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    #76
    I can almost not breath!!!!!!!!

    Just a couple of weeks after me using money to by a FujiFilm S1500...., they PUNCH the market with their newest supercamera: FujiFilm HS10.

    30 x zoom with a 24-720mm lense, panorama just by moveing the camera, video with 1000 pictures pr. sec full resolution, stabilizers all around, 3" display with 230.000pix and I don't know what.

    And this is not a DSLR.

    NOK 4.300,-

    (If I ever could hold on to not having a camera just a few weeks more)
    Last edited by Sterkoder; February 2nd, 2010, 16:37.
    "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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      #77
      Originally posted by Sterkoder View Post
      I can almost not breath!!!!!!!!

      Just a coupkle of weeks after me using money to by a FujiFilm S1500...., they PUNCH the market with their newest supercamera: FujiFilm HS10.

      30 x zoom with a 24-720mm lense, panorama just by moveing the camera, video with 1000 pictures pr. sec full resolution, stabilizers all around, 3" display with 230.000pix and I don't know what.

      And this is not a DSLR.

      NOK 4.300,-

      (If I ever could hold on to not having a camera just a few weeks more)
      If you had done so, Fuji would have done the same.

      It's one of Murphy's laws.
      Øistein

      If at first you don’t succeed, skydiving is not for you...

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        #78
        I just as bad as buying a new computer. Next week it will be twice as fast and less expensive.

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          #79
          Sounds like my luck...

          My brother puts it this way....we have the "Luck of the Irish"...
          yeah, the POTATO FAMINE Irish...............

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            #80
            It's one of Murphy's laws.
            Oh, do I know that guy!!!!
            Sometimes I feel like he's my shadow

            But anyway, I look forward to lighter days, spring and summer so that I can resume my hobby of taking pictures.
            And in some years, when my newly aquired camera gets old, the HS10 might have dropped so much in price that I then can have the 30 x zoom 24-720mm linsed camera.
            (But, wonder what old Murphy will pull out of his sleve then...? )

            You know, the HS10 also have something called Motion Remover. Pretty neat to have if you want to take picture of an object which is a tourist magnet and the pictureframes are filled with tourists. The camera does an in-camera analysis just as you release the trigger button pressure, and if any of the tourists move...., voalah!....., their history!

            Take a look at my "wet dream" , read the article and weep: http://www.dpreview.com/news/1002/10...hs10series.asp
            Last edited by Sterkoder; February 3rd, 2010, 00:38.
            "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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              #81
              Sterkoder, I looked up your Fujifilm FinePix S1500 on the Steve’s digicams, as mentioned by Clipper, and found:
              For focusing you have Continuous AF or Single AF (default)
              And the AF Mode can be selected to be Center, Multi, Area, or Tracking
              This appears to be in the Shooting Menu.

              Then I found the manual for the camera and the relevant pages.
              I have run out of time today to stop and think about this info right now, but hope it might help.



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                #82
                Hey, look at this!!!!
                Of course this is the manual I have, but in a way...., looking to solve "a great problem" in an irritated mode made me almost blind to solutions.
                Thank you so much for helping out, I appreciate it so much!!!

                Must get off work now, and try it out later
                "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                  #83
                  Been testing out a bit here in 'P'-mode and 'Auto' in my own living room.
                  I see differences, but I'll have to wait until daylight to try it out "full scale".
                  Also a difference when changing from single IS to double IS.

                  Puh...., embarrassing to ask such questions for a "photographer", who should know his equipment in and out...., but I think to my self; well..., after all you manage to see which image is good and which one is not, or at least the ability to see that something is wrong
                  Last edited by Sterkoder; February 10th, 2010, 20:14.
                  "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                    #84
                    "Stupid" question:

                    In my camera I have the option to lock on a certain type of batteries. I have AA NiHM, but had my camera set on "AA Alkaline".
                    Does this have any influence on picture quality?
                    I also wonder if I have the right sharpness selected. I changed from "Standard" to "Hard"...., but could not spot any significant changes.

                    Some of you might be tired beyond I don't know what when it comes to my camera-problems, but I belive we don't get any good answers unless we ask,
                    and I belive we're in here to help eachother whenever needed...
                    Last edited by Sterkoder; February 15th, 2010, 22:03.
                    "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                      #85
                      I wonder if the battery selection is for the cameras low battery warning since each battery technology operates at a slightly different voltage and their voltage changes differently as they run low.

                      As for sharpness you probably have to enlarge/zoom very close on your computer monitor to see the difference. I generally make sharpness adjustments at 1:1 where the picture is 3 or 4 times bigger than my screen.

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                        #86
                        I agree with Dane on the battery issue... I don't think the battery setting has nothing to do with picture quality.

                        Thinking about your problem, which you mention happens more at high zoom, I think it is more a problem with DOF than anything else. (DOF= depth of field).

                        This is something which is also a very big problem with my MP-E65mm super MACRO lens. What I mean with a limited DOF is that only the part of the subject which is at one exact distance from the lens glass, will become sharp. All other parts of the subject which is either nearer, or further away (such as background) will be blurred.

                        The only thing that will help with a limited DOF is a steady hand (tripod) and a very low aperture setting (f16-f32), but that again requires more light/ higher ISO setting if light is not available.

                        Higher aperture settings as mentioned above is often used in landscape photography to get the entire scene sharp (the scene is in the whole picture), while portraits is using a low aperture (f2,8- f5.6) because you want the background blurred.
                        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                          #87
                          So in short:
                          the 'Auto' choice I used almost 100% in my old camera, can not be used in my new one
                          Last edited by Sterkoder; February 16th, 2010, 23:33.
                          "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                            #88
                            Originally posted by Sterkoder View Post
                            So in short: the 'Auto' choise I used almost 100% in my old camera, can not be used in my new one
                            Going manual is always the better choice...
                            With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                            Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                            Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                            Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                              #89
                              Originally posted by pakarang View Post
                              Going manual is always the better choice...
                              Of course, for a pro or semipro photographer who knows what he/she is doing that is indeed the better choice, but I really enjoyed the 'Auto'.
                              "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                                #90
                                Today, I discovered something I never thought about, and never did with my old camera either.
                                I've thought about it for a few hours now, wondering if I should tell you, because it's so embarrassing:

                                You know, almost 90% of my pictures I take from the seat of my car. I do this because the situation allows it and because it gives me good support when holding the camera.
                                But here's the clue; when taking pictures from inside a car on a cold day...., and the car cabin is good and hot...., need I say more??

                                Hint: this might be the reason for the blur in my images when using zoom.
                                Last edited by Sterkoder; February 19th, 2010, 20:01.
                                "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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