SH-2 - Recent Stuff

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SH-2 - Recent Stuff

Coming back from the radio club I saw the reflections of the city lights in the water, and the reflections of those same lights off the clouds made the whole harbor unusually bright:

I had forgotten I had the old Hanimex tripod in the car, and took reams of exposures handheld, sitting on the park bench. This shot at 400 ISO, set deliberately in P mode, did not totally wipe out the neon lights, and the mid-tone brightness could be brought up in PSE15 Levels with 0 1.80 (!) 255. 800 ISO in P mode also yielded a pleasant print, and so did 500 ISO in Manual Mode.

I have used here the full size, which you get by clicking on 'original size'.

Last Friday I was playing with my camera again at Brittomart Railway Station:

I did mostly video there: . My Onehunga destination was cancelled (as you can hear in the video), so I chose Manukau.

But I got off at the first stop, Orakei, since I expected Kelly Tarltons SEA WORLD to be within walking distance from there (see video). Here is Devonport (where I live) seen from across the harbor:

The walk was longer than I expected, but I got there in the end:

I took lots of photos:

Here are the videos:

My most enthusiastic audience for the videos is Sandra's mum. Her assistance in our 16 year relationship has been, and is, most valuable to me (which is why I don't accept mother-in-law jokes for the radio club newsletter of which I am the editor).

About the use of the SH-2 in these pictures and videos - The night shot will get into a 33x23 inch print. This works out about 140 pixels per inch - perfectly acceptable at normal viewing distance.

For the videos, HD720p resolution is what my laptop and my TV have. With constant reviewing I get about 45 minutes per battery charge. I took 1 hour and 32 minutes of video home, and just got into battery 3 on the ferry home.

Sure, there are better cameras for those locations, but they are also bigger! These attract the attention of staff both at the railway station and at Kelly Tarltons. There, other visitors actually made a point of ducking under the camera (I said 'Thank you;, as heard in the video).

There are also worse cameras for this sort of thing. The heavy-handed application of noise cancellation in the Panasonic DMC ZS60 makes the use of this camera questionable in these locations, in my opinion.


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