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Old Dec 1, 2011, 5:08 PM   #21
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I'm no expert on using Manual mode, but if the camera is giving you a shutter speed you don't want to use, and you can't alter the F stop (because of the limited range offered by the camera), then using the exposure control will make your images over / under exposed.



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Can i ask a quick question ? I'm in M mode and setting my shutter / aperture to get the correct exposure , supposing the correct exposure is giving me a faster / slower shutter speed than i desire would i use the exposure +/- ??
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Old Dec 1, 2011, 5:32 PM   #22
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Sorry, but I'm really not an "M" expert.... I think that if you are after a certain look at a particular shutter speed, you may have to go into "S" mode and let the camera select the other settings.

Can someone else chime in here?
I've never tried S mode , think i should try it out in fact i should try lots of different things instead of being lazy
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I'm no expert on using Manual mode, but if the camera is giving you a shutter speed you don't want to use, and you can't alter the F stop (because of the limited range offered by the camera), then using the exposure control will make your images over / under exposed.

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One other method I forgot was adjust the iso speed in the menu, that will shift the F stop / shutter speeds... don't forget going above 200 - 400 iso will show more noise in the image
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One other method I forgot was adjust the iso speed in the menu, that will shift the F stop / shutter speeds... don't forget going above 200 - 400 iso will show more noise in the image
I tend to use auto iso with 400 maximum
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Do you put a min iso in of 100?
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Do you put a min iso in of 100?
Not sure you can set a minimum ??
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IMO, for #1 you do have focus, but it's at the chalk board...or maybe the table, not at the kid. So the softness there is purely because of that.

As for #2, i see you have zoomed in pretty much (105mm equiv). Your shutter should have been somewhere around 320 PLUS you have a pretty shallow DOF at that focal length. So you might have had the feet in excellent focus but lost the focus going all the way up to her face
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You can put in a minimum shutter speed, but you have to turn off the Intelligent ISO for it to work. Every now and then I forget and have the Intelligent ISO on, and then I get the same sort of blurry pictures in less than optimal conditions.

An easy way to upgrade her camera control a bit would be to use S, take some shots of various things, review, and if they look too light use - exposure compensation, and if too dim use + exposure compensation. I change those settings constantly and find the S setting is often more useful then Manual.
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