Go Back   Orchid Forum Orchid Care > Orchid Photo Gallery > Taking and Processing Photographs

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 11-01-2007, 05:21 PM
Anton's Avatar
V.I.P Member
PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Posts: 5,929
Images: 10
Thanks: 50
Thanked 2,835 Times in 1,280 Posts
Anton is a glorious beacon of lightAnton is a glorious beacon of lightAnton is a glorious beacon of lightAnton is a glorious beacon of lightAnton is a glorious beacon of lightAnton is a glorious beacon of light
For The Advanced Photographers

I have just been told about this relatively new camera from Canon and thought I would share it with you. It starts off with their European Press Release, followed by the link to the full details on the camera.

"Amstelveen, The Netherlands, 20 August, 2007 - Canon today launches its new flagship compact for advanced photographers – the 12.1 Megapixel PowerShot G9. The successor to the PowerShot G7 – recently named EISA European Advanced Compact Camera 2007-2008 – the PowerShot G9 incorporates improvements driven by market feedback with a range of user-oriented enhancements, including RAW image capture*"

http://www.dpreview.com/news/0708/07082005canong9.asp

Interested in other members' thoughts. I love the idea of a point and shoot with RAW capabilities.
__________________
Anton
On the box it said Windows XP or better so I bought a Mac.
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 11-01-2007, 05:49 PM
mayres's Avatar
V.I.P Member Photobucket
PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Keizer, Oregon
Posts: 5,244
Images: 2
Thanks: 763
Thanked 3,205 Times in 1,285 Posts
mayres is a glorious beacon of lightmayres is a glorious beacon of lightmayres is a glorious beacon of lightmayres is a glorious beacon of lightmayres is a glorious beacon of lightmayres is a glorious beacon of light
My best friend has the G6 and this looks like a nice improvement, except that it doesn't have the movable viewer that comes out and rotates like the older models - which is a GREAT feature. The BIG negative for me in point and shoot cameras thus far is that you cannot get good bokeh. I'm hoping at some point they will improve the software features to approximate SLR lenses in this respect. mike
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 11-01-2007, 08:36 PM
pikevi's Avatar
V.I.P Member
PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Ontario,Canada
Posts: 2,766
Thanks: 0
Thanked 11 Times in 10 Posts
pikevi is just really nicepikevi is just really nicepikevi is just really nicepikevi is just really nicepikevi is just really nice
Thanks Anton.

May be I should have waited!

But then I am not an advanced photographer .... so not much is lost.
__________________
****
**** " The good person increases the value of every other person whom (s)he influences in any way" ****
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 11-02-2007, 05:01 PM
Cynthia, Prescott, AZ's Avatar
Super Moderator Photobucket
PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Arizona
Posts: 2,682
Thanks: 0
Thanked 239 Times in 32 Posts
Cynthia, Prescott, AZ has a reputation beyond reputeCynthia, Prescott, AZ has a reputation beyond reputeCynthia, Prescott, AZ has a reputation beyond reputeCynthia, Prescott, AZ has a reputation beyond reputeCynthia, Prescott, AZ has a reputation beyond reputeCynthia, Prescott, AZ has a reputation beyond reputeCynthia, Prescott, AZ has a reputation beyond reputeCynthia, Prescott, AZ has a reputation beyond reputeCynthia, Prescott, AZ has a reputation beyond reputeCynthia, Prescott, AZ has a reputation beyond reputeCynthia, Prescott, AZ has a reputation beyond repute
I don't think you will ever get good bokeh, BECAUSE they are compacts. The miniaturization of everything means a very large depth of field and it is hard to get an out of focus background at all, let alone a nice appealing one.

I am waiting for the Sigma DP1 that will have a large SLR sized chip in a compact camera. Still will have the lens limitations, and even worse because the large chip means it won't have a zoom.
__________________
Cynthia

Prescott Orchid Society
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 11-02-2007, 05:23 PM
Anton's Avatar
V.I.P Member
PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Posts: 5,929
Images: 10
Thanks: 50
Thanked 2,835 Times in 1,280 Posts
Anton is a glorious beacon of lightAnton is a glorious beacon of lightAnton is a glorious beacon of lightAnton is a glorious beacon of lightAnton is a glorious beacon of lightAnton is a glorious beacon of light
The fact the Canon PowerShot G9 does 12.2 Mp RAW images is what got my attention. I personally would prefer a Canon D40 (or better) for my Canon stable, but as a cheaper substitute in the mean time ..............
__________________
Anton
On the box it said Windows XP or better so I bought a Mac.

