This will be the last one. Enough of all this squealing with glee at the unbelievable ability to grasp light. This was almost in the dark and taken at ISO 6400.DSC_0351

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13 Responses to Amazeballs

  1. Sage says:

    I would have expected much grain with such a high ISO.

    • V.H says:

      I was too. The last one had a usable ISO that ended at 200. That’s true, you’d see it in a shot the size of that 9×6. And yes, there is noise/grain in this one when blown up to car sized proportions but I have proved it will shoot and do it well for a 16×10 inside in poor light, and will nail focus on a subject with little or no contrast.

  2. Kimberly says:

    Woot! Woot! Isn’t that fun! I’m thrilled that you are enjoying your new toy. Is its abilities in low light the most impressive part at this point or are you equally impressed with other features as well?
    It looks like Jess is wondering how much longer the giddiness will last too. 🙂
    Are you feeling any better?

    • V.H says:

      Yeah, she doesn’t hate the camera half as much as the tablet though. These past few days it’s been sitting on my chest while I watch, binge really on late night(nite) US TV. I know what I’m going to say might pee you off but.. . There is a certain real cruelty to female guests on those shows. They, to a woman, wear a racktastic dress that’s made of a light summer fabric and ends mid way down the thigh. On the edge of slutty. Now, they sit the usual way women sit in a skirt by swiping the back well under their bum. However, then they realize the front needs attention too, so they try and get the fabric to stretch to the knee. This they know in a nano second. I think they know from watching others the issues involved. But some of them couldn’t keep their knees together if they were welded so there is this really really disorienting dance of hair chest thigh knees. Just why they don’t don pants I don’t know. Kate Mara on Craig Ferguson was the only one that sat with a straight back knees together and on the edge of the seat.

      The high (usable) ISO has changed everything. I’m no longer tied to landscapes and can try streets, people, and sports/wildlife. Plus almost all the controls that were inside the menu’s on the old one are now outside like with the professional cameras.

      • Kimberly says:

        Ha ha ha! After I stop laughing (and have more than a few seconds before leaving for work), I’ll respond. :). But thank you for the chuckle…a good start to the day!

        • V.H says:

          Happy to oblige :-).

          • Kimberly says:

            It’s SOOOO HARD being a girl. What looks good isn’t always comfortable and what’s comfortable doesn’t always look good. Hollywood is brutal. If someone showed up as a regular person in pants (gasp) they’d be all over the entertainment rags the next morning. And those MALE talk show hosts should give them a darn table to sit at/hide behind. But you would think their stylists would think about the setting before dressing them.
            Ferguson’s run is just about over – I think the end of 2014. His replacement is a British comedian, but I’ve never heard of him. Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are the two late shows I watch most regularly. Colbert is taking over for David Letterman so it’ll be down to just Stewart. They both seat guests at tables. 🙂

            • V.H says:

              I’m not sure James Corden is up for that town of yours. Now he’s not a lightweight, but neither is he of the first water, then nor was Ferguson.

              On the starlets. I certainly wouldn’t go that far. I have a degree of sympathy but they know the game they are in and know every time they are on such a show it’s advertising for the next job. What must be hard though is the feeling they are two a penny and each and every year new fresh faces arrive off the bus from Boise. So they are caught in a very nasty little nutcracker where they have to display relaxed sex appeal, but god help them if a glimpse of their G-string(?) occurs for they lose part of their market. Something I really doubt many of them can afford to do.
              The amusement for me stems from the multiple awareness you girls have. They are having an engaged conversation while being aware of the camera, the audience and the host. But they have this hand thing checking hair chest thigh knees all while in full flow of conversation. But there are times they are overloaded and forget they are in a little cocktail dress and start windmilling limbs.

  3. Kelly says:

    Jess does seem to be a good sport. 🙂

    I’m not sure females of a certain age really know or care how to sit in a dress anymore. I was young during the “mini skirt” era and we knew how to be modest (if we chose to) even in those. Then again, I was raised in a time when “Southern girls” were raised to be ladies. 😉

    • V.H says:

      I noticed the dog minded less about the big one that she did with the little point and shoot, that she really disliked and wouldn’t watch it for love nor money(treats).

      I think they either forget the layout of the studio or when they visit when empty the cameras aren’t in place.
      You can kinda see it when the guest is at home with a bed-full of garments choosing the perfect cute dress that shows her off like a jewel setting. And you can see it when they walk on and think YES I chose well. And beyond doubt they look good in the dress/es. But between the cameras shot at belly level, them sitting on a platform in a deep hard sofa chair before an audience and the host distracting them with questions designed to pierce their training they cannot help but be disorientated.
      On the Mini. I think in a way that would be easier. Then they would know once down and ‘locked in’ they stay still. Plus, they would naturally angle the lower legs.
      Did you know Conan O’Brien when he left the show a few years ago had 200 people working. And the 200 got half the settlement he got on his own.

      • Kelly says:

        I’ll be honest and admit I gave up late night television when Johnny Carson retired (and only watched the first season or two of SNL – the “glory days” of Belushi, Akyroyd, Murray, etc.). If I’m up late, it’s with my nose in a book, not in front of the tube.

  4. Ed says:

    Like the title though I have no idea what it means. I suspect it is similar to our awesome.

    • V.H says:

      Yep, amazing/awesome/mind-boggling/amazeballs. I heard it lately, but I’ve no clue where.

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