Playing around with the new camera...

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  1. Lyzelle

    Lyzelle New Member

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    I've been playing around with the settings on my new camera. It's been fun so far! Nothing spectacular yet, just getting a feel for everything. It saves all my settings on the files, so I get to figure out what works when. It's been a while since I messed around with this sort of thing, so I'm trying to figure it all out all over again!

    f/3.2 ISO-400 No flash...
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    f/6.5 Exposure time 1/500 ISO-200 No flash Zoomed in - also through the screen door
    Focal length 23mm
    35mm focal length 130
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    Sport setting - f/3.2
    exposure time 1/800 ISO-64
    No flash
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    Yes. This is a black picture. Because I wanted to show you the lighting I was shooting in.
    f/3.2 ISO-64 No flash
    exposure time - 4sec
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    Same lighting
    f/3.2 ISO-800 No flash
    exposure time - 3.2 sec

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    Have you tried upping your ISO? Indoors with no real lighting I usually never go below 800, and often am at 1600 (highest ISO on my cam).
     
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    Fun! That first photo cracks me up, what shutter speeds are you using?
     
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    This goes up to 1600, too. But I find when I use it it gets really washed out and feathery. I haven't figured out which setting works best with it yet. Since it's a p&s it's settings are named things like Sports, Children, Night Scene, Portrait, etc....So it's hard to figure out the shutter speed.

    This was ISO-1600. f/3.2. Same lighting as above. exposure time 1.6 sec and no flash.

    EDIT: whoops. Pic was huge...one moment.
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    There will be more "noise" at 1600 - that may be the feathering you're talking about. The long exposure time will also mean more blur, either from your hands shaking, even slightly, or your subject shifting.
     
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    I think the fastest shutter speed I can get is on Sports. But on Auto it can vary from 4 sec. to 1/2000. But I can't manually adjust the shutter speed like I can with EV and ISO.

    Is "exposure time" under properties/details my shutter speed?

    This camera is confusing me. I think semi-manual is more confusing than completely manual. :eek: But at least I get more options than with completely auto.
     
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    Lyzelle New Member

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    More Zaner pictures. Luckily, he's a pretty patient subject. Flash is my worst enemy right now. And white balance. Both reset to auto every time I change settings.

    f/3.2
    1/10 sec
    ISO-800
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    f/3.2
    1/8 sec
    ISO-400
    EV: -.7
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