Last edited by Anton; 11-02-2007 at 05:26 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 11-02-2007, 11:25 PM
Bolero's Avatar
V.I.P Member Photobucket
PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Geelong, Australia
Posts: 4,512
Thanks: 3,546
Thanked 3,432 Times in 1,258 Posts
Bolero is on a distinguished road
I'm not an expert but have the 9MP S9500 and would happily trade mine in for the G9. That would be a terrific camera to own.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 11-03-2007, 12:15 AM
ogus's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Saipan, 15° 12' N, 145° 45' E
Posts: 118
Images: 11
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
ogus is on a distinguished road
Anton, it all depends on what you do with RAW files. RAW is amazing because it retains the original color information that you can digitally process your pictures the way people used to develop their films. If you are going to just convert RAW to JPEG after point and shoot, there's no point of considering a camera with RAW capability. If you have your own style of processing RAW, it will give you your trademark picture style.

Some may not agree with the way you process tho, I have had Cynthia telling me my pictures are tad bit too artistic for her taste because the way I process my RAW. However, RAW and digital processing give you an original look to your pictures that people take a look at your pictures and soon know it's yours.

I have 3 DSLR cameras and I hardly ever shoot in JPEG. 3 cameras from 3 different companies have 3 distinct color expression but the feel of my pictures do match each other because of the way I process.

However sometimes, digitally processing and converting RAW to JPEG are something that takes pretty long time and becomes a burden when you have let's say 100 or more pictures taken..

Canon G series are known for their great picture taking capabilities, I am sure the new one is even better.

Sigma DP-1 is not on market yet but that's another possibility, new Panasonic is having good reviews among people and so on.. so you may want to see the different color expression before you decide. It maybe just me but I am not really a Canon fan.. hehe..
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 11-03-2007, 01:33 AM
Anton's Avatar
V.I.P Member
PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Posts: 5,929
Images: 10
Thanks: 50
Thanked 2,835 Times in 1,280 Posts
Anton is a glorious beacon of lightAnton is a glorious beacon of lightAnton is a glorious beacon of lightAnton is a glorious beacon of lightAnton is a glorious beacon of lightAnton is a glorious beacon of light
I am a Canon man, always have been. I used to process my own E6 trannies (actually started when it used to be E3) and also c41 color neg, but those days are long gone now, and I must say, I don't miss the odor of the darkroom.

But, having said that, darkroom work gives you better insight into the digital
process and handling images.

I print on an Epson StylusPro 4800 17" printer and more than happy with my results. As yet I haven't used RAW due to the nature of my profession and the digital cameras my equipment uses, but looking at getting into it.

More than likely I will handle the RAW images in Apple's Aperture, it got the jump on Adobe's LightRoom and from what I have heard from colleagues has more features and is a lot quicker.
__________________
Anton
On the box it said Windows XP or better so I bought a Mac.
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 11-03-2007, 06:24 AM
ogus's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Saipan, 15° 12' N, 145° 45' E
Posts: 118
Images: 11
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
ogus is on a distinguished road
Because I don't have Mac.. I am using Adobe's LightRoom and there's another one called Darkroom..

it's going to be lovely.. RAW is quiet addictive.. I would love to see your beautiful pictures soon!
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 11-03-2007, 08:01 AM
Anton's Avatar
V.I.P Member
PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Posts: 5,929
Images: 10
Thanks: 50
Thanked 2,835 Times in 1,280 Posts
Anton is a glorious beacon of lightAnton is a glorious beacon of lightAnton is a glorious beacon of lightAnton is a glorious beacon of lightAnton is a glorious beacon of lightAnton is a glorious beacon of light
OGUS, you can see some of my images on my Web site: Anton Drew, Photographer.

