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P_Schneider
12-09-2006, 10:22 PM
Lets start a photo thread for the S6k since it's starting to build up a fan base.

Manual mode
1/125 sec
F3.6
ISO 100
Highlights / Shadows
Curves
USM

P_Schneider
12-09-2006, 10:28 PM
Here is a reflection shot that turned out pretty good.

Manual mode
1/100 sec
F4
ISO 100

Highlights / Shadows
Curves
USM

P_Schneider
12-09-2006, 10:37 PM
And one more from today's outing.

Manual mode
1/180 sec
F4.9
ISO 200

Highlights / Shadows
Curves
USM
Crop

Almost forgot, these shots were taken with a Hoya circular polarizer attached.

unclebrudy
12-09-2006, 11:09 PM
Man, those are some nice shots. I can only hope one day I can shoot like that...really nice P.

If I may ask, was there tremendous amounts of USM applied? Because your shots are BY FAR some of the cleanest shots I've seen with an S6000, especially the duck shot, lots of very nice detail in that one. Mind if I ask what in-camera sharpening setting you used? Or if you shot RAW?

Thanks P.

-Brian (who will join the festivities with his own s6k shots in a little bit)

P_Schneider
12-09-2006, 11:44 PM
Thanks Brian,
I really don't do a whole lot with any of the PP. The USM was at 25% with a radius of 1 I believe. I set the H/S at 10% 5% respectively, and the curves are a slight S across the grid, just a couple points each way. Once in a while I will tweek levels if need be and use Neat Image if it's a high ISO shot.
These are by far the cleanest shots I have gotten out of the camera and I believe 2 things really helped me out.

1. I shot RAW
2. Hoya circular polarizer filter

A world of difference from the shots I took on my trip to the gulf coast where I had no filter and shot in .jpg

oh btw, I keep the camera sharpening set to soft.

CMYanko
12-10-2006, 05:10 AM
If I had to guess I'd saw RAW is the bigger of the two factors. I'll try and get some shots up soon. Maybe even a JPG and RAW of the same thing.

speaklightly
12-10-2006, 12:49 PM
Hi Paul-

I like the idea of a S-6K album. Thanks! The bridge shot with the reflection was very nice indeed. It is a very stormy day along the Oregon Coast today. Even though this was taken in color, it looks like a B&W shot. That is how stormy it is. BTW took this under an umbrella.

MT/Sarah

P_Schneider
12-10-2006, 02:40 PM
Wow that is stormy Sarah, and I did think it was a B&W. We have had a warm streak for the past 2 days. Made it into the mid 40s with sun both days.

Here IS a B&W that I shot yesterday.
Manual mode / B&W
1/125 sec
F3.4
ISO 100

Tweeked the H&S a bit, rotate & crop. Resized.

virtualbeing
12-10-2006, 02:44 PM
very nice Paul. Excellent idea. if we get a bit of decent sun i'll defiantly get something posted as well.

Sarah- not sure where you are in OR, but i am about 20 min south of Brookings- i geuss you are telling me BAD weather is on the way? LOL

can't wait ;-)

unclebrudy
12-10-2006, 06:37 PM
Here's one. (sorry, feeling silly.)

I call this one "Thanksgiving Dinner 2006". (aka "Purple Fringing Bottles of Horror")

ISO200
F3.2
1/110
Little USM & H/S adjustments. Shot in 6M 3:2 jpeg.

unclebrudy
12-10-2006, 07:04 PM
My little mutt runs like her life depends on it; she's like a mini greyhound, so I'm surprised I even got her in the frame since she zigzags her path when she runs toward you.

ISO100
F8
1/640
USM & H/S. Shot in 6MP Fine JPEG.
Super-shakey-Brian-hand mount.

tim11
12-11-2006, 03:07 AM
Having used it a couple of times myself, I really like S6000fd/S6500fd. For indoors, it is the next best thing from DSLR; and this is the reason I'm sold on it.
I will be checking this thread regularly.

CMYanko
12-11-2006, 07:26 AM
Yeah, I have to say between i-Flash and Face detection it takes great indoor shots. I am just amazed at the ability of the flash to fill a room or light a subject without killing everything else. Plus the whole Natural Light and w/flash is very cool.

Haven't had much of a chance to get outdoors yet as the days are too short.

virtualbeing
12-11-2006, 07:32 AM
the beer bottles make want a beer. I mean for breakfast! LOL

virtualbeing
12-11-2006, 10:53 AM
this was when i got the camrea last week. it WAS sunnny then LOL. i did tweak it a little- RAW: some saturation and exposure, some levels, some unsharp mask, no noise reduction as i can't re-instate my lisecene for noise ware pro. also resize, convert to 8 bit and sRGB color. Convert to jpeg from RAW.18078

speaklightly
12-11-2006, 02:44 PM
I just had to do a S-6000 super macro shot to show another Kodak C-875 user how a jury rigged flash difusser could just be scotch taped over the flash unit on the camera. The elite flash difusser was just cut from the flat side of a plastic milk bottle.

MT/Sarah

P_Schneider
12-12-2006, 08:23 AM
The dog shot was hard to get I bet. Those little guys really can move.
The rocks in the ocean shot really turned out nice. We have tons of water in my state but it's all calm compared to waves like that.
Sarah, I love the low tech solution! Brilliant!

P_Schneider
12-12-2006, 09:42 AM
Here is another shot from the gulf coast that turned out pretty good.
Landscape mode
1/160 sec
F8
ISO 100

H/S
USM

P_Schneider
12-12-2006, 10:04 AM
Here is an interesting image. This is a shot of a box of hot sauce I picked up in New Orleans. It's one of the few ISO 3200 shots that I have considered decent.

Manual mode
1/140 sec
F2.8
ISO 3200

P_Schneider
12-12-2006, 10:06 AM
Here is a 100% crop from the previous picture. Still not too bad. You could probably get a decent print from this image.

CMYanko
12-12-2006, 10:13 AM
Wow, for 3200 that looks very good. I assume Neat Image was employed.

P_Schneider
12-12-2006, 10:17 AM
No post processing, straight out of the camera.

unclebrudy
12-12-2006, 07:42 PM
Nice shots again P, 3200 is surprisingly decent, no?

I find that at 1600/3200 you get a little color variance, but the noise levels are really acceptable if it were for a web pic or quick emergency shot, really nice for a 3x5 souveneir print or the like.

I will post some of my own high ISOs when I get home. I like how our little collection of s6K shots is shaping up.:cool:

Oh yes, and Sarah, that piece of milk jug as a diffuser- brilliant!

virtualbeing
12-12-2006, 08:36 PM
Here is another shot from the gulf coast that turned out pretty good.
Landscape mode
1/160 sec
F8
ISO 100

H/S
USM

Wow- that's a pretty sunset(or sun rise?) love the color in the shore line sand. And also the lines in the sand as well. about that f8- isn't it odd that in aperture priorty we can only get f8? and in manual i think f11. just going by memory as i am familiarizing myself with this and that.

virtualbeing
12-12-2006, 08:39 PM
Wow, for 3200 that looks very good. I assume Neat Image was employed.

just read that Paul want straight out on that shot. isn't that hot?!!! man- well i had a shot from the other day with some color noise. i was so annoyed i went and paid for my liscens again on Noise Ware pro- i prefer it, but i think they are all pretty good.

Any way- i'll play with it tonight or tomorrow morning and posts some tests on my pBase.

i also did a macro- HANDHELD!! i couldn't believe it looks nice. give me some time and i'll let you guys see the results.

dave

unclebrudy
12-12-2006, 11:01 PM
Here are some hand-held ISO3200 shots, 6MP fine JPEG straight from the camera with nothing but a resize to meet forum guidelines:

My office parking lot minutes before the lights go off...

1/28sec
f2.8
ISO3200

unclebrudy
12-12-2006, 11:05 PM
This one is with no parking lot lights, just the store sign & small wall lights, plus moonlight of course.
(Trust me, it was dark from where I was situated.)

1/60sec
F5
ISO3200

unclebrudy
12-12-2006, 11:20 PM
I was pretty happy with these handheld night shots, too. These are handheld ISO1600 shots @ 6MP 3:2, again with nothing other than resize per forum rules.

Nordstrom's on the way in to take the wife Christmas shopping.
It was just after sun down, so what is that, dusk? It was that time of day when you turn your lights on while driving because it's dark enough.

1/10sec (handheld, walking too!)
f2.8
ISO1600

unclebrudy
12-12-2006, 11:25 PM
Nordstrom's on the way out after the wife emptied out my pockets.
This was in DARKNESS, with some distant lighting from the street but other than the store's own lighting and the moon, that was it. In retrospect, I probably could've used 3200 and maxed my aperture a bit more for a little boost in sensitivity, but oh well. Had a little nasty lens flare too, darn cheap UV filter.

1/7sec
f3.4
ISO1600

unclebrudy
12-12-2006, 11:38 PM
One more before I sleep.:D

I just like this one because the mall had an interesting skylight design. I got a little JPEG compression junk in some parts after resizing per forum guidelines, but no biggie.

1/350sec
f2.8
ISO100
USM & light S/H in Elements 4.0

virtualbeing
12-13-2006, 06:20 AM
wow. i think all the night shots are certainly acceptable . Considering the ISO no real complaints at all. And like i found out- you handheld too. that's a little risky- but worked :-)

P_Schneider
12-13-2006, 09:43 AM
Ya I have to agree, in a pinch the high ISO can produce some acceptable shots. I didn't even realize that the hot sauce bottles that I did were shot in ISO 3200 until I pulled it up in photoshop. I must have set it that way but I don't remember doing so. It was one of a couple hundred that I shot while on vacation so I'm still going through them. That being said...
I would still give up ISO 3200 for a ISO 50 or even 80 like my F10 has.

I really like the skylight shot, for a moment I almost thought it was taken at the MOA which has similar skylights.

P_Schneider
12-13-2006, 10:16 AM
Here is an ISO 800 macro shot cropped at 100%. You can see a bit of the thickening of the lines and a few of the numbers/letters getting filled in but it's certainly a usable shot. No PP on this, straight out of the camera.

P_Schneider
12-13-2006, 10:35 AM
And here is one that's a bit more pleasant. This is a shot of some gulls taking flight down on the gulf coast right around sunset.

Manual mode
1/150 sec
F4.9
ISO 200

H/S
USM

P_Schneider
12-20-2006, 11:02 AM
I forget who was asking about how the S6K did with indoor sports but I went to the football game the other day and got some shots. I have to say for the conditions I was shooting in, the camera held up pretty good. I would guess that 1/3rd of the shots I had to toss but the rest were certainly acceptable. Keep in mind that this is the Metrodome so I was dealing with gray teflon above me and halogen lights. All shots are handheld.

This shot was taken during the pre-game warmups and I was in the second row shooting these first couple shots.

