Testing out Olympus Mju 7000(part 2): macro shots in dim restaurants

Posted by vivien | Non-Food Related | Sunday 22 November 2009 7:42 pm
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testing out olympus mju 7000 again. This is a good camera for dummy because they are so many preset scenery options, about 13 in total, this time i try out the modes for taking macro shots in dimly lighted restaurant.

landscape

landscape

fireworks

fireworks

sunset

sunset

documents

documents

night scene

night scene

night portrait

night portrait

sports

sports

beach & snow

beach & snow

indoor

indoor

candle

candle

cuisine

cuisine

portrait

portrait

self portrait

self portrait

In the above photos, surprisingly, i like candle, portrait and self portrait the most… i thought cuisine mode will do not bad as well, going to try out in other restaurant again next time.


 

Testing out Olympus Mju 7000: scenery options for macro shots

Posted by vivien | Non-Food Related | Sunday 8 November 2009 5:57 pm
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Was testing out the preset scenery options of Olympus, below are some of the description of the options, also pics of camera pouch in macro position… testing out the clarity of macro and its background.

– Landscape: vivid reproductions of blues and greens

– Night: shooting illuminated scenes in evening or night, Uses lower shutter speed, stable the camera for best result

– Night portrait: shooting both subjust and illuminated background in evening, shutter speed is slowed

– Sport: capture fast moving without blurring

– Indoor: shoot both main subject and indoors

– Candle: shooting under candlelight, warm colors are reproduced

– Sunset: vivid reproduction of reds and yellows

– Fireworks: slower shutter speed

– Cuisine: for still life photography, vividly reproducte colors of fruits, flowers etc

– Document: increase contrast between letter and background

– Beach & snows: for shooting white sand sea scape and other whitish background.

Night Portrait

night portrait

Candle

candle

Fireworks

fireworks

Sunset

sunset

Night Scene

night scene

Landscape

landscape

Documents

documents

Portrait

portrait

Beach & Snow

beach & snow

Sports

Sports

Indoor

Indoor

Self Potrait

Self Portrait

Cuisine

Cuisine

I find “Cuisine” and “Document” take macro really well, although i find taking food pic with cuisine allows for better contrast and colors.

Whereas “Sunset” & “Landscape” will show background clearly. “Night scene” and “fireworks” works as well.


 

Testing out tripod

Posted by vivien | Non-Food Related | Saturday 7 November 2009 6:23 pm
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shake

shooting of macro camera pouch

less shake

trying to contain my breath, while holding the camera still, slightly clearer

tripod

ah with tripod is the way to go.


 

Canon S90 givin Panasonic Lumix LX3 a run of its money

Posted by vivien | Journal | Friday 18 September 2009 4:33 pm
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Canon just came out with a new model called S90 looks so desirable, was informed of this camera by ieatishootipost.sg, i don’t need it, but i want it, and it is lighter than the sold-out Panasonic Lumix LX3(195g), this S90 weight only 175g, not bad, not too heavier than my current Pentax Option S4.

Canon S90 on imaging-resource.com

dpreview.com

Cool photo comparing S90 and Panasonic Lumix Lx3


 

Food blogger’s camera choice

Posted by vivien | Journal | Saturday 11 April 2009 1:23 am
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In continuation to my previous post Camera survey among food bloggers, i have finally narrowed down my camera selection to 3 choices, after considering few criteria including price. Since the attractiveness of the photo will in part due to skill of the photographer, and it is so expensive to buy recent releases which will prob be outdated in few years, so now am just looking to upgrade photos in this blog. Btw, i bought the pentax 5 years ago for almost RM2000, -_-“, that time 4MP is above average, now mine just look so obsoleted, the screen is 1.5 inch?!

1. Olympus Stylus 830(US)/Mju 830(known locally), sample photo: A Southern Grace
2. Olympus Stylus 840(US)/Mju 840
3. Canon SD750(US)/Ixus 75, sample photo: Confession of a city Eater
(these 3 choices are now retailing at RM799, should be able to get it fro RM750)
+ 2 option(suggested by cookengnr, A Kuchingite residing in the US)
4. Canon SD1000IS/Ixus 70, sample photo: Jom Makan
5. Canon SD1100IS/Ixus 80, sample photo: A Taste of Home Cooking, Foodbuddy.net,
I have seen the Ixus 80, the button is kinda ugly…, so will probably left it out, anyway, click Digital Photography review for a side-by-side comparison of choices listed above.
Pro and Cons of the camera
– All are ultra compact, so that is a good thing.
– All are either 7MP or 8MP, sound decent 😛
– Olympus has bigger sensor size at 1/2.3″
– ISO all up to 1600
– Olympus 5X zoom, Canon 3X zoom(not much importance to me)
– Olympus macro range 3cm, Canon mostly 5cm
– Canon has very high minimum shutter speed of 15sec, Olympus 4sec/.5sec. (night scene?)
– Storage type: Canon SD/SDHC/MMC, Olympus xD picture card (any difference?)
– LCD: all are decent 2.5″ above, Ixus is at 3″ while Olympus 840 2.7″
– Olympus 830 is all weathered(slight waterproof!)
– weight: 165-175g
So here my camera research, basically i already cancel off 4th and 5th… hahaha… which one i going to get and when, still not fully decided yet. It is between Olympus 830 and Ixus 75 now. Should i sucumb to the reliable brand Canon, or should i get Olympus which has slight smaller LCD?

 

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