I have a range of images there, a lot taken on film in my Canon EOS 650s, but my orchids were photographed on my P&S Olympus FE210.
__________________
Anton
On the box it said Windows XP or better so I bought a Mac.
Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 11-03-2007, 09:51 AM
ogus's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Saipan, 15° 12' N, 145° 45' E
Posts: 118
Images: 11
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
ogus is on a distinguished road
They are lovely.. I have given up using films because of the cost.. I admire film pictures!

http://ogus.new21.net/zb41/zboard.php?id=photostory

Here's my little photo site.. haven't been doing much photograph lately tho. The initial loading may take some time..

Last edited by ogus; 11-03-2007 at 09:55 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 11-03-2007, 11:57 AM
Cynthia, Prescott, AZ's Avatar
Super Moderator Photobucket
PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Arizona
Posts: 2,682
Thanks: 0
Thanked 239 Times in 32 Posts
Cynthia, Prescott, AZ has a reputation beyond reputeCynthia, Prescott, AZ has a reputation beyond reputeCynthia, Prescott, AZ has a reputation beyond reputeCynthia, Prescott, AZ has a reputation beyond reputeCynthia, Prescott, AZ has a reputation beyond reputeCynthia, Prescott, AZ has a reputation beyond reputeCynthia, Prescott, AZ has a reputation beyond reputeCynthia, Prescott, AZ has a reputation beyond reputeCynthia, Prescott, AZ has a reputation beyond reputeCynthia, Prescott, AZ has a reputation beyond reputeCynthia, Prescott, AZ has a reputation beyond repute
The biggest advantage in my opinion of raw is the greatly increased dynamic range. When you convert to jpg, you will choose which part of the dynamic range you need, or you can even compress the range into the jpg range, and get the benefit of detail in the shadows and the bright areas. One of the advantages of additional dynamic range is that I am not so worried about getting the exposure just perfect, as I can work with what would normally be an over exposed shot or an underexposed shot, since the the data is there, just need to shift the result up or down.
__________________
Cynthia

Prescott Orchid Society
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 11-03-2007, 08:42 PM
Anton's Avatar
V.I.P Member
PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Posts: 5,929
Images: 10
Thanks: 50
Thanked 2,835 Times in 1,280 Posts
Anton is a glorious beacon of lightAnton is a glorious beacon of lightAnton is a glorious beacon of lightAnton is a glorious beacon of lightAnton is a glorious beacon of lightAnton is a glorious beacon of light
That sounds great Cynthia.

Now in the ol days.......
We used to partially develop and image, take it out of the developer, wash it off with running water (pre drought worrying days) then pour a little developer on the highlight (as in a bright stained glass window) and move it around that area with your fingers, and when it came up enough, wash it off again, then lay it back into the developer leaving it still until the whole image came up.

This not only brought up the image in the highlight area, but also aded a bit of extra contrast to it as well.

THEN, they brough out the papers in which you could change contrast using filters in the enlarger, that way you could add contrast to a washed out area using a Grade 4-5, by burning in, then hold back another using a Grade 1-2 again by burning in, then give the whole image a quick Grade 3 touch.

Gee I am glad we have digital. (sigh) But at least I know how to use it properly too from my old darkroom days.
__________________
Anton
On the box it said Windows XP or better so I bought a Mac.
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old 11-03-2007, 11:14 PM
ogus's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Saipan, 15° 12' N, 145° 45' E
Posts: 118
Images: 11
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
ogus is on a distinguished road
Fuji S?pro series and Sigma SD series are known for the vastly wide dynamic range.. Cynthia don't you just love SPP with Sigma?