Manual mode
1/50 sec
ISO 400
F4.9

P_Schneider
12-20-2006, 11:09 AM
Manual Mode
1/60th sec
F4.9
ISO 400

P_Schneider
12-20-2006, 11:11 AM
The next shot was taken from my seat in row 31 near the top of the lower level seating.

Manual mode
1/80th sec
F2.8
ISO 400

P_Schneider
12-20-2006, 11:14 AM
This shot is also taken from my seat. Not bad for 100+ yards under these conditions.

Manual mode
1/100th sec
F4.9
ISO 800

P_Schneider
12-20-2006, 11:18 AM
And one more just because I love this shot. Also taken from my seat.

Manual mode
1/80th sec
F4.9
ISO 400

I almost forgot, all shots are straight out of the camera, no PP. Simply converted to .jpg(F) and resized for the boards.

CMYanko
12-21-2006, 05:10 PM
Ok, I've finally taken the time to get a few shots up. Lets see if I can even do it! I did a little pp on all, mostly Highlight/Shadow (what an amzing tool!). All shot as JPEGs 6M-F

So, the first one is a wide angle sitting on the floor. I can tell you this photo had none of that 'pop' until the highlight and shadow tool kicked in. ISO 400 F4 @ 28mm with ~.5sec shutter

Next is a backlight of Corning Fountain. The interesting thing about this shot to me was that I was going for a silhouette effect but it actual got a decent exposuere of the statue which I then downplayed in pp. ISO 100 f3.7 @ ~50mm

Last was a hand held 300mm shot of the tower on the Old State House in it's first light. ISO 400 f4.8 1/1400 (so I had plenty of stops to work with before hand holding would be an issue (ISO 100 would still be a 1/350 not accounting for extra aperture available).

CMYanko
12-21-2006, 06:24 PM
Ok, two more that were too big the first time.

The midday sun this time of year is really a side lighting opportunity so here is a statue of Nathan Hale in front of the Wadsworth Museum. ISO 100 F4 1/1400 @ ~150mm (36.1)

The second is of my boy at an indoor sports complex. ISO 3200 f3.1 1/140 @ ~35mm

P_Schneider
12-22-2006, 03:02 PM
The Nathan Hale shot really turned out nice Curt. Good shot.

P_Schneider
12-23-2006, 10:49 PM
Well I've made to my folks house for the holiday weekend. They live in Wabasha MN and it's a neat little river town. (Grumpy Old Men for those trying to figure out why Wabasha sounds familiar.) Most of my shots from the next few days will be from down here.
This shot is kind of unique. This is a shot of a flat piece of pottery with a picture of a pot painted on it then framed.

Manual Mode
1/15 sec
F3.9
ISO 400

H&S
Curves
Neat Image

P_Schneider
12-24-2006, 12:14 PM
Here is a frosty morning in Minnesota. Normally we would have a couple feet of snow on Christmas eve day but everything that has been falling has been south of us this year so this is as close to a white Christmas as I'm going to get I fear.

Shot out the back of my folks house.

Manual mode
1/800 sec
F4
ISO 100

P_Schneider
12-24-2006, 12:18 PM
This is a macro of one of the figurines my mom has about the house.

Manual mode
1/60 sec
F3.8
ISO 400

Rotated slightly and cropped

unclebrudy
12-24-2006, 10:38 PM
Paul, always love your shots bro, good stuff. The figurine macro is especially clean looking. Very nice. I wanted to ask, is that outside shot with your polarizer? Btw, the zoom of the Vikings huddle is REALLY great.

CMY, the statue pic came out spectacular. It's also nice to see your son being active, and at ISO 3200 is ridiculously clean, but us s6K'ers have know that all along.

Okay everyone, brace yourselves. It's been awhile, so I'm gonna post a little 'ode to my s6000' and why it's hands-down my favorite camera ever.

(Note: All EXIFs are intact if you want specs. Shots have absolutely NO pp except for resize to 800w. Shot 100% handheld with vairous ISOs in 6mp 3:2 with a custom made UV filter. If I had time I'd pp these a little to make them nicer, but we'll see after the holidays.)

Disneyland Shots:

Let's start with a picture of a picture. I accidentally left the cam in ISO100, hence the darkness, and shot this at about a 135mm zoom from the Pinocchio waiting line. I can't wait to take this cam to the Getty museum, seeing that a flash-less shot of painting can look like this:
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j176/unclebrudy/Dcresource/Liar.jpg

Next up is a handheld I shot riding the Matterhorn bobsled ride, which was at what I think was about 50mph. Kinda soft, though not too shabby:
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j176/unclebrudy/Dcresource/Coaster1.jpg

This was a landscape shot while spinning on the Dumbo ride; for those who don't know, it's like those carnival rocket rides that spin in a circle. It wasn't really fast, but fast enough that I was surprised at the end result:
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j176/unclebrudy/Dcresource/Dumbo.jpg

I really like how this one came out because of the richness of the reflections on the pond:
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j176/unclebrudy/Dcresource/Reflect1.jpg

This is an island that kids kinda romp all over the place on, I can't remember if I've ever been on it though:
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j176/unclebrudy/Dcresource/Islay.jpg

Here's a little closeup of said island:
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j176/unclebrudy/Dcresource/Islay2.jpg

These ducks were swimming to my daughter because she was eating kettle corn; I frankly have no idea what kind of bird the one on the left is. (Shooting these ducks reminded me of Paul's excellent shot on p. 1 of this post.)
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j176/unclebrudy/Dcresource/Duck.jpg

This is the pirate ship that they perform the Fantasmic! show on in the evening:
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j176/unclebrudy/Dcresource/Arrrr.jpg

I like this shot for two reasons: 1. My daughter took it, and 2. I read somewhere that pound for pound, the best 6mp camera shots are from either the Pentax K100D or the Nikon D40. I know those SLRs are in a whole other league, but when I viewed this pic @ 100% crop (see second image) I think the s6000 really is exceptional considering how far & high this tree was and how little my daughter is:
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j176/unclebrudy/Dcresource/Tree.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j176/unclebrudy/Dcresource/Tree2.jpg

unclebrudy
12-24-2006, 11:15 PM
I found this one quite entertaining. This looks like some dark force is about to loom over the castle, though it was really just some rain clouds:
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j176/unclebrudy/Dcresource/Castle.jpg

This pair demonstrates the s6's zoom, shot from my vantage point at the widest angle and then zoomed at max:
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j176/unclebrudy/Dcresource/Zoom.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j176/unclebrudy/Dcresource/Zoom2.jpg
Bet you didn't notice he was up there. =)

Here's Mickey Mouse's house in ToonTown:
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j176/unclebrudy/Dcresource/Mickey.jpg

This is from an old prison cell where murderers...just kidding. Outside of the Disneyland castle gift shop:
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j176/unclebrudy/Dcresource/Brick.jpg

Random

This was at my daughter's 8th birthday. Lights off, just the candles for light. Can you say 'ambience'? Nice, if I say so myself:
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j176/unclebrudy/Dcresource/Candle.jpg

This was shot as the wifey & I were driving by this plaza. No offense to Thailand nor their people (I love Thai food and actually eat here regularly) but just had to take this snap, which turned out okay for a one-handed driveby whilst laughing:
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j176/unclebrudy/Dcresource/Sign.jpg

Okay, I was planning on posting more but I am suddenly very exhausted. More to follow after I sleep this Christmas Eve food coma off. Happy Holidays everyone!

-Brian

soccerjoe5
12-25-2006, 03:08 AM
are all these shots taken handheld?

unclebrudy
12-25-2006, 07:21 AM
Hi SoccerJoe.

As far as my pictures, all were shot handheld. For the more difficult shots, like the birthday cake candle shot, nighttime brick wall shot, or any shot that may blur (like a long 10x zoom in low light) I use the EVF and just use my face as additional stabilization.

soccerjoe5
12-25-2006, 08:10 AM
neat! just wondering if a tripod was used :)

P_Schneider
12-25-2006, 09:47 AM
Fantastic shots of the magic kingdom. The outdoor shot from me I did not use my filter on. I do believe I did some tonal tweaking to the raw pic before I processed it. Very minimal if I remember correctly.

TXhummer2
12-25-2006, 02:57 PM
Great shots up there, ya'll! We had too warm a winter last year, so never lit our fireplace. Since it was raining Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and in the 40's, we lit the fire both Saturday night and Sunday night. Hope everyone is staying warm that needs it, and those in warm places are enjoying it.

RAW
1/10
F3.6
ISO 400
XnView/VirtualPhotog/fireball
18514

tim11
12-25-2006, 08:08 PM
This is a macro of one of the figurines my mom has about the house.

Manual mode
1/60 sec
F3.8
ISO 400

Rotated slightly and cropped
I love the figurine shots. Nice DOF. NO pp tricks I hope?

tim11
12-25-2006, 08:52 PM
Not just another dog shot. It was taken handheld at full zoom (focal length 67mm). I enjoy using this camera.

# Camera model: FinePix S6500fd
# Focal length: 66.7mm (35mm equivalent: 1111mm)
# Exposure time: 0.013 s (1/75)
# Aperture: f/4.9
# ISO equiv.: 100
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m116/tim11_2006/s6500fd/f61224_27pookie.jpg

Is there any blur due to lack of IS? Have a closer look at 100% crop:
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m116/tim11_2006/s6500fd/f61224_27cropped.jpg

Another one indoors with slower shutter speed, also handheld.
# Exposure time: 0.020 s (1/50)
# Aperture: f/4.9
# ISO equiv.: 800
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m116/tim11_2006/s6500fd/DSCF0051.jpg

100% crop, PP - brighten up:
Grainy? Yes.. but it's ISO800 and barely any light.
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m116/tim11_2006/s6500fd/DSCF0051cropped.jpg

My point is that, while IS makes it easier, it's not impossible to use non IS camera at full zoom. You have to adopt proper technique and with pratice you can improve your own 'stability'.

P_Schneider
12-25-2006, 10:42 PM
I love the figurine shots. Nice DOF. NO pp tricks I hope?

Thanks Tim, straight out of the camera.

The fan looks good for a hand held shot and would clean up fine in a NR program. I don't see IS as a requirement in a cam and if Fuji ever did add it to their lineup it would just be gravy. I tried the anti shake mode this weekend and it worked out pretty good. I was probably getting a 50% success rate without it this weekend but when I switched it on along with the FD I would say that 80% of those shots turned out pretty good. Nice mode to have when you need it.

P_Schneider
12-27-2006, 11:14 AM
Well I made it back home from the holidays after having a wonderful time down at my folks house in Wabasha.
Before I left the wife and I stopped the National Eagle Center (http://www.nationaleaglecenter.org/) to get a few shots of Harriet, Angel, and Columbia, the 3 bald eagles that reside there. These eagles were all injured at some point in their lives and cannot be returned to the wild. The folks at the center nursed them back to health and will now care for them for the rest of their lives. Bald eagles live up to 40 years.

