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Jeff Keller
10-25-2004, 11:06 PM
Hello all,

I've been wanting to add a new test shot to my reviews that I can repeat in each review. Since I'm using studio lamps, lighting should more or less be consistent from camera to camera.

Keeping in mind that my little photo subject isn't quite finished yet, what do you think?

Some samples:

EOS-20D at ISO 100 (http://www.dcresource.com/testtarget/IMG_0421.jpg)
EOS-20D at ISO 1600 (http://www.dcresource.com/testtarget/IMG_0422.jpg)
Fuji S5100 at ISO 64 (http://www.dcresource.com/testtarget/DSCF2306.JPG)
Fuji S5100 at ISO 400 (http://www.dcresource.com/testtarget/DSCF2307.JPG)

Thanks,
Jeff

D70FAN
10-25-2004, 11:23 PM
Hello all,

I've been wanting to add a new test shot to my reviews that I can repeat in each review. Since I'm using studio lamps, lighting should more or less be consistent from camera to camera.

Keeping in mind that my little photo subject isn't quite finished yet, what do you think?

Some samples:

EOS-20D at ISO 100 (http://www.dcresource.com/testtarget/IMG_0421.jpg)
EOS-20D at ISO 1600 (http://www.dcresource.com/testtarget/IMG_0422.jpg)
Fuji S5100 at ISO 64 (http://www.dcresource.com/testtarget/DSCF2306.JPG)
Fuji S5100 at ISO 400 (http://www.dcresource.com/testtarget/DSCF2307.JPG)

Thanks,
Jeff

Yup. Definately a winner. Unfortunately, you will probably never get a chance to drink that Cab. However, You could just leave it there and dring the Rodney Strong instead. The Dewers is a different story as I prefer Highland Park Single Malt (18+ will do).

Boy it definately shows the noise difference. Also for giggles you should apply Noise Ninja as demo of a good noise killer.

Jeff Keller
10-26-2004, 12:13 AM
Unfortunately, you will probably never get a chance to drink that Cab. However, You could just leave it there and dring the Rodney Strong instead.

The question is... would I want to drink a $2 bottle of wine? :)

Rhys
10-26-2004, 08:57 AM
The question is... would I want to drink a $2 bottle of wine? :)

After drinking the whiskey, would you really notice the price on the wine?

John_Reed
10-26-2004, 10:30 AM
Hello all,

I've been wanting to add a new test shot to my reviews that I can repeat in each review. Since I'm using studio lamps, lighting should more or less be consistent from camera to camera.

Keeping in mind that my little photo subject isn't quite finished yet, what do you think?

Some samples:

EOS-20D at ISO 100 (http://www.dcresource.com/testtarget/IMG_0421.jpg)
EOS-20D at ISO 1600 (http://www.dcresource.com/testtarget/IMG_0422.jpg)
Fuji S5100 at ISO 64 (http://www.dcresource.com/testtarget/DSCF2306.JPG)
Fuji S5100 at ISO 400 (http://www.dcresource.com/testtarget/DSCF2307.JPG)

Thanks,
Jeff...that your backdrop has too much glare on it, and is maybe "too much of a good thing." (Although Mae West once said "Too much of a good thing is --- Wonderful!) In my opinion, you could accomplish maybe a better result with a little less of that backdrop.

Jeff Keller
10-26-2004, 10:57 AM
...that your backdrop has too much glare on it, and is maybe "too much of a good thing." (Although Mae West once said "Too much of a good thing is --- Wonderful!) In my opinion, you could accomplish maybe a better result with a little less of that backdrop.

Yeah we're trying to fix that. The backing is warped so we need to bend it straight so the glare goes away.

D70FAN
10-26-2004, 12:56 PM
The question is... would I want to drink a $2 bottle of wine? :)

Only in desparation (i.e. desert island with no water) and even then...

...Hence the Rodney Strong (or Kendall Jackson) suggestion.

Rhys, with your access to the "good stuff" up there to the north (Islay), why would you drink Dewers?

John, please try to stay "on topic". ;)

I like the poster as it really shows the noise, or lack thereof, on a large pallett.

Incidentely, I used NN on the Fuji ISO400 shot and it did a nice job. Give it a try.

Rhys
10-26-2004, 12:59 PM
Only in desparation (i.e. desert island with no water) and even then...

...Hence the Rodney Strong (or Kendall Jackson) suggestion.

Rhys, with your access to the "good stuff" up there to the north (Islay), why would you drink Dewers?


Well, mead is the drink of the Gods. That's brewed rarely though. I am a Celtic mead-drinker.

hypello
11-14-2004, 03:49 AM
it looks pretty good so far. that wooden stand isn't gonna be in the final version is it? at least it's real wood it seems and not plywood or particle board - looks like maple and stained red oak (i'm a woodworker). what I really liked thats on another site is a close up shot of a watch (i'm sure you can guess which site). maybe you could also throw in an item with a lot of small text or just turn one of the bottles over. The bottle on the left has some small text on it but it seems too small, since parts of it are blurry, even on the 20D.

Since we're on the subject of test shots, would it be too much to ask for a high contrast test shot, to show dynamic range capabilities? I was thinking of shot taken of a dark foreground and a bright sky, with the metering done on the foreground. Maybe a shot with tree leaves and a bright sky would go a long way. you could even use a fake plant for convenience.