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  1. #1
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    Opinions: Rebel XT/Closeups using a Tripod

    All taken at ISO 100 using the Partial Metering mode and Manually selecting Center Point AF @ 8:30AM. Resized using PS Elements 2 with no editing image results. I must say I'm having second thoughts on the Kit lens. The image quality and color reproduction looks very nice to my eyes.

    My backyard is really starting to take on some color with the start of Spring.

    Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
    Shooting Mode Aperture-Priority AE
    Tv 1/640
    Av 5.6
    Metering Mode Partial Metering
    Exposure Compensation 0
    ISO Speed 100
    Focal Length 55.0mm
    White Balance Mode Auto



    Exposure Compensation -1/3



    Shooting Mode Aperture-Priority AE
    Tv 1/800
    Av 5.6
    Metering Mode Partial Metering
    Exposure Compensation 0
    Focal Length 45.0mm



    Exposure Compensation -2/3

    Last edited by Bluedog; 04-03-2005 at 08:57 AM.
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    These are Amaryllis buds cropped from original to show detail.

    Tv1/640
    Av 5.6
    Exposure Compensation 0



    Exposure Compensation -2/3



    Native Azalea from above cropped

    Last edited by Bluedog; 04-03-2005 at 08:44 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluedog
    These are Amaryllis buds cropped from original to show detail.
    The kit lens does not like wide open aperture, so try stoping down a little (f8). It should make a world of difference. It looks like you have plenty of light so shutter speed shouldn't be an issue. For wider apertures (f4 to f5.6) try using the lens in the mid-range (about 35mm to 45mm).

    The content, composition, and color are fine.
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    I've gotten some pretty nice results in the mid afternoon sun closing down the Aperture I'll post the results in a bit.

    TV 200 AV f10

    Last edited by Bluedog; 04-03-2005 at 03:03 PM.
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    Bluedog-

    George is very correct. If you will stop down that kit lens to F 8.0 or more, things will look a lot better. However, all in all these are wonderful photos.What is easy for a Nikon D-70 takes abit more work with an XT! Only kidding! But please do take look at "POD 04/04/2005". It is very much like your photos and it was taken at 7:30pm PDT after a heavy rfain shower.

    Sarah Joyce

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    The last shot is taken at f10 and as you can notice there is more detail in the Native Azalea photo. What I'm seeing is probably the Canon Kit lens limitations here but lets be honest for a so called $100 Lens you can't say the results aren't impressive.

    Sarah thats a nice POD you posted with the D70 but I'll have to say the XT/Kit quality in my eyes is right on par with the D70. Wished you could have taken the same photo with your XT ...
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    The kit lens is best stopped down, and really seems to shine at macros... Definitely the best WA Macro lens you can buy for $100.
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    Bluedog-

    As can be expected, in Oregon, its raining heavily again right now. If we get a break in the weather today, I will shoot some side by side, XT versus the D-70 shots.

    Sarah Joyce
    Last edited by speaklightly; 04-04-2005 at 10:28 AM.

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    Bluedog-

    Well it finally began to clear. Please keep in mind that the exposures will vary somewhat due to the sun popping out and then going behind the clouds again. All of the photos shown from the Canon 350XT, the Canon 20D, and the Nikon D-70 are at 150% crop. I attempted to post the photos within the post but they look bad

    To see the excellent detail, a higher resolution, is required, so click on the link listed below:

    www.digicamlady.smugmug.com/gallery/449518

    Sarah Joyce

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    did you have the contrast and saturation up a few notches?
    the xt image looks too contrasty for my taste. I have not experienced any shots like this. Do you know if your xt is set to parameter 1, it is set there by default.

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