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Old Mar 7, 2013, 3:39 PM   #11
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On a windy day, put your body infront of the direction the wind is coming form if possible. That will prevent the wind form shaking the camera.
With a body like mine i'm sure that would help a lot
I'm sure i read before that in live view you can zoom in to check focus on the lcd , can anyone tell me how ?
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Old Mar 7, 2013, 9:20 PM   #12
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Interesting. We just had someone talk last night at our camera club meeting about night time shooting. She uses many cool techniques. As a matter of fact, I was thinking of changing our March challenge to be along these lines.

I agree with the others, seems a bit out of focus probably from movement. But, the time of day seems right for getting the sky right. And, the day you went the water was nice and smooth. Hopefully when you go back it will still be smooth like that.

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To zoom in to see the focus when using live view, push the "info" button. It goes in 2X, 4X etc. to something like 10x with each push. I usually use 4X, get it looking right and then use 6X to verify/fine-tune the focus. I find the maximum zoom to be less useful for focusing, not sure exactly why.
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To zoom in to see the focus when using live view, push the "info" button. It goes in 2X, 4X etc. to something like 10x with each push. I usually use 4X, get it looking right and then use 6X to verify/fine-tune the focus. I find the maximum zoom to be less useful for focusing, not sure exactly why.
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Does your tripod have a hook beneath the head (between the legs) from which you can hang a weight (a rock, bag of sand, etc) to help steady it? This is particularly useful with small or light weight (i.e. flimsy) tripods and helps damp the movement. If there is no hook, you can jury rig something (a strap or rope) to hold the weight. A remote release is also helpful because it keeps your hands off the setup - even a shutter button press can disturb a light tripod.
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Hang your camera bag on your tripod to help stabilize it for long exposures, if it doesn't have a hook just put it around the centre post.
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Does your tripod have a hook beneath the head (between the legs) from which you can hang a weight (a rock, bag of sand, etc) to help steady it? This is particularly useful with small or light weight (i.e. flimsy) tripods and helps damp the movement. If there is no hook, you can jury rig something (a strap or rope) to hold the weight. A remote release is also helpful because it keeps your hands off the setup - even a shutter button press can disturb a light tripod.
Yes it does , i'll do that next time
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Old Mar 16, 2013, 4:22 PM   #18
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Well the lights were out , this was all that caught my eye

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Very nicely done! I really like this new one.
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