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The new Sony A65 or A77 has great vid and picture quality too. Plus still uses Minolta alpha mount so you can save money using the legacy *better IQ lenses! I'm a BIG fan of minolta!

It was/is highly anticipated and announced this last week. Here is a preview: http://forums.dpreview.com/previews/sonyslta77/ The main point is that it is so cheap compared to the rest of the Nikcannons. 24mp, 1080p video, 12fps... I'm saving for this... the a77 is $1399 w/out kit lens $2000 with it. The A65 is under $1000!!!! and a hell of a buy!!!!!

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A77 looks really nice for that price. Hopefully I can land a new job soon and I'll definitely pick one up.
 
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Did you sleeve those yourself or did they come that way? I'm guessing you did after seeing that huge bundle of sleeving you had a while back...
 
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I like the first one. I take it you left the exposure open a little longer to smooth out the look of the water?
 
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I like the first one. I take it you left the exposure open a little longer to smooth out the look of the water?
yea stopped the aperature all the way down to make the shutter slow down. This is my first attempt at the flowing water effect. I need a filter though and I could make it look more "foamy" :toast:
 

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I think it looks very cool. I have seen another picture before like it, but I didn't figure out how they did it until I saw yours.

Anyway, with it being about 100F degrees outside, I thought I'd tempt some of you with these:









 
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Anybody have any tips for shooting indoor sports like basketball/volleyball games? Any other Olympus users in the house for glass recommendations?
 

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Do yall use LightRoom for editing or what? I'll give that one a whirl as soon as I get LR re-installed. (just did a reformat a few days ago)
 

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I used it, I kind of like it, but it's not installed right now.
 
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Anybody have any tips for shooting indoor sports like basketball/volleyball games? Any other Olympus users in the house for glass recommendations?
If they're indoor, but they're very brightly lit, it would be the same suggestion for any other sport shooting, indoors or out. A wicked fast shutter speed with the appropriate aperture to make the picture bright enough, and probably stick to ISO 100 or if you need it a bit brighter, 200.
 
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I think it looks better so thank you. I really like the picture and I think it turned out great. I know it's a bit blurry but like I said, because it was dark
 
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I think it looks better so thank you. I really like the picture and I think it turned out great. I know it's a bit blurry but like I said, because it was dark
It is a nice picture; It's nice to look at too, lots of things that grab the eye.
 
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I think it is a nice shot, and very nearly a great shot

1./ It could use a little more of the foreground to balance the infinity skyscrapers. Currently it is clipped and looks like a bad crop
2./ The barrel distortion is horrible IMO. There are two parts to fixing this: a) fix the barral (must) and b) fix the perspective convergence (optional). I personally would give both a go and see how it comes out

Great thread!
 
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Lens distortion fixed:


Does look better. Heck, I didn't even notice the distortion first time around until you pointed it out, haha. Fatigue for the loss.