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    Mass's epic photography failure

    ~Edit~ updated to page 2 & 3. We're past this part now..
    Last edited by mass; 09-12-2011 at 10:18 PM.

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    Well SOME of the pics look good!


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    Those look pretty good! close-up photography is an acquired skill..you will get better at it! I think you are off to a great start!

    P = Program mode..camera makes all the exposure settings for you, with whatever it "thinks" is best.

    Tv = Shutter Priority mode..you pick the shutter speed you want, and the camera automatically gives you the correct aperture setting (f-stop) to make a properly exposed image..

    Av = Aperture priority mode. you pick the f-stop you want, and the camera automatically gives you the correct shutter speed to make a properly exposed image..

    M = Full manual..you pick everything..the camera will tell you if the exposure is good, via the light meter, but it wont stop you if you are going to over or under expose..the camera makes no decisions on its own in full manual mode, you do it all.

    Dont know what the C1 and C2 are..havent heard of those..what is the make and model of the camera?

    any of those settings *can* be used with any lens..the setting you choose has more to do with what effect you are going for, and what is most important..

    For sports photography for example, you might want to take advantage of Tv - Shutter Priority mode.
    you pick the shutter speed..a fast shutter speed like 1/500 or 1/1000 of a second (assuming the light will allow it) and then let the camera pick the f-stop for you..you want to choose the shutter speed, because you want every shot to "freeze" the action..

    For close-up/marco photos, I would start out playing with the Av - Aperture priority mode..you pick the f-stop, which controls depth of field, and the camera will automatically give you a shutter speed..play with small and large f-stops (apaerture openings) and watch how the depth of field changes..small f-stop gives you bigger depth of field (more is in focus front to back)..larger f-stop give you less depth of field, less in focus..you usually wont be able to do the full range, because of the lighting..the camera will tell you if you are going to be properly exposed or not..

    that should be enough to chew on for now!
    any other questions, just ask..

    Scot

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    omg.. This is all so helpful Scotty. Thank you!

    And BE was kind enough to help me find a PDF that my computer recognized. She's awesome like that.. SO..

    TO BE CONTINUED..

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    While you need to learn how to use those settings, none of those are where you need to be for the camera to recognize that you are using add-on lenses.

    You have to go into setup menu and find "adapter" settings (going by memory on my Canon A570IS) there you will find different options for the various adaptor lenses. (which are encoded)

    you really need the manual Travis, hitting the back of the adapter lenses with your camera can do serious damage to your lens drive. Not to mention mess up your new (rolls eyes....formerly in perfect condition) adaptor lenses.

    shakes head.... get the manual, read the manual, be one with the manual

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    this camera recognizes lenses? I haven't heard of that before..
    why does it need to recognize them?
    (im pretty old-school! was a photo major in College, just before digital hit..)
    What kind of camera are we talking about?

    Scot

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    these are adaptor lenses that goes on the front of a canon point and shoot (some of the nicer models).... the camera has settings that lets it know you are using them

    These were taken with the macro adaptor lens he now has with a 100$ point and shoot A570IS....


    (1/4oz golden eagle, about the size of a dime)
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    huh..interesting..still dont understand why the camera needs to know..can it change macro settings or something, based on the filter? im sure its useful somehow! but thats a new one for me..

    An odd aside:
    This is the first time I have talked about photography on the internet probably in 6 months..we just now talked about lenses, exposures, etc..I made two posts in this thread in the past hour, talking about photography..So I leave this forum, and go to check on one of my other hobby forums..take a look at the advertisement, this is a screen shot:

    http://scotlawrence.smugmug.com/phot...rH9twrp-XL.jpg

    I understand how "targeted advertising" works..but still..its just downright creepy..
    its like "The internet is reading my mind!!"
    and yeah..it sort of is..

    Scot

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