A Little Cross Country Run

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Re: A Little Cross Country Run

Postby Uncle Phil » 08 Jul 2017, 01:42

Well, if anybody gets shut in due to rain and gets bored, here's my ride report on Highway 50 and other places I visited on the trip :D -

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Re: A Little Cross Country Run

Postby Pieter Huizinga » 08 Jul 2017, 09:04

Thanks Phil. It was a nice read as always. Couldn't help noticing your little camera isn't focussing very well or so it seems.


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Re: A Little Cross Country Run

Postby Uncle Phil » 08 Jul 2017, 13:08

Pieter - Probably because a lot of the shots were taken at pretty high speed (Nevada boonies have a limit of 75 mph) off to the side which tends to blur the image. I've found if I shoot straight ahead the pic usually comes out pretty clear at speed, to the side, not so much. And some were when it was raining dreadfully which got smudges on the lens. Glad you enjoyed it and thanks for the camera tip - I will take a close look at that camera. Maybe I've worn it out ... :D
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Re: A Little Cross Country Run

Postby Pieter Huizinga » 09 Jul 2017, 09:53

If you decide to replace it, get one where you can manually set the shutter speed to very fast. It would adjust the diaphragm accordingly.


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Re: A Little Cross Country Run

Postby Uncle Phil » 09 Jul 2017, 12:23

Pieter Huizinga wrote:If you decide to replace it, get one where you can manually set the shutter speed to very fast. It would adjust the diaphragm accordingly. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

Pieter - All that stuff is beyond me. I have to use a camera with a Phd - 'Push Here Dummy'! :D
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Re: A Little Cross Country Run

Postby alans1100 » 10 Jul 2017, 15:10

Appears you had an adventurous day or two wandering around the country side.

Pieter Huizinga wrote:If you decide to replace it, get one where you can manually set the shutter speed to very fast. It would adjust the diaphragm accordingly.
Even with my Nikon DSLR I do 99/100 shots in auto mode. I even managed to do one shot with manual focus but don't tell anyone or it might ruin my reputation.
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Re: A Little Cross Country Run

Postby Pieter Huizinga » 10 Jul 2017, 15:28

Just to clarify and avoid misunderstandings, it's not about autofocus, it's the shutter speed that matters for fast photography (sports and such). To really freeze that you'll need a shutter time of, like, 1/1000 sec. (And bright daylight).

Most camera's will allow you to set the preferred shutter speed, they will adjust the diaphragm automatically, and still let you autofocus. So it's still PHD. :mrgreen:

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Re: A Little Cross Country Run

Postby Uncle Phil » 10 Jul 2017, 16:56

Pieter - Thanks for the link to the tip. For me, it's usually more about 'good luck' to get a good picture than 'good skill'! :D The shutter speed sort of explains why shots taken 'straight on' turn out clearer than to the side as less sideways movement would be detected. If the picture doesn't 'change' much then the slower shutter speed would have less effect.
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Re: A Little Cross Country Run

Postby alans1100 » 10 Jul 2017, 17:58

Pieter Huizinga wrote:Just to clarify and avoid misunderstandings, it's not about autofocus, it's the shutter speed that matters for fast photography (sports and such). To really freeze that you'll need a shutter time of, like, 1/1000 sec. (And bright daylight).

Most camera's will allow you to set the preferred shutter speed, they will adjust the diaphragm automatically, and still let you autofocus. So it's still PHD. :mrgreen:

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I knew what you meant Pieter; was really just saying the only manual thing I've done on my cam was the manual focus thing and that was only one time. Tried to take a photo of a bird and the branches always got the focus not the subject.

I just looked at the cams on board guide for the advanced sport settings and to freeze motion it says to use a shutter speed faster than 1/200 but not much to try it out on here. There are a few trains that pass through town but they don't go fast enough for those settings.
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Re: A Little Cross Country Run

Postby mbrST1100 » 11 Jul 2017, 14:53

I'm with UP on this issue... aim and shoot...
I *purposely* bought the dumbest, most primitive SLR (EOS 350D, pimped with a Sigma18~200mm) which dial offers [portrait], [landscape], [macro] and [sports]...
The compact (IXUS 60) even offers only 3 modes...

... transmitted from a CAT S60 thing ...
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