Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital Cameras (Point and Shoot) > Kodak

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Apr 29, 2005, 9:38 PM   #11
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 696


I'll look up the Coldsnail posts tonight - very much appreciate your providing this information.

Thanks, Al
alandjo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 29, 2005, 9:49 PM   #12
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 696

Dawg, you've given me the nudge I needed - full speed ahead on PASM mode. It would be wrong to not use all the capabilities of the camera and I won't know if i'm too dumb unless I try it.

Happy photoging, Al
alandjo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 29, 2005, 11:50 PM   #13
Senior Member
bigdawg's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Thach Alabama
Posts: 14,981

You're not too dumb. I think after you try it out you'll wonder why you didn't try it sooner. I know that I found it to be rather fun and intuitive. The moon shots that I took a while back were an inspiration to try some more. Just remember you aren't going to break anything and if the results don't suit you , hit delete and recompose the photo. No harm no Fowl. There are a lot of people that deserve the title of weenie, Bob. You aren't one of them!!

bigdawg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 30, 2005, 6:57 AM   #14
Senior Member
DGehman's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 319

smiles wrote:
using the M mode,and really thought my picture had turned out good.It was nice and clear on my camera screen.But when I downloaded it to my computer it was so dark I couldn't see it
Which camera are you using? The original is clearly underexposed.

On my DX7630, the LCD screen on the camera has turned out to be iffy as a way of judging exposure. Possibly the image enhancement that allows the LCD to "see" in low light conditions has something to do with this.

In the M mode on the '7630, the parameter to watch is the one Kodak calls "exposure compensation" Its icon is a rounded rectangle with + and - in it, bottom of LCD, just to right of center.

When it's gray/black, exposure is OK - when it's red, you're either over or under.

The gray/black range is pretty wide. You can go toward the negative side if your object of interest is light, but in a dark background -- or toward the positive, if your interesting area is dark in a light background. But it's best not to stray too far out of the gray/black range.

If your camera has a button or setting for bracketing, you might want to bring that into play.


p.s. - can you post the original, or point me to where in the Easyshare forum you've posted it?
DGehman is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 3:01 AM.