Once in a year opportunity : ) .... messed up. : (

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GeorgianBay1939
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Re: Good advice indeed
In reply to Hen3ry, Dec 4, 2013

Hen3ry wrote:

GeorgianBay1939 wrote:

yyr wrote:

I know that it's not the purpose of your post but it's always worth remembering that the camera has an Auto function and I'm often surprised at what a good job it can do. Sometimes, when out with friends and in conversation or if a 'seize the moment' opportunity arises I will use Auto rather than faff about for the right settings and miss the shot. I know that it's probably a sign of weakness but there you have it.

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Yaelle

For about 6 months while I was learning how to shoot RAW, I always shot an iA image to compare my results with what the camera could do. Eventually I stopped doing that because I ended up consistently beating the camera (to my eyes, at least).

I suspect that it is again time to revisit iA when well challenged!.... instead of faffing about!!!

Good practical advice!

I don’t know about iA (as it is on Oly) but I know I get excellent results a lot with "P" on the E-PL3. I keep an eye on the shutter speed, aperture, EV, nmfd 1 second plsyback, but a lot of the time, the stright "P" does the job.

Cheers, geoff

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Geoffrey Heard
Down and out in Rabaul in the South Pacific
http://pngtimetraveller.blogspot.com/2011/10/return-to-karai-komana_31.html

Yeah, I don't check with P(rogram) often enough either! What is nmfd?

I chimp pretty well everything with the RGBY histogram in the Auto Review, which appears immediately after the exposure.

GX7 Manual:

MENU] > [Custom]>[Auto Review]>[HOLD]/[5SEC]/[4SEC]/[3SEC]/[2SEC]/ [1SEC]/[OFF]
[HOLD]:
The pictures are displayed until shutter button is pressed halfway.

I use HOLD as I usually look at both the (crappy) JPEG image and the histogram from that image.  Sometimes I'll zoom in on that image to (inadequately) check focus .... unless I shoot RAW + JPEGfine.

Checking the post-exposure 3 +1 channel histogram has helped my exposure precision quite a bit.   But I think that I'll have to set up UniWB to improve exposure accuracy.   (for those who understand the difference.)

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