In Minnesota we have a specialty license plate to support our troops and Harriet was chosen as the bird that would reside on the plate.
Here is a sample of the plate.

P_Schneider
12-27-2006, 11:23 AM
Here is Harriet
IS mode
1/125 sec
F3.8
ISO 800

PP= tonal tweaks in FPS, saved as 16bit tiff, then converted to .jpg.

P_Schneider
12-27-2006, 11:26 AM
This is Angel
IS mode
1/90th sec
F3.7
ISO 800

PP= tonal tweaks in FPS, saved as 16bit tiff, then converted to .jpg.

P_Schneider
12-27-2006, 11:28 AM
And last but not least, Columbia.

IS mode
1/250th sec
F4.5
ISO 1600

PP= tonal tweaks in FPS, saved as 16bit tiff, then converted to .jpg. I also had to do some red eye on this shot too.

unclebrudy
12-27-2006, 02:12 PM
Hey Paul, those are some sweet bird pics, I think it really shows off what a little high ISO RAW talent the s6k has with some skilled PP. Glad to hear you had a good time this holiday.

Out of sheer curiousity, I think I remember you saying you use Finepix for the conversion, and if I'm correct: do you find that opening the RAW files takes a little while? I use ACR with PS Elements 4.0 and it seems to take FOREVER, and my computer is no slouch. I have yet to install Finepix viewer and would like to hear your opinion on it.

Also, your mural pic from the last Fujimugs competition was in my TT, thought it was really "moody" and plus, I was a street paint artist in another life. Good stuff! I'm not having a good time with the latest challenge; "purple" has so many open ended interpretations that my mind is racing exhaustively.

-Brian

flippedgazelle
12-27-2006, 02:41 PM
What wonderful eagle pics - I can't wait to look at them again on my "good" monitor at home (I'm at work now). Thanks for posting them!

P_Schneider
12-27-2006, 03:00 PM
Hey Paul, those are some sweet bird pics, I think it really shows off what a little high ISO RAW talent the s6k has with some skilled PP. Glad to hear you had a good time this holiday.

Out of sheer curiousity, I think I remember you saying you use Finepix for the conversion, and if I'm correct: do you find that opening the RAW files takes a little while? I use ACR with PS Elements 4.0 and it seems to take FOREVER, and my computer is no slouch. I have yet to install Finepix viewer and would like to hear your opinion on it.

Also, your mural pic from the last Fujimugs competition was in my TT, thought it was really "moody" and plus, I was a street paint artist in another life. Good stuff! I'm not having a good time with the latest challenge; "purple" has so many open ended interpretations that my mind is racing exhaustively.

-Brian

Thanks Brian,
Ya I pretty much have to use the finepix software to convert my raw. It's ok for basic editing and levels type of work but the only way I've found to avoid sharpening artifacts is to save it as a 16bit tiff then convert to .jpg in photoshop. The drawback to this is that I lose all EXIF data. I can save as a 8bit EXIF tiff if I want or 3 different types of .jpg but when you do that the software really tries to sharpen too much. On low ISO images it's no big deal but once you get to 800 and above it really starts to show when viewed at 100%. That being said the prints still turn out pretty good but cropping is limited. I only have CS so I cant use ACR and S7Raw does not support the S6k. The process is not quick.

Here's a Columbia shot that started out as a 8bit tiff so the EXIF should be intact.

Bifidusse
12-30-2006, 07:38 AM
Hello !

I joined your 6500fd community yesterday... some pictures from Brussels :)

Original jpg, resampling + sharpen (irfanview resample + sharpen after resampling)

http://renaud.tilleul.net/dcr/gp1.jpg

RAW@3200 + neatimage + resample + sharpen (PS)

http://renaud.tilleul.net/dcr/gp2.jpg

Original jpg, resampling + sharpen

http://renaud.tilleul.net/dcr/stcat.jpg

Original jpg, resampling + sharpen

http://renaud.tilleul.net/dcr/bourse.jpg

P_Schneider
12-30-2006, 10:40 AM
Welcome to the boards! Nice shots of Brussels. I hope to visit there one day.

Bifidusse
12-30-2006, 11:18 AM
Welcome to the boards! Nice shots of Brussels. I hope to visit there one day.

Thank you :)

There is a "Christmas market" in Brussels this month, this explains very special lights and colors.

Pictures 1 & 2 are from the "Grand Place" ;
Picture 3 is the Christmas market ;
Picture 4 is the old belgian stock exchange.

burna
01-06-2007, 01:22 PM
Hi,
This is my first post to this forum.

I think I really like this camera.

Here's a pic I took yesterday, EXIF data should be all intact as it is straight off the camera, I have only resized it in FinepixViewer.

Speaking of FinepixViewer, does everyone have slight display problems with this software (Ver 5.3.00E) or is it just me?
Sometimes some button aren't displayed properly, but they still work, or some text might be cut off by the border of the box.

Ammendment.
I had to resize and save for web using photoshop to get under the filesize limit for this forum so have lost most of EXIF.

P_Schneider
01-07-2007, 08:13 AM
Hi Burna, welcome to the forum. The train turned out nice, you can probably crop off the left side and get a good shot out of that.
As for the finepix viewer I have the same version as you but do not have any display problems.

Here are a couple shots from the Science Museum of Minnesota.
Manual mode
1/6 sec
F4.5
ISO 800
Tweaked sensitivity a bit in FPS.

P_Schneider
01-07-2007, 08:17 AM
This is a shot of one of the technology sections.
AP mode
1/7 sec
F2.8
ISO 800
Sensitivity tweaked a bit in FPS

P_Schneider
01-07-2007, 08:20 AM
Another Dino shot.
Manual mode
1/320 sec
F3.8
ISO 100
Sensitivity tweaked in FPS.

burna
01-07-2007, 02:08 PM
G'day Paul,

"..you can probably crop off the left side and get a good shot out of that. "

Thanks, I have done just that. I just wanted to show one straight off the camera.
Here's the cropped picture. I have only cropped it, sharpened it a little and boosted the colours slightly.

seeya

P_Schneider
01-08-2007, 10:21 AM
G'day Paul,

"..you can probably crop off the left side and get a good shot out of that. "

Thanks, I have done just that. I just wanted to show one straight off the camera.
Here's the cropped picture. I have only cropped it, sharpened it a little and boosted the colours slightly.

seeya

Ah yes, much nicer!

CMYanko
01-08-2007, 10:43 AM
Paul,

I'm curious if you used the light meter to help with the exposure settings on those manual mode shots from the museum? If so, which one? Multi? Average? Spot?

P_Schneider
01-08-2007, 07:14 PM
Paul,

I'm curious if you used the light meter to help with the exposure settings on those manual mode shots from the museum? If so, which one? Multi? Average? Spot?
Yep, I always use the light meter and it looks like I took all of them with spot metering. I did blow out the highlights a bit with some of the lights facing the camera but that's easy enough to fix when shooting raw. I usually tend to over expose a bit, it's easier to recover than blown lows.

P_Schneider
01-14-2007, 11:02 PM
In honor of our first real snowfall here in the Twin Cities, I decided to take a couple long exposure night shots.

This first one is shot out my back door.

Manual mode
15 sec
F3.6
ISO 100

minor H&S, levels, USM

P_Schneider
01-14-2007, 11:05 PM
Here is one out the front door. I really can't believe that this is our first real snow of the year. Mid January, it's unheard of around here.:confused:

Manual mode
30 sec
F11
ISO 100

Minor H&S, levels, USM

tim11
01-15-2007, 02:05 PM
Beautiful classis snow photos. Well done Paul.

Threecurl
01-16-2007, 03:46 PM
This is a great thread, and y'all are doing a pretty good job of selling me on this camera. I am especially impressed with the high ISO shots.

Unlcebrudy, going back to your Disney shots, the bird on the left is a coot. The other two are mallards.

P_Schneider
01-27-2007, 09:20 AM
Hey everyone,
I stopped by to watch the final prep for the St. Paul Winter Carnival (http://www.winter-carnival.com/)yesterday afternoon. The official start is today but they had the ice carving judging yesterday at noon. It's a good thing too because it hit 40f in the afternoon. Most of the ice sculptures were melting and partially destroyed but the snow carving was just getting underway.
Here are some shots.

Ice Sculptures
SP Mode (Snow)
ISO 100
F4
1/250th sec

P_Schneider
01-27-2007, 09:23 AM
Ice Sculptures

SP Mode (Snow)
ISO 100
F3.8
1/420th sec
cropped

P_Schneider
01-27-2007, 09:25 AM
Ice Sculptures

SP Mode (Snow)
ISO 100
F5
1/420th sec
Cropped

P_Schneider
01-27-2007, 09:27 AM
Snow Sculpture

SP Mode (Snow)
ISO 100
F3.5
1/250th sec

P_Schneider
01-27-2007, 09:29 AM
Building the snowflake maze

SP Mode (Snow)
ISO 100
F2.8
1/280th sec

P_Schneider
01-27-2007, 09:31 AM
Overlooking the carnival grounds w/ downtown St. Paul in the background. I hope everyone enjoyed. I'm planning a return trip mid week after dark when everything is finished and lit.

SP Mode (Snow)
ISO 100
F2.8
1/400th sec

P_Schneider
01-27-2007, 09:39 AM
I have one more from Thursday that turned out pretty good. Caught this wild turkey stalking me at work.

Manual mode
ISO 100
F8
1/100th sec

flippedgazelle
01-27-2007, 02:13 PM
I really enjoyed those snow sculpture and ice scuplture pics - reminds me of being in Quebec City a couple of years ago and seeing similar preparations for a winter carnival.

Spinning
01-27-2007, 03:26 PM
These pictures are amazing! I can't wait till my camera arrives! It shipped today....I hope it comes soon! Then I will post a few pictures hopefully!

Linzzi
01-28-2007, 02:15 AM
Hello!
My first post here.

Manual mode
2 sec
F3.7
ISO 100

P_Schneider
01-28-2007, 05:16 AM
Hi Linzzi, welcome to the forum! I really like your first post, nice shot.

P_Schneider
01-28-2007, 05:31 AM
Here's a sunrise shot to start everyones day off with.

SP Mode (Sunset)
ISO 100
F8
1/350th sec
color warmed a bit in FPS.

Ray999
01-29-2007, 07:37 AM
Hi,

Some shots in Disneyland on Sunday.

Spinning
01-30-2007, 01:12 PM
This is straight out of the box! It just arrived about 30 minutes ago! I had it on auto I believe.... I really think I am going to like this camera!
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c225/Sondracot/DSCF0007.jpg

P_Schneider
01-30-2007, 02:16 PM
Ray, that little girls expression is priceless.

