F770EXR ... stunning reach ... this blew my mind ...

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Re: F770EXR ... stunning reach ... this blew my mind ...
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Kim Letkeman wrote:

Full story ...

Fantastic shot and PP of Saturn. That is humbling stuff from a little pocket camera.

One thing that struck me whilst I was struggling mightily to get focus on birds in the Cape is that all these little cameras should have an infinity setting so that the camera defaults to infinity and when its half pressed, it just sets the exposure. That would be a lifesaver.

http://kimletkeman.blogspot.ca/2012/04/f770exr-review-part-14-astrophotography.html

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F770 jpeg from back yard.

Did you process a RAW for the Saturn shot ??
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In reply to Kim Letkeman, Apr 30, 2012

You forgot this part: "...and after you read the "full story" be sure to clink on one of the retail links from my blog to buy your very own F770...."

Isn't that about right Kim?

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painterdude wrote:

F770 jpeg from back yard.

It's a nice shot ... I noticed it as soon as you posted it. But JPEG smears too much surface texture for my taste.

Did you process a RAW for the Saturn shot ??

Both my moon and Saturn images are processed from RAF using my trick:

http://kimletkeman.blogspot.ca/2012/04/automated-raf-exif-hack-for-those-who.html

LR4.1 RC2 actually has native support for the F770EXR, but I am having trouble getting LR4 to pass images to CS6 beta for further processing ...

The moon needed more processing that Saturn, as the terminator is too abrupt and to bring some of that back also brought a lot of noise in the sky. I needed Topaz Denoise 5 to clean the sky and had to mask it away on the moon to retain the texture and craters.

Anyway ... this camera really has some chops.

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Re: F770EXR ... stunning reach ... this blew my mind ...
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You forgot this part: "...and after you read the "full story" be sure to clink on one of the retail links from my blog to buy your very own F770...."

Isn't that about right Kim?

Trust you to throw an off topic insult into a thread designed to show what a Fuji camera can actually do, unlike so many recent negative threads in which you do support the OP.

The lunatic fringe is on a quest to crush our souls with mediocrity, all the while insulting us all for not following some made up and rather fluid behavioral rules and of course constantly dredging up the ancient past in order to support their paranoid fantasies ... this you seem ok with, given that you support them all the time.

But you can't just look at a really cool image and say "that's really cool" ...

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Kwap...that is amazing! I may just get one sooner than later!

Thanks for the celestial show.
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DC Alford wrote:

You forgot this part: "...and after you read the "full story" be sure to clink on one of the retail links from my blog to buy your very own F770...."

Isn't that about right Kim?

You have been assimilated. Resistance is futile.

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Hi,

Here is one I took with my Fuji F500exr. Honestly, I was not real impressed with it, that is why I am wanting more reach (zoom). I have included actual size photo for you to view.

Yours appears pretty similar to mine with a tad bit more focus, but it is so hard to capture Saturn with these pocket camera's.

Thanks for sharing the image, but I think we both can do better with more zoom.

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Full story ...

http://kimletkeman.blogspot.ca/2012/04/f770exr-review-part-14-astrophotography.html

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Kim wrote:

Trust you to throw an off topic insult into a thread designed to show what a Fuji camera can actually do, unlike so many recent negative threads in which you do support the OP.

I'm not buying it(literally), the truth is your thread was designed as a teaser to draw curious people to your blog & it's retail links, more so than it was to "show what a Fuji camera can actually do...".
I have no problem with that as long as you are up front about your intentions.
Why does it bother you so much for me to state the obvious?

The lunatic fringe is on a quest to crush our souls with mediocrity, all the while insulting us all for not following some made up and rather fluid behavioral rules and of course constantly dredging up the ancient past in order to support their paranoid fantasies ... this you seem ok with, given that you support them all the time.

This is a ragged script thrown together as an attempted diversion, lurking behind a semi-humorous facade with the only intention being damage control.

But you can't just look at a really cool image and say "that's really cool" ...

It is a very cool image, I was just afraid I'd get my pockets picked if I stuck around long enough to say it.

"stunning reach..." Exactly!

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I'm not buying it(literally), the truth is your thread was designed as a teaser to draw curious people to your blog & it's retail links, more so than it was to "show what a Fuji camera can actually do...".

Grow up Dan. You've been tiresome for months ... your latest Conrad-induced frenzy is just more of your trolling crap.

I have no problem with that as long as you are up front about your intentions.
Why does it bother you so much for me to state the obvious?

Maybe because you are the puerile exit point of an alimentary canal.

