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AbulletAway
07-04-2004, 12:29 AM
:(

StuartD
07-04-2004, 12:35 AM
I bought a UV filter for my camera, so I'm playing now... my pics look much better than they did before :P

AbulletAway
07-04-2004, 12:50 AM
Sweet! Look forward to seeing some results.

AbulletAway
07-04-2004, 12:51 AM
Oh any news from the jactman?

StuartD
07-04-2004, 12:52 AM
I text messaged him today but got no respose so either he's too annoyed to respond, they're super busy... or he died.

AbulletAway
07-04-2004, 01:01 AM
Hopefully it's just one and two and not three.

StuartD
07-04-2004, 01:06 AM
Originally posted by AbulletAway
Sweet! Look forward to seeing some results.

Here's a quick comparison... for the sake of showing off the difference.

Here is a pic I took a while ago... without the UV filter. Notice how blue everything looks? Even the trees behind it?
http://www.x0rs.com/voyeur/scenery/04-04-27/002.jpg

And here is a pic I took today with the UV filter. Blue all gone :)
http://www.x0rs.com/voyeur/scenery/04-07-03/flag.jpg

Not only does it remove the blue, but with that blue haze gone (or mostly gone I should say), it also adds to the over all quality as images further off will look more crisp and clear :)

AbulletAway
07-04-2004, 01:09 AM
That is a big difference. It even seems to have an added a fair or something in the field. Sweet!

Makaveli
07-04-2004, 01:12 AM
UV filters are great .. also consider a Polarize filter to darken up the sky and building colors ..

StuartD
07-04-2004, 01:13 AM
Originally posted by Makaveli
UV filters are great .. also consider a Polarize filter to darken up the sky and building colors ..

Had to special order that, it'll be coming in tomorrow. ;)

uno
07-04-2004, 01:17 AM
Don't look now, but it seems that park has been infested by a circus.

laura99
07-04-2004, 01:19 AM
bout time you got some filters ;)

StuartD
07-04-2004, 01:19 AM
Well, the first picture was taken in April, this one in July....

amazingly... people do come and go in that amount of time.

StuartD
07-04-2004, 01:21 AM
Originally posted by laura99
bout time you got some filters ;)

I always figured it was pointless, since the camera I have is a cheapy... if I should ever upgrade to a real camera, these filters will be useless.

But... waiting for a real camera is one of those things that I'll just keep waiting for longer and longer... so might as well face it, and get the filters :)

Also, for a cheapy camera, most people don't expect people to buy filters, hense the reason I have to wait for the polarizer ;)

PurrsianPussyKat
07-04-2004, 01:47 AM
Nice pics stuart!

We took our kids to see some fireworks tonight. Was nice to sit in the grass with them and watch the show above us. Dante is only 3 1/2 so stuff like that still thrills him. :)

Lisa614
07-04-2004, 02:01 AM
Wow, What a difference! you take some really nice pics Stuart. I know you have told us before but what type of camera is that and what is the price.

I may have to go camera shopping

StuartD
07-04-2004, 02:03 AM
Originally posted by Lisa614
Wow, What a difference! you take some really nice pics Stuart. I know you have told us before but what type of camera is that and what is the price.

I may have to go camera shopping

Canon Powershot A70... it's a 3 megapixel camera and only costs around $300 US. It can fit many lenses and filters, and has manual settings... much like most of the better cameras.

It's probably the cheapest camera you can buy that has those options ;)

Lisa614
07-04-2004, 02:12 AM
Ahh yes that's right, Well I wrote it down this time so I can check them out here.

I have a Sony Cybershot 2.0 Mega Pixels, It's nice and takes good pics, But I can seem to get the quality that yours has.

StuartD
07-04-2004, 02:19 AM
Originally posted by Lisa614
Ahh yes that's right, Well I wrote it down this time so I can check them out here.

I have a Sony Cybershot 2.0 Mega Pixels, It's nice and takes good pics, But I can seem to get the quality that yours has.

I'm sure you'd be happy with it. I went around and talked to a lot of photographers before choosing mine and they all agreed that if you wanted good shots, flexibility and yet only want it for a hobby, not professionally... then the A70 is the way to go. It's cheap but gives you everything you'd need to be a real photographer.

Lisa614
07-04-2004, 02:22 AM
Yea, i'm not looking for anything professional, I take ALOT of family pics for gift projects and then do my own printing with my printer. So I want something that is a little clearer than the camera I have.

So I will definitely check into the one you have;-) Thanks

laura99
07-04-2004, 02:50 AM
I have a Canon Rebel, Canon printer, and Canon photo paper, talk about kicking ass :) And ya know, I think I got most of those from whoring hehe.

StuartD
07-04-2004, 02:53 AM
I was comparing some photographs from the Rebel and D70 today.
As far as I could tell, the pictures were almost identical except for one thing.

The D70 was more crisp and clear around the edges, and the Rebel was more crisp and clear in the center of the photograph.

It was almost like a peripheral vision thing.

Anyway, there was no real way to tell if it was a lense thing or not... but that's how the shots looked from each straight out of the box.

I must say though, they did look awesome.

laura99
07-04-2004, 03:02 AM
Well when you get into slr's you lose clarity on the edges when you are zoomed all the way in or all the way out. The clearest pic is when you are in the middle range of your lens.

dizmo
07-04-2004, 07:03 AM
Originally posted by AbulletAway
:(

tonight, yesterday, tomorrow...never.



Congrats on the kickass filter Stuart, pic looks great!
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