Spinning, nice first shot. With a bit a tweaking that could be an excellent shot. Welcome to the S6k club guys.:)

P_Schneider
01-30-2007, 02:40 PM
Someone asked me about different tips and tricks for the S6k so I shamelessly copied these from another forum (http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1012&message=20716473)to avoid re-inventing the wheel so to speak. At any rate there is some pretty good info here.

General Shooting

Rule #G1: Know your auto modes

Scene modes are poorly documented, and that's probably why some people never ever notice what they are missing. Scene modes are about getting a shot done when your subject is not going to wait for you to optimize your camera settings. Also, unless you are shooting RAW, scene modes are the only way to influence the contrast setting (unlike the S9x00, which has an extra menu item to set contrast manually).
Rule #G2: Don't wait for face detection to work.

Don't expect miracles when shooting moving people, e.g. at your child's birthday party. If a face is detected, OK, if not, chances are it does not matter. Don't let yourself get distracted by green squares moving about the screen.
Outdoor Shooting

With outdoor shots, especially in bright sun light, the S6x00fd seems to handle similar to the F30. So, to get very good results, instead of merely good, you need to know what you are doing.
Rule #O1: Avoid Auto mode.

You can use Auto mode, but usually any other mode is better. Landscape/Portrait usually work best, or P, S, A, M, depending on the level of control you want.
Rule #O2: Use Landscape mode or SP modes.

When shooting a landscape, buildings, or anything else with some sky in it, choose Landscape, even when the landscape is only the backdrop for a shot of your significant other. This makes sure the sky is correctly exposed. ISO is limited to 800. If the shadows turn out too dark, you can PP them easier than blown highlights.

After dawn, and before dusk, use SP(Sunset) instead of Landscape (even when you aren't shooting a sunset). This improves colors, allows fill-in flash, and ISO up to 1600. Finally, if you feel Auto-ISO 1600 is too much, choose SP(Night) and use a tripod.

Whenever applicable, use Snow/Beach scene modes: SP(Snow) (Auto-ISO 100-800), SP(Beach) (Auto-ISO 100-200).
Rule #O3: Use Portrait for outdoor portraits.

Choose Portrait for frame-filling shots of people outdoors. This means less contrast & sharpening, and ISO is limited to 800.
Rule #O4: Bright sun exposure compensation.

When using P, S, A modes in bright sunny conditions, use -1/3 EV exposure compensation.
Indoor Shooting

The S6x00fd does well indoors, even in Auto mode. Indoor lighting is simply more forgiving. Still there are some things you at least should have heard about.
Rule #I1: Flash is not evil.

So you got yourself a camera working well in low-light. Still you will soon notice that shooting completely without flash often does not work, so do not hesitate to use it. Flash helps to get ISO down, and the "subdued" S6x00fd flash keeps the background nicely exposed. Also, with the pop-up flash, red-eye does not seem to be a problem.
Rule #I2: Use Portrait mode.

More often than not you will be shooting people when shooting indoors. So use portrait mode, that's what it is for. Portrait ISO tops out at 800.
Rule #I3: Lower ISO.

The S6x00fd likes to use ISO 800 indoors (this seems to be the max when flash is enabled), and for some the in-camera noise processing at ISO 800 is somewhat heavy-handed. Use P, S, A, M with lower ISO, or shoot RAW and de-noise yourself.
************************************************** ******

To add to this list I would state that you should always keep your sharpening setting to soft. I would also add to shoot RAW whenever possible.

Spinning
01-30-2007, 03:26 PM
Great hints Paul. I printed it out so when I have more time to play with the camera I can look at it.
Now what type of tweaking would you do? it was cloudy outside. So I am not sure...I have photo shop elements 4...hardly use it...which I know I should. But what should I be doing with my digital prints.

flippedgazelle
01-30-2007, 09:56 PM
Goodness, Ray, that first shot could make you some $$!

Ray999
01-31-2007, 08:26 AM
Thanks, Paul, she's my 3-year old daughter. The face detection helped me a lot in composition, especially when the kids are off-centre, but as you said it's not a miracle.

I just bought the camera for about 3 weeks only and not much chances to use it long until last Sunday. Thanks for your tips and I'll try them out.

Flippedgazelle, I doubt if she'd pay me a peny to buy the photo...


The second photo is my daughter and my 9-month old son. By the way, I have no idea what they were looking at.

Linzzi
01-31-2007, 12:19 PM
Orchid

Macro
Iso 400
Sp mode (flower)
Flash off

without stand.

RadioCorsica
01-31-2007, 02:21 PM
Hello all,

I'm new here and i got my S6000fd (named S6500fd here in Europe) yesterday in replacement of my old Fujoifil 2700 zoom camera.
I made some shots and i'm quite happy with it.
Sorry for my dummy question, but on some posts i saw USM and H/S, what does this mean ?

Patrick in Corsica.

P_Schneider
01-31-2007, 05:11 PM
Hello all,

I'm new here and i got my S6000fd (named S6500fd here in Europe) yesterday in replacement of my old Fujoifil 2700 zoom camera.
I made some shots and i'm quite happy with it.
Sorry for my dummy question, but on some posts i saw USM and H/S, what does this mean ?

Patrick in Corsica.

Welcome Patrick,
I'm sure you will see quite the difference between those 2 cams. The USM and H/S are short names for photoshop functions.
USM = Unsharp mask
H/S = Highlights and shadows

btw, beautiful Orchid shot Linzzi

RadioCorsica
01-31-2007, 10:00 PM
Hi !

Thanks for the answer about USM and H/S... now it's clear !
Yes, there is a BIG difference between my old 2700 and the s6000 ! The first shots i took were quite good. But i must admit that the Auto mode is realy not as good as it was on the 2700... It tries to push the ISO much to high under conditions were a much lower is possible...
I prefer the other programs.
I will stay tuned here and i will certainly have other questions more s6k relative !
here one of my very first shots.

Linzzi
01-31-2007, 10:24 PM
btw, beautiful Orchid shot Linzzi

Thanks Paul.
The reason that I bought that camera is your picture in this foorum! I think that is the best camera this size/price range.

Linzzi from Finland.

btw. here is -25 degree cold! :eek:

core!
02-01-2007, 01:32 AM
And devote it to P_Schneider who was kind inuf to help me when I was confused between 9600 and 6500.Just got my cam today early morning and honestly I was not able to sleep last night!Was on my chair since 3 a.m and moment I got my camera I started to learn functions of it- still a newbie as me jumping fm Olympus FE115 to this giant in just 4 months:rolleyes: ..was fortunate to see a peahen on the top of my home at noon so took a snap of it and posting it here,mode it "auto" as I am learning the tricks,hope you will find it useful.

core!
02-01-2007, 01:40 AM
And when it came down she was like this...see the green magic on her neck followed by ash/white and combo of both on her body.The magic of nature is how her color matches with sand to save herself from other species dangerous to her!

core!
02-01-2007, 09:39 PM
Hence captured in my shot,honestly real colors on her wings are fadded naturally and it was a hard shot to get btwn the branches and moving insect constantly in direct sunlight,here it is and just loved the color this creature has which helps to hide itself from others inspite of several colors..I know this snap could be better in expert hands honestly!

P_Schneider
02-02-2007, 07:18 AM
Hey Core, I love the last moth shot. Nice. The second to the last shot could have been saved if shot in RAW mode but would be very hard to save as a jpg. Maybe I will throw together a workflow tutorial this weekend since it's going to be too cold to do anything else. (-18 to -25f)

Cozmo
02-02-2007, 01:06 PM
Hi to all! I am new to this forum and I would like to share some of my photos taken with Fuji s6500fd... I will split photos into several posts... First, I would like to say that this camera is absolutely great photographic tool, very versatile, and very well balanced.

So, here are the first series of shots taken with this great camera...

Cozmo
02-02-2007, 01:09 PM
Wedding shots continued...

Thanks for viewing...

Cozmo
02-02-2007, 01:14 PM
And few candid shots...

P_Schneider
02-02-2007, 01:33 PM
Wonderful shots Cozmo, I remember the wedding shots from over at the other forum. The candid shots turned out pretty good too. I like the child's expression with the hose.

core!
02-02-2007, 06:12 PM
Keep em flowing cozmo,just too good I must say.:)

Cozmo
02-03-2007, 06:31 AM
Thank you for viewing photos and for kind words!

This is one of the rare prosumer cameras that can really grow on the photographer...

Few photos more...

flippedgazelle
02-03-2007, 07:44 AM
Hi Cozmo, like P_Schneider I remember your photos from the other forum - they are very nice. I am in love with your cat!

P_Schneider, it would be awesome if you found the time/inclination to put together a workflow tutorial... I could certainly use the help! :D

unclebrudy
02-03-2007, 01:30 PM
Wow, lots of stellar shots since I last visited. Great job folks! Really really good stuff.

Paul, you're gaining a lot of cred around here, so let me be the next to say: I'm looking forward to your workflow tutorial as well. (On a side note, care to recommend a polarizer brand? I'm looking for one.)

I have a lot of pictures from the Getty Museum here in California for everyone, but I'm having a slight computer crisis at the moment so let me straighten that out and get my Photoshop install back on track.

For the time being, here are 4 of my latest:

1. A view of the cities of Ranchos Palos Verdes & Santa Monica from the rear balcony of the Getty.

2. I caught this view on the way into the restaurant at the Getty and kinda did a drive-by handheld (there was a couple making out and I didn't want to intrude) so it is quite blurry full-size, hence the small crop.:(

3. This is a view of downtown Los Angeles from the front walkway of the museum. I left color alone in this one because the smog layer does funny things when I try to color correct.

4. This is a fountain in Downtown Disney. It looks real cool at night.

Okay. Til next time.

-Brian

P_Schneider
02-03-2007, 03:23 PM
That last shot is sweet looking Brian. I like the second one as well. For a filter brand I use Hoya. The company has been around forever and they make a decent product, usually not that expensive either.
As for the tutorials I have the screens for a "blown highlight" workflow already. I have to fill in the text yet. Maybe later tonight.

unclebrudy
02-08-2007, 08:36 PM
Thanks Paul. Btw, your workflow tutorial for blown highlights rocks. Thanks for taking the time out to do that.

Cozmo, where are you located? Just curious, because your moon shot shows a slightly different perspective than mine and I'm just wondering.

Keep 'em coming folks! This thread is turning out grand. And I know there are a few new s6Kers amongst us, so don't be shy!

-Brian

Cozmo
02-09-2007, 04:15 AM
Cozmo, where are you located? Just curious, because your moon shot shows a slightly different perspective than mine and I'm just wondering.

Hi!

I am located in Belgrade - Serbia. It's about 44N 20E on coordinates...

The moon is always like this - but sometimes when it is low on horizont, it can be 2 or 3 times bigger, but it is difficult to capture - you must be on the plain, unobstructed horizont...

nosam
02-09-2007, 08:35 AM
I've been playing around with the night sky and long exposures. I think if I practice it a little more I'll be able to get a nice combination of ISO, exposure, etc. Here's the first try:

http://mnosam.googlepages.com/73.jpg

Not very impressive, but still kind of neat. I wasn't able to get a shot of the moon from my deck last night. Hopefully I'll get a chance to shoot it soon.

bob_b4u
02-12-2007, 08:56 AM
great pictures core and keep it up.........

