That pic with william hurt looks incredible - any tips on getting my 10MP Canon point-and-click to capture that quality on my Sony VW60?
Thanks a lot...it came out very nice indeed.
As for tips...well, it took me a LOT of trial and error with my Pentax K100D and a 50mm prime lens (the lens is the reason the image gets cropped on the sides...its not wide enough to fit the 120" image).
For the William Hurt shot I used a F/8 setting with a 1.0 shutter speed. My lens is a 1.7 so I am stopping down to get the most detaile I can from my 6PM DSLR. And of course a tripod and disabling any shake reduction feature is also important.
Also, for this images I decided to focus using a menu screen and then not touching the focus anymore. Thats how I got the images to be sharper than previous attempts.
holy cow Luis. is the infocus 7210 that good or is your camera enhancing the contrast. in any event, you take tremendous pics.
The infocus is a high end projector (although some may think its just old) and as with digital cameras...a high quality lens makes a TON of difference in image quality and this is what gives the 7210 an advantage compared to newer entry levels units.
With that said, remember that cameras wont be able to capture all the dynamics of the image so most of the time, in a scene with very dark and very bright images you will need to compromise by sacrificing black detail or white detail.
So, to make it short...no the blacks wont be just quite that dark although its VERY good for a digital (and I got at least one witness that came to my house to demo it) but the contrast is extremely close to what you see and in a way even better.
In fact most dark scenes with dim objects look much better in person but the camera wont be able to capture them correctly unless I try to compensate for every single screenshot which I dont intend to do.
Basically I take lots and lots of pictures hoping that some will come out good.
BTW, also remember that any light source will affect your contrast and in my case my room is PITCH BLACK....and I mean that even my electronics have their LEDs covered to make sure no light is present but the one from my projector. So I am really maximizing my projector's contrast. :-)
Luis nice shots.. Any chance of replicating say serenity pics just to show how really good your PJ is - not a competition just curious how the old tech performs in the hands of a pro...
Batman Dark Knight pics next from me.....
I dont have that movie but I can get it to take some pics. Any specific scenes? BTW, I hardly consider myself a pro...I wish I was so that I dont have to take so many pics to get some decent ones! lol