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How do you take full tank shots?

ceg4048

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Rob,
Do you mean that you've had this camera and have only ever tried shots at ISO 200 or below, just because of renown? Testing ISO performance is among the first thing one should do with a digital camera. Then you can verify for yourself unequivocally what the machine is capable of. Here are some ISO 800/400 examples with this camera on Flickr, these are just some random searches:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/22381429@N ... otostream/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/cil/3095264216/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/cryptia/3081692159/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/st-stev/2364710319/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tiredandweary/2600300350/

Certainly, the images are much noisier than if they were taken at lower ISO but generally they look usable to me. Now, the photographers could have cleaned the images up with their image programs, but that's just typical post-processing. The bottom line is that you have to determine for yourself what can be accomplished. ISO 800 might very well turn out to be rubbish in this case but it's easy enough to find out. In some low light cases a noisy image is infinitely better than not getting the image at all.

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ceg4048 said:
Rob,
Do you mean that you've had this camera and have only ever tried shots at ISO 200 or below, just because of renown?

No, you've got hold of the wrong end of the stick. I've not shot above 200 simply because I've not needed to.

Having said that, this afternoon, I tried a few tank shots at varying settings (even 1600 ISO), including manual & auto focus. Not looked at them yet though.
 

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ceg4048 said:
ISO 800 might very well turn out to be rubbish in this case but it's easy enough to find out. In some low light cases a noisy image is infinitely better than not getting the image at all.

very true.

also it might be worth noting that when shooting at higher iso's 800 and above, you may need to be on the money a bit more than normal with exposure. even with my 5D or any high end camera if you under expose to try a get a "safe" shot that can be manipulated you'll find that when manipulating a j-peg or raw for that matter you'll also start to show the "noise" within the image and for those that know canon that noise can show as faint lines in the image.
but on the up side for RAW shooters RAW software ids awesome for removing said noise. i'll try and dig out an image of mine to show the point.....
 

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Good thread, must've been reading my mind. :)
I've just got a DSLR, Canon EOS1000D, not a real pro, but great for me to start up photography again.
I'm shooting at 1 /125, iso 800, F5.6. Not bad with 4 T5's glowing.
I'm loving these threads at the minute, really helping out.
Good stuff from you Mark on sorting out noise 8)
 

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i have took another hundred or so pictures tonight, and not 1 of them is a as good as the first picture i posted, even with the same settings :twisted:

The best of the worst: :rolleyes:
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aaronnorth said:
would buying a wide angled lense help at all?

kind of. it certainly would give a sense of space. i use it for effect. you'll get really bad distortion with wide angle, which if used right can look cool.

wide angle make the interior of a small tank look massive!
 

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I wish someone would post some info on how to take good pics with a compact. lol

I mess about with mine but rarely get anywhere decent pics. lol

AC
 

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saintly said:
aaronnorth said:
would buying a wide angled lense help at all?

kind of. it certainly would give a sense of space. i use it for effect. you'll get really bad distortion with wide angle, which if used right can look cool.

wide angle make the interior of a small tank look massive!

Thanks, soon i can see myself upgrading to a DSLR, i have found a Nikon D40 for £225. Why do i have to pick the 2 most expensive hobbies :rolleyes:
 

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Yeah, I reckon that lens will give a fair bit of barrel distortion. It can be corrected in PS etc.

The D40 is a nice camera.

Dave.
 

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Dave Spencer said:
Yeah, I reckon that lens will give a fair bit of barrel distortion. It can be corrected in PS etc.

The D40 is a nice camera.

Dave.

This picture shows distortion well, mainly around the edges,
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Black-0-42x-Fishe ... 240%3A1318

Andy, as you can see with my previous pictures i found it almost impossible to take a picture with a compact! Not sure if it is down to a number of things but clearly setting a smaller aperture helps with Depth of field which was my main problem before, this camera also has a lot more WB settings so my pictures dont come out in an illuminous green lol
 
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