P_Schneider
02-12-2007, 10:45 AM
A lot of nice shots since I last looked. It's impressive to see what other people can do with this camera.

core!
02-15-2007, 04:14 AM
Finally a great evening after unseason rain and god draw the sky with some clouds like below,

core!
02-15-2007, 04:20 AM
In last weekend I tried to captured Bee with my S6500 but after wasting 1 and half hr.I failed to get but today afternoon when I came for a lunch my kid shouted from her room and I rushed to help her.I saw a big bee(do not know its English name!)sitting on her room's wallpaper and moving around with noise gmmmmmmm-gmmmmmmm like--- so here I go with some shots of the same Bee.

core!
02-16-2007, 08:18 AM
Those are taken from a hill during my recent trip--.

P_Schneider
02-16-2007, 04:59 PM
Your just having all kinds of fun with that camera.:) I like the last 2 the best, the cityscape shots could have used a bit of tweaking to bring out the colors a bit more. Nice shots though, where were these taken at?

core!
02-16-2007, 09:14 PM
All snaps taken when we visited a temple on hill just 25 kms from my home,the last 2 snaps are of a garden restaurant which came in the way while comming back to home and kids took some refreshment there.Thx for your comments paul.

core!
02-17-2007, 01:30 AM
Tweaked as per advise fm Paul(first time by my new Fuji6500) some snaps!

core!
02-17-2007, 01:47 AM
And the last one which is B&W,watch rays commin out fm bunch of clouds.

core!
02-17-2007, 10:28 AM
Here attaching 2 snaps of a fountain,it was a difficult job as big halogen light was there but still tried to take a snap of it,dunno wether I successed or failed !Judge yourself where water is more visible,tuff job for me atleast.

bob_b4u
02-17-2007, 11:22 AM
excellent pics i liked the one of arial view of SHIHOR and that of fountain at restaurant

jmsands
02-21-2007, 03:47 PM
Wow. This camera is a blast to use! It has rekindled my old love for taking pictures. Glad to find this forum with all the tips and great pics!
BTW, the auto-focus quit working at about 10 degrees F. So did my fingers.:)

Joe

Program Mode?
1/1800 sec
F/8
ISO 200

unclebrudy
02-21-2007, 10:20 PM
Great stuff everybody!

Oh boy, if you could only see this badboy in all of it's TIFF glory (still decent after resize & JPEG out of PSE4).

F5.6
1/320
ISO200

P_Schneider
02-22-2007, 05:38 PM
Wow. This camera is a blast to use! It has rekindled my old love for taking pictures. Glad to find this forum with all the tips and great pics!
BTW, the auto-focus quit working at about 10 degrees F. So did my fingers.:)

Joe

Program Mode?
1/1800 sec
F/8
ISO 200

Hey Joe,
Welcome to the forum! When I seen the picture I thought the landscape looked familiar.:D That's good to know about the auto focus as I occasionally will take pictures when it's that cold. Did you switch to manual focus or just pack it in for the day?

P_Schneider
02-22-2007, 05:40 PM
Great stuff everybody!

Oh boy, if you could only see this badboy in all of it's TIFF glory (still decent after resize & JPEG out of PSE4).

F5.6
1/320
ISO200

The tiffs do look good don't they. Nice shot.

jmsands
02-23-2007, 11:35 AM
Hey Joe,
Welcome to the forum! When I seen the picture I thought the landscape looked familiar.:D That's good to know about the auto focus as I occasionally will take pictures when it's that cold. Did you switch to manual focus or just pack it in for the day?

Hi there! Thanks for the welcome, Paul. I see you're also from MN. Get ready for some ***snowscape*** photo opportunities!

By the time the auto focus quit, my fingers were so numb I couldn't manually focus (I was a bit distracted playing with my new S6000fd). I'm not used to the feel of the manual focus yet. Is it mechanically coupled to the optics like an slr's lens? The feel is a bit vague to me . Also, not to my liking, is the focus check (magnifier) is disabled if the display refresh is set to 60fps.:( Overall, though, I really like this camera esp. the low noise compared to the competition. The overall feel reminds me more of my film camera than the P&S variety do.:)

nesbitt_bub1
02-23-2007, 12:32 PM
no the focus even tho manual isn't a mechanical focus. It just uses the input from the focus ring to generate a signal for the motor. So chances are when the auto packs in so will the manual focus.


It's not all bad tho.. the lack of mechanical focusing means there is less to go wrong on the camera. It also means you can't break the focus ring by turning it too far or by somone been rough with it. As the ring has no stops.

the biggest drwabwck to the manual focus ont he s6500 is the lagg for the motors to start up. and the fact it doesn't feel like a real focus ring you can be turning it quite fast sometimes and nothing seems to be happening! other times you'l just touch it and it will respond.

jmsands
02-23-2007, 02:55 PM
no the focus even tho manual isn't a mechanical focus. It just uses the input from the focus ring to generate a signal for the motor. So chances are when the auto packs in so will the manual focus.

It's not all bad tho.. the lack of mechanical focusing means there is less to go wrong on the camera. It also means you can't break the focus ring by turning it too far or by somone been rough with it. As the ring has no stops.

the biggest drwabwck to the manual focus ont he s6500 is the lagg for the motors to start up. and the fact it doesn't feel like a real focus ring you can be turning it quite fast sometimes and nothing seems to be happening! other times you'l just touch it and it will respond.

Thanks for the info, nesbitt. What you said describes my experience with the manual focus ring.
So now, when I want to control focus, I use the 1-touch AF button & then tweak with the focus ring if needed. This seems to work for getting those action shots of the kids. I pre-focus where they will be running/sliding/riding by and just let the camera control the exposure. Oh, and I keep the camera (and my hands) in my jacket when it's below freezing! :rolleyes:

Joe

P_Schneider
02-23-2007, 04:38 PM
Thanks for the info, nesbitt. What you said describes my experience with the manual focus ring.
So now, when I want to control focus, I use the 1-touch AF button & then tweak with the focus ring if needed. This seems to work for getting those action shots of the kids. I pre-focus where they will be running/sliding/riding by and just let the camera control the exposure. Oh, and I keep the camera (and my hands) in my jacket when it's below freezing! :rolleyes:

Joe

Ya that's probably how I would use it too Joe. The biggest drawback isn't focus ring itself IMO but the low rez EVF. It is touchy though to dial in that yellow "lock" on the center ring in the viewfinder.

Btw: Ice pellets are starting here right now, I'm digging in for the long haul. It's not supposed to stop snowing until Monday down here.

angelratdesigns
02-23-2007, 10:04 PM
ok, i think i need to thank P.Schneider for introducing me to this wonderful camera. after one hour of skimming thru the manual and fiddling with the controls, i started to get the results i wanted.
in Manual mode no less.

out with the old (the last pic i took with my Nikon)
http://ic1.deviantart.com/fs14/f/2007/054/3/1/What_I_Think_Of_My_Old_Camera_by_angelratdesigns.j pg

in with the new
1/208 second
F/8.0
ISO 200

http://ic3.deviantart.com/fs15/i/2007/054/3/e/Spring_Cleaning_by_angelratdesigns.jpg

core!
02-23-2007, 11:11 PM
I fully agree with you dear angelratdesign on P.Schneider,he too spared his valued time and came up with long reply to me with his valued inputs hence I bought this cam and fully satisfied with it.Such things clearly tell us that this world is still full of love and supports.Thx P.Schneider again and again!

P_Schneider
02-24-2007, 04:58 AM
No need to thank me guys, I didn't make the camera. :)

nesbitt_bub1
02-25-2007, 04:17 PM
took these this weekend. :)

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/174/402669934_2d689b967c.jpg?v=0

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/133/402669926_7c1ec8dfe8.jpg?v=0

for landie lovers everywhere !

P_Schneider
03-01-2007, 02:55 PM
Yep she's really coming down out there today. Here is a shot showing the amount of snow we've received already. They are predicting close to 2' by Friday afternoon for my area.

Manual mode
ISO 400
1/2000 sec
F2.8

core!
03-01-2007, 06:41 PM
omg paul !! It must be too chilly in your part of the world.

P_Schneider
03-01-2007, 11:07 PM
Same shot only at 1am, still snowing.

Manual mode
ISO400
1/8 sec
F2.8

P_Schneider
03-01-2007, 11:10 PM
omg paul !! It must be too chilly in your part of the world.

Actually when it snows like this the temps stay reasonable. Right around 30f during the day and mid 20's at night. It's when we have clear skies that it gets really cold. The cloud layer acts as a blanket of sorts.

verndd747
03-02-2007, 06:24 PM
A break between blizzards here in Wisconsin. Sun came out long enough for some kids from the neighborhood (school was cancelled) to put on some happy faces. Had the 6000 about a week...love the camera.

ISO 100
1/340 sec
F 5.6

nosam
03-03-2007, 10:54 AM
I'm impressed with the detail that it picked up...

http://mnosam.googlepages.com/DSCF0622-2.jpg

Some EXIF data:
Camera: FUJIFILM
Model: FinePix S6000fd
ISO: 100
Exposure: 1/100 sec
Aperture: f/11.0
Focal Length: 66.7mm

RadioCorsica
03-04-2007, 01:13 AM
Hi all,

Here, one of my shots.
We had a perfect sky here in Corsica, unfortunately i don't have a tripod (next buy) and there is a little camera shake on this one....

Some noise removed and cropped.

First one :
400 ISO
F/4.9
2.5 sec
Focal length 67mm

Second one :
400 ISO
F/4.9
1/800 sec
Focal length : 64mm

nige_s6500fd
03-04-2007, 01:40 PM
Took some shots with my new camera yesterday at the Gower.

I saved to tif with finepix, then adjusted sharpness and resized using acdsee, saved to tif again - then used jpeg optimiser to convert to jpeg.

ISO 100
F/5.6
1/160s
Focal length 11.7mm

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a64/nige2005/threecliffs2.jpg

nige_s6500fd
03-04-2007, 01:47 PM
This one adjusted sharpness, contrast and saturation.

ISO 100
F/5.6
1/450s
Focal length 29mm

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a64/nige2005/torbay_wide_angle_1024.jpg

nige_s6500fd
03-04-2007, 02:20 PM
I reduced the saturation with this one that's all.

ISO 100
F/5.6
1/1800s
Focal length 66.7mm

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a64/nige2005/tree1.jpg

nige_s6500fd
03-04-2007, 02:42 PM
sharpness, saturation and contrast.

