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  1. #1
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    Amateur shots with S5 IS

    Hello guys,

    I've had a weekend to go shooting with my S5 IS. I also own an A540, but the IS really allows me to take those shots in low light with a slower shutter speed that I would have never been able to take before thanks to the Image Stabilizer feature! Here's a few samples:

    My Car




    Sunset over I-40 in Knoxville, TN


    I plan to eventually upload more photos as I go out on my photo-taking adventures. My first impression of the S5 is very good. I just have to work hard to get good, in-focusted pictures in low lighting. Feel free to add pictures to this thread to rival the "S3" thread!

  2. #2
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    Beautiful. I love the clarity of the S5 and the detail of the blacktop and the shine of the car.

    I would use a little bit faster shutter speed on the first two since there's a bit of overexposure on the sky and the back of the car. Excellent camera angle on the first one, though.

    I love Knoxville. I visit pretty often. The I-40 shot made me pretty happy.
    Soli Deo Gloria

    Canon Powershot S3 IS, Panasonic Lumix LS70, Konica KD-200Z
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  3. #3
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    The exif data for the first shot:
    Aperture: 7.1
    Shutter Speed: 0.3 sec
    ISO 80
    Exposure 0

    The difficulty with taking those shots is that I have to take about 5 shots of the same image (adjusting the settings) before I get one that actually looks good. I have alot to learn about photography and having the camera set up properly.

    Thanks for the input.

  4. #4
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    The low angles look great on the car!

    As a matter of interest, on the 1st shot, I'm getting EXIF of
    Aperture: F5
    Exp: 1/4 sec
    ISO: 80
    Focal length: 7mm

    Which is a bit different to your figures?

    Cheers

  5. #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beowulff View Post
    The low angles look great on the car!

    As a matter of interest, on the 1st shot, I'm getting EXIF of
    Aperture: F5
    Exp: 1/4 sec
    ISO: 80
    Focal length: 7mm

    Which is a bit different to your figures?

    Cheers
    Sorry, I had them backwards. The exif numbers I posted are for the second shot.

  6. #6
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    s5 is

    Did u use a tripod???
    AmiMaija

    Rebel Xsi 450D, Canon 18-55mm IS, Canon 55-250 IS, Canon EFS 50mm f/1.8, Tamron 28-75 2.8, Tamron 70-200 2.8.
    Promaster 5550 flash and 300 series, Gary Fong puffer and Lightsphere deluxe kit.

    Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.

    PowerShot S5 IS

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  7. #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by amimaija View Post
    Did u use a tripod???
    Yes, I used a tripod for two of the three I posted above.

  8. #8
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    I went out today on the highway (very dangerous) to get some pictures off of one of the bridges overlooking the Tennessee River. Then I decided to test a few shots panning a passing car with a slow shutter speed to get that "speed effect". That shot was WAY over-exposed. I lessened the exposure all the the way to -2 (as low as it would go), but I still kept getting over exposed results! The lowest aperture I can use with my camera is F8.












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