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'[OT] point-n-shoot cameras with real adjustable ap'
2011\01\25@114929 by Bob Blick

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I've had an assortment of mostly Canon Elph cameras over the years. It
annoys me that instead of having an actual adjustable aperture in the
lens, when they want to cut down the light they use a neutral density
(ND) filter. So the depth of field doesn't improve.
Are there point-n-shoot cameras that have adjustable apertures? I like
small cameras, and Canon always has good performance, but if there are
better cameras in that form factor I would like to know.

Thanks,
Bob

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2011\01\25@122444 by Michael Rigby-Jones

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If you are in the market for a new compact, then the Panasonic Lumix
TZ10 is well worth a look IMO, and has a proper diaphragm aperture.

I know some Sony and Fuji cameras use the same neutral density filter
kludge as the Ixus/Elph cameras.

Regards

Mike

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2011\01\25@125530 by Alex Harford

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On Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 8:49 AM, Bob Blick <.....bobblickKILLspamspam.....ftml.net> wrote:
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> Are there point-n-shoot cameras that have adjustable apertures? I like
> small cameras, and Canon always has good performance, but if there are
> better cameras in that form factor I would like to know.
>

I'm not a camera guy, but I wonder if the CHDK would enable those features?

http://www.andrewhazelden.com/blog/2010/06/chdk-shutter-speed-overrides-explained

2011\01\25@131646 by Bob Blick

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On Tue, 25 Jan 2011 09:55:30 -0800, "Alex Harford" said:

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> I'm not a camera guy, but I wonder if the CHDK would enable those
> features?

I have played around with the Canon Hack on my wife's old camera, and
used the intervalometer script.

But unfortunately there isn't an actual diaphragm in the camera to
support varying the aperture.
Cheers,

Bob

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2011\01\25@134831 by Bob Blick

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On Tue, 25 Jan 2011 17:24:41 -0000, "Michael Rigby-Jones" said:

> If you are in the market for a new compact, then the Panasonic Lumix
> TZ10 is well worth a look IMO, and has a proper diaphragm aperture.
>
> I know some Sony and Fuji cameras use the same neutral density filter
> kludge as the Ixus/Elph cameras.

Thanks for the tip, I'll "focus" on the Panasonics :)

Cheerful regards,

Bob

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2011\01\25@143723 by Herbert Graf

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On Tue, 2011-01-25 at 08:49 -0800, Bob Blick wrote:
> I've had an assortment of mostly Canon Elph cameras over the years. It
> annoys me that instead of having an actual adjustable aperture in the
> lens, when they want to cut down the light they use a neutral density
> (ND) filter. So the depth of field doesn't improve.
Hmm, never knew that's what they did! Thanks for the enlightenment. TTYL

2011\01\25@143745 by Spehro Pefhany

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At 01:48 PM 25/01/2011, you wrote:

>On Tue, 25 Jan 2011 17:24:41 -0000, "Michael Rigby-Jones" said:
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> > If you are in the market for a new compact, then the Panasonic Lumix
> > TZ10 is well worth a look IMO, and has a proper diaphragm aperture.
> >
> > I know some Sony and Fuji cameras use the same neutral density filter
> > kludge as the Ixus/Elph cameras.
>
>Thanks for the tip, I'll "focus" on the Panasonics :)
>
>Cheerful regards,
>
>Bob

This one looks really nice:
DMC-ZS7 K  says "Multistage Iris Diaphragm"

Built in GPS to tag photos. Around $250 street price.

I was comparing it with a Nikon S8100 - very close, bought the
latter for non-technical reasons.

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2011\01\25@152747 by Michael Rigby-Jones

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> At 01:48 PM 25/01/2011, you wrote:
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> >On Tue, 25 Jan 2011 17:24:41 -0000, "Michael Rigby-Jones" said:
> >
> > > If you are in the market for a new compact, then the Panasonic
Lumix
> > > TZ10 is well worth a look IMO, and has a proper diaphragm
aperture.
> > >
> > > I know some Sony and Fuji cameras use the same neutral density
filter
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Thanks Sphero, I actually meant to post the US model number and totaly
forgot!  I wish manufacturers wouldn't confuse things like this, I had
to look up "Elph" from Bobs original post as they are all called "Ixus"
in the EU.

www.trustedreviews.com/digital-cameras/review/2010/02/26/Panasoni
c-Lumix-DMC-TZ10/p1


Regards

Mike

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2011\01\25@172323 by cdb

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:: I'll "focus" on the Panasonics

Useless piece of information here, but the cameras used by Leica for their  microscopes are Panasonic Lumix with Leica firmware tuned to slide reproduction. Mind you, you pay a Leica price for the name and for the enhanced firmware - only available from a Leica microscope agent.

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2011\01\25@174010 by Spehro Pefhany

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At 05:23 PM 25/01/2011, you wrote:


>:: I'll "focus" on the Panasonics
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>Useless piece of information here, but the cameras used by Leica for their
>microscopes are Panasonic Lumix with Leica firmware tuned to slide
>reproduction. Mind you, you pay a Leica price for the name and for the
>enhanced firmware - only available from a Leica microscope agent.

Interesting.

Panasonic uses Leica lenses on their P&S cameras, without the
Leica price.

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