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I have JEPG enabled only. I just don't see anything happening to the photos. I'll upload a few later
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I have JEPG enabled only. I just don't see anything happening to the photos. I'll upload a few later

okay cool

(i sure hope youre not expecting them to be like those over processed looking photos)
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My camera supports 2000, 2500, and 3200 ISO with ISO Boosts called H0.3, H0.7, and H1.0. There's also a camera setting that reduces high ISO noise and another that reduces noise from long exposures. I'll try both of these settings tomorrow night along with my new found skill of focusing. I hope these tactic churn out better results. May end up buying a wide angle lens as well.

Gonna try raising shutter speed to 1/30 and 1/60. See how that changes things..

For night shooting use a tripod or as Sean said a bench, trash can, whatever you can find. I have used a lot of things in my day as a makeshift tripod with good results. Use the timer if you don't have a remote to let the camera settle after you push the button. If you can use mirror lockup to provide further vibration prevention.

Set ISO to 100, no need to introduce unneeded noise.

Use AV mode and set aperture to between f/8 and f/10.

Let the camera figure shutter speed. Compose and focus.

For focusing let the camera do the work. If you want to manual focus use liveview and zoom way in on the screen, manual focus though the viewfinder is really hard in good light much less at night. I prefer to use liveview auto focus when shooting like this as its a bit more accurate, although slower.

From there review your shot afterwards. Check focus and exposure. I often take a shot and then will take a shot or two with brighter exposures. Often the meter doesn't get where I want and my post processing usually requires a brighter shot to start with.

You can also shoot in full manual if you have a solid understanding of the relationships of each setting. It is sometimes easier as I often am compensating for the cameras meter.
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Hello guys!

I currently work as a Digital Imaging promoter for Sony and after the training and what not really gained a strong like for Sony products in this field!

However after starting work its become clear to me that photography enthusiasts are not so keen at all (generally). I was just wondering what you guys thought about the current Alpha series with the translucent mirror technology and if you dislike it or like it possibly why. Or your general opinions on Sony imaging products

thanks
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Question about HDR shooting in Canon 6D. After I enable HDR with 3 ev, I still don't get that HDR look... what am I doing wrong frown.gif

That mode is more of an assistance in getting an HDR. What it probably does is take multiple photos in rapid succession with varying degrees of exposure. The resulting photos need to be merged in software.
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My camera supports 2000, 2500, and 3200 ISO with ISO Boosts called H0.3, H0.7, and H1.0. There's also a camera setting that reduces high ISO noise and another that reduces noise from long exposures. I'll try both of these settings tomorrow night along with my new found skill of focusing. I hope these tactic churn out better results. May end up buying a wide angle lens as well.

Gonna try raising shutter speed to 1/30 and 1/60. See how that changes things..

For night shooting use a tripod or as Sean said a bench, trash can, whatever you can find. I have used a lot of things in my day as a makeshift tripod with good results. Use the timer if you don't have a remote to let the camera settle after you push the button. If you can use mirror lockup to provide further vibration prevention.

Set ISO to 100, no need to introduce unneeded noise.


Use AV mode and set aperture to between f/8 and f/10.

Let the camera figure shutter speed. Compose and focus.

For focusing let the camera do the work. If you want to manual focus use liveview and zoom way in on the screen, manual focus though the viewfinder is really hard in good light much less at night. I prefer to use liveview auto focus when shooting like this as its a bit more accurate, although slower.

From there review your shot afterwards. Check focus and exposure. I often take a shot and then will take a shot or two with brighter exposures. Often the meter doesn't get where I want and my post processing usually requires a brighter shot to start with.

You can also shoot in full manual if you have a solid understanding of the relationships of each setting. It is sometimes easier as I often am compensating for the cameras meter.
Just be aware that ISO 100 doesn't always mean base ISO. Some cameras will have a base ISO of 200 and label ISO 100 as "low". This is because it's uncalibrated to the actual ISO standard and is actually an attenuation of signal rather than the nominal level.
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Just be aware that ISO 100 doesn't always mean base ISO. Some cameras will have a base ISO of 200 and label ISO 100 as "low". This is because it's uncalibrated to the actual ISO standard and is actually an attenuation of signal rather than the nominal level.

True, thanks. Im just used to Canons.
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Hello guys!

I currently work as a Digital Imaging promoter for Sony and after the training and what not really gained a strong like for Sony products in this field!

However after starting work its become clear to me that photography enthusiasts are not so keen at all (generally). I was just wondering what you guys thought about the current Alpha series with the translucent mirror technology and if you dislike it or like it possibly why. Or your general opinions on Sony imaging products

thanks

The perception that photogs don't like Sony DLSR's is because Canikon dominates the market. Sony is a newcomer to DSLR's, and although their initial line had their flaws (small lens selection, ISO noise problems), they've carved a shar of the market out for themselves. Their current lineup is pretty good, and more and more Alpha lenses are being released (not to mention all the old Minolta lenses out there).
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Sony should release a MF camera.
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I still have a lot of research to do, but I was wondering if you guys could throw up a few names of good starter DSLRs? I'm looking at a budget of about $300 with body and starter lense (used)

So far my beginner path is going down the D80 / D3100 route
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