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Old Feb 18, 2005, 4:22 AM   #1
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I want to get a shot of a match being lit, any Ideas for what would be the best settings on a digital rebel?
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Old Feb 18, 2005, 10:17 AM   #2
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You probably want to set white balance to incandescent or the picture might come out too red. You'll need to experiment but I am fairly sure that auto WB will not give satisfactory results.

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Old Feb 18, 2005, 11:19 AM   #3
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Try setting up the camera while shooting a lit candle. You should be fairly close (keeping in mind that the initial "flare" caused by the match lighting will be somewhat brighter).
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Old Feb 18, 2005, 6:32 PM   #4
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This is a little past the match stage, perhaps these settings will be useful. It was shot in RAW mode on a tirpod. I kept the white balance as is. Taken with a DR, though I think that the lens and ISO would more determine the settings.



Tv( Shutter Speed ) 1/250

Av( Aperture Value ) 5.0

ISO Speed 400

Lens 28.0 - 300.0 mm

Focal Length 77.0 mm

White Balance Auto

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Old Feb 18, 2005, 8:42 PM   #5
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thanks, will look at all those things.:-)
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Old Feb 20, 2005, 4:21 PM   #6
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My little handy pocket match.

Fy-E-or? hot OUCH HOT!.

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Old Feb 20, 2005, 6:01 PM   #7
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nice shot, I will have to waituntil the fire ban is over then light a fire with all our thrown out junk:-)
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Old Feb 20, 2005, 9:24 PM   #8
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Oh forgot to add it was taken at iso 100,full auto(p) setting, fill flash -1.5.

No idea where the exif went, so no clue as to what the camera picked for F-stop and shutter speed, but it seemed to get the metering right.

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