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Old Apr 28, 2011, 4:24 PM   #1
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I would mainly be using my potential HS-20 in Aperture Priority mode.

Does anybody have any samples of this, and since it is not EXR mode, are the results just as good?

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Old Apr 28, 2011, 4:25 PM   #2
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What settings would I need to use on Aperture mode?
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I would mainly be using my potential HS-20 in Aperture Priority mode.

Does anybody have any samples of this, and since it is not EXR mode, are the results just as good?

Thanks.
May I ask why you are limiting yourself to Aperture Priority?
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I second that question what is it about Aperture Pirority and why are you limiting yourself to that

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I would be using the Aperture Priority mode so that I can concentrate on obtaining a Lower Depth Of Field

i.e If I was in a forest, shooting trees etc or cars at a car show for example I would

1. Select appropriate ISO for focal length and light conditions

2. Compose and frame the subject

3. Concentrate on Aperture Priority i.e 2.8 for LDOF and up to maximum for Landscapes etc.

Basically, I would use Aperture Priority to concentrate on maximum creative potential of the camera. This is how I do my photography 90% of the time.

Anyone have nay other tips? ideas about this?

Hope this explains why my style concentrates around Aperture Priority rather than letting the camera do all the work.....
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just to add, by concentrating only on Aperture, and setting a relevant ISO, I am letting the camera get the best exposure by letting it look after Shutter Speed. Makes sense to me guys :-S

Then I can concentrate on being creative - (as much as small sensor will let me)
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OK, I'll buy that. You can always switch to Manual if it doesn't work out. I was just curious.
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erm, glad you 'buy it'. So, anyone done experimenting with it and is it as good as EXR mode?
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Just so you are aware you are not really going to get too much ability for a shallow depth of field apart when shooting small subjects, when shooting people etc then you need something with a larger sensor to get shallow depth of field shots.
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Thanks Mark.

I'm looking for very minimal blurring, I found that with my old sS6500fd from a distance of 5 metres at 10x zoom and at widest aperture I could blur a background which was at a distance of a further 20+metres. But I could only do this in Aperture Priority mind.

I've seen similar things on forums with the s100fs and 200exr.

I guess that with the HS20s extended zoom, theoretically there is more potential for blur, but in practise this will be much more complicated etc etc.

Thats why Im thinking of getting the OLYMPUS XZ-1, I tested it out in shop recently and was amazed at what I could do with its F1.8 4 x Lens and slightly larger (but still compact sensor). I think that camera would be great for my amateur landscapes and being more creative with DOF.

And having the HS20 as a versatile tool.
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