jrtrent

jrtrent

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  • A former poster in these forums named GaryDeM outlined a procedure for adjusting the JPEG settings on a camera. Using a scene just outside one's home, you adjust the image parameters (such as ...
  • That's a great point, and I do routinely resize JPEG's for e-mail or specific viewing devices.  I used batch processing with pre-determined image parameter settings for all the pictures I took ...
  • I was mostly a slide film shooter before digital; once I pressed the shutter release, my part in the process was basically over since the lab processed and mounted my slides for me. Shooting JPEG ...
  • Yes, reflected light meters tend to want anything you point it at to come out at zone v. That's great if I'm metering off of green grass, but if the most convenient thing to meter from is a dark ...
  • The speed at which those threads reach 149 posts indicate that there hasn't been enough of them yet. DPR's recent article on equivalence has sparked more interest of late, and, if I remember ...
  • Replied in Question:
    Low light ability depends on the slowest shutter speed you can manage, the highest ISO you can tolerate, and the widest aperture setting you can use. I read test reports to find out the lowest ...
  • Replied in LX7 wins
    Your original question did not include any shooting conditions, just, "You want to buy a nice camera with good lowlight options." The most common low-light condition for me is museums, where I ...
  • Replied in LX7 wins
    I already gave you my criteria and conclusions, so far as I can judge from online information and restricting it to low light performance. Each user may well be unique in what they want to ...
  • Replied in LX7 wins
    Sorry about that. I went off of the model number and didn't pay attention to the information in parentheses when searching for camera information, and Quezra had written RX100. Yes, the RX100 III ...
  • Replied in LX7 wins
    I got my information at the following sites: http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/sony-rx100/sony-rx100A4.HTM http://slrgear.com/reviews/showproduct.php/product/1552/cat/83 If you have more ...
  • Replied in LX7 wins
    I used a different process, but I have to agree with your conclusion that the LX7 has the best low light ability. I tried to determine the EV level at which each camera could be used for handheld, ...
  • I don't disagree, and as I mentioned in my response to Great Bustard, I think we need to be more cognizant of the different ways people can enjoy the hobby. We tend to make statements based on our ...
  • I think this is a point of disconnect in many threads on this and similar topics.  For one person, the files that come out of the camera are the completed images, ready to view on a television ...
  • Very true.  My preference is for everything to be in focus, but even with a 35mm camera and a 50mm lens, f/9.5 provides about as much depth of field as I would normally ever need, and I could ...
  • I doubt I can do any better than my fellow thinkers, but Great Bustard wrote, "...a competent photographer chooses the exposure that best balances the DOF / sharpness, motion blur / camera shake, ...
  • Perhaps you didn't notice that I changed bobn2's phrase from "setting an exposure is the primary goal" to "setting an exposure is a primary goal."  Of course there are other things of importance to ...
  • Setting an exposure is a primary goal for a photographer, and exposure is universal across formats; however, for any given ISO setting and measured light value, your meter gives you many ...
  • I enjoyed your post and thought that your example of FF and four thirds pictures was a good example that different cameras can require different settings to get the most out of them. I don't think ...
  • I was answering your question about how I determine the exposure. I use a light meter, which also entails a choice of ISO. DPR's test of the Olympus E-620 shows that at ISO 100 it has 2.7 stops of ...
  • Of course. That's how every light meter I've owned has worked--you dial in your chosen ISO before taking a reading. Sort of. I select the ISO that gives me the best balance of highlight detail and ...
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