Saturday, February 28, 2009

THE 5,000TH PICTURE ......

I got a Canon Powershot S2 IS 5 megapixel, with 10x zoom, 2 1/2 years ago. I took picture # 5,000 today! The Boyz ... Lucky and Winston ... growing in pots outside between the snow of yesterday and the rain of tomorrow.
Anybody know how many pix a digital camera will last for?
Despite good reviews and an overall nice behaving camera, I just don't think mine takes sharp images. Maybe it is plumb wore out?

8 comments:

bunnygirl said...

Aw...you're growing bunnies! If I plant a few doots in a pot, will I get more bunnies, too?

Crafty Green Poet said...

ah so my mystery bulbs might turn into rabbits?

Anonymous said...

It's not that the lens isn't sharp, but that the bunnies are fuzzy.

Keithius said...

Congrats on pictures #5000!! What a lovely subject matter you've chosen. ;-)

I'm not aware of anything short of actual damage to the lens that would "wear out" a digital camera. And the one you have is very good - I have the successor to it, the S3 IS - and that's what takes all the pictures of Gus & Betsy.

Getting "tack sharp" photos is something I've read a lot about (warning: photography nerd content ahead).

The bottom line is, getting "tack sharp" photos is a bit of work. You can't just point & shoot and expect them to be super-sharp.

If you're hand-holding the camera when you take pictures, and if the light isn't too bright inside (or outside), then your pictures won't be super-sharp. There is just no way around that. Getting super-sharp pictures means holding the camera VERY steady, and that means a tripod. (Or super-bright light, so you can use a fast shutter speed, but bunnies tend not to like the bright lights, being crepuscular and all.)

If you ARE holding the camera very still or it's very bright, and you're still seeing "not quite as sharp as I'd like" pictures - consider turning off the image stabilization (IS) for the camera. I've read that sometimes the IS can cause slight blurring because it's trying very hard to compensate for motion that isn't there (overcompensating, it seems, isn't limited just to people!).

I myself am often disappointed by how my pictures of the buns don't quite turn out as "sharp" as I'd like... but that's just the fact of life when trying to capture those fast-moving little lagomorphs!

furrybutts said...

Your bunnies are growing very well! Could you send us some seeds to grow a Savannah? Rex buns aren't often seen growing here..

P/S: We're glad Racer is feeling better now :)

Boogey said...

mama has been hafin her canon digital camera fur 4.5 years now and it takes PAWSOME peectures still... not sho how many peectures she done taked tho.

mum of critters said...

i got a 12x zoom because of my bunnies! so much easier to get good shots from a distance, especially when Riena and Luther lived outside!

Fez and the Gang said...

Since you're growing bunnies, and they are SO CUTE, I will take one seedling for each of them :)