ISO 100
F/5.6
1/300s
Focal length 10.8mm

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a64/nige2005/torbay3.jpg

P_Schneider
03-04-2007, 06:41 PM
RadioCorsica, looks like you got some nice moon shots. I love the color in the first one but yes, you needed a tripod for that shot. Just a bit of shake. Still better than I had a chance to get. It was still snowing at that time here.

Nige, the tree silhouette is really striking and I love the lava rocks in the last shot. Very nice.

Lot's of great pictures in this thread!

RadioCorsica
03-05-2007, 03:13 AM
Hi and thanks for the comments,

These moon pics are really pushing the S6000fd to it's limit.
I should have done them in RAW mode for a better result. (i guess)
The biggest problem was focusing ! When the moon was in low light, the autofocus never locked... In MF, it locked when pushing on the prefocus button, but it was hard to say if the pics were on focus or not...

btw, speaking about RAW. I did not install, or better said i uninstalled the Fuji softwares which i find not very interesting, and i transfer the pics using the Windows image transfer. But this one is not recognizing the RAW pics...

Is there another way to transfer and treat the RAW pics other than with the Fuji softwares ? I have PS.
The Fuji RAW soft seems to treat the RAW like does the S6000fd processor, so not a great improvement ... ?

A last word about the AUTO mode. I find it very very poor ! With my previous camera a Fuji 2800zoom, 99 % of my pics were done in AUTO mode and gave me splendid colors and contrast.
With the S6000fd, it is the contrary. The AUTO mode is washing out colors and is mostly overexposing. A shame for such a camera !!
The S6500fd is really NOT a point and shoot camera ...

Greetings from sunny Corsica...

More pics to come.



RadioCorsica, looks like you got some nice moon shots. I love the color in the first one but yes, you needed a tripod for that shot. Just a bit of shake. Still better than I had a chance to get. It was still snowing at that time here.

P_Schneider
03-05-2007, 10:47 AM
Well if you have PS CS2 you can use ACR for your RAW processing and there is a program called S7RAW out there that will now support our cameras. I have not tried either of them yet and still use the FPS software that came with the camera.

Cozmo
03-07-2007, 02:21 AM
Some nice sunny weather here in Belgrade... afternoon sun is really beautifull for making portraits...

http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/1241/dscf2870portrait2wo4.jpg

http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/815/dscf2871portrait1ox2.jpg

Great level of detail... s6500fd realy shines :)

core!
03-08-2007, 06:34 AM
That is an awesome snap with minute hair and skin details cozmo!Ya 6500 rocks by all means.

core!
03-14-2007, 07:10 PM
Sayonara to darkness,welcome to a new morning!
We hardly pay any attentions to such things,just today morning when I was shooting something clicked the sky.Note the changes of sky color fm left to right,moon is visible with a tree with spring effects!(out of focus as I was focusing sky at that time)

verndd747
03-14-2007, 07:27 PM
Northside window with overcast ambient natural, flourescents overhead and 6000 flash on macro. Love the details. Converted from raw to jpeg with Faststone Image Viewer. Nice program for free. Amazing how much detail is lost in the conversion. Similar result with other processors.

truflip
03-14-2007, 09:17 PM
wow u guys got some very nice shots here! glad to see this thread is growing! heehehhe... will the F30 fit in here? :o its just like the S6k cept the zoom power :p

i am subscribed i will be on the lookout for more new photos from u guys!

Spinning
03-15-2007, 05:09 AM
Here are a few more of my pictures.
These doggies do actually get along and were playing.
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c225/Sondracot/DSCF0039.jpg

core!
03-15-2007, 08:05 AM
Took this few days back in my garden at mid noon I think.

core!
03-15-2007, 08:47 AM
One sometimes get an idea to shoot subjects lying on a dinner table!

nesbitt_bub1
03-15-2007, 06:08 PM
some late night long exposure work :)

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/146/421906905_d7ea4ea437.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/131/416950526_d811939813.jpg

Cozmo
03-16-2007, 05:41 AM
This little fellow (or is it maybe her?) was watching me through the window when I woke up this morning.
Shot this through the 30mm glass:)

http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/2827/dscf3033zeba1zh7.jpg

http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/6895/dscf3025zeba2fa4.jpg

http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/6680/dscf3035zeba3bp6.jpg

Adrien C
03-16-2007, 11:04 AM
some late night long exposure work :)

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/146/421906905_d7ea4ea437.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/131/416950526_d811939813.jpg


Really really nice. Could you please tell us what mode were you using for those shots ?

RadioCorsica
03-17-2007, 08:45 AM
Two recent shots.

Have fun !

bdod1880
03-18-2007, 08:26 AM
Shot this through the 30mm glass:)



Cozmo, you've lost this amateur. Please explain the 30mm glass. Telephoto converter? I've got a tree not more than 20 feet from my kitchen window and I can't get bird shots that clear. As I've stated in several other posts I got better bird photos with my old S5000.

Excellent shots!!!

Bud

Cozmo
03-18-2007, 08:44 AM
@Bud

My glass (on the window) is 30mm thick (argon gas filled for thermal and sound insulation). I have only UV filter on my Fuji, but that glass on the windows is not so reflective, on the contrary it has some coating so you don't have some nasty reflections. This bird was on the loundry wire on my terace (maybe 3-5 feet away from me).

Thanks for nice comments!

Ivan

bdod1880
03-18-2007, 08:55 AM
maybe 3-5 feet away from me

Thanks Ivan, that explains some of it. I need to figure a way to get that close I guess. :) Still, great shots. I like them.

Bud

P_Schneider
03-18-2007, 10:46 AM
Some really nice shots guys. Spring is almost here and I will be able to get out and shoot some more. Everything is mud and dirty snow right now but soon. Here is a macro from this years pepper crop though, thought it turned out pretty good.

bdod1880
03-18-2007, 04:32 PM
There Cozmo, I finally got a bird shot I'm almost happy with. Full digital zoom from about 20 feet or so. I was able to steady the camera against the window and a curtain rod. LOL This picture has no color though. In about 2 weeks that Japanese peach tree will be full of pink blossoms. That's when I need this Downey woodpecker to sit still. :)

Spinning
03-18-2007, 05:48 PM
RadioCorsica
Please tell me how you did that water shot! I would never dream this camera could do something like that! I am totally amazed!

nesbitt_bub1
03-19-2007, 08:20 AM
Really really nice. Could you please tell us what mode were you using for those shots ?

manual. Iso100, 20-30 second exposure times, not sure about the appeture. It will have been reasonably wide. Probably less than 4.

The real trick is finding a motorway and bridge without street lighting. Then it's just a matter of setting a tripod up and using a long exposure. The local camera club is doing a lot of this sort of work ATM. And there's no right or wrong way to go about taking long exposure shots, you just have to go out and play.

One good bit of advice is wrap up warm and take a flask of coffee with you! Also the photogenics of things change at night... Lights and there placement becomes far more important. And glass fronted buildings that are normally dull in the day take on a whole new life! Traffic lights/flood lights/cars and car showrooms are good places to start.

RadioCorsica
03-19-2007, 02:35 PM
Hi Spinning !

Nothing particular...
Try to get as much light as possible so you can have a fast speed.

A large glass of water, open the tap just enough to get regular drops and try some shots. At least one will be good !

The difficulty is to get a focus on that water... i put a pen on the place where the drops are falling and that's it !

Have fun !

Patrick in Corsica.



RadioCorsica
Please tell me how you did that water shot! I would never dream this camera could do something like that! I am totally amazed!

Adrien C
03-19-2007, 04:30 PM
http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/5269/adelineetadriennm1.th.jpg (http://img441.imageshack.us/my.php?image=adelineetadriennm1.jpg)

http://img370.imageshack.us/img370/8102/200703170016xr0.th.jpg (http://img370.imageshack.us/my.php?image=200703170016xr0.jpg)

Sorry about the lighting, we had some great sun this week in Europe then sudenly it starts snowing...

Newer pics at my flikr account: here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/7163180@N03/?saved=1)

Cozmo
03-20-2007, 02:20 AM
This picture has no color though. In about 2 weeks that Japanese peach tree will be full of pink blossoms. That's when I need this Downey woodpecker to sit still. :)

Great little fellow you've got there :) Nice picture!

Fordmania
03-26-2007, 05:30 AM
Gidday Everyone,

I unfortunately don't have this camera as yet, but it is on Lay-By so in a few weeks my hands will be touching one. When I was looking to buy a new camera, I was choosing between the Canon S3 SI (i think) and the Finepix S6500fd (name in Downunder). I choose the Finepix because I read somewhere that the Canon had trouble with the LCD screen plus the power zoom was a bit too quick for my liking.:confused: The shots that i have seen on this website makes me feel that i have chosen the correct camera.:) There are quite some amazing shots:D and i hope i will be able to do some amazing shots myself with probably a bit of tutoring. Anyway, keep up the good work people.

ProPhecy
03-26-2007, 01:13 PM
Hey folks! Great pics!

Been lurking around this thread for weeks now, and got my S6500fd a couple of days ago.

Here's a few of my own...

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e201/Pwallwin/2007_0326Portstewart0148.jpg

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e201/Pwallwin/2007_0326Portstewart0149.jpg

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e201/Pwallwin/2007_0326Portstewart0005.jpg

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e201/Pwallwin/2007_0326Portstewart0137.jpg

ProPhecy
03-26-2007, 01:16 PM
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e201/Pwallwin/2007_0326Portstewart0094.jpg

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e201/Pwallwin/2007_0326Portstewart0093.jpg

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e201/Pwallwin/2007_0326Portstewart0092.jpg

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e201/Pwallwin/2007_0326Portstewart0012.jpg

P_Schneider
03-26-2007, 09:42 PM
Here is a shot of a cool looking cloud at sunset.
This first one was processed using Lightroom, which works ok, but I really haven't got the hang of it yet.

P_Schneider
03-26-2007, 09:56 PM
This is the same pic using neat image, much cleaner than the original.

Gordon D
03-27-2007, 02:36 AM
Great picture Paul, you were lucky you had your Camera with you!

You can really see the artifacts in the first picture... was that due to the Fuji compression or just because of the board limits??

P_Schneider
03-27-2007, 07:51 AM
Great picture Paul, you were lucky you had your Camera with you!

You can really see the artifacts in the first picture... was that due to the Fuji compression or just because of the board limits??

It's not the compression, I keep that set to soft and shoot in RAW. The only thing I can figure is that I don't have Lightroom setup correctly since that's what I used for PP. Resizing usually doesn't have that kind of affect on my photos but there again, it was resized in Lightroom.

I love the layout and the workflow of this new app but I'm not sure about the processing yet. I will keep working with it and try and get the results I want out of it just because it takes the place of 3 other apps that I used to use.