I am thinking about getting the new Nikon D3. Full frame is something I can't wait to use. Used Canon 5D great camera but was about 2% missing. 1DS series were rather bit too much. However one thing that makes me hesitate to get a new camerca is that the lens! urgg.. Sometimes I hope I own a camera shop so I can try using some of those lenses.. hehe.. my dream is to have those 600 mm zoomers..
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old 11-04-2007, 07:23 AM
BillC's Avatar
Executive Senior Member
PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Belgie
Posts: 1,469
Images: 1
Thanks: 221
Thanked 332 Times in 139 Posts
BillC is on a distinguished road
Anton, checked out the Canon and it appears to be a high quality machine in the compact range. The bigest plus for me is the real-image zoom optical viewfinder with dioptre correction. I have a Nikon compact with the normal viewing screen, but if I am out in the sunshine it is very difficult to see detail on the screen even just studying composition for the shot. Thus for me, to compose a pic and ensure sharp focus plus the depth of field I want, the optical viewfinder wins every time. The series of pics included in the site are very good but no info. if they are jpeg or raw and how much editing has taken place. It must have a large plus for the raw capacity, but what is the cost difference between the compact and a pro slr? If it is not large and the prospective buyer was intending serious photography, then I think the slr is the best bet.

Bill
Reply With Quote
  #16 (permalink)  
Old 11-04-2007, 08:26 AM
Anton's Avatar
V.I.P Member
PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Posts: 5,929
Images: 10
Thanks: 50
Thanked 2,835 Times in 1,280 Posts
Anton is a glorious beacon of lightAnton is a glorious beacon of lightAnton is a glorious beacon of lightAnton is a glorious beacon of lightAnton is a glorious beacon of lightAnton is a glorious beacon of light
Bill, they vary between US$400 to $600 from what I have seen.

I just Googled Canon G9 and looked at a few sites, especially Canon.com, the home site. There is a fair bit of info there.

I am ringing the Pro Photo shop here to price them and the Canon 40D to se what the diffference is, mainly for the reason you mentioned. As I have a stable of EF lenses already, if there is only $200 to $300 difference, then the 40D is the way to go for me.

It is touted as the Point n Shoot compact camera for pros if you need to get that quick shot without getting the Big gear out.
__________________
Anton
On the box it said Windows XP or better so I bought a Mac.
Reply With Quote
  #17 (permalink)  
Old 11-04-2007, 09:10 AM
BillC's Avatar
Executive Senior Member
PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Belgie
Posts: 1,469
Images: 1
Thanks: 221
Thanked 332 Times in 139 Posts
BillC is on a distinguished road
Anton, saw the new avatar and fell off the chair in convulsions. Good way to approach the purchase of the camera; looking forward to the shots you will post.

Bill
Reply With Quote
  #18 (permalink)  
Old 11-04-2007, 02:48 PM
Cynthia, Prescott, AZ's Avatar
Super Moderator Photobucket
PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Arizona
Posts: 2,682
Thanks: 0
Thanked 239 Times in 32 Posts
Cynthia, Prescott, AZ has a reputation beyond reputeCynthia, Prescott, AZ has a reputation beyond reputeCynthia, Prescott, AZ has a reputation beyond reputeCynthia, Prescott, AZ has a reputation beyond reputeCynthia, Prescott, AZ has a reputation beyond reputeCynthia, Prescott, AZ has a reputation beyond reputeCynthia, Prescott, AZ has a reputation beyond reputeCynthia, Prescott, AZ has a reputation beyond reputeCynthia, Prescott, AZ has a reputation beyond reputeCynthia, Prescott, AZ has a reputation beyond reputeCynthia, Prescott, AZ has a reputation beyond repute
I have been led to believe from the Sigma DP Review forum that the small chips in the small cameras produce a great deal more noise in the Photo than shows up with a chip of typical size in an SLR. From my days as an infrared test engineer, I am aware that the smaller the pixel size, as you go from say 8Mp to 10Mp to 12Megapixels, the higher the noise. You are getting into shot noise caused by the randomness of photons, and I believe there are other sources of noise too. So, Anton, if you are considering getting the G9, try to take a look at any full sized photos that have not been put thru a noise reduction program, tho Canon may have a pretty good one built into the camera. Maybe take a memory card with you to your local dealer and take a few pictures in preparation for buying one.

