My New Camera ???

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Re:My New Camera ??? 2012/01/15 23:03:57 (permalink)
Mosco...what I read in the manual and what happens in the camera seems to be different...it will take only a single frame...having to fiddle around with menus makes me wish it was as simple as a film camera (Canon TL)...
 
What I often do with digital cameras is to point the exposure sensor at a certain part of the scene and push the "take" button down half way to lock in the exposure, recompose and "snap it"...
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Re:My New Camera ??? 2012/01/16 07:48:57 (permalink)
Mosca...
Was that shot taken at the Mexico pavilion at EPCOT?
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Re:My New Camera ??? 2012/01/16 12:00:50 (permalink)
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What I often do with digital cameras is to point the exposure sensor at a certain part of the scene and push the "take" button down half way to lock in the exposure, recompose and "snap it"...

That's a pretty standard technique and works most of the time but the dynamic range, the bane of digital, often suffers. What cameras are offering today is HDR, High Dynamic Range, which when selected takes three photos in rapid succession at under, normal and over, and then automatically combines them in one photo so shadow areas and sunlit sky all come out properly exposed. It is difficult to use on moving action scenes but great with stills. Even the iPhone 4S utilizes that technique. The iPhone gives you two photos to choose from. Your original setting and the combined photo. So if you messed up with blur movement from action you still have the original.
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Re:My New Camera ??? 2012/01/16 19:20:16 (permalink)
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Mosca...
Was that shot taken at the Mexico pavilion at EPCOT?

 
Yep! You know how dark it is in there.
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Re:My New Camera ??? 2012/01/16 19:32:37 (permalink)
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Mosco...what I read in the manual and what happens in the camera seems to be different...it will take only a single frame...having to fiddle around with menus makes me wish it was as simple as a film camera (Canon TL)...

What I often do with digital cameras is to point the exposure sensor at a certain part of the scene and push the "take" button down half way to lock in the exposure, recompose and "snap it"...

 
Go into your settings, find "AEB", and press "set". Turn the proper dial to choose the amount of bracketing. Then choose the continuous shooting mode, and hold the shutter down. Otherwise you have to push the shutter 3 times. The exposures will be standard, decreased, and increased, in that order.
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Re:My New Camera ??? 2012/01/18 02:06:11 (permalink)
Mosca:...ah ha...gotta KEEP the shutter release button DOWN for all 3 exposures...THANKS...
 
Davydd...It sounds like I'll look for HDR my next camera...It might be a while before I need to replace my current cameras, but it sounds like it's great because 99.9% of my use for that camera IS still photos...
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Re:My New Camera ??? 2012/02/22 17:59:59 (permalink)
I got an offer for a Kodak C-1530 ... for $40 on one of those Internet deal-a-day sites ... pretty happy with it ... optical view finders are a thing of the past ... the display is big and bright ... i wish it took 4 replaceable AA's instead of 2 ... it is feather light, it could accommodate the weight for sure.
 
Here is (an enormous) close-up sample I just took:
 
http://wgedc.com/1530-demo.jpg
 ... click on magnify
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Re:My New Camera ??? 2012/02/22 20:32:58 (permalink)
I have a Nikon D40, which is fine for web photography, especially since it takes all my old Nikon film lenses. Unfortunately, I have to focus and set the exposure manually on those lenses, but my old skills came back remarkably fast.
 
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