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Old 09-27-2004, 10:56 AM
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Article and PS action on lens flare

Hi friends

As an excuse for not being here for a long time I will post links to what I've been doing!

My new Konica Minolta DIMAGE A2 goes milky if the light is too strong. I decided to find out why. Here's the result.

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Old 09-27-2004, 12:42 PM
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Hi Vegard!

Nice to have you back!!

I downloaded your article (alas, I'm very ignorant in photography matters!!! ) ... but I'll definitely try your PS action....

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Old 09-30-2004, 01:27 PM
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Konica/Minolta A2

I have an A1. It has the same problem. Period. Underlined. Capitalized.

No matter what setting I put it on, if the day is very sunny and I'm shooting without all the fancy photographic aids in real time where I can't control all of the factors, something light gets blown out (i.e. 254).

If, on the other hand, I'm shooting on a dreary day, the camera performs WONDERFULLY...except for the sky, of course. Giggle.

I was really glad to have your article. I've read through it. Now, I just have to implement your technique. Thank you.

Janet

P.S. How is the digital noise factor with your A2? Not that I can afford to upgrade yet. Sigh.
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Old 09-30-2004, 02:32 PM
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Nice to have you back!!
Nice to be back

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I'll definitely try your PS action....
It will correct the exposure. However, milk all over the place is a USM, Curves and Levels job. Afterwards.
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Old 09-30-2004, 02:44 PM
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I have an A1. It has the same problem. Period. Underlined. Capitalized.
That is to be expected. The 7X, A1, A2 and now A200 share the same lens.

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No matter what setting I put it on, if the day is very sunny and I'm shooting without all the fancy photographic aids in real time where I can't control all of the factors, something light gets blown out (i.e. 254).
Use a constant exposure compensation of -0.3 or -0.7. That helps quite a lot. And get used to having an eye on the histogram. That takes care of the rest

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I was really glad to have your article. I've read through it. Now, I just have to implement your technique. Thank you.
Happy to hear that.

Now my "Minolta home" is really The Konica Minolta Talk Forum on DP Review and that is a better place to discuss Minoltas than here

But while I'm at it (hope the Forum gods don't strike me down), may I offer another shameless plug? The A1/A2 FAQ If you search for my name you will find another article, written for the A2, but I think also applicable to the A1. And the FAQ itself of course.

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P.S. How is the digital noise factor with your A2? Not that I can afford to upgrade yet. Sigh.
Simply excellent. I don't understand the complaints. And in addition I have bought Noise Ninja.
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