planedoctor
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Digital Images- Pro90 Is

Mon Sep 03, 2001 10:13 am

Hi there,

I just shot a bunch of photos at CLE yesterday with my new Canon Powershot Pro90 IS digicam. Any comments or suggestions are welcome.

http://www.pbase.com/mistereman/airliners&browse=Y

Thanks


Ken
 
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RE: Digital Images- Pro90 Is

Mon Sep 03, 2001 4:37 pm

Hi Ken

Nice pics indeed. Good quality and sharp.

I've been to CLE once and the pics bring back memories  Smile

Regards
Gary Watt
Aberdeen, Scotland
 
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RE: Digital Images- Pro90 Is

Mon Sep 03, 2001 6:23 pm

The quality of your shots is rather good. I particularly like "737grndcont".

It's a shame that quite a lot of the shots have the sun overhead or behind, because they would look a lot better if the sun had been behind you when taking them.
 
Sukhoi
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RE: Digital Images- Pro90 Is

Mon Sep 03, 2001 8:18 pm

Nice shots, just goes to proove you dont need to spend a small fortune on a digital SLR to get similar quality shots!

Regards

Paul
 
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RE: Digital Images- Pro90 Is

Mon Sep 03, 2001 8:56 pm

Again, nice shots. Hope to see them on A.net soon.
What camera settings do you use? As a Pro90 user, I always shoot in RAW mode with the contrast and saturation levels turned up in the camera.
Regards,
Craig
 
planedoctor
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RE: Digital Images- Pro90 Is

Mon Sep 03, 2001 9:55 pm

I use the camera set to Jpg fine (not superfine), but only because with a 64mb card I don't have the luxury of using RAW yet (unless I want to drive 2 hours to CLE to get less than half the number of photos). I plan on getting a larger CF card in the future. I use normal saturation and contrast, but I think I may want to turn up the contrast, at least, because I seem to have to slighly bump up the contrast in Photopaint for just about every shot. For shots of moving aircraft that are at a distance I set the focus to manual, infinity to reduce lag/ search time. I still am fumbiling with the metering. Any suggestions on metering white fuselages with this or a similar camera would be welcome. That was especially difficult with the sun angle as was mentioned here. I realized that the sun angle would be bad before I even headed out to CLE, but since it was the only day in the foreseeble future when I could go and it was clear, I decided to try to put up with the sun...

This camera has its share of limitations, but the 37-370mm (35mm equiv) image stabilized zoom lens beats my other digital camera hands down for aircraft photos.

Thanks for your comments!

-Ken
 
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RE: Digital Images- Pro90 Is

Tue Sep 04, 2001 4:57 am

Hi-

Overall very nice! however one comment - on my monitor and it may just be mine, the photos taken showing the "shady" side of the plane have a VERY distinctive blue cast to them.

This is common because "open shade" often registers blue on daylight film or pixels.

If you can - and I know this works wonders on my Nikon D1 - shoot with the white balance ALWAYS on "cloudy".

It has always worked for me, so you might wish to give it a try.  Smile

At the worst, you can just use photoshop to correct the colors.  Smile

Joe Brown

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