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Old Jul 6, 2006, 6:53 PM   #1
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what exactly is lo 80 and Hi 200 and is it to be used
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Old Jul 6, 2006, 9:56 PM   #2
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Lo 80 is for low-key scenes with all darktones, and Hi 200 is for high key with light tones.
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Old Jul 7, 2006, 10:27 PM   #3
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what is a lo key scene and a high key scene:?
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Low key would be mostly dark colors, where the camera would normally blow the dark highlights (rendering them black) and high key would be the same with whites, washing the details out of the white and near white colors.
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so would it be safe to say

use hi at the beach

use lo in heavy shaded
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Old Jul 8, 2006, 8:07 AM   #6
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or hi for a wedding party dressed in white and lo for a goth girl photo shoot.
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Old Jul 8, 2006, 12:28 PM   #7
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so would it be safe to say

use hi at the beach

use lo in heavy shaded

Not exactly. It's not necessarily about how much light is available, it's about how much color range there is. If everything in the scene is white or near white, the camera will blow the white highlights (or near white details) to all white (so details are lost) in normal circumstances. The opposite would be true of very dim ( or mostly dark colored) scenes where the camera's auto settings would lose most of the detail in the near black colors.The camera's meter wants to average all colors to a neutral gray, this method works well in scenes that contain a range of colors but doesn't work so well when one tone dominates the frame. These custom settings not only tell the camera to use a defined ISO, they also tell it to usestops that better suits saving the highlights.
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thanks will give a try
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Old Jul 9, 2006, 9:19 AM   #9
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I generally have more problems with blown highlights in harsh lighting.

So, lately, I've been playing with using HI200, which can help reduce loss of detail in highlights. You can lose a bit of detail in the shadows. But, it reallly doens't work too bad for normal outdoor shots, even if it's really not a "high key" scene.

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Old Jul 9, 2006, 11:10 AM   #10
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is it better to leave the camera on auto white balance

or

shift the white balance knob to suit

there is so much features in this camera that i have not used yet, just simply cause i dont understand some of them

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raw pics

is it better than jpeg,

why use raw over jepeg
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