This is a ragged script thrown together as an attempted diversion, lurking behind a semi-humorous facade with the only intention being damage control.

Yawn. You are a child who seems to be staggeringly envious of people who can write something cogent and who do not spend their time tearing others down. I critique technical issues on a technical forum. You whine, bitch and moan like a little child about things that are beyond your own abilities.

It is a very cool image, I was just afraid I'd get my pockets picked if I stuck around long enough to say it.
"stunning reach..." Exactly!

Again, try acting like an adult. You don't have to click on anything you see. You can look at the images, read the stories, and then pout all day long at your inability to either shoot or write. Waaaa waaaa waaaa .... good one, Dan.

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I was about to ask you about using RAW over Jpeg for astro, Kim. Any ideas on how to get rid of the blurriness? Use a tripod maybe?
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I was about to ask you about using RAW over Jpeg for astro, Kim. Any ideas on how to get rid of the blurriness? Use a tripod maybe?

Nah, that won't help deal with atmospherics. Follow the ancient wisdom. Get closer. Zoom with your feet.
                   

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alexisgreat wrote:

I was about to ask you about using RAW over Jpeg for astro, Kim. Any ideas on how to get rid of the blurriness? Use a tripod maybe?

Nah, that won't help deal with atmospherics. Follow the ancient wisdom. Get closer. Zoom with your feet.

You would only need to "zoom with your feet" if your feet are shaky right Bill?

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alexisgreat wrote:

I was about to ask you about using RAW over Jpeg for astro, Kim. Any ideas on how to get rid of the blurriness? Use a tripod maybe?

Nah, that won't help deal with atmospherics. Follow the ancient wisdom. Get closer. Zoom with your feet.

Would jumping help?

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In my opinion these shots are not a very good advert for any camera

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Wellington100 wrote:

Billx08 wrote:

alexisgreat wrote:

I was about to ask you about using RAW over Jpeg for astro, Kim. Any ideas on how to get rid of the blurriness? Use a tripod maybe?

Nah, that won't help deal with atmospherics. Follow the ancient wisdom. Get closer. Zoom with your feet.

Would jumping help?

That should get you close enough with a P510 and most of the way with Fuji's bridge cameras, but for assured success, you'd want to do a hop, skip and a jump.

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DC Alford wrote:

I'm not buying it(literally), the truth is your thread was designed as a teaser to draw curious people to your blog & it's retail links, more so than it was to "show what a Fuji camera can actually do..."/

Kim wrote:

Trust you to throw an off topic insult into a thread designed to show what a Fuji camera can actually do, unlike so many recent negative threads in which you do support the OP.

Sorry, but one can't help Dan for thinking the way he has. It was far from insulting. Actually, I admire the way that he has expressed his views with pure brash honesty. It was quite liberating actually....more so than I can say about you in your response.

  • Why can't you give a proper honest response, rather than go off in a rant with some fancy words and attack the messenger?

  • What plausible excuse have you for you that you can't start and give us the "whole story" on the thread here?? It would have taken you 2 seconds to copy and paste "the full story" here from your blog.

  • As a test, I copied and pasted your "full story" into the response here to see what it would look like for me to read, and it fine to me for the forum members to read it all here.

  • So basically, I see no excuse not to have this thread started and finished here. It's plain obvious that once again you have used DPR as a launch pad to promote and to get traffic to your blog for whatever reasons. Dan gave one of them.

BTW...I deleted it again in case you hammmered me over copyright issues.

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Wellington100 wrote:

Billx08 wrote:

alexisgreat wrote:

I was about to ask you about using RAW over Jpeg for astro, Kim. Any ideas on how to get rid of the blurriness? Use a tripod maybe?

Nah, that won't help deal with atmospherics. Follow the ancient wisdom. Get closer. Zoom with your feet.

Would jumping help?

That should get you close enough with a P510 and most of the way with Fuji's bridge cameras, but for assured success, you'd want to do a hop, skip and a jump.

Little known fact: Ancient Greeks invented the Olympic high jump and then the pole vault while trying to photograph Saturn with a Fuji compact. They too felt that the lens was just a bit short for the task.

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alexisgreat wrote:

I was about to ask you about using RAW over Jpeg for astro, Kim. Any ideas on how to get rid of the blurriness? Use a tripod maybe?

You must have missed the point where I said that this is much greater than a 100% view. I stair stepped it considerably to make visible what was a spec on the original image. What remains amazing is how well those few pixels render as an obvious planet with rings. A high level of pixel integrity for a 1/2" sensor.

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