Does anyone have any experience in comparing the noise in compacts relative to SLRs? You know, Anton, I think the G series of Canon cameras use to have raw mode, and discontinued it. Now, I guess they had so much flack about not having it, they put it back.
__________________
Cynthia

Prescott Orchid Society
Reply With Quote
  #19 (permalink)  
Old 11-04-2007, 05:14 PM
Anton's Avatar
V.I.P Member
PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Posts: 5,929
Images: 10
Thanks: 50
Thanked 2,835 Times in 1,280 Posts
Anton is a glorious beacon of lightAnton is a glorious beacon of lightAnton is a glorious beacon of lightAnton is a glorious beacon of lightAnton is a glorious beacon of lightAnton is a glorious beacon of light
Yes that is the case from what I have heard Cynthia, and noise was the issue.

Evidently now, the processor does eliminate it to some extent, but, good suggestion re taking my own card in.

I still feel I am leaning toward the 40D though, and I have it on good authority that they will drop dramatically in price soon as Canon is revamping it's entire range.

It is something to do with the way Vista handles images. Being a Mac man it doesn't impact on me, but will be glad of any "side benefits" as a result.

I need an SLR for D of F control when using my light tent, the p&s does fall short in that category for obvious reasons. Just wish I could afford the full chip CMOS 5D.
__________________
Anton
On the box it said Windows XP or better so I bought a Mac.
Reply With Quote
  #20 (permalink)  
Old 11-04-2007, 06:49 PM
Cynthia, Prescott, AZ's Avatar
Super Moderator Photobucket
PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Arizona
Posts: 2,682
Thanks: 0
Thanked 239 Times in 32 Posts
Cynthia, Prescott, AZ has a reputation beyond reputeCynthia, Prescott, AZ has a reputation beyond reputeCynthia, Prescott, AZ has a reputation beyond reputeCynthia, Prescott, AZ has a reputation beyond reputeCynthia, Prescott, AZ has a reputation beyond reputeCynthia, Prescott, AZ has a reputation beyond reputeCynthia, Prescott, AZ has a reputation beyond reputeCynthia, Prescott, AZ has a reputation beyond reputeCynthia, Prescott, AZ has a reputation beyond reputeCynthia, Prescott, AZ has a reputation beyond reputeCynthia, Prescott, AZ has a reputation beyond repute
Keep in mind that full frame means enormous file sizes. Not sure I really want or need that.
__________________
Cynthia

Prescott Orchid Society
Reply With Quote
  #21 (permalink)  
Old 11-04-2007, 06:51 PM
ogus's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Saipan, 15° 12' N, 145° 45' E
Posts: 118
Images: 11
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
ogus is on a distinguished road
5D is amazing with it's low noise pictures. However the new Canon Digics III processor does amazing job of reducing noise. However, to me, noise is a part of digital camera. Unless you develope huge pictures, and if your camera is primarily web purpose, even the cheapest compact cameras of recent years won't cause much trouble.

Smaller the sensor, higher the noise is true technically, but visually, if you look at those Olympus 4/3 system pictures, noise is not the barrier to stop you from getting one. Olympus 4/3 sensors are much smaller than the ordinary bayonet CMOS sensors.

ISO is another thing to consider when you are at it. The new Nikon D300 and D3 starts out with ISO200. The latest Signma SD14 firmware enable ISO 50 through software. Higher the ISO more the noise is true as dimmer the light higher the noise is very true.
Yet, Nikon pictures do have less noise than Sigma pictures.

I heard from a source article I read that bayonet sensor is at it's limit with the new Canon 1DS Mark III coming out with 2.2 mp. But I am not sure about those 3k magapixel digital camera backs are like tho.
Reply With Quote
  #22 (permalink)  
Old 11-04-2007, 11:17 PM
Anton's Avatar
V.I.P Member
PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Posts: 5,929
Images: 10
Thanks: 50
Thanked 2,835 Times in 1,280 Posts
Anton is a glorious beacon of lightAnton is a glorious beacon of lightAnton is a glorious beacon of lightAnton is a glorious beacon of lightAnton is a glorious beacon of lightAnton is a glorious beacon of light
I just priced the G9, AUD$740 and the Canon 40D Body only, AUD$1,700.

