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Rhys
09-15-2004, 02:44 PM
What do you think of the image quality here

WW2 Installation (http://www.sageworld.co.uk/IMG_0420.JPG)

Photo 2 (http://www.sageworld.co.uk/IMG_0421.JPG)

Photo 3 (http://www.sageworld.co.uk/IMG_0422.JPG)

All 3 were taken at full zoom, in bright sunlight. It's not hot so there's minimal haze. ISO was set at 50.

I find the rippled effect on the walls and wires very... artistic...

PetShopBoy04
09-15-2004, 05:28 PM
Interesting...looks like 'heat ripples' if you know what I'm talking about. Makes the image sort of look like a Kodak digital. What was the quality setting on the camera? Superfine, fine..? They look soft, even for the S1.

John_Reed
09-15-2004, 05:44 PM
What do you think of the image quality here...I find the rippled effect on the walls and wires very... artistic...Rhys, none of those shots are worth writing home about (well, except for the artistic rippled effect, of course), and here you sent them around the World! :p But seriously, I wonder if you've tried setting up for the same shot(s) on/off a tripod, with and without IS engaged, and see if there are any quality differences one way or the other? And, you really should upgrade your S1 firmware, lad. They can fix all kinds of things in a firmware upgrade and never tell anyone what they fixed.

Rhys
09-16-2004, 06:51 AM
Interesting...looks like 'heat ripples' if you know what I'm talking about. Makes the image sort of look like a Kodak digital. What was the quality setting on the camera? Superfine, fine..? They look soft, even for the S1.

It probably is heat haze. I have been using superfine settings exclusively. I've tweaked it as much as I possibly can. It just seems to be a camera that produces disappointingly soft images.

John_Reed
09-16-2004, 09:52 AM
It probably is heat haze. I have been using superfine settings exclusively. I've tweaked it as much as I possibly can. It just seems to be a camera that produces disappointingly soft images.Rhys, have you seen any improvement in the "softness" since upgrading? There's a woman on dpreview, an S1 owner, who says she's always liked the "saftig" images anyway. To each her own! :o

Rhys
09-18-2004, 09:18 PM
Rhys, have you seen any improvement in the "softness" since upgrading? There's a woman on dpreview, an S1 owner, who says she's always liked the "saftig" images anyway. To each her own! :o

Ah... I upgraded before packing and heading to the US. I think I might gain access to a multi-card reader sometime soonish. I haven't taken any photos since, having had a long journey to the US that was prolonged by flight cancellations on my internal flights. Actually, I was lucky. Columbia SC was closed so I re-routed to Charlotte NC and arrived 3 hours after I was due to get to Columbia. I'm still getting over 56 hours without sleep.

tc17
09-23-2004, 02:06 PM
They look out of focus to me. The last one probably had too dark of a scene for it to lock in the focus, and the other ones were probably affected by the heat.

At full zoom its not very hard to get a blurry picture even with the image stabilizer, from my experience. I like the camera, but that is one thing that has annoyed me.

Make sure you go to the "custom effect" and scroll to the last effect and push the "set" button to increase the sharpness setting. Increasing that setting helped me anyways for the soft images. I use the P mode.

I also think sometimes the camera will give you a green box telling you its in focus when its really not. I've had that happen to me enough times.

Rhys
09-25-2004, 09:35 AM
I updated the firmware and shot this through an open car window (which was parked) . Full zoom. I was aiming at the butterfly. Although it doesn't appear to be wonderfully sharp, I notice an improvement in the definition of the blades of grass over the un-updated firmware.

NB you must paste this to your browser. Simply clicking the link won't work.

http://us.share.geocities.com/rhys_sage/IMG_0426.JPG

Rhys
10-01-2004, 08:03 AM
This is a more carefully composed photo. I notice less muddiness in the grass however the grass is closely cropped.

http://uk.share.geocities.com/rhys_sage/Photo.JPG

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http://uk.share.geocities.com/rhys_sage

Alnath
10-05-2004, 06:55 AM
Here is a G6 image for comparison

http://members.aol.com/itsabelter/swan.jpg