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I always try and shoot on ISO 100. You want to reduce noise as much as possible. Sometimes you need the faster speed and need to adjust accordingly.

And as marin said, avoid using the flash, especially if you are using the pop-up camera flash, it sucks...

I find natural light works well for some nice daytime shots.
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^^ Added you on flickr!
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thank you
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http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/8141/dsc00979hu4.jpg

Could someone tell me what kind of USB connection that is and, if possible, provide a Newegg link to the appropriate cable? My sister found that camera in the women's bathroom and took it home. It measures 0.5 centimeters across.
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http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/8141/dsc00979hu4.jpg

Could someone tell me what kind of USB connection that is and, if possible, provide a Newegg link to the appropriate cable? My sister found that camera in the women's bathroom and took it home. It measures 0.5 centimeters across.
What camera is it?
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A Polaroid i533. It's not listed on Polaroid's site though and Google isn't helping much.
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I'm running blind here as I can't see your plug. I'm at work and they block many sites so I can only get rough ideas sometimes or have to use the cache feature in google if I'm lucky. pictures still dont' work though

but take a look is this the same
http://www.pccables.com/cgi-bin/orde...09&rsite=71609
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OK, well I've got my PC back up and running now. Hopefully I won't get any more problems for a while.

I went out the other night and tried to take some night shots, without a tripod. The only real light was from street lamps and artificial lighting, but I managed to get one or two shots handheld without too much blur. In retrospect I really should of taken my tripod with me, so I could of increased the shutter speed some, but meh, I knew that; I just didn't do it... Again, I'm still only really testing the camera's real world limitations atm though .

Anyway, this was the best I could get @ ISO1600, balancing the camera on a wall ( with a rounded top no less ), at 1/2 a second.



I'm definitely going to try this shot again, with a tripod. I might go earlier in the day as well, so there'll a bit more available light and I can try an aperture smaller than F2.8 (ie higher f number). Might be better if I had bit longer lens as well, so I could get a closer shot.

I'd really like to get the 70-200 VR 2.8, but it's £1200 (around $2400 USD) in the UK online. It's got some great MTF numbers, but it'll be a while before I can afford it. There's a Sigma equivalent for less than half the price, but it's not quite as sharp (especially at 200mm) and it doesn't have VR. Does anybody know if Sigma make a lens with VR or their own VR equivalent?

Oh and Capture NX2 is supposed to be with me tomorrow, so I just got the PC back up in time it would seem. I’m totally looking forward to trying it out, it looks great .

Oh, and here’s another test shot, this time of a small teddy bear .



...and a crop of his head .



This little guy is only about three inches tall (about 7cm) and his eye measures about 5mm accross. Focus point is on the eye with the live view (contrast based), manual focus. The bear was only about 10cm from the front element. ISO200, F5.6.

I'll update when I have more. Keep up the good work guys!

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Looks nice. That's a lot of bokeh even at 5.6 since the lettering on the stomach isn't crisp, but the head is just spot on.

Is that using the 17-50/2.8 lens? I have that lens and it's awesome!
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Looks nice. That's a lot of bokeh even at 5.6 since the lettering on the stomach isn't crisp, but the head is just spot on.

Is that using the 17-50/2.8 lens? I have that lens and it's awesome!
The Tammy's sweet spot ( or should I say sweetest spot, as it's all pretty sweet ) is 35mm (52.5mm full frame equiv. on a 1.5 crop frame) @ F5.6. There you get the most detail the lens can resolve in both the centre and the corners. After F5.6 you're really only getting more DOF in a shot, rather than any more detail, at least on my D300 sensor anyway . 50mm is only fractionally less sharp than 35mm at 5.6.

This lens is really sharp throughout the entire focal range though. Even at 50mm at F2.8 the resolving power is extremely good. This lens actually equals and even beats the Nikkor F2.8 17-55, especially at 35mm and 50mm and even the Nikkor F1.4 50mm prime is only a tiny bit better at the same apertures the Tammy can do. It's almost as good as one of the best Nikkor primes and equals and beats one of the best Nikkor standard zoom lenses available. For the price, it's an outstanding little lens.

I just wish Tamron made an equivalent to the Nikkor 70-200 f2.8 VR, that was a fraction of the price and either on a par, or better than it. I guess I can dream on though .

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