Donato777
03-27-2007, 02:21 PM
Guys, thanks to all of your great S6000 shots, I am convinced that this is the best UZ on the market for its price range and features. I have owned and sold a Panny FZ5 and FZ7 because of noisy images. But this, I love the IQ, even without IS. Fuji ought to give you a discount on your next camera. :D

tim11
03-27-2007, 04:04 PM
That looks like 'mushroom cloud' Paul. :eek:
Refering to Donato777's comment, as soon as I knew the then up and coming S6000fd has same 6th gen. sensor as F30, I knew Fuji has a winner.
I may convert when Fuji comes up with a new camera similar feature as S6000 - hmm.... 6th or 7th gen. sensor??, with hotshoe and hopefully less purple fringing. As it is now, S6000 is the best non dSLR for lower light. Hands down.

core!
03-28-2007, 12:48 AM
Super pics Paul....one of the best I have ever seen!! Too good I must say.Waiting for more so don't stop the flaw please.:)

Arthoor
03-28-2007, 08:28 AM
Hi everyone,

Could someone of S6000(6500) owners add here some nice super macro shots of flowers or something else? Thanks. :)

Gordon D
03-28-2007, 12:42 PM
I took this of my mum's primroses. :o

http://img160.imageshack.us/img160/2681/dscf1077570x800zj8.jpg

# Exposure Time (1 / Shutter Speed) = 1/210
# Lens F-Number/F-Stop = 310/100 = F3.10
# Exposure Program = normal program
# ISO Speed Ratings = 200

Gordon D
03-28-2007, 02:30 PM
I took this just to see how close I could get without burning my hair. :D

1/85 second
F 3.80
ISO 200

http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/743/dscf0368800x600di7.jpg

This is a crop of the above but I did sharpen it a bit...maybe too much?
http://img77.imageshack.us/img77/6123/dscf0368cropqa4.jpg

P_Schneider
03-28-2007, 06:13 PM
Both are pretty good shots Gordon and I don't think the second one is too sharp. I liked the flower macro too, nice shot.

ProPhecy
03-29-2007, 12:50 AM
Gordon - what mode were you in while taking those shots? Manual?

troop
03-29-2007, 06:20 AM
Hope these turn out ??

P_Schneider
03-29-2007, 07:47 AM
Hope these turn out ??

Yep. looking good! Nice shots Troop.

Gordon D
03-29-2007, 08:55 AM
Gordon - what mode were you in while taking those shots? Manual?

Hi ProPhecy, I just used the "P" setting, set the ISO to 200 and shot in macro... I don't think I used the super macro setting because I was frightened of getting too close.

Thanks for the comments Paul.

Especially love the Lizard pic Troop!

core!
03-29-2007, 11:22 AM
Bird sitting on a tree

ProPhecy
03-29-2007, 03:02 PM
Hi ProPhecy, I just used the "P" setting, set the ISO to 200 and shot in macro... I don't think I used the super macro setting because I was frightened of getting too close.

Thanks for the comments Paul.

Especially love the Lizard pic Troop!

Thanks Gordon. I think everyone when posting pics should mention what mode they were using to help the noobies like myself :o

I have only so far used Landscape and Portrait, but today I was playing around with the Manual and Aperature modes. (M and A on the wheel)

ProPhecy
03-29-2007, 03:42 PM
ISO 1600
1/70
F2.8

I was in Manual mode and messing about a lot.

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e201/Pwallwin/Picture258.jpg

ProPhecy
03-29-2007, 04:12 PM
ISO 800
1/56
F3.3

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e201/Pwallwin/Picture195.jpg

unclebrudy
03-29-2007, 07:17 PM
Paul - nice cloud catch! Very moody and dramatic, I love it. I too noticed the artifacts in the first one, weird since your pics are usually devoid of such. As you mentioned though, it could be a byproduct of Lightroom; I just snagged it and am having teething pains with it as well, though mine are more so with messing with colorspaces. Grr.

Gordon - the candle shot looks great, no over-sharpening at all IMO. Nice too that it came out the way it did handheld (I'm presuming) and at ISO200. I have a similar available light picture earlier in this thread of my daughter in front of her 8th birthday cake and had to hit up ISO800 to get a decent handheld. Good job.

Core! - looks like you're getting the hang of your cam, each shot is getting better: framing, lighting, and just general quality are on the up and up. Nice.

ProPhecy - your 800 & 1600 shots are doing our cams justice, great pics. Enough people I think are being swayed into buying this camera just by frequenting this thread, and those who are in the "small sensor bridge cameras = noisy" group may be surprised and pleased. I also enjoyed the ocean shots, good job keeping overexposure of those seafoam whites in check.

troop - nice timing on the dolphin shot, and great detail capture in that ginourmous lizard portrait. I'm heading down to San Diego for spring break so I'm going to try to have some airborne Shamu shots for everyone. We. Shall. See.

Cozmo, Bdod, Radio (great water drop shot!), and everyone else, good stuff indeed.

Also, there are many new faces in this thread! Everyone's contributions look grand! Glad to see our s6k community is growing!

And Arthoor:
When you said "super macro" I'm taking it literally, i.e.-the following pics are using the "Super Macro" setting. This is pretty much my first time messing with this setting so take the quality with a grain of salt-I'm sure there are better example somewhere. BTW, for those who have yet to try "Super Macro" mode, I was literally maybe 2-3 inches from my subjects, and the cam focused like a champ. Pretty cool if you ask me.

Mother-in-law's orchid. (Had some above-average PF...Super Macro to blame?)
ISO100 | 1/80 | F2.8
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/172/439289596_815d4c5ba8_b.jpg

Not really a flower macro, but it is my apple tree's first spring bloom.:D
ISO100 | 1/2000 | F2.8
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/172/439291034_d727e4859f_b.jpg

Okay folks, keep up the great work! See you in a week after San Diego! Wish me luck, I hope to bring back some keepers.

-Brian

core!
03-31-2007, 06:49 AM
Thanks for your valued support and comments.I learn quite a lot from seniors and doing a very slow progress.

RadioCorsica
04-01-2007, 12:49 AM
A shot taken recently...

shahmatt
04-01-2007, 02:32 AM
Hi everyone. If it weren't for this thread I probably would never have considered the S6500FD, and now I own one. Here's my tribute. May there be many more converts to this amazing camera.

ProPhecy
04-01-2007, 04:15 PM
I'm having a hard time knowing what mode to use when shooting!

For instance, today I was out in the garden with my cat and dog. Some shots have the sky in them, others just the subject and grass. Do I shoot in landscape mode? Portrait mode? Or do I have to be really clever and use one of the more manual modes? I think I resorted to using portrait mode for most of them, and when the sky featured in the shot I used landscape.

shahmatt
04-01-2007, 08:52 PM
I'm having a hard time knowing what mode to use when shooting!

For instance, today I was out in the garden with my cat and dog. Some shots have the sky in them, others just the subject and grass. Do I shoot in landscape mode? Portrait mode? Or do I have to be really clever and use one of the more manual modes? I think I resorted to using portrait mode for most of them, and when the sky featured in the shot I used landscape.

The S6500FD is more of a manual camera than an automatic camera. But manual is not so difficult as it seems.

Here's the method I use more often. Try Program mode (Mode P). This sets the exposure level automatically by adjusting the aperture and shutter speed automatically, which is the most complicated task. Press 'F' and select your ISO (Higher for low-light situations. Lower for a cleaner image). I find it gives me good results in most situations.

ProPhecy
04-02-2007, 12:34 AM
The S6500FD is more of a manual camera than an automatic camera. But manual is not so difficult as it seems.

Here's the method I use more often. Try Program mode (Mode P). This sets the exposure level automatically by adjusting the aperture and shutter speed automatically, which is the most complicated task. Press 'F' and select your ISO (Higher for low-light situations. Lower for a cleaner image). I find it gives me good results in most situations.

Great. I never picked up on that yet. I never do have it on Auto, but I'm sure using Landcape and Portrait all the time isn't the answer. Thanks!

Another question - you know the anti-blur setting on the scroll wheel? Is it the same as going into SP mode and selecting Sport? What's the difference between them?

shahmatt
04-02-2007, 02:08 AM
I suspect both modes involve notching up the shutter speed and increasing the ISO, though I haven't really tested it out. In theory, both ought to produce very similiar results.

You can do almost anything using 'P' mode actually. Changing your ISO will probably be the only change you will ever need to make for any situation. Use a higher ISO for shakier hands, low light imagery, sports/action/capture the moment shots, shots taken at the telephoto end of the lens. If your not sure of how difficult shots might turn out try taking it in RAW format, so you can make changes on your computer.

Gordon D
04-02-2007, 06:12 AM
Took this of an old tree trunk I have in garden.
Cant decide though if I prefer colour or BW I tweeked the contrast for the B/W but the colour one is straight off the card just turned 90 degrees and resized for the board.

(P) Setting and Macro

ISO 200
Shutter 1/750
F6.4

http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/5119/dscf1167cvc6.jpg

http://img479.imageshack.us/img479/6003/dscf1167768x1024im1.jpg

NWest
04-02-2007, 02:57 PM
I've been enjoying everyone's pictures. Just got my Fuji a few hours ago.
Top Pict: ISO 100
1/420 F 4.7
Bottom Pict:
ISO 3200
1/52 F3.8 Histogram says this one's overexposed, but I'm still a nOOb.
Both resized to meet forum limits.

core!
04-02-2007, 09:15 PM
NWest welcome and congrats for being an owner of 6500,excellent shots and keep sharing!;)

wutske
04-03-2007, 12:53 AM
wow, that picture of the flowers is gorgeous. It's as if it's been taken in heaven :p .

Gordon D
04-03-2007, 02:27 AM
Hi NWest,

The bottom pic really shows off the high ISO capabilty of the 6000/6500!

I'm a nOOb too :D and it's great to have this forum so we can share tips and things.

NWest
04-03-2007, 04:08 AM
You're right Gordon, that shot of the coin was hand-held with no flash! A lot of reviews makes a big deal about the 6000 not having true IS, but, coming from a film SLR background (tho' many, many years ago) I never had IS back then either. My opinion is the high ISO capability enables us to get shots that other cameras can't get without IS.
Neal

Cozmo
04-03-2007, 06:07 AM
http://img76.imageshack.us/img76/6848/dscf3402mc5.jpg

http://img120.imageshack.us/img120/9923/dscf3444wi2.jpg

http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/4273/dscf3553us4.jpg

http://img390.imageshack.us/img390/6295/dscf3551vr1.jpg

http://img75.imageshack.us/img75/6268/dscf3573cd6.jpg

core!
04-03-2007, 07:58 AM
gorgeous shots dear Cozmo,I saw in one of the shot you used shutter priority mode,any specific reasons for it?

Cozmo
04-03-2007, 09:35 AM
Thanks!

I've used shutter priority because flower was in shadow, and the wind was blowing, so I had to be sure that I will get sharp picture :)

Regards!

core!
04-03-2007, 11:02 AM
Iso1600,f8,1/3"

NWest
04-03-2007, 02:09 PM
Iso 800, 1/125, F4.9 Flash on, WB auto

NWest
04-03-2007, 02:16 PM
ISO 800, 1/60, F4, Flash, WB auto.

