sssweb - 1:10 pm on Jun 26, 2012 (gmt 0)
Hi brandozz - I'm no expert on this but here's some info that might point you in the right direction.
First, it's not a 'cycle' plug-in issue, it's a jQueryUI issue; the 'cycle' plug-in (which I also use) just imports the UI functionality.
Second, I'm not sure the easing settings are adjustable, though you can look into it more and find out for yourself at: [jqueryui.com ]
Your best bet may be to slow down the 'speedIn' and/or 'speedOut' cycle settings; that might give you the desired effect.
Your other alternative is to pick a better easing effect from the showcase at the above link. Try 'easeOutElastic' (though that may be less subtle, not more subtle). There are plenty more to choose from too.