Hmmmm. Decisions, decisions............
__________________
Anton
On the box it said Windows XP or better so I bought a Mac.
Reply With Quote
  #23 (permalink)  
Old 11-05-2007, 07:16 PM
Bolero's Avatar
V.I.P Member Photobucket
PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Geelong, Australia
Posts: 4,512
Thanks: 3,546
Thanked 3,432 Times in 1,258 Posts
Bolero is on a distinguished road
Actually the Fujifilm S5 Body can be bought in Australia for around $1900 so if you want an SLR and you are willing to spend that money on the 40D I think you should check out the S5 reviews.

It's a pretty impressive camera.
Reply With Quote
  #24 (permalink)  
Old 11-05-2007, 08:00 PM
Anton's Avatar
V.I.P Member
PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Posts: 5,929
Images: 10
Thanks: 50
Thanked 2,835 Times in 1,280 Posts
Anton is a glorious beacon of lightAnton is a glorious beacon of lightAnton is a glorious beacon of lightAnton is a glorious beacon of lightAnton is a glorious beacon of lightAnton is a glorious beacon of light
Bloero I already have 3 Canon EOS 650 bodies (bought in 1990) and 5 EF lenses for them, hence staying with Canon.
__________________
Anton
On the box it said Windows XP or better so I bought a Mac.
Reply With Quote
  #25 (permalink)  
Old 03-19-2009, 06:29 PM
Rachel the Truth's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: St. Petersburg Florida
Posts: 205
Images: 6
Thanks: 25
Thanked 19 Times in 18 Posts
Rachel the Truth is on a distinguished road
< has a Nikon D40x... I love taking images in RAW format but it is such a pain once they are processed to convert them into jpeg! When I take pictures I take ALOT of pictures and to convert them all over takes FOREVER!

Its really cool though that they are making a PNS with RAW capabilities! I have noticed many PNS's are getting way more advanced these days! Its really cool!
Reply With Quote
  #26 (permalink)  
Old 03-22-2009, 09:19 PM
Orchidementia's Avatar
V.I.P Member Photobucket
PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Silicon Valley, CA (San Francisco Bay Area)
Posts: 5,151
Images: 68
Thanks: 154
Thanked 4,326 Times in 1,614 Posts
Orchidementia is on a distinguished road
You know, considering the number of visits I've had with the ophthalmologist and neurologist lately and that I completely failed the visual field test I'd realize read twice, then post. Duh.
__________________

Last edited by Orchidementia; 03-22-2009 at 10:13 PM. Reason: I'm an idiot
Reply With Quote
  #27 (permalink)  
Old 03-22-2009, 09:38 PM
Executive Senior Member
PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Singapore
Posts: 1,282
Thanks: 861
Thanked 1,035 Times in 333 Posts
benetay is on a distinguished road
I agree about the raw conversion, it takes a long time especially when you have like a few thousand photos from a trip. So unless i see a very gorgeous looking subject then i will spend some time using the DSLR, if not i just take the P&S and trigger away.

Cheers!
__________________
Regards,
Benetay

Benetay Photography

Bulbophyllum blog
Reply With Quote
  #28 (permalink)  
Old 03-22-2009, 09:42 PM
kip's Avatar
kip kip is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: fresno, ca
Posts: 486
Images: 9
Thanks: 59
Thanked 386 Times in 167 Posts
kip is on a distinguished road
interesting points, but this thread is well over a year old. Anton, did you get a new camera yet?
Reply With Quote
  #29 (permalink)  
Old 03-23-2009, 12:52 AM
Anton's Avatar
V.I.P Member
PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Posts: 5,929
Images: 10
Thanks: 50
Thanked 2,835 Times in 1,280 Posts
Anton is a glorious beacon of lightAnton is a glorious beacon of lightAnton is a glorious beacon of lightAnton is a glorious beacon of lightAnton is a glorious beacon of lightAnton is a glorious beacon of light
I have a Canon 40D at work now, so didn't need to buy one for home.
__________________
Anton
On the box it said Windows XP or better so I bought a Mac.
Reply With Quote
  #30 (permalink)  
Old 03-23-2009, 02:03 AM
kip's Avatar
kip kip is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: fresno, ca
Posts: 486
Images: 9
Thanks: 59
Thanked 386 Times in 167 Posts
kip is on a distinguished road
Good camera. I'm using an old Canon Rebel XTi, and have never been dissapointed with it.
Reply With Quote
  #31 (permalink)  
Old 03-23-2009, 07:16 AM
flowerchild's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: ontario,Canada
Posts: 763
Thanks: 3
Thanked 42 Times in 41 Posts
flowerchild is on a distinguished road
My personal photographer(Dh) just bought the Canon 5D for himself for xmas past. Man does he know how to take pictures of MY orchids. Now I have to spend some money and get frames for all the pictures he has taken. By the way he loves the Canon 5D.
Reply With Quote
  #32 (permalink)  
Old 03-23-2009, 08:03 AM
Executive Senior Member
PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Singapore
Posts: 1,282
Thanks: 861
Thanked 1,035 Times in 333 Posts
benetay is on a distinguished road
The Canon 5D is a FF camera & it's really good. I was thinking if i should go for the 1D mk3 or the 5D mk2. In the end i couldn't get both because i burn my budget by accepting the exchange program, which i believe is more important to my future than to upgrade at this current moment. That said, i always have to remind myself that it's not the gears that is important, it's the skills that is the ultimate importance.

