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Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2007 - 11:56 AM


Quote: Personally I find sick a great subject for photos.

thats only because you got a HC for it...lol

Smile

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lobsterboy
lobsterboy Site Moderator 1014126 forum postslobsterboy vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2007 - 11:57 AM

Might have something to do with it Wink

peter shilton
14 Sep 2007 - 3:47 PM

Just took a few snapshots as I had to nip out.

JPGs are very soft.

Noise at high ISO looks OK but as pics are soft at the moment this would hide the noise anyway.

I haven't altered any settings as yet.

I will look at the RAW files when I get home, assuming the Lightroom update is free.

pete

Last Modified By peter shilton at 14 Sep 2007 - 3:48 PM
strawman
strawman  1022006 forum posts United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2007 - 3:49 PM

An in depth review of the 40D. I have never used this site before so have no idea if they are good or not.

They note that RAW files are sharper than the JPEG Peter. also they recommend moving the camera sharpening on a step.

peter shilton
14 Sep 2007 - 3:57 PM

My workflow is that everything goes straight into Lightroom, so camera settings don't bother me.

It will just be getting the right preset. At the moment I like the standard "Lightroom punch"

whipspeed
whipspeed e2 Member 104040 forum postswhipspeed vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2007 - 3:58 PM

Not sick, it's pooh, very runny pooh that has gone right into the pile of my new carpet. Cleaned it up and more has appeared in office now!!!!!!! She has just had to go onto beta blockers for a heart problem, so I'll have to see if it's a side effect. do not want to get too close to photograph it Smile

Have set my parameter for sharper already, it's something I did on the 20D as well.

Last Modified By whipspeed at 14 Sep 2007 - 3:59 PM
strawman
strawman  1022006 forum posts United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2007 - 4:26 PM

Thank you for sharing that.

Off to play with a camera

strawman
strawman  1022006 forum posts United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2007 - 6:19 PM

My initial comments. Handling wise great and the Af feels very fast. Metering wise the 40D I tried was spot on. My 300D required -2/3 compensation for test shots, 40D spot on. Both cameras showing the same shutter speed in the end so I guess the 40D metering is working better. Responses wise the 40D felt great. Viewfinder is big as is LCD but is the LCD sharp?

On images, 1st initial comment 40D JPEG images are soft, very soft. So much so that at initial glance my 300D images look significantly sharper. 40D was on factory default so that could be a problem

You can sharpen the 40D images a lot, up to 200% USM before it starts to look over sharp. I need to play with images for a bit. I also need to download a RAW converter, before drawing any conclusion.

Noise wise the 40D is better but not a long way. I will look in shadows etc to check.

It's a nice day outside I need to go enjoy the light. Bye.Quote this post Also warning, a 5 min set of test photo's does not allow an in-depth test.

Sus
Sus  93183 forum posts England9 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2007 - 8:28 PM

Sorry to hear about your shagpile. We lost our cleaner the other day when she found runny poo, she refused to clean for us anymore.

lobsterboy
lobsterboy Site Moderator 1014126 forum postslobsterboy vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2007 - 8:48 PM

We invested in a Bissell carpet cleaner after Smudge suffered from Giardia ("Explosive foul-smelling poo") - A worthwhile investment IMHO.

Sus
Sus  93183 forum posts England9 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2007 - 10:45 PM

That sounds very useful. Though at the moment I can't ENCOURAGE ANY MORE EXPENSIVE PURCHASES if you know what I mean! (when I'm trying to justify the 750 or whatever the 40d is).

strawman
strawman  1022006 forum posts United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2007 - 11:12 PM

If I could get that clumber some unwieldy piece of ************************ called Lightroom to behave I could compare the RAW files. At the moment it must be using some stupid colour space as I cannot get it to export to Elements without the colours going very badly wrong.

All it has is some patronising help guff about calibrating your moniotor, I do it is. Crap and slow

Off to the Canon website its software cannot be less user friendly.

strawman
strawman  1022006 forum posts United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
15 Sep 2007 - 12:37 AM

The good news is that the 40D raw pic's look a lot better than the JPEG.

Sus
Sus  93183 forum posts England9 Constructive Critique Points
15 Sep 2007 - 1:13 AM

can't wait for the output on here...

whipspeed
whipspeed e2 Member 104040 forum postswhipspeed vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
15 Sep 2007 - 7:30 AM

Luckily hubby has industrial carpet cleaning machine at factory, carpets look nice and new again. Culprit has been given a dose of peptobismal Smile It could have been worse, I've had one with haemmorragic gastroenteritis before, that was really foul Sad Wish I could have refused to clean myself.

Got to stay around the house this morning as waiting for someone to look at a motorbike, so am going to do some still life this morning Smile

Last Modified By whipspeed at 15 Sep 2007 - 7:31 AM

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