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Old Jan 6, 2011, 1:41 PM   #1
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Today i messed with the A mode, all indoors so far. I did take a lot of photos but these three are the best and i prefer the white rose.
Didn't know when in A and S modes a small window shows on the screen which is magnified and shows the sharpness of the potential photo. Most of my shots were a bit blurred as i am not too steady so should i be using auto anti-shake or level 1 or 2 to help with that?
Still learning of course and lots still to learn.
First photo, carnation and rose is at F2.8 @ISO 400 1/20SS 5MM focul length and patterned metering.
White rose is at F3 @200 ISO 1.30ss 7mm FL spot metering.
Fairy is at F3 @400 ISO 1/30SS 7mm FL Centre weighted.
Camera set on A throughout.
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e - I like the angel shot very much, very nice DOF. With #1, you can see that you are focused on everything else in the background - you didn't allow the camera to focus properly, or you are too close to your subject. Make sure to depress the shutter halfway so you are focused on your subject before you push down on the shutter all the way.
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Thanks Saly, i never knew that fairy had a squished nose, lol.
With #1 i used my new macro lens and origianly left the black around the shot, didn't zoom in, and i liked the effect but cropped it. I do try to remember to press half to focul then full to take the shot.
I like the white rose but not the noise because of the higher ISO. I stayed in A mode and just altered the F stop so the camera chose the ISO.
Will play more tomorrow.
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The Macro lens attachments are meant to be used with the camera set at full zoom, this prevents the vignetting.
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It looks like the focus on #1 was the stem just behind the flower. When I used the A mode for macros I always used spot focus. That way I pick the focal point and not the camera.
#2 & 3 could be brightened up a little. Some "fill flash" might have helped.
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The Macro lens attachments are meant to be used with the camera set at full zoom, this prevents the vignetting.
You don't necessarily need to full zoom, just enough to get passed the vignette.
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Joe and Saly, i used the vingetting on purpose, just to see the effect.
Clint - flash fill? How do i do that?
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Joe and Saly, i used the vingetting on purpose, just to see the effect.E.
Ok E, no problemo. For the flash fill, pop up the flash and pres the ev 3 times you will see the flash ev, use minus stops to lesson the intensity of the flash.

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Joe and Saly, i used the vingetting on purpose, just to see the effect.
Clint - flash fill? How do i do that?
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Flip the flash up and let'er rip - or flash
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Thanks Clint, haven't used the flash so far but will try it.
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