A Long Way to Go - CPA

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Papa48 Senior Member • Posts: 2,496
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This lawnmower test driver in a field under clouds made a great test for the CPA. The original resolves his blue cap, and the the red mower's two headlights. Best viewed of course, at original size plus another click.

WPMChan Contributing Member • Posts: 926
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Awesome

Haven't tried this test before. Much better than what I would have expected.

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The small form factor and short lens barrel design of the CPA also have some surprise benefit.

I took this one in a Holiday Park in Cairns at night after all the patrons had gone. I didn't have a tripod and I just held the CPA hard against the pool fence.

I was wondering why nothing happened. It turned out that it took 20 seconds to complete this shot. The CPA doesn't have any form of VR built in.

I was glad that the air was really still that night.

I had Wide-Area AF. The blue pool tiles at the center of the photo, below the straw roof Gazebo, however, were still nicely resolved.

André BARELIER
André BARELIER Forum Pro • Posts: 10,010
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Papa48 wrote:

This lawnmower test driver in a field under clouds made a great test for the CPA. The original resolves his blue cap, and the the red mower's two headlights. Best viewed of course, at original size plus another click.

Very impressive. What's even more amazing is how the CPA handled exposure.

Keep you and your CPA safe!

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André BARELIER
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WPMChan wrote:

The small form factor and short lens barrel design of the CPA also have some surprise benefit.

I took this one in a Holiday Park in Cairns at night after all the patrons had gone. I didn't have a tripod and I just held the CPA hard against the pool fence.

I was wondering why nothing happened. It turned out that it took 20 seconds to complete this shot. The CPA doesn't have any form of VR built in.

I was glad that the air was really still that night.

I had Wide-Area AF. The blue pool tiles at the center of the photo, below the straw roof Gazebo, however, were still nicely resolved.

Wow, I'm impressed. Excellent picture! 20 seconds without moving at all? Congratulations!

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WPMChan Contributing Member • Posts: 926
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André BARELIER wrote:

Wow, I'm impressed. Excellent picture! 20 seconds without moving at all? Congratulations!

Thanks Andre.

I did try to take a similar shot with my D5100 with AFS 18-140 VR.  I just couldn't hold the larger body with a heavy overhang still enough to get anything decent.

The CPA was so small that I could hold it still, no rocking, with both hands by holding it down firmly on the top rail of the pool fence.

OP Papa48 Senior Member • Posts: 2,496
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Thanks, André!

OP Papa48 Senior Member • Posts: 2,496
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That worked nicely. Thanks!

2yota Forum Member • Posts: 99
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Papa48 wrote:

This lawnmower test driver in a field under clouds made a great test for the CPA. The original resolves his blue cap, and the the red mower's two headlights. Best viewed of course, at original size plus another click.

Fantastic!  Captured all that beautiful nature all in one.

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2yota Forum Member • Posts: 99
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WPMChan wrote:

The small form factor and short lens barrel design of the CPA also have some surprise benefit.

I took this one in a Holiday Park in Cairns at night after all the patrons had gone. I didn't have a tripod and I just held the CPA hard against the pool fence.

I was wondering why nothing happened. It turned out that it took 20 seconds to complete this shot. The CPA doesn't have any form of VR built in.

I was glad that the air was really still that night.

I had Wide-Area AF. The blue pool tiles at the center of the photo, below the straw roof Gazebo, however, were still nicely resolved.

20 seconds without tripod ... that's crazy good!   Excellent details too.  Great job!

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2yota Forum Member • Posts: 99
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Hand-held fireworks

I was travelling light last year with family & kids so only brought my CPA with me.  No tripod either.  Just hand-held for 1/25 second.

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WPMChan Contributing Member • Posts: 926
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2yota wrote:

Hand-held fireworks

I was travelling light last year with family & kids so only brought my CPA with me. No tripod either. Just hand-held for 1/25 second.

Very nice, you got very steady hands. All streaks of sparkles are sharp and clear.

I bet you hadn't got the benefit of having something solid to steady the camera.

2yota Forum Member • Posts: 99
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WPMChan wrote:

2yota wrote:

Hand-held fireworks

I was travelling light last year with family & kids so only brought my CPA with me. No tripod either. Just hand-held for 1/25 second.

Very nice, you got very steady hands. All streaks of sparkles are sharp and clear.

I bet you hadn't got the benefit of having something solid to steady the camera.

Yes, you’re right ... there was no fence or any other sturdy objects around me at the time other than a crowd of people.  Cudos to the CPA for still managing the shot despite having to deal with a little higher iso.

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