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allray15
02-08-2011, 08:10 AM
Hi, having A230 is so much fun and want to share with you, first DSLR after many years. Hope to get some tips from the expert.

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k145/allray15/DSC00058-1.jpg

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k145/allray15/DSC00135-1.jpg

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k145/allray15/DSC00033-1.jpg

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k145/allray15/DSC00196.jpg

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k145/allray15/DSC00251-2.jpg

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k145/allray15/DSC00325.jpg

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k145/allray15/DSC00509.jpg

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k145/allray15/DSC00504.jpg

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k145/allray15/DSC00501.jpg

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k145/allray15/DSC00494.jpg

Peekayoh
02-08-2011, 11:53 AM
Hi Allan, welcome, always nice to see new posters.
Not many experts here, just enthusiasts.
A230 not bad at all, nice sharp CCD Sensor, a bit ropey above ISO400.

allray15
02-09-2011, 01:06 AM
Hi Allan, welcome, always nice to see new posters.
Not many experts here, just enthusiasts.
A230 not bad at all, nice sharp CCD Sensor, a bit ropey above ISO400.

Yes. Thanks for the welcome. Hope to get some tips here. Yes it get a little ropey above 400 however does the option Long Exposure Noise Reduction - (ON) help in this case? I took a pic below and hope to get a comment .


http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k145/allray15/Creek.jpg


Model DSLR-A230
ISO 100
Exposure 30.0 sec
Aperture 13.0
WB AUTO
DRO OFF
EV +0.0

SONYNUT
02-09-2011, 01:49 AM
does it have a 'night' selection like the a55?

allray15
02-09-2011, 02:23 AM
does it have a 'night' selection like the a55?

YES it does. :D

Peekayoh
02-09-2011, 04:48 AM
Apologies in advance if I'm teaching Grandmother to suck eggs but...

At longer exposures, spurious noise is generated in the circuitry, mainly due to the Sensor heating up and it gets worse at higher temps.
Long exposure noise reduction simply takes a black frame for the same exposure time as the actual shot, then the black frame noise is subtracted from the image.
Bad news is that a 1 minute exposure takes 2 minutes.
I wouldn't worry at exposures of less than 30secs but it's probably worth it for exposures longer than that.
This is especially true if you are not shooting RAW and relying on in camera processing.

I thought the Dubai image looked a bit soft. I doubt that would be down to LENR though.

allray15
02-09-2011, 06:32 AM
Thanks Peekayoh for the explanation! :cool:

allray15
02-23-2011, 04:41 AM
MORE PHOTOS ! ! ! :)


http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k145/allray15/DSC00621.jpg

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k145/allray15/DSC00616.jpg

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k145/allray15/DSC00626ARW.jpg

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k145/allray15/DSC00623.jpg

Phill D
02-23-2011, 01:19 PM
I liked the Dubai shot and the second bridge shot. Nice panorama too was that with the Sony sweep panorama feature?

allray15
02-23-2011, 08:27 PM
Thanks Phill , my a230 does not have panorama feature :( luckily i got to closed to the bridge and i was underneath. I adjusted my position to get a nice shot. i took it with my standard 18-55M lens.

allray15
03-01-2011, 02:53 AM
Candle Light , just tried. :)


http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k145/allray15/DSC00868-1.jpg

allray15
03-07-2011, 05:49 AM
Top spin in blur motion. :)

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k145/allray15/DSC00932.jpg

SONYNUT
03-07-2011, 06:09 AM
nice bridge construction...way better design than tyhe one they want to build here....idiot went with the worst design possible:rolleyes:

Peekayoh
03-07-2011, 01:49 PM
British designer. LOL.

allray15
03-22-2011, 10:46 PM
Another share , just loving it ... lol :)

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k145/allray15/DSC01374.jpg

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k145/allray15/DSC01388.jpg

Phill D
03-23-2011, 01:52 AM
Nice candles and I really like those movement shots Allan. My daughter has to do a movement topic for her DoE award, something like the top would be a perfect study for her thanks for the inspiration.

allray15
03-23-2011, 12:00 PM
Nice candles and I really like those movement shots Allan. My daughter has to do a movement topic for her DoE award, something like the top would be a perfect study for her thanks for the inspiration.

No probs Phil, thanks a lot ! :P

allray15
05-16-2011, 10:48 PM
More photos! Just loving it!

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k145/allray15/4DubaiMetroKhalidBinWaleed-UnionRail-March-12-2011.jpg

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k145/allray15/1OudMethaRoadSunsetApril022011.jpg

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k145/allray15/DSC02077.jpg

Robert Besen
05-17-2011, 10:47 AM
Nice shots!

allray15
05-18-2011, 08:28 AM
Thanks robert! :)

atkapmi
11-13-2011, 02:55 AM
Hi Sir..

Nice shots.. I have sony a230 also but I never explore it yet. I don't know how to use the proper settings especially in low lights. I'm always using auto but I am not satisfied with the results to the point of selling my camera and planning to buy a new one.

But when I saw your sample shots, I was amazed on how you did it. Any tips or advice from you and from the experts? By the way, I'm from dubai also.. :)

Thank you very much.

Kiwi-snapper
11-13-2011, 04:48 PM
@atkapmi

check out http://www.friedmanarchives.com/ebooks/ and for $20 those ebooks are pretty good, but even the $3 tip sheets would give you a good start on using the settings to best advantage.

atkapmi
11-13-2011, 09:52 PM
@atkapmi

check out http://www.friedmanarchives.com/ebooks/ and for $20 those ebooks are pretty good, but even the $3 tip sheets would give you a good start on using the settings to best advantage.

thanks a lot kiwi-snapper.. :):):)

Peekayoh
11-14-2011, 04:49 PM
@atkapmi
Post some pictures with reasons why you are unhappy.
You will get helpful feedback.