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I admit this is an experiment only and as such probably shouldn’t be posted!

That is why this time I don’t expect a general critique, but simply put forward a question: Do you think the sharpness and noise issues are so serious this image should remain in the files?

And the experiment?

I was simply testing the capabilities of the Image Stabilizer (VR). I was pushing the test as far as I could, with full zoom (and an exposure time of 1/2.5 sec in the first WS image), all hand held of course.

Please see the full tech info for this image below. You may notice the noise that appears in spite of ISO 200, but I found that noise reduction (NeatImage) also created a disturbing halo like effect around the trees so personally I prefer the unfiltered version.

NO POINTS PLEASE, just give me your honest opinion of the tech quality, noise and sharpness related issues in particular!

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WORKSHOPS: Bad Moon Rising (1) and Blue Moon (2)

Some of you may have noticed how clever I am, giving both (all three) images song titles? Hehehe, but then there must be a million songs about the moon…

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File type: JPEG
File size: 182 KB
Creation date: 09.12.2008 14:12
Last modification: 11.12.2008 09:47
Make: NIKON CORPORATION (http://www.nikon.com)
Camera: NIKON D50
Lens: AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-200mm F3.5-5.6G IF-ED
Software: Ver.1.00
Dimension: 794 x 561 px (0.4 MP)
Focal length: 200 mm (equiv. 300 mm)
Aperture: F5.6
Exposure time: 1/320" (-2 EV)
ISO speed rating: 200/24°
Program: Aperture priority
Metering Mode: Pattern
White Balance: Auto
Focus Mode: AF-A
Image Stabilizer: On
Noise Reduction: Off
Flash: Flash did not fire

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