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Old Jan 22, 2010, 1:16 AM   #1
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Default Need help setting up my f70 - lots of BASIC questions.

So I got my F70 and am playing with it and trying to set it up according to the settings suggested... in the previous posts...
One question - says to set to M for size... but there are 3 M 4:3, 2:3 and 16:9 - which do I choose? What is the difference?
I also don't understand why not set the size to L - too much noise reduction so it removes detail? Is that the reason?

I played with the autoexr mode - seemed to be ok also... although I am not the most knowledgeable when it comes to these things...
Also when setting up M mode..
3. M mode for special effects, concerts and long or critical exposures.
Set M size.
Set ISO as appropriate. <--- How do I know what is appropriate?
Set aperture wide open unless you need to slow the shutter midday. <---- what does this mean?
Set shutter where you need it. <---- what does this mean?
For concerts, I like shutter speeds around 1/100s to freeze the band's motion.

Sorry if my questions are basic... and silly - but this is the first time I am setting up the camera - I usually leave my cameras in auto mode.. but I want to see if I can get out of that habit and understand a little and get the most out of the camera...
Thanks in advance to everyone.
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Old Jan 22, 2010, 1:42 AM   #2
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use M 4:3 as that is the aspect ratio of the sensor.

and yes, using L has too much noise reduction, so you acutally lose detail, not only that, but you lose dynamic range.

M, mode or full manual is something you probably do not need to worry about. you can do anything you need using settings 1 and 2. the P and the EXR.

#3 was there just in case you are doing some very specific things and want to control everything.
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Thanks I will keep plugging away and when I get something worth posting I will.
I am sure there is a thread on this but what is the best way to post and to what size do I need to resize to post?
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Nech-

Yes, it can be a bit discouraging at first as you begin to work out the kinks in learning to use a new Fuji F-70EXR camera. However, stay with it and keep improving your shots. I am having to go through the very same process with the Fuji S-200EXR, which works a bit differnetly even than the F-70EXR.

Have a great day.

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I am sure there is a thread on this but what is the best way to post and to what size do I need to resize to post?
some good info and diagrams here
http://forums.steves-digicams.com/ge...oto-forum.html
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