area, are also some important parameters. Additionally, weíre looking for sooc images , I think.
So as much enjoyment might be in this, I donít know how different photos might be used to conclude anything...
But I donít wanna be busting the mood , so I will try.
01-14-2022, 10:27 PM   #3
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As General Photography is a discussion forum, please make a new thread HERE. Thanks.

Edit - But be aware, there is already a Sunset thread going, so please include Sunrises in the title.

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