For me - - I find the best photos are
taken when I use a higher Image size/resolution ( like 1280x960 or
even higher). It does take up more space on the memory stick and the size
is quite large, but it's worth the clarity. Later, on the computer I can cut
away the excess, without cutting away the size or reducing the quality of the
photo. If I do reduce the size of the photo it's still better quality than
beginning with a lower resolution/Image size - like
(Photo quality IS compromised a little
though when I compress it for displaying the photo on Iris-Photos.)
Using the Sharpness Level option in conjunction
with the higher resolution - - makes for great computer photos, reproduced
photos on photo paper, as well as poster size print-outs. Investing in a
larger memory stick was definitely worth the investment.
The Carl Zeiss MTF lens does a top notch job
reproducing the subject contrast. The camera also has a built in
microphone to record the names of the iris (or whatever) as I take the
photo. (that comes in handy) Rarely do I use the focus and AE
options, but when I do - - that can make a difference in the photo as
The program I use to help with cropping etc. is
Paint Shop Pro 7.
Concerning rebloomers: We do have reblooming iris out
here..................... that actually rebloom. :-) But, I
personally don't have too many.