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Old February 28th, 2009, 09:26 AM   #1
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Hello,

Perhaps a stupid question but:

Setting the Canon XHA1 you have the possibility to set the Sky detail on SOFT or OFF.
Are you using this setting, why and when because I have the feeling this setting is given a non detectable effect.

Thanks in advance for your reply
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Old March 1st, 2009, 02:49 AM   #2
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Nobody experience with this?
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Old March 2nd, 2009, 04:35 PM   #3
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It's not a particularly obvious effect. Basically, because blue skies can be a bit noisy, the XH can provide in-camera noise reduction on just the blue areas of the frame. If you're outside on a nice day, you're lining up a landscape shot and you're not in any particular hurry, you might want to jump into the menu and activate this function.
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 07:10 AM   #4
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Nic... Great insight. It sounds like you've used it some. Can you comment on what it does to the details in clouds?
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 10:28 AM   #5
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In fact, I live in England where there hasn't been a blue sky in living memory so I haven't made much use of it, but in theory it shouldn't do anything at all to the clouds - only to the blue areas of the frame. Perhaps someone in an area with a more pleasant climate could comment on this.
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 12:59 PM   #6
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In fact, I live in England where there hasn't been a blue sky in living memory so I haven't made much use of it, but in theory it shouldn't do anything at all to the clouds - only to the blue areas of the frame. Perhaps someone in an area with a more pleasant climate could comment on this.
July 2007... beautiful blue sky, and virtually tropical temeratures and humidity. And the theaters don't have air conditioning.
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Old March 4th, 2009, 05:08 AM   #7
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So maybe I have a bad memory. :P

I didn't shoot anything outdoors around then though, so...
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Old March 4th, 2009, 10:00 AM   #8
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So maybe I have a bad memory. :P

I didn't shoot anything outdoors around then though, so...
It was so hot, I expect you were on holdiay!
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