Helmut Eder

Helmut Eder

Lives in Australia Sydney, Australia
Works as a Electrical Engineer
Joined on Jan 21, 2005

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  • Nice shot! Never seizes to amaze me what you can do these days with a handheld camera - Galileo would have been blown away!
  • Well I do think I have a little bit of a clue - and yet amazingly I do use the in-camera wide angle feature - even though I've stitched many an image together on a PC. Why would I do such a thing?  ...
  • So these 2 planets are pretty well lined up today, so thought I'd have a stab at making a composite image. So this image (100% crop from jpgs) is actually 3 separate images at different exposures ...
  • Replied in Not quite 2002
    We went to the one in Ceduna (saw it at Lake Everard actually - in the outback) - and then went again to the one in Cairns in 2012.  The first one was pre-digital, and the second post.  I got ...
  • Hi Erik - wouldn't happen to have been for the solar eclipse in 2002 was it?
  • Well I agree it is fiddly to get into the mode - but then it's really not made for capturing "moments" - I only ever use it on subjects that don't move, and I have all the time in the world to set ...
  • Hi Cyril, Sorry to hear you haven't had much luck with that feature.  I must admit I mainly use the 21mm setting - and I don't think I've had that fail on me once.  The 17mm setting is a bit more ...
  • Wow 90% at 24mm - yep in that case probably the ZR3500 might be better for you...
  • Well... Actually both cameras go to 300mm zoom.  So the main difference is the wide angle.  So for the extra 3mm at the wide end, you're giving up a seriously bright lens across the whole range. So ...
  • Hi Cyril, The star trails are not parallel - but rather they form concentric circles around the poles. This shot was taken in Australia, facing roughly east, so the star trail circle radii get ...
  • Created discussions Star trails EX100 - sorted.
    Figured out how to get rid of those awful gaps in the startrails - the answer of course is software!  Startracer does the job beautifully.  Still need to experiment with this technique, but here's ...
  • Created discussions Green Huntsman - EX100 Macro
    ...wasn't really that scary!  Diameter (tips of legs) only about 30mm.  Camera was set to best macro setting (a very nice feature by the way - let's you know what focal distance is optimal very ...
  • I continue to enjoy this camera...stacked interval images tonight.
  • Well I haven't tried with the zr850, but I've had a similar experience with the EX100. I think the cameras do a pretty good job processing the raw images into jpegs. Probably if you used aome ...
  • Replied in EX-100
    Hi, I've had tge EX-100 now for about a month. It has far exceeded my expectations! I should say I've upgraded from a Pana TZ40, but I've also owned DSLRs in the past. The images from the EX-100 ...
  • Thanks Erik for that explanation - I didn't realise that.  I know that the Canon G7X for example is not as sharp with an open aperture, and I thought perhaps this might also apply to the EX-100, ...
  • Well I very much enjoy star trail photography - that's why they're important to me. Of course back in the film days, I used to do these a lot. And of course I also know that with a proper SLR and ...
  • Startrails.de
  • Turns out that (as I suspected might be the case) at least at wide angle, the earth rotates slow enough to get a decent image - at least when not viewed at 100%. I've just done a little "proof of ...
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