Cheers!
__________________
Regards,
Benetay

Benetay Photography

Bulbophyllum blog
Reply With Quote
  #33 (permalink)  
Old 03-23-2009, 10:05 AM
Anton's Avatar
V.I.P Member
PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Posts: 5,929
Images: 10
Thanks: 50
Thanked 2,835 Times in 1,280 Posts
Anton is a glorious beacon of lightAnton is a glorious beacon of lightAnton is a glorious beacon of lightAnton is a glorious beacon of lightAnton is a glorious beacon of lightAnton is a glorious beacon of light
MY dream camera is the 5D Mk11, but out of my price range, I envy anyone with one, but, having said that, the 40D does everything I need, and the A2 prints I get from it are superb.

Makes it easy when you have your own large for at printer too.
__________________
Anton
On the box it said Windows XP or better so I bought a Mac.
Reply With Quote
  #34 (permalink)  
Old 03-23-2009, 10:32 AM
flowerchild's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: ontario,Canada
Posts: 763
Thanks: 3
Thanked 42 Times in 41 Posts
flowerchild is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by benetay View Post
The Canon 5D is a FF camera & it's really good. I was thinking if i should go for the 1D mk3 or the 5D mk2. In the end i couldn't get both because i burn my budget by accepting the exchange program, which i believe is more important to my future than to upgrade at this current moment. That said, i always have to remind myself that it's not the gears that is important, it's the skills that is the ultimate importance.

Cheers!
What does FF stand for?
Reply With Quote
  #35 (permalink)  
Old 03-23-2009, 10:55 AM
Executive Senior Member
PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Singapore
Posts: 1,282
Thanks: 861
Thanked 1,035 Times in 333 Posts
benetay is on a distinguished road
Full Frame.

Some cameras are 1.6x crop, 1.3x crop.

For the common orchid shooting, i don't think you need a full frame, actually a P&S will suffice. Unless you do wild life, i'll prefer to use a crop over the FF as it gives a 'longer' reach to the subject. Although technically it's the same regardless of what the focal length is. I still like to do landscape on a ff, which i don't have at the moment so i don't have a choice but to use the old trusty EOS 30 film. Yes i know it's the digital age..... pardon me.



Cheers!
__________________
Regards,
Benetay

Benetay Photography

Bulbophyllum blog

Last edited by benetay; 03-23-2009 at 11:05 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #36 (permalink)  
Old 03-23-2009, 04:44 PM
Orchidementia's Avatar
V.I.P Member Photobucket
PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Silicon Valley, CA (San Francisco Bay Area)
Posts: 5,151
Images: 68
Thanks: 154
Thanked 4,326 Times in 1,614 Posts
Orchidementia is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Anton View Post
MY dream camera is the 5D Mk11, but out of my price range, I envy anyone with one, but, having said that, the 40D does everything I need, and the A2 prints I get from it are superb.

