Tag Archives: Camera

25 Aug

Shutter Speed & F-stop: Sony DSC HX1 Photography

Yesterday I was traveling from Ahmedabad to Vadodara and luckily I carried my DSC HX1 with me. I was even lucky that I was incapable of driving and was on front seat. No doubt my hand and car vibrations helped a bit in getting those designs. :)

I decided experiment with shutter speed for my Digital Camera and got some nice lightening decorations.

I was in Manual shooting mode; for most of the pics below I’ve used f-value (Aperature diameter) F8.0 and exposure is +2.0 unless specified otherwise. Minimum shutter speed I could set was NR 30″.

ISO is something I have not dared to play with till now, so I let my DSC HX1 use it Auto.

Okay so here I go with few of my shutter speed controlled light drawings :)


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Right, a lot of vibrations caused those bumps… Further I decreased it to 30 Sec and I got:


Well, below is my steady shot (no Vibrations) for 10 second near Vadodara Toll Booth.


Suddenly I realised the full moon and changed focus to sky along with Exposure time 1/1250 and then 1/2000 Sec respectively.


Btw check above results with my previous capture [F/5.2, Exposure Time 1/30 Sec].

27 May

My Sony DSC HX1 Performance, Learning and Photos – I

After a lot of ifs, buts, confusions and questions I’ve bought Sony’s DSC HX1 . Well I’m not that good at photography but yes I like that.

Here I will post my some of the photography with new DSC HX1. I’d request your comments and suggestion to improve it.
Mind well, the pictures captured and uploaded here are compressed to almost ~30% to fit the size restrictions.
I hope you’ll like it. Don’t Miss the last picture of the page.

Close Ups:

Earliest morning capture in low light:

Flowers:

Zoomed at Max to reach here:

Concentrated on subjects – Still learning on this:

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No matter how many fish in the sea, it feel so empty without me :)  [At some lake on the way to Jammu]:

Bat-man begins - I’ve never seen it so clear (except on discovery)

The horizontal and vertical panorama captures of The Taj Mahal and The Kutub Minar - Possibly very first time captures ;)

Taj Mahal - panorama view

Kutub Minar - panorama view

Attempt to get the Moon:

The Moon by DSC HX1

Now the best of my live captures [as of now]:

The law applies: Survival of the fittest.

I saw it live, a fish came out, got its food and went back in water. Life is all about struggle and here you can see the risk of life that brave fish has taken… I really love that… This is the extent one should go to get what you want. I should have captured video but… alas… Enjoy the capture mean while…

Life for food-food for life

Your comments are welcome.

04 May

My Digital confusion for Camera

In the huge task of selecting a digital camera, one more day has passed.
I’m still not decided.

Yes, I have now felt an extreme need of purchasing a digital camera and I’m trying hard to wrap-up this chapter by end of this week.

I started getting idea from Ashish as he knows much more in cameras and he’s good at capturing as well.
After finishing his analysis and study he suggested me Sony DSC-W380 in my suggested price band of Rs. 15000.

Mean while I went on Sony store where I found and compared it with DSC-W370 and again get back to Mr. Ashish. W370 is having higher optical zoom (7X) as compared to 5x of W380 but still it was cheaper!! I learned that the processor is a main distinction between them W380 has BIONZ while W370 is having Sony-Processor.

Well the afternoon I happen to talk to Vic. Who owns Canon 400D and want to sell it and buy 5D.
According to him, all these Sony S8000, CoolPix or DSC series are “Ladies” cameras :) He suggested me to raise the price band or buy a “pink” camera. Proper SLRs I will not get below 30K and I’m not much interested in jumping to that range.
Any ways Vic, I’m not gonna get Pink for sure, it’ll be Black, My favorite :)

Readers, do check Vic’s flicker here: www.flickr.com/photos/vicky300374

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My need is simple, maximum value for minimum money [Is it possible for free?] ;)
A camera having good zoom (at least 10x), Higher Pixels (at least 10) with some good lens and processor is my target.

In the evening Rakesh aka Raka aka Sabu told me to go for higher configuration and said some lens name “Carl Zuuuuuuiss” or something. I found the exact spelling later, he meant “Carl Zeiss”.

Then came the Hardik aka the Hard One (title given by Mr. Paul). He recollected my needs and started searching. Well since past two days I’ve visited almost all camera vendor’s sites and camera details; but seems like when Hardik again came to rescue, I started hunting for my DG-cam again.

Hardik come up with suggesting Sony’s DSC-H20 and Nikon’s Coolpix P100. Earlier we had discussed about Nikon S8000, but I was not much confident to go for it. I compared them with Sony DSC-H55/B and W370.
Now Nikon’s Coolpix P100 has got 26X Optical zoom but the price difference is almost 10,000.
Later I found Nikon’s COOLPIX L110 with 15X Optical Zoom with 12.1 MP @ ~15000.  Seems like I might have to settled for somewhere in 20K budget.
I didn’t stop here, I Googled for lens details and went on comparing Carl Zeiss VS Nikkor Lenses and their performance. At places I heard Carl Zeiss over Nikkor and anyways I have heard more about Zeiss :) I’m not much in to that.

My friends, who have ever been to shopping with me, know such “indecisive” attribute about choosing things, but I need help.

Anyways I’m still not done with deciding which one to buy and I hope I pick a good one.

-- Kedar Vaijanapurkar --