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11-05-2008, 06:58 PM   #31
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ah handy thanks Arpe, I've learnt something new

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Well... I broke down and ordered a 16-50. It is supposedly on its way up here from Christchurch at the moment, so we'll see how that goes.

'Unfortunately' the guys at the camera store told me they'll give me a fantastic price on a K20 to go with it when I'm picking it up..... I don't think I'm going to manage to hold out...
(I have a K100 Super, so it should be a decent step up...)
heck that's pretty dramatic
should be a stunning combo !
11-05-2008, 07:22 PM   #33
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Nice fireworks photo - shutter speed? (Exif is gone)
Thanks!

This shot was made with f/11 and 2.4 seconds shutter time (ISO 200).

I used bulb mode in order to control what I'm recording.
I tried to anticipate a nice scenario and kept the shutter pressed (with a remote cable) until I thought I had recorded enough.

It only needed a few test shots to figure out what aperture I needed for a typical time window. I made sure I shot RAW this time (I normally don't) to have more leeway in correcting underexposures.

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Yes I like to see EXIF data at times
Sorry, there was no intention of losing the EXIF data. I used Picasa 2.7 () to convert from RAW to JPEG. This version of Picasa cannot read the EXIF data from PEF files, but the next one (already available in a beta version) can.
11-05-2008, 08:34 PM   #34
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cp - you'll notice a big step up, i went from istDs to K20D, amazing difference. Way faster focussing for a start. 2 edials is good too.
It's certainly going to be interesting! (I hope)

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Transit (and others as I'm sure there's lots that don't know)- try the multi quote bottun the one with the " and + sign on it. Click that on each post you want to reply to, then on the last one click the main "Quote" button, then they all show up in your editing box and you can go through and reply to each one.
Not only that, but you can actually multi-quote posts from multiple pages. In fact, I did with this very post

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heck that's pretty dramatic
should be a stunning combo !
I hope so, I'm not really good enough to really justify it yet, but I'm hoping to grow into it. And with our dollar having collapsed against the Yen, prices are actually going to increase

11-05-2008, 09:08 PM   #35
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any idea how I can set my avatar pic to more res ?
Do you want to go beyond 80x80?
AFAIK, you cannot.

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using faststone when i stick it on the max pixel dimension and 100% its still too low kb
Too low?

If you meant "too high" then all you can do is increase the (JPEG) compression factor.
11-05-2008, 10:37 PM   #36
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Do you want to go beyond 80x80?
AFAIK, you cannot.


Too low?

If you meant "too high" then all you can do is increase the (JPEG) compression factor.
Yes I have set to 80 pixel maximum...

but as I said, even on 100% quality the kb is too low and thus avatar is blurry
need more featured resizer presumably
I had one once
11-06-2008, 02:46 AM   #37
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need more featured resizer presumably
You probably want a rescaler using bicubic interpolation.
Paint Shop Pro has it (not sure if there is a free version).

Try The GIMP. It offers bicubic interpolation and many more cool image manipulation possibilities.

Or RawTherapee. This one doesn't have Photoshop/Gimp like image manipulation features (clone tool, etc.) but everything you need for adjusting an image as a whole (tone curves, sharpening, WB, etc.). It really is very, very useful and loads RAW + JPEG files. It features a rescaler with the options "Bi-Cubic" and "Bi-Cubic (extra sharp)".

In any event, if your current software supports sharpening, you could try to first reduce your image to 160x160, then (over-) sharpen, i.e,. it is OK if the image looks oversharpened at this stage, and then further reduce to 80x80. This strategy normally produces images that look really sharp at the desired output resolution.
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Excellent thanks Thomas
bicubic interpolation eh yes it does sound like my biocubics are a bit limited with Faststone

I have the Gimp so i will have a go in there thanks
I tried RT trial once and got a bit lost in it's interface
Faststone does fine for my other resizing...
just trips on the 80x80 / 30KB double

neat idea to oversharpen then compress further i'll try it
cheers
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You probably want a rescaler using bicubic interpolation.
Well, we've all wanted one of those at some time in our lives.
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TM lba strikes again...
the finger hovers over the buy now button
Its a 300mm Tamron
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Transit: Think of it as doing your part to stimulate the economy...

The K20 is currently blowing my mind. Wow, just wow.
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Its a 300mm Tamron
Have you snapped it? Can't find it.

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The K20 is currently blowing my mind. Wow, just wow.
But you cannot leave me all sitting there with just a K100D. It's not even the "super" version. Can you imagine?
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Have you snapped it? Can't find it.


But you cannot leave me all sitting there with just a K100D. It's not even the "super" version. Can you imagine?
Yep it was only up for half an hour

Mate the k100D is a blinking good camera, damn sight lighter...
the k30 will be along in a while
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Yep it was only up for half an hour
We'll have to call you Lucky Luke (the man that shoots quicker than his shadow) if you continue like that.

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Mate the k100D is a blinking good camera, damn sight lighter...
That's want I wanted to hear.

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the k30 will be along in a while
Should be interesting to see how they are going to improve on the K20D. I hope the resist the temptation to put in gimmicks.
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Transit: Think of it as doing your part to stimulate the economy...

The K20 is currently blowing my mind. Wow, just wow.
yes money has to move to be useful

'Wow, just wow' is big...
any shots from the K20 we can see ?
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