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Old Feb 12, 2005, 7:52 PM   #1
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i need to know how to shoot thru glass. should i disable the pop-up flash?any tips anyone? i'm going to a museum but not a regular one. see pics. at www.ntshf.org most exibits are housed in lg. glass displays with lots of bright floodlites. i got a nikon cp8800 and i'm still in the auto stage. should i use w.b. tungston? use infinity? shoot at angle? thanks for any tips! waywest
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Old Feb 12, 2005, 8:15 PM   #2
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Hello.

Don't have my 8800 yet, but I've had luck on my Casio ExLimwith the following:

1. Manual Focus only. (Glass screws anything else up, bigtime--Unless, of course, you are some yards away and can go with infinity-setting.).

2. No Flash. Period. Bracket for Auto WB, Tungsten WB and Cloudy WB. Pick the best. (It goes without saying that you are: a). Using a tripod, or b). Holding solid up against the glass.).

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Old Feb 12, 2005, 8:22 PM   #3
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i need to know how to shoot thru glass.
Autofocus ok if you are againsts the glass , otherwise it will fosus on (the imperfections of) the glass. I guess what you are shoting is like in an aquarium, 2 examples (not terrible :?) :

http://www.pbase.com/kcan/image/3886741

http://www.pbase.com/kcan/image/3886732


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Old Feb 12, 2005, 9:12 PM   #4
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hey thanks f2guy i'm taking notes
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Old Feb 12, 2005, 9:22 PM   #5
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thanks for your responce nice aquarium shots in las vegas nv. theres a new museum the "atomic testing museum" www.ntshf.org to see pics. everythings lit up with bright floodlites inside & out. lots of reflections is what i'm worried about.no aquarium problems on this shoot. thanks anyhow! waywest
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Old Feb 12, 2005, 9:39 PM   #6
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there is a museum setting in the 8800 scene mode!!!



give it a try!
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Old Feb 12, 2005, 9:52 PM   #7
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hello stevendicky thanks for your reply i know the old saying "when all else fails READ THE INSTRUCTIONS!' ha ha but seriously this is a different type museum. see at www.ntshf.org for pics. like i'll be taking. maybe your right- could life be soo easy? thanks again waywest
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waywest wrote:
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lots of reflections is what i'm worried about.
May be a polariser will help
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Old Feb 12, 2005, 11:31 PM   #9
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On camera flash off, unless you have your lens right up against the glass, this will stop a pile of pictures of nothing but the horrible reflections of the flash.

The light level tends to be low in museums though so high ISO and slow shutter speeds may be the norm. An off camera flash with a remote cord can work well but is an expensive option.

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Old Feb 12, 2005, 11:49 PM   #10
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hey thanks for your response peter this really is thebest way to learn photography for me anyhow. trying to learn thru mag. articles is tough! thanks for your help. i think i'm getting this! maybe someday i'll be on the other end of a forum. again thanks!
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