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12-01-2007 02:05 AM  10 years agoPost 1
FCM

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Just did our first shoot with a D80 the other day. Although we have a nice little CMOS camera looking through the viewfinder that produces a reasonable image for aiming the camera, we have found that the Nikon cams information that appears below the viewfinder, is just about invisible due I think to the CMOS gaining down in our rather bright shooting conditions here. It is visble (just) if I have the rig working indoors so just how do we set the camera up when outdoors?

Thanks in advance.

Paul.

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12-01-2007 03:44 AM  10 years agoPost 2
andres.c

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just use the view finder to frame the shot

you should have the D80 on a mode to shoot properly for given light conditions

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12-01-2007 05:16 AM  10 years agoPost 3
FCM

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Yes, but other than using a seperate light meter, how do you know what the camera settings are?

Paul.

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12-01-2007 12:38 PM  10 years agoPost 4
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Couldn't you just set it to shutter priority at 1/500s or something and let the camera do the rest? Maybe knock the E/V down 1/3 or 2/3 to ensure no highlights are blown ...?

David

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12-01-2007 01:29 PM  10 years agoPost 5
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Yes I guess. I am so used to having the camera settings readily viewable in either the monitor or the camera's LCD. Looks like more time and flights may be required when shooting with the Nikon than with our Sony R1.

Paul.

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12-01-2007 01:43 PM  10 years agoPost 6
z11355

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set it to automatic or shutter priority and have the camera shoot bracketing shots.

Geez, it HAS multiple automatic modes.

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12-01-2007 01:54 PM  10 years agoPost 7
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Well, it's not my camera see. This was the first time we used it and we hadn't thought about not being able to see the camera's settings. The pics we shot came out well but really it was down to chance that they did. I will have to borrow the Nikon instructions and learn all about it I guess

Paul.

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12-01-2007 02:08 PM  10 years agoPost 8
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I will usually fly a quick flight and snap off a round of pics on shutter priority on my D40X then land.

I'll take note of what the exposure was and check the histogram levels as well as inspect the overall "look" of the shots. I usually will make some minor adjustments to shutter/exposure and then flip to manual and go for it.

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12-01-2007 02:15 PM  10 years agoPost 9
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Yes, gotta read that manual - we couldn't even review the pics we shot until I got them on my PC - it was a bit of a rush job but the camera and lens is very impressive and I look forward to learning more about it for future shoots.

Thanks everyone

Paul

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12-01-2007 11:36 PM  10 years agoPost 10
MPA

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FCM

The f12mm mini cam lens (same as Range and BW sell) will give you a full viewefinder with a little clipped.
f8mm (next size down) will give you the viewfinder information with a bit if black border around your viewing image.

Dave

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12-02-2007 01:09 AM  10 years agoPost 11
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Yes thanks, we do have a nice view now but cannot see the camera info. below the lens image as it is becomes too dark as the CMOS gains down in bright sunlight. Seems we are not alone in having this problem and like everyone else, will have to work around it using a different shooting technique to that used with a compact cam.

Cheers,

Paul.

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12-02-2007 01:39 AM  10 years agoPost 12
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Yes the cmos camera is certainly an issue with light.

Till you get a CCD (if) you might be better to just use a f12mm so you can and see the bigger image.

Dave

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