Well, as you may already know, my camera finalllllllllllly arrived Tuesday afternoon. I was taking E out to play in the backyard and there it was, leaning up against the back of the house, I hadn’t even heard the mail lady drive up like I usually do. Doesn’t matter, I’m a happy camper.
I am really loving this camera, most specifically, the natural light feature, since I haven’t had a chance to really sit down and figure out all the manual settings yet. Maybe I can do that in a bit. But the natural light feature attempts to take a photo not using a flash when normally you’d need one, as the light is too low. So you get a photo that’s not so blown out by a flash yet not too dark or blurry, either.
Without getting into a lot of detail, but in comparison to my old camera (which Steve has indeed now claimed), it’s macros are better: closer and more detailed, it’s easier to hold and control, the zoom is farther and retains clearer longer, the video has sound and is a lot better quality, and, very important: it’s fast to turn on and be ready for shots and fast to store them, etc.
The biggest problem I’m running into so far is with filenames. It started out numbering them as 0001, 0002, etc. (Folder on the memory card 100) but when I put in the 1 Gig card, I apparently had taken one photo on it with the old camera to make sure it worked and so that formatted that. When I put it in the new camera, it started it’s numbering with folder 101 and numbers like 4083, 4084, etc. So, both the new and old cameras are numbering from the same spot now and when I was unloading some photos today, one number conflicted with the photo I had taken of the new camera with the old camera. Make sense? So I’m not sure what to do about that yet.
But anyway… here are some photos I’ve taken with the new camera. I have some more to upload yet from last night and today.
This is a bundle of flowers on my hydrangea plant. This thing has always been hard to get photos of, it’s usually shaded and surrounded by rose bushes so it’s hard to get a shot with good lighting and/or set up a tripod for help, etc. But with the natural light feature… here’s what we get. :-)
This is a gladiola in my side box. Actually, I didn’t even know these were there until they started to bloom. I must have planted them several years ago when I planted various different things and they waited until now to come up.
This is the same group of flowers, not a crop, though, just a closer shot. It’s not perfectly in focus all over but at normal viewing, it’s not noticeable, and any fuzziness is very soft anyway.
This is one of my neighbor’s Rose of Sharons. I have taken photos of these before, last August, but I couldn’t resist this time. This one has a very small focus point, if you want to see what I mean, you’ll need to check out the original image. It’s focused more towards the base of the stamen (I think that’s the right word).