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Old Dec 12, 2004, 7:14 PM   #1
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Hi all,

It is an issue noted in almost every review of this cam, and probably something a lot of people are still dealing with; I found an easy solution; maybe the majority of you allready had it, but for those who don't, here it is:

Frame the shot in P-mode, with exposure compensation set to max; than switch to M, get the settings right, and take the shot.It may not compete with the real gain-up displays, but it sure makes very helpfull difference

I assume you're using a tripod for these shots, so that bit of extra time shouldn't be much of a problem.

Have fun, GB
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thx...great idea

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Old Dec 13, 2004, 7:04 AM   #3
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greenbaron wrote:
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Hi all,

It is an issue noted in almost every review of this cam, and probably something a lot of people are still dealing with; I found an easy solution; maybe the majority of you allready had it, but for those who don't, here it is:

Frame the shot in P-mode, with exposure compensation set to max; than switch to M, get the settings right, and take the shot.It may not compete with the real gain-up displays, but it sure makes very helpfull difference

I assume you're using a tripod for these shots, so that bit of extra time shouldn't be much of a problem.

Have fun, GB

I would have an issue taking photos of the kids, My 2 year old thinks a tripod is for climbing on or running under as fast as possible.

I will keep it in mind for other shots.
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Old Dec 16, 2004, 12:28 PM   #4
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does this trick only work in manual mode or can i also use aperture or shutter mode as well?
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I think you can also compose the shot with ISO set to 400 in manual mode, then just switch it back to the ISO you want to use to take the shot.

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@ BlackCeasar: If you are in A or S mode, you can set the exp. compensation also, so it should work fine
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greenbaron,

Thanks for ditching the green font!

It was difficult to read against the default black background but was *impossible* to read against the grey background when included in a quoted reply.


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