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Minolta DiMAGE 7 5.2 Megapixel  
User currently offlineWlwjr From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 72 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 4 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2181 times:

Does anyone have any aviation photography experience with the new Minolta DiMAGE 7 5.2 megapixel? Many good reviews on the web for general photography.

Any input appreciated.
Walter Wilson

(sorry about the double post under the other topic if anyone saw it there, I've asked a.net to remove it from that thread...)


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User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5494 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2153 times:

The one thing that kept me from getting it is the noise it produces on photos. I could have gotten it for $200 cheaper than my F707...but if you are going to spend the money...might as well get something good. www.dpreview.com has some helpful reviews on it.

Justin
(sorry the hotlink will not work for some reason)


User currently offlineEWRvirgin From United States of America, joined May 2001, 358 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2136 times:

I've been generally satisfied with it (see below). Hey Dazed, did you demo the camera or did you read about the noise? If the latter, can you direct me to the article (is it in the aforementioned dpreview.com)?


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User currently offlinePaulc From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2114 times:

Have just got the D7 myself and am very pleased with the results - if you search for my pictures (Paul Chandler) they are the first 20 (not the foshing ATR though)


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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2103 times:

All digicams produce noise when used at ISO400 or over. Reviews of the D7 are generally excellent, the only consistent minus being the short batterylife. A few sets of spares fix that  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

The main reason I haven't gotten one (or the D5 which has lower resolution but longer optical zoom) is the pricetag which is just over what I want to spend on a digicam.



I wish I were flying
User currently offlineEWRvirgin From United States of America, joined May 2001, 358 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2059 times:

The D7 can be easily had nowadays for around 700US.

User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5494 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (12 years 4 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2054 times:

I'm stupid, sorry. Probably the D5 I was looking at, sorry. The night shots on it looked bad, even at 100iso.
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/orig.asp?/reviews/minoltadimage5/samples/Night/iso100_14sec.jpg


User currently offlineJofa From Sweden, joined Apr 2002, 320 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (12 years 4 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2025 times:

Dazed767
You gotta remember that the nightpicture you linked to was taken with a shutterspeed of 14 seconds. Long shutterspeeds will produce noise nomatter what ISO you use.


User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5494 posts, RR: 51
Reply 8, posted (12 years 4 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2021 times:

http://www.airliners.net/open.file/227241/L/

Hardly any.


User currently offlineJofa From Sweden, joined Apr 2002, 320 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (12 years 4 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2022 times:

Dazed767

I'm not sure what we're comparing here... the dpreview one appears to be a pic straight from the D5 without any photoshop processing.
The one you linked to now is taken with what camera?, at what shutterspeed?, at what size?, using what compression?, processed how much in photoshop?

Also the settings of the camera can make a diffrence... the ammount of sharpness and contrast for example.


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