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Old September 14th, 2006, 06:08 PM
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I am talking about so bright they really look digital if you know what I mean.
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Old September 14th, 2006, 06:24 PM
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I am talking about so bright they really look digital if you know what I mean.
No, I'm not sure what you mean. My reds were very dull. Did you try changing the menu settings?
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Old September 14th, 2006, 09:37 PM
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I did a bit of experimenting after reading your comment. I know the D50 isn't "top of the line" but we should not have to avoid reds, especially as they add pizzazz to a picture. I guess I really hadn't given it much thought, before but the reds really are wishy-washy, so I checked things out. The D50 comes with standard settings which - in my opinion - are not standard. It takes just a little bit of tinkering with to make it do what it ought to do. On the menu, go to "Optimize Image" then go to "Custom." On the "Saturation" make it "Moderate." On the "Color Mode" make it "Adobe RGB." I am attaching a picture of my results. The left column is the camera's standard setting. The right column is the enhanced setting. You can enhance it more than this if you like. The resulting enhancements are now just like the items I photographed.
I will try changing it a biit under the custom menu. Thanks everyone for the advice. I will try different ones. Kathy g
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Old September 21st, 2006, 12:15 PM
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I'm absolutely rapturous with my D50, since I bought it two weeks ago. My focus ring isn't loose and depending on which f/stop I use, I can compensate for overbrightness of the reds. My only problem is that I'm on normal jpeg and it's friggin' 17.2 MB a picture!!!!!!!!!!! Time to buy a new hard drive 'cuz this 250 GB is going to be jam-packed VERY SOON!

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I am talking about so bright they really look digital if you know what I mean.
Dave, do you mean that your reds look un-naturally bright. Have you got a polarizing filter? Or a filter that can neutralize the red to get rid of the brightness; not to the point of dulling it, but taking away some of the over-brightness.

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agreed...my reds come out so gross

other than that i have no complaints at all

the focus ring on the stock lens works fine for me.
CAB, You're in New West? I'm in South Surrey now by 64th Avenue and King George. I used to live in New West and used to shoot at Queens Park, I don't recall anywhere where you could test out the red shooting capability on your D50, but I'd look for one of the red brick walls. Try shooting the pavement near what used to be the old Telus building just about half a block North-West of 6th and 6th or on Royal Center. It's got Red brick, and then play with your settings.
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Old September 21st, 2006, 03:21 PM
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My only problem is that I'm on normal jpeg and it's friggin' 17.2 MB a picture!!!!!!!!!!! Time to buy a new hard drive 'cuz this 250 GB is going to be jam-packed VERY SOON!
Unless you are going to have huge prints made from your shots, you can set the D50 to take Large, Medium or Small shots. The Small shots are more than adequate for viewing on a monitor and even then, can still use some downsizing.
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Old October 10th, 2006, 10:12 PM
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perhaps he had it on raw?
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Nope...bmwlover...I had it on NORMAL JPEG mode. ~blink~ Wow...I'd hate to see what the D80's 10.2 MP size would be like. I think a new hard-drive for my...(OUCH! Featherbelle just poked me and commented "OUR") computer is in order.
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Old November 20th, 2006, 08:06 AM
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My only problem is that I'm on normal jpeg and it's friggin' 17.2 MB a picture
17!! I don't get images anywhere near that size and I use Raw
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Old November 20th, 2006, 04:55 PM
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Nope...bmwlover...I had it on NORMAL JPEG mode. ~blink~ Wow...I'd hate to see what the D80's 10.2 MP size would be like. I think a new hard-drive for my...(OUCH! Featherbelle just poked me and commented "OUR") computer is in order.
I think I know what's happening. With the menu picture size set on large, the FILE size is actually 2.74 MB. But when you open it with your editor, the PICTURE size is 17.2 MB. It happens for me, too, but if you look at the file in your Windows Explorer, you will see the actual file size at 2.74 MB. So you won't be filling your hard drive us so quickly. Perhaps some knowledgeable person will explain to us why this is.

I looked at the competition rules in Popular Photography, some time ago, and they say the minimum picture size they will accept is 9 MB. When I saw the size of my picture as being 2.74 MB, I enlarged it until the file size became 9 MB. If I could have printed it out I could have papered my living room with it. I thought their requirement was ridiculous, but later I found out about the picture size thingy.
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Old December 3rd, 2006, 02:40 PM
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Im pretty sure they are giving the requirment for the resolution of the picture. instead of giving the dimensions they are just giving you the sie in which those dimensions would meet.
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