Bought a F828, guys! Tigadee's got a cam again!

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Bought a F828, guys! Tigadee's got a cam again!
Jan 18, 2004

My first few shots were straight into a job! then after that was a lot of test shots getting used to the camera:

Job pics (the old man and young lady) were shot at 8mp (to be used for banners), fine, standard color, -1 sharp, +1 contrast, normal color sat.

The rest at 5mp, Standard quality, standard color, -1 sharp, normal contrast and normal color sat.

Also bought a Transcend 2.2.GB CF II/HD which turned out to be a Magicstor HD. But so far so good, no problems except for slightly faster battery drain than normal. Popped it inot the F828, started shooting and downloading and no problems. The USB 2.0 is a wise implementation by Sony and speedy. Has a two year warranty, at least.

It's not as forgiving as my F707, this F828, so getting good pics (let alone great ones) is a challenge and provides an interesting learning curve. But I must say I love the feel of this camera. As soon as it touched my hand when I looked at it in the store, it felt 'right'.

Daylight pics are obviously good but low light/indoors come out darker than from my F707, a full stop lower? External flash helps again, especially bounce. As Andy said, a tripod is a must.

CA/PF is there, depending on the conditions. Full wide aperture guarantees it. Bounce flash helps cut it down a lot. I am considering if an ND filter will help. Any ideas?

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