Aug. 5th, 2011


Aug. 5th, 2011 12:05 am
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Today I got a new camera - it'll be nice to use something other than my phone camera again... after looking at a few models and reading reviews (and finding prices for the shop to beat) I bought a Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100V. It was the model that best met my criteria and reviewed better than comparable models, and has a bunch of features that sound like a lot of fun. Arguably best of all it has a manual focus ring. I've been dreaming of one of those on a non-SLR for some time.

The camera is now fully charged and I've taken some experimental shots. I'm only using the basic auto mode just now, and as it's quite late the lighting was very poor. Yet still I have already got the best photo of one of my fish that I've taken. It's not perfect - his face is out of focus. But the colours are fantastic with absolutely no editing whatsoever. I normally have to at least twitch the gamma, and under artificial light I usually have to play with the colours too.

He's a lovely fish, but evidently being an experimental photo model angers him. But with better lighting and some practice with the features I think that I will get very good results indeed.


Aug. 5th, 2011 10:06 pm
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I was feeling a tiny bit snap-happy today experimenting with my new camera. All said, it's been very good. I spotted a wattle bush on my way into work and just love the way that the light came out here. I might have to find more time to frame a better shot some day - this was very much a rush shot.


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