Makes it easy when you have your own large for at printer too.
I looked up the specs on your printer - very nice! I have a Photo 1280 that does 13 x 44, but now I'm going to ask my husband to see if they have one like your lying around at work he can 'recycle' for me. The Epson team brought me a Maneki Neko when they were here a few months ago ... they should bring hardware. Because three printers aren't enough.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #37 (permalink)  
Old 03-23-2009, 06:08 PM
tizzycat's Avatar
Executive Senior Member Photobucket
PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: West yorkshire, United Kindom
Posts: 1,528
Thanks: 252
Thanked 158 Times in 130 Posts
tizzycat is on a distinguished road
All this camera talk, is making me hanker after a new one.

BTW Anton, love the avatar
__________________
Chris
Reply With Quote
  #38 (permalink)  
Old 03-23-2009, 06:27 PM
Anton's Avatar
V.I.P Member
PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Posts: 5,929
Images: 10
Thanks: 50
Thanked 2,835 Times in 1,280 Posts
Anton is a glorious beacon of lightAnton is a glorious beacon of lightAnton is a glorious beacon of lightAnton is a glorious beacon of lightAnton is a glorious beacon of lightAnton is a glorious beacon of light
Rachel, and others who were talking about processing hundreds of RAW images, what I do is separate them into exposure groupings and then in Photoshop record an Action and batch process them.

While it is merrily doing it's thing, I just go on with other things and check back later, then put another batch on and repeat the process. It is worth it's weight in cocky do do, the Actions, I'd be lost without it.

It is really so simple to use once you get your head around the concept.

I recently had to scan over 3,500 slides I had taken over several years of various eye problems, and Actions cut the processing time by over 1/2 !

As I am able to batch scan in multiples of 50, all exposures are identicle, so all I had to do was to set the Action to "size image for PowerPoint", "exposure adjustment", resolution adjustment (from 2,000 dpi) and save to a folder.

To do each one by hand would have taken 3 to 4 months, I did it in 2 weeks.
__________________
Anton
On the box it said Windows XP or better so I bought a Mac.
Reply With Quote
  #39 (permalink)  
Old 03-23-2009, 06:39 PM
Rachel the Truth's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: St. Petersburg Florida
Posts: 205
Images: 6
Thanks: 25
Thanked 19 Times in 18 Posts
Rachel the Truth is on a distinguished road
yeah... i have nikon software that does the converting for me.... but its just so sluggish!!!!!
Reply With Quote
  #40 (permalink)  
Old 03-23-2009, 06:43 PM
Orchidementia's Avatar
V.I.P Member Photobucket
PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Silicon Valley, CA (San Francisco Bay Area)
Posts: 5,151
Images: 68
Thanks: 154
Thanked 4,326 Times in 1,614 Posts
Orchidementia is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Anton View Post
Rachel, and others who were talking about processing hundreds of RAW images, what I do is separate them into exposure groupings and then in Photoshop record an Action and batch process them.
Oh yes, I saw which part I misread. I <3 my f##king migraines.

I still covet your printer.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #41 (permalink)  
Old 03-24-2009, 07:35 AM
Executive Senior Member
PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Singapore
Posts: 1,282
Thanks: 861
Thanked 1,035 Times in 333 Posts
benetay is on a distinguished road
Batch processing can only be done with the exposure are quite similar & i do use a lot of actions and yes it is sluggish, i need a more powerful machine to cut waiting time.

I'm using a macbook and i don't think it's 'fast' enough. Maybe a Macbook pro, then again, economic crisis, got to be prudent with spending. More orchids, less gadgets.

Cheers!
__________________
Regards,
Benetay

Benetay Photography

Bulbophyllum blog
Reply With Quote
  #42 (permalink)  
Old 03-24-2009, 09:25 AM
Senior Member Photobucket
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Bushkill PA
Posts: 800
Thanks: 11
Thanked 111 Times in 52 Posts
jbigio is on a distinguished road
so basically i should throw out my polaroid Instamatic?
Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bayer Advanced Insect Control for tree and shrubs morphiii Orchid Care Cultivation 3 09-03-2007 12:44 PM






Free Vote Caster from Bravenet.com Free Vote Caster from Bravenet.com


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0
Orchid Forum

vBskin developed by: CreationLab