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Date: 2/22/2009 12:04:47 PM
Author: John Pollard

Not so fancy. It was just a PowerShot SD850, so we''re not far off. Nice artistic photo by the way!

For company-quality photos a good SLR can be a dream. Our Minnesota dealer just produced a print catalogue using a Nikon D3 that had my jaw on the floor. I''d love to get a D300.
Really??!! And you use the digital zoom? Hmmm, I''m gonna have to do a little experiment....
 

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Date: 2/22/2009 12:12:19 PM
Author: cellentani


Date: 2/22/2009 12:04:47 PM
Author: John Pollard

Not so fancy. It was just a PowerShot SD850, so we're not far off. Nice artistic photo by the way!

For company-quality photos a good SLR can be a dream. Our Minnesota dealer just produced a print catalogue using a Nikon D3 that had my jaw on the floor. I'd love to get a D300.
Really??!! And you use the digital zoom? Hmmm, I'm gonna have to do a little experiment....
Yes'm. The setting on my SD850 is called Digital Macro, it's expressly for close-ups. I don't know if the 1000 has it? I gave all the settings on page 1 for MGR - she's part of out powershot club too.

I'm with you on that digital zoom (for far away shots). The 4x optical is fine, but when it switches to digital >4x it's very grainy unless you're in bright daylight taking a still with the camera steady.

A lot of you consumers have the aesthetic/artistic stuff down pat. Once you know how the arrows are easy. I prefer your flower shots, heirloom photos, ring sitting on ice, fire-captures, diamonds-in-a-bathtub w/ rose petals...
 

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Date: 2/22/2009 12:24:31 PM
Author: John Pollard

A lot of you consumers have the aesthetic/artistic stuff down pat. Once you know how the arrows are easy. I prefer your flower shots, heirloom photos, ring sitting on ice, fire-captures, diamonds-in-a-bathtub w/ rose petals...
I wish I could find the one where I stuck my ring in a stick of butter.
 

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Date: 2/22/2009 12:36:16 PM
Author: Ellen

Date: 2/22/2009 12:24:31 PM
Author: John Pollard

A lot of you consumers have the aesthetic/artistic stuff down pat. Once you know how the arrows are easy. I prefer your flower shots, heirloom photos, ring sitting on ice, fire-captures, diamonds-in-a-bathtub w/ rose petals...
I wish I could find the one where I stuck my ring in a stick of butter.
I think I can find that one....hold on....
 

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LOL Thanks Lore!


That just looks so, wrong.
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Date: 2/22/2009 12:55:13 PM
Author: Ellen
LOL Thanks Lore!


That just looks so, wrong.
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Hehe! I bet you had to do some heavy duty cleaning afterwards!
 

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Date: 2/22/2009 12:24:31 PM
Author: John Pollard

Yes''m. The setting on my SD850 is called Digital Macro, it''s expressly for close-ups. I don''t know if the 1000 has it? I gave all the settings on page 1 for MGR - she''s part of out powershot club too.

I''m with you on that digital zoom (for far away shots). The 4x optical is fine, but when it switches to digital >4x it''s very grainy unless you''re in bright daylight taking a still with the camera steady.

A lot of you consumers have the aesthetic/artistic stuff down pat. Once you know how the arrows are easy. I prefer your flower shots, heirloom photos, ring sitting on ice, fire-captures, diamonds-in-a-bathtub w/ rose petals...
Well then, this one''s for you, John.

Plant shot for John.JPG
 

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Date: 2/22/2009 1:22:03 PM
Author: cellentani

Date: 2/22/2009 12:24:31 PM
Author: John Pollard

Yes''m. The setting on my SD850 is called Digital Macro, it''s expressly for close-ups. I don''t know if the 1000 has it? I gave all the settings on page 1 for MGR - she''s part of out powershot club too.

I''m with you on that digital zoom (for far away shots). The 4x optical is fine, but when it switches to digital >4x it''s very grainy unless you''re in bright daylight taking a still with the camera steady.

A lot of you consumers have the aesthetic/artistic stuff down pat. Once you know how the arrows are easy. I prefer your flower shots, heirloom photos, ring sitting on ice, fire-captures, diamonds-in-a-bathtub w/ rose petals...
Well then, this one''s for you, John.
* swoon*
 

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Date: 2/22/2009 1:23:36 PM
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Date: 2/22/2009 1:22:03 PM
Author: cellentani


Well then, this one''s for you, John.
* swoon*
Indeed. *sigh*
 

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Date: 2/22/2009 12:24:31 PM
Author: John Pollard

Yes''m. The setting on my SD850 is called Digital Macro, it''s expressly for close-ups. I don''t know if the 1000 has it? I gave all the settings on page 1 for MGR - she''s part of out powershot club too.

I''m with you on that digital zoom (for far away shots). The 4x optical is fine, but when it switches to digital >4x it''s very grainy unless you''re in bright daylight taking a still with the camera steady.

A lot of you consumers have the aesthetic/artistic stuff down pat. Once you know how the arrows are easy. I prefer your flower shots, heirloom photos, ring sitting on ice, fire-captures, diamonds-in-a-bathtub w/ rose petals...
Whoa - found the digital macro. I think I got confused by your "zooming in", because I can''t do that in regular macro mode, but can in dig. macro. I have to say, the digital macro is a little too good for my stone - I''ve got a decent cut and G color, but nobody needs to see the messy SI2 part.
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Oh heck, maybe I''ll post one anyway...
 

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Okay, here''s a shot using the regular macro function (the one with the flower icon). The end of my lens is about 1.75-inches away from the diamond table.

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And here is a digital macro shot - exact same distance away. I know it doesn''t seem possible, but it really is eyeclean - even the guys at Quest said so.

Digital Macro.JPG
 

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DH was underwhelmed - I guess using the digital macro is the same as zooming in on a regular macro photo in a photo-editing program. If I were to crop the reg. macro photo, it would look just like the digital macro photo. Dang, I''m stupid.
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Lorelei, can I share your butter?
 

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Date: 2/22/2009 2:33:00 PM
Author: cellentani
DH was underwhelmed - I guess using the digital macro is the same as zooming in on a regular macro photo in a photo-editing program. If I were to crop the reg. macro photo, it would look just like the digital macro photo. Dang, I''m stupid.
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Lorelei, can I share your butter?
Of course you can!
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