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Old 10-17-2011   #11
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When you're out in the sun like that use ISO100. Since you just got it I'm assuming you're using it in full auto right now. When you learn how to use it in manual the camera really opens up. Next time try an aperture like f5.6 or higher for those landscape shots. The second pic is my favorite, good start.
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Old 10-17-2011   #12
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macgarthur : Thanks for your valuable comments.

I captured it in aperture priority mode at f 2.8 (24mm)
i ve posted the exif data in last page
Histogram shows I ve over exposed it
I used ISO 100 (recognized auto iso problem even b4 buying thanks to the forums here ! )

will over exposure cause graininess like that?
one more point is that I had set sharpness to HARD, that too might have caused it

having a grt time learning this camera!!
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Old 10-17-2011   #13
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I keep my sharpness in the middle, you can always sharpen post shooting in Photoshop. I don't notice much noise or grain on my screen, you might when looking at a larger image. There's a lot of power in this camera don't let people with expensive DSLR's fool you.
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While we're talking about it, I tried to slow the aperture opening to take some night photos and while they were great for really dark shots up to 2 seconds of timing, I couldn't raise it enough to capture the moon as it was too bright. What am I doing wrong? Took it out of all auto modes, but the aperture mode didn't allow for proper settings for a good shot. Dumbfounded as my Oly had no problems capturing night shots in programming mode. It literally allow you to keep the aperture open from 10 seconds down to millisecond settings. I can't find that on this bugger, but probably need to read the book again...lol...

My last captures of the full moon were done with a smoked lens filter. Don't want to have to continue to use that.
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Old 10-17-2011   #15
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Here's one of the moon I captured. Don't remember the settings I caught it at but it was somewhere around f8-f11, shutter probably around 1/200 or so. Fiddle around with settings around there and of course use a tripod, when editing in Photoshop I lowered the Curves a bit to give it better contrast and definition.

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Wow that turned out really nice. I was having problems in programming mode finding all the adjustments. Course was doing it standing int he dark in the back yard with the Fuji on a tripod, using a tiny light to see. Going to have to break out the book, I usually don't have issues in programming but this is the first time I've tried full program mode on the HS20. Wasn't too successful.
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Old 10-17-2011   #17
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Put the camera into M full manual mode, try the settings I gave. You might have trouble with the manual focus so try Single Auto Focus. Another trick for getting a crisp shot since very few people have a remote, especially for the HS20, put the camera on a 2 second self timer. This gives you enough time to hit the shutter and stand back so when it takes the picture there is zero disturbance.
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thanks for the inputs macgarthur and chromenut
useful discussion
nice moon shot too I too will try it soon!
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Cool, since it was somewhat breezy tonight I was using the 10 second delay. Gives time for it to settle in before opening the shutter.
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OKAY, I'M OFFICIALLY AN IDIOT! I can't believe I had mine set in Aperture priority, then tried Shutter priority, and full programming mode and completely missed the M!!! Okay, tard of the day! Soon as I switched to Manual mode, I found all the settings I was looking for. Too late now, can't see the moon...sigh...


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