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Old Jul 29, 2004, 11:51 AM   #1
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... or does the lack of aperture setting mean it's impossible? Anyone got suggested settings?

PS. I need to buy the camera today, so please reply soon.

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Old Jul 29, 2004, 12:00 PM   #2
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well....it will most likely set the arperture for you, at the smallest possible, and if it does, it will work fine....

but the length of the shutter also is effected by the time of day, and lighting...so remember that

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That's great.

Thanks for the help.

BTW, your photos are great Vito! What camera do you use?
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Old Jul 29, 2004, 1:10 PM   #4
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well....it will most likely set the arperture for you, at the smallest possible, and if it does, it will work fine....

but the length of the shutter also is effected by the time of day, and lighting...so remember that

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What shutter speed should I use at 2:30 pm GMT?
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i don't know, lol, depends on if it's cloudy, in shadow, that sort of thing....well...that's wat i meant, i didn't actual time of day i meant like, full sun, or sunset/sunrise...

thanks saracen, i use a Canon Powershot G2

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IMO you will have problems getting blurry waterfalls on a bright day with f8 as probably your smallest aperture. You would have to be in the shade for sure or shoot on a dingy day. I just put a camera on aperture priority and ran it up to f8. On a hazy day it gave about 1/200 second as the right shutter for f8 and that lighting. If you slow the shutter any more you burn out the highlights, which can't be recovered in post processing. There isn't any magic mode or setting that can improve that. Manual works just as well and it won't do anything for you either. If you are willing to blow some highlights and shoot at a slower shutter you still probably won't blur the water as much as you want without blowing everything out.

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2:30 PM GMT is about 6:30 AM in Oregon. You shouldn't have any problems setting your camera on f8 and using whatever shutter works. Either manual or aperture priority will do fine. You might want a tripod.

There isn't a setting that works for any particular time. You have to set the smallest aperture (largest number) that your camera is capable of and the shutter that exposes the image with that aperture.
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2:30 PM GMT is about 6:30 AM in Oregon. You shouldn't have any problems setting your camera on f8 and using whatever shutter works. Either manual or aperture priority will do fine. You might want a tripod.

There isn't a setting that works for any particular time. You have to set the smallest aperture (largest number) that your camera is capable of and the shutter that exposes the image with that aperture.
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Old Aug 2, 2004, 9:59 AM   #8
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Well, having ordered the S410 and trying it with my tap, I got a rather over-exposed image, that camera's on its way back.

I finally decided to just get an A80. It will give me room to grow, and is fully featured. As long as I can get over the arm-ache from carrying it around (just kidding -thank god I don't have a half-kilo G5!

I just can't help but think though, that this bigger camera won't make it out with me very often by virtue of its size.
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