Gordon D
04-03-2007, 06:42 PM
I just started collecting Zippo lighters and I got this in the mail today so I thought I'd try super macro.

I only have a one of those bankers lights on the desk here for when I'm on the computer so that was my only source of light. (It's 2:40 am here :D )

All were shot hand held using (N) Mode and Super macro. apart from resizing I havent touched them.

First one is:
ISO 200
F2.83
1/105 sec
http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/7483/dscf1305800x600gw6.jpg

Second one is:
ISO 1600
F2.83
1/56 sec
http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/4766/dscf1307800x600zu1.jpg

Last one is a 100% crop of the 6 mp original file.
http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/2402/dscf1307100800x600cu1.jpg

core!
04-03-2007, 10:44 PM
New hunter in making,did some PP to original snap as it was hiding between plants,love its eyes which tells the future!Snap looks little dull but my aim is to project only eyes and some part of face.

Gordon D
04-05-2007, 08:22 AM
Took these while sitting in the back garden today. :)

http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/6058/dscf1371731x1024eq1.jpg
Aperture Priority (macro)
ISO 400 (my mistake)
Shutter 1/1000
F 8


http://img250.imageshack.us/img250/6917/bee731x1024cf2.jpg
Aperture Priority (macro)
ISO 100
Shutter 1/500
F4.5


http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/6603/dscf1383732x1024oi3.jpg
Landscape (full zoom + digital)
ISO 100
Shutter 1/180
F7.1

core!
04-05-2007, 08:28 AM
Gordon you are doing a marvellous job I must say,great viewing indeed!

Gordon D
04-05-2007, 09:05 AM
Thanks Core.. I really do love this camera! :)

I'm hoping to go to the local zoo soon so there should be loads of different things to shoot!! and they have a Bald Eagle that I've adopted so I really want to get some shots of him. :)

bin20
04-05-2007, 02:09 PM
I just bought this camera it is realy amazin camera :) Thank u for all the advice , I'm just noob to use manual ;) I use now auto and it gives good pic
I would like to know wich setting is the best :)

ProPhecy
04-05-2007, 03:21 PM
I would like to know which setting is the best

Tell me about it! Tonight was the first time I used the camera indoors properly. It was a childs birthday party, and the shots I took were pretty awful. I don't know what I was doing wrong though! Was using Program mode for some, with ISO 400 mostly when not using the flash. Then I tried portrait mode, which were slightly better, and SP mode in the 'party' setting which were bad also. The main problem was over exposure. When I took a shot of just 1 kid, their face appeared beaming in the pics. A lot of pics appeared blurry (when there was movement) and in one picture, even though I focused it properly, it came out very unfocused! (The girl and her mum photo)

Please point out what I'm doing wrong!

ISO 800
1/60
F3.7
Flash On
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e201/Pwallwin/DSCF0809.jpg

ISO 400
1/45
F3.3
Flash On
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e201/Pwallwin/DSCF0825.jpg

ISO 1600
1/28
F3.5
Flash Off
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e201/Pwallwin/DSCF0824.jpg

ISO 800
1/60
F3.8
Flash On
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e201/Pwallwin/DSCF0765.jpg

P_Schneider
04-05-2007, 05:00 PM
Hey ProPhecy,

-Not sure what happened on the 1st pic but you didn't get focus lock.
-The second one I think would have been ok if you had been further away. The flash is reflecting on the foreground objects and blowing the highlights. You might be able to save it in photoshop.
-The 3rd shot the shutter speed was too low. Even at 1600 you would need to be well over 1/60 to even have a chance with a young child.
- Same goes for the 4th.

Have you tried the FD feature? It does actually work if the subject is facing you. I would not give up on Portrait mode either, it actually is one of the more useful scene modes. Also, if you want to use the flash more but find it too strong you can adjust the flash output in the menu somewhere or you can diffuse the flash with some tape.

If you shoot RAW you can correct blown highlights pretty easily using the fine pix software or with photoshop. If shooting jpg I would consider lowering the EV a bit, probably -1/3 for most outdoor shots. Indoors jpg should work fine.

I believe if you go back a few pages in this thread there are some settings recommendations too.

Good luck and keep shooting!

core!
04-05-2007, 08:39 PM
Cat sitting below my car,its favourite place perhaps in morning!
Typical summer sky in morning when mercury touches 41.5*c yday!Too hot here.

unclebrudy
04-05-2007, 09:03 PM
First off, great stuff people. I am so proud of this thread.

Secondly, props to the La Quinta Inn here in San Diego for having free wireless internet access even though according to my travel agent they didn't have anything other than dial-up access.

Spent the day at the zoo with my family and had a couple of good shots which I hope my PP can do justice for. I did it "P_Schneider"-style (my own nickname for shooting all RAW :D) but if I don't get off the computer in 5 minutes my wife'll kill me since we're on vacay, so that will have to wait til I return to homebase. I was able to sneak in one quick Lightroom workflow:

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/228/447929823_c03020dc7d_o.jpg

Not the greatest, though I hope the rest can only turn out better.

See you guys soon!

-Brian

ProPhecy
04-06-2007, 02:51 AM
Thanks P Schneider, apart from the party photos in low lighting, the rest turned out excellently. I'll just have to work on indoor shots...! :D

core!
04-07-2007, 06:46 AM
Some Flowers I captured today

NWest
04-07-2007, 04:29 PM
Went to the American Civil War Battlefield at Manassas (Bull Run) today. First shot is on Henry Hill looking north along a Union battery, the Henry House is in the background. All of these are hand held.
1/420
F5.6
ISO 100
everything else AUTO
22736

Nest is the business end of one of the guns in the first pic.
1/250
F5.6
ISO 200
22737

Henry House again
1/450
F5.6
ISO 100
22738

Zoom (focal 48.9mm) from same position (who needs IS!).
1/280
F6.4
ISO 100
Auto mode
22739

Last is a zoom of the decoration on a memorial to General Bernard Bee, who gave "Stonewall" Jackson his nom de guerre.
1/420
F5.6
+0.33 exposure correction (tried bracketing and this was the best looking shot)
ISO 200
Spot metering, programmed auto mode.
22740

core!
04-08-2007, 05:29 AM
Ready for a jump to make a kill

core!
04-08-2007, 05:37 AM
Originally cat was sitting here and I should have posted this snaps earlier than the one which is above,sorry for that.

Spinning
04-08-2007, 06:04 AM
My husband took these at a recent Phantom's hockey game. I was very impressed with his shots. He never takes pictures, used the camera only once before and I think did an excellent job! I don't now how far back there were from the ice. Chances are he had it on auto.
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c225/Sondracot/DSCF2422.jpg
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c225/Sondracot/DSCF2387.jpg
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c225/Sondracot/DSCF2367.jpg

core!
04-08-2007, 07:39 AM
Good shots spinning I think he has used auto mode with different ISOs,excellent try and my compliments to him.

ProPhecy
04-08-2007, 08:50 AM
Great photos everyone!

When I go to take a pic, more times than not, the symbol of a hand and an exclamation mark appears at the right hand side of the LCD screen. What does that mean? I assumed something to do with stabilising the camera or something...?

Gordon D
04-08-2007, 09:21 AM
Really impressed by the Hockey shots! Well done Spinning's OH :D

NWest those pics came out really crisp and sharp too.

ProPhecy I think the hand symbol is a warning about camera shake so try to up the shutter speed.

Cozmo
04-11-2007, 02:41 AM
Little bit of spring, again:

Some flowers:

http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/6605/dscf3668jc6.jpg

http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/3563/dscf3674kx6.jpg

http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/639/dscf3719su5.jpg

Sunset:

http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/6074/dscf3836sp3.jpg

Now, where the hell is that cat disappeared??:

http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/2136/dscf3819nm1.jpg

Cozmo
04-11-2007, 02:45 AM
Few funny:

C'mon, faster, faster! We are doing 10mph...

http://img257.imageshack.us/img257/5043/dscf3695nx5.jpg

Now, what we can see here... and smell...

http://img257.imageshack.us/img257/875/dscf3704dp4.jpg

Cozmo
04-11-2007, 02:50 AM
Grandpa portraits, all ISO 800:

http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/2364/dscf3624deda1ou9.jpg

http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/8291/dscf3624deda2pj1.jpg

B&W variation, some noise added in PS:

http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/3941/dscf3624dedabwtr9.jpg

core!
04-11-2007, 04:17 AM
:D Now, where the hell is that cat disappeared??::D
Just sitting abv your snap:rolleyes: ,
I really liked all shots posted by you.

troop
04-11-2007, 06:14 AM
Wow, those pictures are pretty darned sharp in iso 800 !

Cozmo
04-11-2007, 07:56 AM
Yes, s6500 is one of the best low light performers in ultrazoom class. Even in bad light, there is good amount of detail, colour and dynamics at ISO 800. This photo of my friend is taken under a 100W tungsten, handheld, ISO800:

http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/4576/dscf3751nadicatd2.jpg

And this is me, taken by my wife:

http://img79.imageshack.us/img79/9905/dscf3408jaom5.jpg

Cozmo
04-11-2007, 07:58 AM
One B&W, I call this one "The road is long..."

http://img58.imageshack.us/img58/4112/dscf3494roadra4pq5.jpg

Gordon D
04-11-2007, 08:34 AM
Some great shots Cozmo...actually all of them are great.

Love the speeding tractor shot. :D

I took this of a leaf today.

http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/7374/dscf1796closeupls6.jpg

Aperture Priority (Macro)
ISO 100
Shutter 1/90
F 3.9

Cozmo
04-11-2007, 12:08 PM
Great shot, Gordon! Very nice colors. Looks like texture, you can use it as a stock photo!

Fordmania
04-12-2007, 09:36 PM
Can someone please let me know how to add photos. I can add links but I want the actual photos shown.

Thanks

PS: Underneath are my photos.

Fordmania
04-12-2007, 09:51 PM
Hopefully here are some photos.

These are taken in Portrait mode.

My boy is a bit sooky after a roll down a hill.

First use of the camera and my wife and I are very happy.

Any tips or suggestions will be much appreciated.

Cheers

P_Schneider
04-13-2007, 06:51 AM
Some pretty sweet shots here lately. I love the B&W work that's been shown.
Here is one that didn't make the FujiMugs latest contest. (http://www.fujimugs.com/)
Handheld
1/4 sec
F5
ISO 800
Converted to B&W in FPS

P_Schneider
04-13-2007, 07:12 AM
Our local peeping tom was back the other day at work. He had a bunch of hens with him last fall but I haven't seen them yet. I suppose I won't until the eggs hatch.
Somehow I managed to wipe out the exif on this one.?! Sorry about that.
It was poor lighting I know that, we haven't seen the sun a whole lot in the past month.