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Old Dec 5, 2012, 3:57 PM   #11
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Simon, I agree with you on the ISO part. Limiting it to the lowest number at longer exposures is fine. In that case, the 15 sec max exposure becomes a cripple.

>> Having the ability to "take the shot" is quite different to being able to produce a quality shot.

Yes, but let beginners have the ability to atleast "take the shot", learn and then decide for themselves that the quality is not good enough...
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 5:39 PM   #12
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Granted, I'm pretty sure Canon could have extended the iso range for exposures of 1 sec or over- and yes,maybe iso 400 might have been a reasonable ceiling in this regard. They sure were playing it safe.
I do however feel Canon might have extended the maximum shutter speed in Manual mode to allow for the seemingly limiting iso 100- 60 seconds wouldn't be unreasonable,would it..?
I wonder what the SX50hs allows...
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 5:52 PM   #13
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Yes 60 seconds would have been better. When looking at 15s vs 60s in comparison charts of cameras, I used to think "what do I care about this, I have never exposed anything more than a second or two, 15 is probably plenty for me". It easily turned out to be wrong soon after I stepped into the lightly lit street. The SX50 (and like I said almost all canons that I looked at the store) also limit it to 15 seconds.

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Old Dec 10, 2012, 9:25 PM   #14
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After doing some online searches on this topic to see how people are dealing with this and for any possible solutions, I am a bit surprised that this 1 sec shutter limit on the A-mode is not talked about by the canon owners. That makes +/-2EV bracketing not possible if the normal exposure requires more than just 1/4 sec.

With CHDK, you can go to 15 seconds for +2EV (~ 4 seconds for normal exposure) in M-mode. But bracketing using chdk scripts leave something for me to be desired - the shots are not so quick in succession, and also I am not sure how the focussing works / gets locked for the 3 shots. Using the native bracketing in the camera - it shoots all 3 so quicky. Better/faster chdk scripts seems to be the only option. Any suggestions will be appreciated. Thanks
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 7:57 PM   #15
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I should have RTFM. There is a section on simple bracketing here. No need for scripts.
http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK_for_...#CHDK_Features

Now I cannot be without CHDK just as I cannot be w/o vim on my pc
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 12:17 PM   #16
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Vim...?
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 1:46 PM   #17
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It is a text editor (for example notepad), but much more powerful.

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