Re: recommendations for night and landscape photography?
- From: Mike <ragamoffyn@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2008 00:09:47 -0700 (PDT)
The limitations include the low 6mp capability of the D50, which is OK
for most things but I've tried blowing up some of my photos and they
get pixely. And I do use a tripod + photoshop; photoshop is pretty
good at fixing things, but I'd still like something that can better
handle the dynamic range. However, I might try playing with the
exposure compensation more, as you suggest; I haven't explored that as
much as the other settings.
On Sep 24, 8:49 pm, Cats <ramwa...@xxxxxxx> wrote:
On Sep 23, 10:09 pm, Mike <ragamof...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
You don't say what limitations you have found in the current kit
(apart from the flared lights / grainy exposure), nor what you have in
the way of add-ons for it nor how much you have explored the camera
and it's settings.
Flared lights in night scenes would be a problem in my view with just
about any camera as you are taking an image with a very wide dynamic
range, and whilst a more expensive camera might have a better (bigger)
dynamic range, controling how you shot the image, shooting in RAW and
learning how to process that will help a lot.
If you aren't already setting the ISO you want, using exposure
compensation as appropriate and also using a decent tripod those are
all things to try before you upgrade.
Also, I would suggest holding fire on the upgrade until you know
exactly how the existing camera limits you, and hopefully by then you
can afford a bigger upgrade.
For what it's worth (e.g. not much) my camera is an Olympus E510 - I
brought it because it felt just right in my hand, Olympus glass had a
good reputation (and apparently still does!), and it was a good deal.
Thankfully it also turns out to be an excellent camera in most ways
and the results from it are streets ahead of what my Fuji S5600 gave
me. I also splashed out on a Velbon recently which is so much better
than the previous one, and doubles as a stick for testing just how
deep the water is if I slip as I teeter from slippery rock to slippery
rock in my quest for great images with water in them.
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