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tobyprice
06-09-2007, 11:55
Some scanned shots from a recent jaunt round Barcalona, fantastic city. Hope you like the photos.

http://images.fotopic.net/yp2ng0.jpg

http://images.fotopic.net/yp2nh1.jpg

http://images.fotopic.net/yp2ngz.jpg

http://images.fotopic.net/yp2nha.jpg

The rest are at http://www.tobyprice2.fotopic.net/c1299132.html

The photos came out super sharp and contrasty the lens is lovely. I may well leave my DSLR at home in favour of the ease and excitment of using this camera.

Let me know what you think.

Toby

ben lloyd
06-09-2007, 12:00
I'm really glad the camera is working out so well for you!

tobyprice
06-09-2007, 12:21
I'm more than grateful Ben, thanks very much for the camera!
It's working very well, I took a couple on auto to see how it coped
and I was really pleased. Mainly working in manual and it's a real joy...
setting everything and attempting to pre-empt things..
such as focusing roughly where I expected this guy to jump..

http://images.fotopic.net/yp2nh3.jpg

Taken several sets of black and white photos which have come out well,
although finding places which develop and print well is tricky. I've also
been printing at university (we have a lab for electron microscope work)
which has yeilded some good results.

Generally pretty happy.

Cheers

Toby

Trius
06-09-2007, 19:54
Toby: I'm glad for you! Recently I have put my SP on Auto ... I've shot manual all along, but I decided to give it a try. I haven't processed the film yet, but from your results I feel confident.

shadowfox
06-11-2007, 10:39
Niiice set of pictures! this one is my favorite:
http://www.tobyprice2.fotopic.net/photo_print.php?id=42115444

Say, Toby, did you scan from the prints? you may want to run some contrast adjustment and a tiny bit of unsharp-mask to put the picture back to "snap" for web-browser viewing.

tobyprice
06-12-2007, 03:19
I'm afraid I have a very average scanner (built in printer one) The prints are wonderfully vivid and sharp, do you think asking the printers to make me a high def scan CD is the simplest way to go?

Cheers

Toby

tobyprice
06-12-2007, 03:20
Also I like that one too, think I took it at F 1.7.. really loving the shallow depth of field you get with it.

kully
06-12-2007, 04:11
Toby, just slap some Unsharp Mask on there scanning always looses some sharpness.

Try amount=10%, Radius=60%,Threshold=0 for macro contrast (and apply the same again if you want more), same goes for absolute sharpness with settings amount=20%,radius=3%,threshold=0. These are for me, I used them when scanning in some old family photos on a crappy Canon flatbed. You may want to tweak them to your liking. Important note is to apply the same USM with low amount more than once rather than once with a high amount.

Hope that made sense, I'm munching a sandwich at the same time :)

shadowfox
06-12-2007, 07:14
I'm afraid I have a very average scanner (built in printer one) The prints are wonderfully vivid and sharp, do you think asking the printers to make me a high def scan CD is the simplest way to go?

Cheers

Toby

It depends on what you're primarily going to do with the pictures.

I prefer to print it myself from a good scan. My cheap Epson inkjet printer can print better than the local photolab. That's what modern labs are doing anyways, they don't wet-print the negatives anymore, rather, they scan the negatives and print from them.

So if you're end goal is to store the image online, it makes sense to pay for the scan rather than the print (so you don't pay twice).

shadowfox
06-12-2007, 07:19
Also I like that one too, think I took it at F 1.7.. really loving the shallow depth of field you get with it.
Couldn't agree more. The bokeh (out of focus area) from that G.Zuiko lens is subtle and lovely to look at.

Here's a sample from my 35 SPn:

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/129/349070856_7c33d6d8ca_o.jpg