52 Cameras: Camera 64 part 2 –Canon Powershot SD1000

This is an awesome little camera. Sometimes it makes me crazy when I’m tweaking settings to get things just so and M walks up, “Oh, look at that”, >SNAP<, and her photo is waaay better than mine. Granted, she has a great eye for composition... All are at the lens' widest, 5.8mm (35mm equivalent field of view). Reduced to 30% for upload. Not bad low-light performance. I applied a little noise reduction but no more than I would have for a good film camera loaded with 800 film in these conditions. [caption id="attachment_2051" align="alignnone" width="922"]M at dinner. f/2.8, 1/8 sec., ISO 800. M at dinner. f/2.8, 1/8 sec., ISO 800.[/caption]

I went a little overboard with the flower shots but the macro mode is great and the flowers in the yard are going wild.

f/2.8, 1/500 sec., ISO 125.

f/2.8, 1/500 sec., ISO 125.

f/2.8, 1/500 sec., ISO 160.

f/2.8, 1/500 sec., ISO 160.

You can see the effect of having an ND filter instead of a variable aperture. Macro has a thin depth of field any way but at f/8 I’d expect a little more. The bokeh on the dirt is nice — little blurry circles.

f/8, 1/250 sec., ISO 80.

f/8, 1/250 sec., ISO 80.

The luminous quality of the sun reflecting back through the petals is just amazing.

f/2.8, 1/500 sec., ISO 125.

f/2.8, 1/500 sec., ISO 125.

I AM IRON MAN.  f/2.8, 1/500 sec., ISO 100.

I AM IRON MAN. f/2.8, 1/500 sec., ISO 100.

Roxy.  f/2.8, 1/500 sec., ISO 400.

Roxy. f/2.8, 1/500 sec., ISO 400.

M’s two-year-old niece loves cameras.

C'mon honey.  Give Dave the camera.  f/2.8, 1/500 sec., ISO 250.

C’mon honey. Give Dave the camera. f/2.8, 1/500 sec., ISO 250.