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I bought this guy for $7:
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Those "sensor safe wands" I saw something like that on an online store here, you think that can do the trick? Or it is a bit risky? (If the rocket blower fails to succeed in removing the dust)

EDIT: Gone, I've uploaded 3 photos, the first two is a comparison between the 1000D and the DSC-P100, can you guess which took which photo? The exif was removed when I uploaded. Just to say I took both at nearly same settings aside focal length. Both taken from my bedroom, window open standing still on 2 "cakes" of CDs/DVDs

P100- ISO100 f/3.2 4" 9mm
1000D- ISO100 f/3.5 4" 18mm

The 3rd photo (The one with the logitech mouse and the P100) was taken on auto.

ISO100 f/4.5 1/60 29mm



Edited by Dragoon - 1/16/09 at 12:58pm
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I haven't needed to use it yet, but the vacuum is USB powered and does work.
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Those "sensor safe wands" I saw something like that on an online store here, you think that can do the trick? Or it is a bit risky? (If the rocket blower fails to succeed in removing the dust)

EDIT: Gone, I've uploaded 3 photos, the first two is a comparison between the 1000D and the DSC-P100, can you guess which took which photo? The exif was removed when I uploaded. Just to say I took both at nearly same settings aside focal length. Both taken from my bedroom, window open standing still on 2 "cakes" of CDs/DVDs

P100- ISO100 f/3.2 4" 9mm
1000D- ISO100 f/3.5 4" 18mm

The 3rd photo (The one with the logitech mouse and the P100) was taken on auto.

ISO100 f/4.5 1/60 29mm
The one on the far left is the 1000D shot. Much sharper, plus it's a narrower angle, which kind of gives it away since you posted the focal lengths.
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The one on the far left is the 1000D shot. Much sharper, plus it's a narrower angle, which kind of gives it away since you posted the focal lengths.
Hard to belive, I know, but you're mistaken...

The first shot was actually taken with the P100, which shoots at 4:3 aspect ratio, the EOS always takes on 3:2 ratio, which is the same resolution as the 3rd photo. I knew giving away the focal length would cause confusion, but even the P100 at 9mm can't capture as much as the 1000D at 18mm, I don't understand though...

That's what I mean by being blurred... But the photo with flash is dead sharp.

Here's me having fun.


Air writing is fun, but since that was my first time, it took me quite a bit to get that one straight
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Hard to belive, I know, but you're mistaken...

The first shot was actually taken with the P100, which shoots at 4:3 aspect ratio, the EOS always takes on 3:2 ratio, which is the same resolution as the 3rd photo. I knew giving away the focal length would cause confusion, but even the P100 at 9mm can't capture as much as the 1000D at 18mm, I don't understand though...

That's what I mean by being blurred... But the photo with flash is dead sharp.
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Air writing is fun, but since that was my first time, it took me quite a bit to get that one straight
Then it's a mystery to me. I would almost say it looks soft, but really it looks out of focus. I thought for sure it was the older Sony in the right shot, so that's definitely not good. Hard to say, maybe try a few other things to rule out it just being the lens. Try shooting at a longer focal length and see if it sharpens up (zoom lenses are usually softest at the widest angle). Try shooting at the same focal length, but manually focus this time and see how it turns out. Barring that, I would say wait until your new lenses arrive and repeat the same shot with the different lenses. If they're all still blurry, it could be something wrong with the camera itself.

Sorry, it always suck when you get a new toy and something isn't right with it.
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Then it's a mystery to me. I would almost say it looks soft, but really it looks out of focus. I thought for sure it was the older Sony in the right shot, so that's definitely not good. Hard to say, maybe try a few other things to rule out it just being the lens. Try shooting at a longer focal length and see if it sharpens up (zoom lenses are usually softest at the widest angle). Try shooting at the same focal length, but manually focus this time and see how it turns out. Barring that, I would say wait until your new lenses arrive and repeat the same shot with the different lenses. If they're all still blurry, it could be something wrong with the camera itself.

Sorry, it always suck when you get a new toy and something isn't right with it.
Hmm... I'll give it a try, but the camera did shoot nicely when I took a picture of the P100 and the logitech mouse next to it was taken at 1/60 of a sec, f/4.5 and 29mm focal range.

And it does suck... badly. What luck...

I'll post a photo full zoomed in in a few.


Okay, I took the photos.

The first one is fully zoomed in, as you requested, I used manual focus on this one, only using the viewfinder.

The second one, is at shortest focus range, manually focused using live view because using the viewfinder was hard due to the position I was in, and the lack of place to focus on at so short "FR" (Now I know how a camera feels when it can't lock the focus lol ). It came out ALOT better than the original, but still a bit soft, maybe now is how you told before, zooming lens have a softer focus on larger angles.




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Hmm... I'll give it a try, but the camera did shoot nicely when I took a picture of the P100 and the logitech mouse next to it was taken at 1/60 of a sec, f/4.5 and 29mm focal range.

And it does suck... badly. What luck...

I'll post a photo full zoomed in in a few.


Okay, I took the photos.

The first one is fully zoomed in, as you requested, I used manual focus on this one, only using the viewfinder.

The second one, is at shortest focus range, manually focused using live view because using the viewfinder was hard due to the position I was in, and the lack of place to focus on at so short "FR" (Now I know how a camera feels when it can't lock the focus lol ). It came out ALOT better than the original, but still a bit soft, maybe now is how you told before, zooming lens have a softer focus on larger angles.

Still odd. I have the same lens, but I haven't used it a whole lot lately. I'll use it this weekend and see how it turns out for me, but the 18-55 IS is really a decent lens in it's own right, not "for a kit lens," so I'm surprised to see that it would be so soft for you.

EDIT: One thing I just realized: The default sharpness for the camera when I had my XTi was really low (set to 2 out of 7), so I configured a custom picture style and bumped the sharpness up to max (7). Maybe try that and see how it comes out. One review I read for Canon DSLRs say that they have that "trademark Canon softness."
Edited by GoneTomorrow - 1/16/09 at 8:17pm
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Still odd. I have the same lens, but I haven't used it a whole lot lately. I'll use it this weekend and see how it turns out for me, but the 18-55 IS is really a decent lens in it's own right, not "for a kit lens," so I'm surprised to see that it would be so soft for you.

EDIT: One thing I just realized: The default sharpness for the camera when I had my XTi was really low (set to 2 out of 7), so I configured a custom picture style and bumped the sharpness up to max (7). Maybe try that and see how it comes out. One review I read for Canon DSLRs say that they have that "trademark Canon softness."
Whoa, wth? No wonder... I just went to picture style menu and I found something interesting, I've been using "faithful" setting and the sharpness is ZERO... I'll make a new style and try out . I'll post a photo in a few.

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