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UJEFROCNROL Jun 27, 2011 3:48 PM

FZ40 Manual shots...
 
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Testing on FZ40 Manual shots with 500D,hand-held, no pp.

Thanks for viewing, greatly appreciate it...

Jeff:cool::cool::cool:
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Square one Jun 27, 2011 3:57 PM

Jeff, good series with the Canon 500D.

Did you use manual focus? I find I get better results if I leave focus set to Auto, manual focus seems to blur for me

UJEFROCNROL Jun 27, 2011 6:18 PM

Square one,

I did try manual focus, however your hand has to be steady as rock...otherwise use a tripod...finally I set to AF (in M mode) and forget to set the metering mode to center weighted instead of spot.

Thanks for sharing...
Jeff

BackyardPermaculture Jun 27, 2011 7:23 PM

More nice shots Jeff - you're getting great results from the 500d!

UJEFROCNROL Jun 27, 2011 9:13 PM

Thanks for your comment, Mick. I'd like to try some night shots, however after dinner I changed my mind.:D:D:D

UJEFROCNROL Jun 28, 2011 12:02 AM

Oh! by the way, what's the basic secret of your night shots shooting!!!
You've been shooting those images so perfectly.

catalex54 Jun 28, 2011 1:15 AM

Great series of shots and good macro in Manual mode Jeff!!! Congrats :cool:

BackyardPermaculture Jun 28, 2011 2:03 AM

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Originally Posted by UJEFROCNROL (Post 1237559)
Oh! by the way, what's the basic secret of your night shots shooting!!!
You've been shooting those images so perfectly.

Jeff,
- A good support; I'm using a small denim bag of rice instead of a tripod.
- Keep the ISO low (I use 80 almost all the time).
- Aperture around f/4.0 or f/5.0
- Use 2 second timer so it's steady for the shot.
- Just practise using manual mode with long exposures, get used to what the camera does around dusk and at night with 4 seconds, 8 seconds, 40 seconds etc.

UJEFROCNROL Jun 28, 2011 2:09 AM

Mick,
Thanks for the advices. I might have a chance to get out & take some shots this 4th July weekend.

Jeff

UJEFROCNROL Jun 28, 2011 2:12 AM

Thanks for your comment, catalex54. Appreciate it.

Jeff


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