If you don’t know me, I am Ardy.  My newest obsession is photography and that is what this site is for, more or less.  I will be posting reviews of gear that I use, articles about photography, and anything else that I feel like writing.

Disclaimer:  This site is MY OPINION.  If you don’t agree with that opinion, that is fine.  You don’t have to read any more.

I make no money from this site because I don’t feel that I should.  I don’t know everything about photography, I am an amateur.  I just feel that it would be a good idea to share my experiences with different equipment with people who would like to listen.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jim Hacker
    Mar 12, 2010 @ 21:16:12

    Hey Ardy,

    What do you know about Pentax digital cameras?? I recently bought an Optio S12, 12 megapixel. It does not have image stabilization and I have noticed that in certain low-light situations it is difficult to get a steady picture.

    One thing I do like is the Food setting, it adds color saturation to make the food look more appetizing, and I take a lot of food shots.


    • Ardy
      Mar 14, 2010 @ 02:20:37

      Jim, I just got done looking at the specifications in a review HERE. It looks like this camera has an aperture of f2.8-5.4 which means that when it is at it’s lowest zoom setting the maximum is f2.8. If you zoom in on your subject the aperture is going to go up. F2.8 should be OK for low light, but higher starts to get iffy. There is a setting called “Shake Reduction” that increases the ISO to 3200 and that will (hopefully) assist in getting faster shutter speeds. Just a note: by bumping the ISO that high, you are pretty much guaranteed to get a lot of image noise.

      A link to the Pentax Optio S12 Manual

      In my experience, most point-and-shoot cameras have issues with low light. Try to get as much light on your subject as possible.


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