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Old 05-13-2009, 05:57 PM   #31
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Is anyone taking photos through windows?
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Old 05-13-2009, 06:11 PM   #32
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Of course! Is that cheating?
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Old 05-13-2009, 06:12 PM   #33
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Oh no it isn't cheating. I didn't know if it would work or not. I have clean windows.
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Old 05-13-2009, 06:28 PM   #34
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Once in a while the camera will focus ON the window if there is a reflection. And there are LOTS of them when you take notice. Sometimes I hold a black towel in the air over the spot to see through better. They will show up in print otherwise.
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Old 05-13-2009, 07:24 PM   #35
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I am also new to the wonderfull digital world.
I found the "S" on my dial and set it for 1000 as you said. I noticed it goes all the way to 2000. Would that be even better?
There is an F2.8 next to that. What does that tell me? Is it adjustable also?
There is also a +/- sign to the right of that. What would this be used for and where should this be adjusted?
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What make and model camera?
Once you understand "S" (shutter speed) and "A" (F-stop/aperature) you can set both. For partially automatic shooting, 1/800 or 1/1000 setting should stop most action. If the setting goes red, you'll need a slower speed (1/250) or more light (low # F-stop).

For birds in good lighting I ususally start with 1/1000 and adjust from there.
I always take test shots when I start the day as conditions differ.
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Is anyone taking photos through windows?
Best way to do this is having the camera right up against the glass. If your windows are older double or triple paned as most are, it may lower the quality of the shot. They just aren't crystal clear. I'd rather shoot through the glass than miss the shot though!
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Old 05-13-2009, 09:19 PM   #37
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I have a fuji film fine pix S8100 fd.

I understand shutter speed - the higher the # the quicker it snaps a shot.

Now for the F #? You set it by how bright you want the photo or how bright the room currently is?
How do you adjust that setting? Is that what the pluss minus is for? I see by playing around with it to the pluss end the screen gets brighter. Is the picture taken as being brighter too?
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Old 05-13-2009, 10:07 PM   #38
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Alrightie you two posters of beautiful birds. Here is my photo of birds as promised. Do I have a winner photo?
TheLorax, I'm with you. If only they would hold still!
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Old 05-13-2009, 10:11 PM   #39
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I have a fuji film fine pix S8100 fd.

I understand shutter speed - the higher the # the quicker it snaps a shot.

Now for the F #? You set it by how bright you want the photo or how bright the room currently is?
How do you adjust that setting? Is that what the pluss minus is for? I see by playing around with it to the pluss end the screen gets brighter. Is the picture taken as being brighter too?
A lower f-stop allows more light in. What would you be shooting?
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Old 05-13-2009, 10:26 PM   #40
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For instance birds in low light.
I understand when it is dim out such as dusk you need to a have a slower shutter speed to let more light in.
Do you you also need to change to a lower F stop to add more there too?
How do you change this F stop?
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