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  1. Jun 19, 2005 #1

    Integral

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    I took a Fathers day hike, thought I'd share the view. Marys Peak is about 20mi west of my home, I haven't been up there in many years, thought it was time for a revisit.
    these are just some shots along the way.

    First the requisite waterfalls
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    and then the flowers

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    Now for some views from the top.

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    the trail I followed.
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    this shot shows exactly where Ivan and I live.

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    Now for a couple of self portraits.

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  3. Jun 19, 2005 #2

    JasonRox

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    Looks beautiful.

    I'd be there like once month!
     
  4. Jun 19, 2005 #3

    Evo

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    Beautiful!!! Awesome!!!!!

    Oh yeah, and the pictures without you too. :blushing:

    Dang Integral you are a hot guy!!!! (I don't even need the time machine)

    Those are great pictures. I love mountains. I'm sitting here in flat cow country. :frown: Cows. Cowpies. Flies. :frown:

    What kind of camera do you use?
     
  5. Jun 19, 2005 #4

    Integral

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    I have a HP945, its 5Mp and 12x optical zoom.(who would use digital zoom anyway?)

    I am really liking this camera, 5MP seems to be a very noticeable improvement over the 3MP that I have been using.

    I also have aperture and shutter priority controls. The instant feed back provided by digital make playing with the aperture much more appealing.
     
  6. Jun 19, 2005 #5
    I've never used a digital camera, but am thinking about getting one. Your pictures look excellent.

    What is the problem with a digital zoom that makes the optical one prefered?
     
  7. Jun 19, 2005 #6
    Digital zoom is no different than taking the picture, cropping it, and enlarging (distorting) it. Optical actually shows more detail.
     
  8. Jun 19, 2005 #7

    Integral

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    Essentially digital zoom allows you to crop the picture in the camera. It is the same as croping afterwards, only you can't take it back!
     
  9. Jun 19, 2005 #8
    This makes sence, the analogy to regular photography being when you print some smaller portion of a negative than the whole, but blow it up to fill the original print size: you get a grainier image.

    I'm impressed with Integral's ability to get clear closeups of the flowers. How do the zoom ratings Of digital cameras compare to the lens lengths of conventional cameras? For a closeup like Integral's of the flowers I would use the longest setting of my 35mm telephoto, which is 105. Digital cameras seem to be rated as 12x, 10x etc. How do you translate that to conventional lens lengths?
     
  10. Jun 19, 2005 #9

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    Happy Father's Day!

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    Wow, I just happened to look towards Mary's Peak today, and I thought I saw you taking that picture.
     
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    I see what you mean: the cropped version is what's recorded and that's all you have.
     
  12. Jun 20, 2005 #11

    Integral

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    I have macro lens capability, so can focus down to about 10" so for the flower pics I get close up and zoom in.

    I hope someone can answer your questions concering comparison of a digital x12 and a standard 35mm format telephoto. I would guess that my x12 is about a 200mm lens, that is just a guess. I suppose I could dig out my old Mamiya with its 135mm and do a field of view comparison.
     
  13. Jun 20, 2005 #12
    I was really impressed with this. You guys must never get lost. What is that, some kind of smoke signal? An elaborate helium balloon structure?
     
  14. Jun 20, 2005 #13

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    Thanx Integral.very very beautiful.I almost feel I'm there.(don't worry I'm not there)
     
  15. Jun 20, 2005 #14
    This "macro lens" is a separate function from the regular zoom, I take it?

    As far as I can tell on my not so hot monitor, those pictures look great: rich true color, and good detail. The countryside up there is gorgeous.
     
  16. Jun 20, 2005 #15

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    Outstanding pictures Integral.
     
  17. Jun 20, 2005 #16

    Integral

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    It's all electronic, I push a button and it changes the focus range. The optical zoom actually moves lenses. One reason I got this camera is that it has real glass optics of a significant diameter. Still not as big as the lenes on my old SLR. I am patiently waiting for the price of digital SLRs to drop a bit more.

    Marys Peak, at 4,000ft (1200m) is the highest point in the Oregon coast range, It is far and away the most identifiable mountian in the entire Coast Range, its prominance is made even more noticeable because the pass to the north is so low. While there is a supstancial mountian to the south, its name says it all (Flat Mountian) also the highest point of Marys Peak is to the south. From the top, on a clrear day, you can see the ocean about 50mi to the west


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  18. Jun 21, 2005 #17
    i see UFO in 11th picture !
     
  19. Jun 21, 2005 #18
    No, that was Ivan, and we've already identified him.


    Great photos, I love the water fall. Sometimes its just so boring being a flatlander. :frown:
     
  20. Jun 23, 2005 #19
    I just googled your camera and they give the analagous zoom range as 37-300mm. That's really an excellent amount of range!
     
  21. Jun 23, 2005 #20

    Integral

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    Hey, thanks! Imagine that google is the man!

    I don't have a good feel for wide angle so that is that is good info. No surprise, I guessed conservative on the telephoto.

    The main draw back of this camera is battery usage. I have 2 sets of Metal hydroxide batteries, a full day of shooting will drain one set and most of of the other.

    Looking at a Consumer Report yesterday my camera was pretty well rated, but only got 60 pics on a set of battries while others were getting hundreds!

    Ivan, Janus and I are heading for the Evergreen Aviation Museum tomorrow, I should have lots of pics of the planes.
     
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