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Bluedog
03-31-2005, 01:29 PM
Using the Kit Lens reduced .jpg images from original so there is probably a slight quality drop off but still I thought not too bad for no sunlight and the Kit:

http://img65.exs.cx/img65/2746/img00860kr.jpg

http://img65.exs.cx/img65/1516/img00915db.jpg

http://img65.exs.cx/img65/9278/img00945hs.jpg

BlueGrassGirl
03-31-2005, 01:40 PM
very nice. I love the colors...

TheObiJuan
03-31-2005, 02:04 PM
your white balance seems to be a bit off. try going to custom white balance and moving the point on the grid over to the left 3 and up 2.

Bluedog
03-31-2005, 04:21 PM
Adjusted like you said but the overcast lighting is a killer having to push the ISO for a safe shutter speed.

http://img20.exs.cx/img20/9269/img01129xl.jpg

http://img20.exs.cx/img20/9684/img01098xk.jpg

If I keep this camera I'll sell the Kit lens and get the Sigma 18 ~ 125 as an everyday lens.

TheObiJuan
03-31-2005, 04:31 PM
better, but still too much blue.
but perhaps that is the way it really looks, since it is overcast.

how are you liking the camera thus far?

Bluedog
03-31-2005, 04:55 PM
So far I'm liking it pretty well but haven't had a chance to test the LCD viewing quality in bright sunlight. Hopefully tomorrow and Saturday the weather will clear and I can play around with it more. I do love the high ISO quality.

sherlock
03-31-2005, 04:59 PM
Hey,

Great shots, I love the colors. I'm glad to see that the kit lens can take some decent photos, from what others have posted it didn't seem possible. I've heard that the LCD is killer outdoors in sunlight, that must really suck. What do you do if you need to use the menus?


Andrew S.

D70FAN
03-31-2005, 05:01 PM
Adjusted like you said but the overcast lighting is a killer having to push the ISO for a safe shutter speed.

If I keep this camera I'll sell the Kit lens and get the Sigma 18 ~ 125 as an everyday lens.

Yer, gittin' there.

The 18-125 is a good lens as long as you are not expecting miracles for $270. It likes to operate in the compfort zone (f6 to f11) and will vignette at full tele and less than f8 (on my D70). Since the Canon sensor is a little smaller this may not be as bad. And like all wide angle lenses (including you kit lens) there is a little barrel distortion at 18-24mm.

Even with it's limitations there is nothing else out there like it, and the images are usually primo.

Bluedog
03-31-2005, 07:55 PM
Hey,

Great shots, I love the colors. I'm glad to see that the kit lens can take some decent photos, from what others have posted it didn't seem possible. I've heard that the LCD is killer outdoors in sunlight, that must really suck. What do you do if you need to use the menus?


Andrew S.

Thanks and I'll report on the LCD concerns hopefully soon enough. If its a problem in the aspect of not seeing the menus ... well the D70 would be my second choice as its LCD is viewable under bright conditions.

Bluedog
03-31-2005, 09:34 PM
Took this in RAW converted to tiff then edited size using PS Elements 2 web feature. My wife is a professional Quilter so borrowed some of her stuff ... :o

Shot from a tripod with one 100 watt incandescent bulb|ISO 100|37mm|f 10 1/6 sec|Cameras tungsten white balance untouched.

http://img130.exs.cx/img130/4646/rawuntouchedimg0127016kv.jpg

Same RAW image edited with Fill Light and color saturation:

http://img27.exs.cx/img27/166/rawuntouched2img0127027my.jpg

TheObiJuan
04-01-2005, 04:04 AM
my experience in very bright light with the XT have been favorable. the menus are easy to read. I have mine set to 4 out of 5. normal is 3 btw.
I did notice, that even at 5, the details and sharpness with lower contrast images are a limiting factor. But the 20D has the same problem. Perhaps the D70 has it too?
I am considering getting a magnified hood for the LCD. Since I wear a cap all the time, I just put the shadow that the bill creates onto the LCD screen and I can see the image sharpness just fine.

Bluedog
04-01-2005, 06:08 AM
Yea I hope to soon try it out. The A95 does a pretty decent job of being able to see the LCD menus and such under extreme light where as the Fuji E550 was totally useless in bright sunlight, Fuji dropped the ball in that aspect. As long as I can verify the XT's menus settings I don't think it'll be an issue.