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Old Jan 4, 2006, 8:23 PM   #1
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I finally went with Manual Mode today. It was "perfect" for me. I went to my moms' house backyard., I set my camera on the tripod and a chair and my books beside it. I took like 50+ pics in less than 2 hours.

The only part that I could not figure out was the Exposure Metering, I had it in "selectable zone".I tried the same settings changing the "selectable zone" for all 3 objects. Still, all pics came out looking the same. I must be doing something wrong.

This are the specs: f2.8, shutter speed:1/30, white balance: sunset, ISO: 125, no flash
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Old Jan 4, 2006, 9:45 PM   #2
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The only part that I could not figure out was the Exposure Metering, I had it in "selectable zone".I tried the same settings changing the "selectable zone" for all 3 objects. Still, all pics came out looking the same. I must be doing something wrong.
You weren't doing anything wrong. The lighting was pretty even throughout the scene so changing Exposure Metering settings would have very little effect. For instance if you were shooting someone in front of a bright or dark background you might find Spot Metering useful.


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Old Jan 4, 2006, 11:38 PM   #3
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I took this one in manual mode tonight just goofing around. Exif below.

File name: 100_0587.JPG
File size: 874252 bytes (2592x1944, 1.4bpp, 17x)
EXIF Summary: 1/15s f/3.6 ISO50 69.1mm (35mm eq:416mm)

Camera-Specific Properties:

Equipment Make: EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
Camera Model: KODAK P850 ZOOM DIGITAL CAMERA
Camera Software: QuickTime 7.0.3
Maximum Lens Aperture: f/3.6
Sensing Method: One-Chip Color Area
Focal Length (35mm Equiv): 416 mm

Image-Specific Properties:

Image Orientation: Top, Left-Hand
Image Orientation: Top, Left-Hand
Horizontal Resolution: 72 dpi
Vertical Resolution: 72 dpi
Image Created: 2006:01:04 23:35:10
Exposure Time: 1/15 sec
F-Number: f/3.6
Exposure Program: Manual
ISO Speed Rating: 50
Lens Aperture: f/3.6
Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
Light Source: Unknown
Flash: No Flash, Compulsory
Focal Length: 69.10 mm
Color Space Information: sRGB
Image Width: 2592
Image Height: 1944
Exposure Index: 50
Rendering: Normal
Exposure Mode: Manual
White Balance: Auto
Scene Capture Type: Standard
Contrast: Normal
Saturation: Normal
Sharpness: Hard
Subject Distance Range: Unknown

Other Properties:

Resolution Unit: i
Chrominance Comp Positioning: Centered
Exif IFD Pointer: 280
Compression Scheme: JPEG Compression (Thumbnail)
Horizontal Resolution: 72 dpi
Vertical Resolution: 72 dpi
Resolution Unit: i
Offset to JPEG SOI: 5298
Bytes of JPEG Data: 4406
Chrominance Comp Positioning: Centered
Exif Version: 2.20
Image Generated: 2006:01:04 18:51:47
Image Digitized: 2006:01:04 18:51:47
Meaning of Each Comp: Unknown
Shutter Speed: 1/16 sec
File Source: Other
Scene Type: Unknown
Digital Zoom Ratio: Unused




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Old Jan 5, 2006, 9:24 AM   #4
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So, Is there any other way where I could "focus" a different subject in the picture without putting it in the center? Hope I explained myself right.
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Old Jan 9, 2006, 6:16 AM   #5
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I guess there is no way


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Old Jan 9, 2006, 8:55 AM   #6
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Yes there is, you can focus on one object by pushing the shutter down half way then move to another subject without removing your hand . Then as you aquire the 2nd subject push the shutter down the rest of the way! Works for metering too!

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Ya gotta give folks time to respond to your problems. We all get caught up in home issues sometime especially on weekends and can't always respond right away! Especially if it is a post we have already responded to once! We might not know another type of question has popped up! If you are getting no response then start a new thread
! But above all enjoy yourself. I know, life is all too short!
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Old Jan 9, 2006, 10:52 AM   #7
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Ya gotta give folks time to respond to your problems.

I let 4 days go by after the second questionand nobody responded, that is why I figured that I was trying to get the camera to do something beyond its capabilities. I am sorry, I didn't intend to make you feel uncomfortable, you are extremely helpful. Thanks one more time.


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Not uncomfortable at all. You seem a very dedicated photographer and I just didn't want you to become discouraged! I don't have the P850 myself and sometimes feel inadaquit to answer your questions. I don't want to speak from my ignorance therefore I keep silent sometimes but at the same time I don't want my silence to discourage some one who has a ligetimate question! My apologies if I sounded any way other than helpful .We here on these forums can sometimes sound different than we intended! Your friend

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