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Old Dec 21, 2002, 6:15 AM   #1
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Can you take a quality clear photo of nature with a point and shoot digital camera on a tirpod without a shutter release cable ????
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Old Dec 21, 2002, 6:54 AM   #2
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Yes if the camera has a timer. Set up the shutter for a time exposer push the shutter for focus take the picture and wait for the camera to take the shot without your hand on the button.
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Old Dec 21, 2002, 7:08 AM   #3
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I would point to the last two photos of the day. You can view the landscape photo section and see many examples of landscape photos. One of the problems with the point and shoot mode (auto mode) is shutter lag. Shutter lag is the time from pressing the shutter until the camera shoots. If you press the shutter half way and allow the camera to auto focus and then press the shutter you will also be able to take the clear pictures. You can experiment all you want with digital because you do not have to process your mistakes.
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Old Dec 21, 2002, 7:17 AM   #4
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And some cameras like some Olymous models offer a remote option...you press the remote control at the camera, and 2 seconds later the camera takes the picture. More steady than the cable release.
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Old Dec 21, 2002, 7:57 AM   #5
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The remote with Olympus cameras, as Mike pointed out, allows me to be in some of the photos.
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Old Dec 22, 2002, 1:17 AM   #6
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Using the timer is a trick for the cameras that don't have a cable release or a remote control.
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Old Dec 23, 2002, 2:45 PM   #7
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Some cameras have two settings for self-timer: 2 and 10 secs. The 2 sec timer is just for that: steadying the camera after pressing the shutter release for long exposures. Ten seconds for getting in the picture yourself.
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