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    Impulse Buy

    http://www.dpreview.com/news/0602/06...samsungl85.asp
    I got it at Wolf in their clearance shop.
    38-190mm efl zoom, 8mp.
    Does Jpeg and TIFF of all things.
    Aperture preferred, Shut preferred and Manual modes, will actually permit fine tuning of WB and RGB
    ALL shutter speeds avail in Manual.
    Google shows bad case of fringing.
    I cannot find any in these rather banal test shots (jpeg straight from camera default settings, very low compression too)



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    Re: Impulse Buy

    Lili,


    Samsung make great little cameras. My daughter has one (digimax l73 or 4)that cost less than half the price of my Ricoh. Pics are nice. It is limited compared to more expensive cameras but ... Most times its more than adequate.

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    Re: Impulse Buy

    That telegraph pole looks 3D!

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    Thanks Will and Paul.
    This camera has many nice features.
    You can activate manual focus ala' the GRD 2; it displays a focus scale with distance markings in meters amongs others.
    The only things lacking are IS and ISO's higher than 400.

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    Re: Impulse Buy

    Test of my 'impulse buy' Samsung Digimax L85, full manual controls, live histogram, jpeg and tiff, roughly only 50% compression on jpeg.
    Straight shot with matrix metering at max ISO of 400.

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    Construction

    Pipe Dream

    Trippy Kitty

    All at 'wide' end; 38mm EFL

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    Test of my L85 using my standard Urban Decay subjects, adjusted exposure to minus 1ev, this sensor does not clip highlights nearly so badly as once I thought

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    Bachman Lake, Dallas

    Samsung L85

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    Those are some great images from a small sensor. Did you have to do a lot of post processing?

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    Re: Impulse Buy

    Quote Originally Posted by HiredArm View Post
    Those are some great images from a small sensor. Did you have to do a lot of post processing?
    Thanks
    WIth this one I simply desaturated to B&W using flickr's picnik, others I have just cropped. The L85's metering is surprisingly good.

    With the GRD I sometime convert to B&W in PP, but it does so very well in out-of-camera B&W jpegs that I far prefer these.

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    Sweet... How has the reliability been with your Ricoh's? I'm seeing more and more of these images pop up around and have been pretty impressed so far. My only concern is they don't seem to be widely available outside the net.
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    hiredarm; my GRD has been awesome in reliability, I carry in my purse everywhere and have no issue, tho I keep it outo f the rain and dust as much as possible.
    I got mine from tony at popflash.com, adorama has or had the them as well, but I adore popflash.
    My Samsung L85 came from wolf camera clearance center.
    for 175$ NIB it is a steal

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    Wow that's an amazing deal on the Samsung. I really don't want to hijack your thread because it takes away from your great photography but how does the Ricoh GX100 and GX200 compare to each other? Feel free to send me a PM if you prefer.
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    16 ft 3 in


    Red Lights


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    Is that Dallas? I'm from Houston originally.
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    HiredArm, yes these are all Dallas shots, taken on my daily commute

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    Butler Street Evening

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