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Old 10-23-2011   #31
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Will do. My initial reaction is that with all those options / buttons I will need to use it for a while to get used to it. The menus / buttons are quite different from my Pentax DSLRs.
Exactly what I'm dealing with. I have both a Nikon and a Canon DSLR, then I have an Olympus bridge somewhat similar to the HS20 but without all the options, then I have probably a dozen PAS digitals. The Fuji is taking me a long time to learn it thoroughly, and still learning stuff every time I use it.

I went to a football game on Thursday night where my daughter was cheerleading, and it was a real good learning experience. I have a couple of hours to mess around with settings to try and get them just right. This was a high school field with lights only on one side of it, we were on the opposite side (visitors) so it was pretty dark for most of the game. This gave me a wonderful opportunity to try and figure out a lot of the settings. Wish I'd written down all I'd done, but am going to use the EXiF from the better photos to learn what I did right.

Here's one example shot, a nice capture of my daughter:
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That looks like a good sharp capture, Robin. I find when I keep the ISO at 200 or less I get the best results.
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That looks like a good sharp capture, Robin. I find when I keep the ISO at 200 or less I get the best results.
It was really quite dark and the AutoISO was setting at 800, was way too noisy so I backed it down to 400. Tried 200 but the frames were too dark, and since they were performing gymnastics and stuff, couldn't capture them well while in motion. Still working on the photos, took 386 frames over two hours, lots to go through.
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It was really quite dark and the AutoISO was setting at 800, was way too noisy so I backed it down to 400. Tried 200 but the frames were too dark, and since they were performing gymnastics and stuff, couldn't capture them well while in motion. Still working on the photos, took 386 frames over two hours, lots to go through.
Did you try "Sports Mode" in Adv?
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Yes but it wasn't quick enough, combined sports mode with rapid shutter speeds at 11/second, that turned out some great photos.
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From the HS-20EXR, on a cloudy, crappy day through double-pane glass.






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Would like to know camera menu settings you have set to get sharp bird shots like this!
Pic quality setting Fine or Normal? ect ect
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How do things look at a 100% crop? I'm curios about pixel trash, aberrations and artefact's and such.

The images posted look very nice even through glass.

Also at the long end of the zoom. How is the focus, pixelation and so on?

I am shopping for a new camera at this moment so my curiosity is for what I am going to buy in the immediate future [[wifeys Christmas gift to me.]]
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I know i am a little late..
I am now owning a HS20-EXR, and I was wondering if someone can suggest a good wide angle lens converter for HS20-Exr with no vignetting image?

I have tried several brands, but it just doesnt comes close to my expectation

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Hanrik


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