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Old Dec 11, 2010, 5:29 PM   #1
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If you're curious to see how the A55 and Sigma 18-250 handles using the "Auto" setting, you can see a few here.

http://www.dcfdretirees.org/christmas---2010.html

We had our retirees get together today. I really wanted to see how the A55 did on auto so I could just snap away and talk at the same time. I didn't want to worry about settings. I thought the flash did well. Out toward the 30 and 40 foot mark it got a little dim but acceptable to my old eyes. The pictures are downsized for the website but it might give you an idea how the camera and lens work.
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Old Dec 12, 2010, 1:20 AM   #2
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You did well with your new lens especially just using the on camera flash. I like the roasted pig in your party because we had one as well in our party last Sunday. Happy holiday and enjoy your new toys!
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Old Dec 12, 2010, 3:38 PM   #3
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Very nice pic's, the a55 seems to have a good quality sensor in it
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Good pics...wondered if you played with the flashes adjustable setting?
I always have to lower mine down when doing close up portraits or it blows out the faces.
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I do when I can remember. Usually I set the exposure down a click or two.
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Clint-

All in all, you got a great group of photos from your Retirees Get-Together, while you had to pay little or no attention to the a55 and its operation. That is pretty much the way you wanted it. Easy!

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Thanks Sarah - I need to get out of the "auto" mode more because I find the camera setting too low shutter speeds with the flash. I missed a few this Christmas because of that. I need to use more of the shutter or aperture mode when "flashing".
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