When 3000mm isn't quite enough :)

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ANAYV Forum Pro • Posts: 18,779
When 3000mm isn't quite enough :)
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There's was once upon a time ...the true and real,  optical zoom ...

...from way back in the day...what were they...3x...5x... 10x ...12x...back in 2004

Now...24x...50x...60x...83x...even 125x   !!!!!

Well...sometimes..my 83x optical zoom lens on my P950 needs some more zoom..

"What's a photographer to do ?"  

4000mm

3200mm

4000mm

3600mm

3200mm

Below each image is the 35mm equiv AOV.

I must admit...these are not too shabby, for digital zoom.

I mostly shoot RAW with the P950 now...but occasionally, I must switch to jpeg...to use digital zoom

Yes, I could crop..but I could also zoom past Max (10) ..to 11....12...

to infinity...and..beyond

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ANAYV

OutsideTheMatrix
OutsideTheMatrix Senior Member • Posts: 5,943
Re: When 3000mm isn't quite enough :)

and no tripod with any of these?!  I love digital zoom (particularly the first 2x) but I really wish there was a way to combine it with RAW mode.

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André BARELIER
André BARELIER Veteran Member • Posts: 9,905
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Impressive.

With the new software tools we have now, we can go even further.

I played with one of your images below. Hope you don't mind.

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SnowshoeLane Regular Member • Posts: 498
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Wow! And wow on the tweak!

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OP ANAYV Forum Pro • Posts: 18,779
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OutsideTheMatrix wrote:

and no tripod with any of these?!

No need , with the amazing VR.

I love digital zoom (particularly the first 2x) but I really wish there was a way to combine it with RAW mode.

Yeah. Also no way to use RAW when in certain modes, like bird mode and other scene modes

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ANAYV

OP ANAYV Forum Pro • Posts: 18,779
Re: When 3000mm isn't quite enough :)

André BARELIER wrote:

Impressive.

With the new software tools we have now, we can go even further.

I played with one of your images below. Hope you don't mind.

Nice rendition, Andre!

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ANAYV

OP ANAYV Forum Pro • Posts: 18,779
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André BARELIER wrote:

Impressive.

With the new software tools we have now, we can go even further.

I played with one of your images below. Hope you don't mind.

I re visited this image, as when I responded i was looking at my cellphone, but now on 4K monitor.

Excellent job of bringing out the details, Andre!

May i ask what you used (software) ?

Thanks

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ANAYV

André BARELIER
André BARELIER Veteran Member • Posts: 9,905
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ANAYV wrote:

André BARELIER wrote:

Impressive.

With the new software tools we have now, we can go even further.

I played with one of your images below. Hope you don't mind.

I re visited this image, as when I responded i was looking at my cellphone, but now on 4K monitor.

Excellent job of bringing out the details, Andre!

May i ask what you used (software) ?

Thanks

Stay healthy

ANAYV

Ah, yes, you couldn't see the details on your phone.

I used Topaz AI Clear, which is part of Topaz Studio. It's an impressive piece of software. It is able to remove noise while recreating details which were lost in the original image due to lens softness, or noise. This is made possible thanks to AI which, IMO, is a revolution in image processing.

Topaz studio can be used as a Photoshop plugin, or as a standalone program. It works fine on jpegs.

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OP ANAYV Forum Pro • Posts: 18,779
Re: When 3000mm isn't quite enough :)

André BARELIER wrote:

ANAYV wrote:

André BARELIER wrote:

Impressive.

With the new software tools we have now, we can go even further.

I played with one of your images below. Hope you don't mind.

I re visited this image, as when I responded i was looking at my cellphone, but now on 4K monitor.

Excellent job of bringing out the details, Andre!

May i ask what you used (software) ?

Thanks

Stay healthy

ANAYV

Ah, yes, you couldn't see the details on your phone.

I used Topaz AI Clear, which is part of Topaz Studio. It's an impressive piece of software. It is able to remove noise while recreating details which were lost in the original image due to lens softness, or noise. This is made possible thanks to AI which, IMO, is a revolution in image processing.

Topaz studio can be used as a Photoshop plugin, or as a standalone program. It works fine on jpegs.

Thanks. I have Topaz Denoise..but never tried their sharpening software or other from them.

thanks for the info

Be well

ANAYV

OutsideTheMatrix
OutsideTheMatrix Senior Member • Posts: 5,943
Re: When 3000mm isn't quite enough :)

André BARELIER wrote:

ANAYV wrote:

André BARELIER wrote:

Impressive.

With the new software tools we have now, we can go even further.

I played with one of your images below. Hope you don't mind.

I re visited this image, as when I responded i was looking at my cellphone, but now on 4K monitor.

Excellent job of bringing out the details, Andre!

May i ask what you used (software) ?

Thanks

Stay healthy

ANAYV

Ah, yes, you couldn't see the details on your phone.

I used Topaz AI Clear, which is part of Topaz Studio. It's an impressive piece of software. It is able to remove noise while recreating details which were lost in the original image due to lens softness, or noise. This is made possible thanks to AI which, IMO, is a revolution in image processing.

Topaz studio can be used as a Photoshop plugin, or as a standalone program. It works fine on jpegs.

AI sounds like a great way to increase the apparent resolution without increasing noise or sharpening artifacts, sort of the way Dynamic Fine Zoom works!

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OP ANAYV Forum Pro • Posts: 18,779
Re: When 3000mm isn't quite enough :)

SnowshoeLane wrote:

Wow!

Thanks.

And wow on the tweak!

Yes, Andre did a great job.

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ANAYV

User5469540350 Forum Member • Posts: 89
Re: When 3000mm isn't quite enough :)

Well, 1440mm does the job too.

OP ANAYV Forum Pro • Posts: 18,779
Re: When 3000mm isn't quite enough :)

User5469540350 wrote:

Well, 1440mm does the job too.

Nice...Even at 1733mm!

(Your P610 was using all the optical zoom (1440mm) plus some digital zoom..to reach out to 1733mm).

Also acceptable at 2880mm (P610)

Above using 2x digital zoom to give 2880mm reach from the P610.

Love the size and output of my P610...EVF , slower buffer and lack of RAW had me wanting to upgrade.

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ANAYV

User5469540350 Forum Member • Posts: 89
Re: When 3000mm isn't quite enough :)

Forgot all about the digital zoom. Well, it was 4 years ago (grin).

I sold the 610 in the meantime. Tried a 900. To big for my taste.

Stay healthy too.

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