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Milezone
07-19-2004, 10:44 PM
Hello,

I have been using a Fuji S602 Zoom for about 6 months now, and get decent photos of our products (http://milezone.com) but they tend to be grainy and not cyrstal clear. I would really like to see our photo stand out, look crisp & clear.

I heard someone mention ISO settings, and would like to know what is best setting for my application. I have attached a sample photo, or you are welcome to view our site to get a feel what we do. i.e. small miniature diecast vehicle models.

Currently my setting is a light tent with F-Stop at 2.8, Shutter speed at 1/30, auto focus, and auto White Balance.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Shoot if I can get someone to work with me via online to master "that perfect setting" I would be willing to send them a few of our models. :-) Thanks

Russ
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Get to the Zone!
http://milezone.com

Rhys
07-20-2004, 05:25 AM
Hello,

I have been using a Fuji S602 Zoom for about 6 months now, and get decent photos of our products (http://milezone.com) but they tend to be grainy and not cyrstal clear. I would really like to see our photo stand out, look crisp & clear.

I heard someone mention ISO settings, and would like to know what is best setting for my application. I have attached a sample photo, or you are welcome to view our site to get a feel what we do. i.e. small miniature diecast vehicle models.

Currently my setting is a light tent with F-Stop at 2.8, Shutter speed at 1/30, auto focus, and auto White Balance.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Shoot if I can get someone to work with me via online to master "that perfect setting" I would be willing to send them a few of our models. :-) Thanks

Russ
Milezone's
Get to the Zone!
http://milezone.com

If you crank the ISO down to the lowest possible and the image is still grainy, there's nothing much you can do. If you inspect any digital image very closely, it'll look a bit grainy and indestinct. Viewed at a slight size reduction, they all look fine.

John_Reed
07-20-2004, 06:35 AM
Currently my setting is a light tent with F-Stop at 2.8, Shutter speed at 1/30, auto focus, and auto White Balance.

Russ, you might try a lower aperture, like f5.6, to extend your DOF. Often "noise" appears in out-of-focus parts of the picture. This will require a slower shutter speed, of course, but you might also try side or three-quarter views of your models along with your "nose on" shots to reduce the DOF requirement. As Rhys said, the lower the ISO, the less noise you'll have, so take advantage of your tripod!

D70FAN
07-20-2004, 10:38 AM
I definately agree with Rhys and John. f2.8 is great for portraits, and center-focus objects , but not for good DOF. Try f8 at ISO160 for those head-on shots. Also it looks like you are shooting these at a low res value to make it easier to post later(?). Try taking them at full 6MP, fine mode. Then shrinking them, to fit your requirements, in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements (or some other photo program).

I assume you are shooting in super-macro mode as well(?). If not, give it a try.

Beyond that, I dunno what to tell you as I only goofed around with the S602 briefly earlier this year. Nice all-in-one. It made my top 10 (out of 31) for what it's worth.

Pheonyx
08-06-2004, 02:12 PM
Try this little bugger : www.neatimage.com
U'll be awe struck. Don't forget to create a camera profile first. it's rather easy to use too. Strongly recommended

judge9847
08-07-2004, 01:26 AM
Couldn't agree more. NeatImage is, IMHO, one of the best pieces of software around - full stop.

And they already have a large quantity of pre-set camera profiles for free download which saves you the issue of having to set your own up.

Javair
08-10-2004, 11:43 PM
Neat Image does not come in a Mac version. I use Photoshop 7, is there a plug-in or filter stting that does the same thing or give the same results as those reported by Neat Image?

John_Reed
08-11-2004, 07:17 AM
Neat Image does not come in a Mac version. I use Photoshop 7, is there a plug-in or filter stting that does the same thing or give the same results as those reported by Neat Image?Noise Ninja (http://www.picturecode.com/) to the rescue! It's a "stand-alone" application for the Mac, but works very well, and is cheap. Check it out.

bka314
08-11-2004, 07:22 AM
Neat Image does not come in a Mac version. I use Photoshop 7, is there a plug-in or filter stting that does the same thing or give the same results as those reported by Neat Image?

Noiseware is a good stand-alone application as well:

http://www.imagenomic.com/

ouch... windows only.