3 hours 2 min ago
Ok ... When I am taking photos and reviewing them they look great on the LCD. The colours pop out its very contrasty & when I zoom (on preview to check sharpness) it all seems good.
When I import photos to Lightroom , they seem to have lost their punch , contrast and sharpness. I know some of this could be attributed to viewing on a smaller screen but its annoying in a way because I think I got the shot then I have to tweak a fair bit to get it to resemble what is on the LCD screen .
Could it be something to do with monitor calibration or colour space?
If this makes sense to anyone , when importing to Lightroom the photos look correct for a second then when fully loaded they lose the contrast & colour. It does this with my 500d as well but I thought that was because I shoot in RAW & Lightroom was resetting image on import.. However I am just shooting jpg on my fuji.
here is an image taken on iPhone. It has exaggerated it but its similar. flic.kr/p/ekkQEb Its not as colour casty on the monitor, but it does lose a lot of the colour & has less contrast
I know i have only recently got this camera , I have tried various settings now 8Mp vs 16Mp. Sharpness soft standard & High, different DR settings.
It appears to get good results on the LCD screen, but when moving to PC they are like different photos. Colours are washed out, seem noisier & lack general contrast.I know you can get good results with this camera based on flickr & this forum.
Apologies if this is an easy question.
1 hour 14 min ago
B&W EXHIBITION GALLERY, May 18th.
This gallery is running from Saturday to Saturday.
As usual, ONE shot per week, B&W, sepia, monotone, etc.., but NO COLOUR, please. And NO COMMENTS here, only photos and links to your own galleries. Of course, comments are welcome (and appreciated) but only in personal galleries.
Thanks for posting and sharing your best creations, have a good week everybody..
13 hours 40 min ago
whilst im out try to capture butterflies and birds i raise my camera look through my view finder and by the time i have focused its gone. even when i dont need to zoom in and catch something in and instant i still have to press the button halfway to focus before i can take the shot.
is there a way i can just point and shoot then i should be able to crop later to see if i captured my subject, will it be in focus and will the lighting be ok these are other factors i must consider ?
15 hours 2 min ago
Hi I would like to ask some advice about what batteries you all use in your s1730.
I used to have a s5700 and the batteries I used for that were ones I could pick up quite easily from Poundshops and discount stores and they would last up to 500 photos.
However since I upgraded to the 1730 I haven't found any batteries that will last more than a few minutes.
What batteries do you use? Are recharchables more advisable? Its doing my head in as I have missed loads of great photo ops because the batteries have dies already.
Thank you for any help you can give
15 hours 48 min ago
Hi, I have a new SL300 and I don't know if it's faulty or if it's me but I'm not getting any decent photos from it and I've had plenty of cameras before which have been fine. I want to take action shots of my dogs but if I set the camera on Sports Mode, I get a shutter speed of around 1/60s which really isn't good enough. If I use the shutter speed setting and put it up to 1200, 1600 or 2000, I get wishy washy photos which are blurry or the exposure isn't right. Today I took 32 photos at a dog show and not one of them is decent enough to post on Facebook for the people in the photos. Am really disappointed. Took a few photos at the same venue with my Canon G12 and every one was perfect. I'm really really disappointed with the Fuji.
16 hours 37 min ago
I am fairly new to photography and trying to get some decent pics with my new S4500. I tried some moon and stars shots, but the moon came out very blurry and the stars did not show at all. Can anyone give me some pointers to try out? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
13 hours 16 min ago
I have just upgraded my 2.5 year-old HS10 to an HS50EXR, and wondered if other users had any comparisons. A have a few, as follows. First though, I just have to say how much I loved the HS10. I always enjoyed using it and had some fantastic results. I have just sold it on eBay, and am slightly disappointed at the very low price it went for, but hey, now someone else gets the chance to have it, and I'm sure they'll love it to. As for the HS50 - well, I know I'm going to love it even more than the HS10. It is truly wonderful:
1. Even more impressive zoom ratio. 24mm - 1000mm (42x), giving a magnification of approx 20x.
2. Newly developed sensor which so far appears to give superb results. The HS10 sensor was 6.16 x 4.62mm with 10.3M pixels (3648x2736), the HS50 is 6.40 x 4.8mm with 16M pixels (4608x3456). (Details taken from www.digicamdb.com).
3. Fantastic speed! The HS50 powers on really quickly and is ready to take the next shot almost instantly. A great improvement on the HS10.
4. Higher resolution viewfinder(HS10:0.5mm, 200k pixels, HS50:0.7mm, 920k pixels) and monitor (HS10: 200k, HS50: 920k both 7.6 cm)
5. Slightly heavier (HS10: 636g, HS50:758g) and larger (HS10:131x91x126mm, HS50: 135x101x146mm)
6. On the HS50, a re-start after auto power off is achieved by simply pressing and holding the shutter release. The HS10 required the power switch to be rotated to off then back to on.
7. Multi-motion capture has disappeared on the HS50. I suppose this was a bit gimmicky, but was great fun. The HS10 had this mode, which superimposed multiple images to catch movement, e.g. a bouncing ball, or a swing etc. The HS50 now has a mode called 'multi exposure', where 2 images may be manually superimposed.
8. The HS50 has some new special modes. One I particularly like is 'Partial Colour', where only the selected colour appears and everything else is in black and white.
9. The HS50 monitor screen now swings out from the left edge, and then may be rotated 180 degrees around the horizontal midpoint axis, enabling you to see the image if you are in front of the lens. A good feature, but I hope the hinge is strong enough to survive a lot of use! I used the tilt option on the HS10, and this felt stronger, and was also quicker and easier to deploy. An added advantage is that the monitor screen may protected by turning it towards the camera body when it is closed.
I will post some images soon.
14 hours 30 min ago
Hello, trying to get pictures of full moon with the hs30. Using a tripod, manual mode. No problem with exposure, but with zoom > 500 mm equiv, no way to focus (even manual focus impossible to attain, the moon looks too bright and without detail in viewfinder). Any suggestions? Should I try to focus on some stars or very distant subject and lock focus?
Using less zoom results are ok
19 hours 55 min ago
Can anyone ID this Bird? Two of them visited my seed feeder yesterday. this was a quick shot through three panes of glass with my XS-1, as he only stayed for about 30 seconds. I think it is a finch of some kind but I can't find it in my Birds of Brittain and Europe Book. Thanks in advance!.
I tried to upload the photo but it was removed so I have put it in my Gallery.
21 hours 46 min ago
We have all been disturbed, disrupted, discomforted, and distraught recently because of the 'Site Maintenance' and thoughts that My Finepix might be at an end. It has helped many folk to become better photographers - me amongst them (even tho I had to say it myself!!). The site is unique and as many have said it is the folk who offer their help and advice on photography, their sympathy and understanding in times of trouble, they share your joys and your sorrows. They are glad for your successes and help out when there are failures.
So this week I want two photos from each person - one your worst and one your very best. I want to be able to see HOW this site has helped you. They must be in your profile - if you have removed the ones you want to use I will trust you to use photos that have been in your profile. It is OK to use past Competition photos but not Current competition photos.
And if you haven't improved - tough - you should have listened to the advice!!!
Or if you have always been an excellent photographer and this site has helped you not a jot then what are you doing here?
And to set you all on the right road here are my two
The awful one
And one that I think shows improvement and which I love
So there you have it - look at your past images and those which show your improvement and share them with us so that Fuji (if they are thinking about closing) will have second thoughts.
Good luck everyone