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Old May 20, 2005, 10:01 AM   #1
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hi

i thought id try a sky shot with dx6490, couldnt focus with centerzone focus and center spot meteringwhy is that ????

so i put in multi on both and here is what i got !!!
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Old May 20, 2005, 10:10 AM   #2
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sorry here it is had to resize



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Old May 20, 2005, 10:36 AM   #3
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Indeed, good sky.

Re: the AF/AS -- If your camera was pointed at the center of the shot above, the center-focus and center-exposure wouldn't see much (left, below).

There's no sharp edge to focus upon, and the camera software assumes that you're not after an all-white scene, so the auto-exposure won't respond.

You can point at a place with a definite contrast between objects, depress the shutter button halfway, wait until AF & AE kick in, then swing your camera back to the composition you want. Then you fully depress the button.

Of course, if you're like me, doing two things at once (half-buttoning and camera-swinging), that's too much, your shutter-finger pushes down, and you end up taking the shot before you wanted... but that's the beauty of digital: you get to do it again for free.



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Old May 20, 2005, 10:50 AM   #4
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thanks for tips

should i put the cam into lanscape mode for these sort of shots ???

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Old May 20, 2005, 10:56 AM   #5
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Yeah I'd like to know that too!

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Old May 20, 2005, 11:01 AM   #6
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dawg

you know that already ??

dont you?

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Old May 20, 2005, 11:04 AM   #7
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oh and how do i print a pano out to fit on a4 ??

this was only 3 pics

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You can point at a place with a definite contrast between objects, depress the shutter button halfway, wait until AF & AE kick in, then swing your camera back to the composition you want. Then you fully depress the button.


I find myself doing this quite often ,and it works well,especially when trying tocapture birds in flight in S mode. I usually wait a bit with it half depressed,refocussing every so often.

As you all will probably know ,by the time AF & AE kick in, the moment is lost.

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Paul, I use landscape on anything over 50 yards away. Well most of the time I do. well some of the time I do! Anyway you camera will not need to hunt for the focus if you use landscape and can aid in getting a faster shot on fastmoving objects in the distance. The shot of the clouds is made for landscape mode and a high F-Stop.



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Old May 20, 2005, 5:38 PM   #10
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TD, I sure know what the lost moment s like. Some things just won't stay still for the camera. LOL.

Good idea Dawg, I'll have to try that. Thanks for the tip.

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