Interisland Ferry en route from Wellington to Picton, with the Kaikoura Mountains in the
This image was taken hand-held at Eastbourne, near Burdan's Gate, and was
captured with the 24.6 megapixel full frame Sony A900 camera using the Sony
70-300G lens, with a focal length of 250mm, and exposed at 1/400 second at f/13,
ISO-200. Note that the above image has been saved at a low quality and
displayed at a relatively small size. Therefore, a 17-inch wide print, for
a great deal better and shows a lot more detail.
The above image has been cropped from the larger image shown below. To
obtain a full-sized image (with a width of 6048 pixels) with the above field
of view, the photographer would need to use a 591mm telephoto lens. The
original image width was 6048 pixels, but the above cropped image has an
image width of 2558 pixels. If printed at 150 pixels per inch, this would
provide a print width for the cropped image of about 17 inches. The ability to
obtain a good quality print of this size, when the cropped image is only
about one-half the size of the original, is one of the advantages of filming
with a 24 megapixel camera.
This image is currently on the
web site of New Zealand's "TVNZ", Channel One. Click
to see TV1's weather pictures.
The original image, before cropping, is shown below, and it was taken with a
focal length of 250mm. The boat was several kilometres south of where the
camera was located at Eastbourne.
Below is a 100% crop of the front part of the boat. You can even read the
web site URL:
This result shows that a clear cold Winter day, free of heat haze, can help
your images to have greater clarity in distant images than would be possible
during hot Summer months.
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