Henry Falkner

Henry Falkner

Lives in New Zealand (Aotearoa) Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Works as a Retired (on paper only)
Joined on Feb 11, 2002
About me:

Keeping Sandra happy, more photos, more videos, more accordion playing for the Morris dancers, more newsletters for the radio club.

See http://www.pbase.com/hfalkner

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On P5290632 photo in AMmom's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Low shutter speed caused blurring.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 05:56 UTC as 1st comment
On 100_5204 photo in AMmom's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

If you use WB AUTO, the colour balance with flash can vary from shot to shot.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 05:55 UTC as 1st comment
On P4270235 photo in AMmom's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

That is fairly normal for flash.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 05:54 UTC as 1st comment
On P6020653 photo in AMmom's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

The comment below was intended for the BLUE bricks. WB1 does work when you use it with the same lighting as you calibrate4 it with.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 05:52 UTC as 1st comment
On P6020654 photo in AMmom's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Let me guess, you used WB Tungsten. It is as close as you can expect with low lighting.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 05:49 UTC as 1st comment
On P6020655 photo in AMmom's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

But what w2as the WB setting? The flash dominates. WB may have been CLOUD.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 05:48 UTC as 1st comment
On P6020657 photo in AMmom's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

You have used the same lighting for both the shot and calibrating WB 1. So it does work.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 05:46 UTC as 1st comment
On P6020656 photo in AMmom's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

You forgot to recalibrate4 Custom WB 1

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 05:44 UTC as 1st comment
On P6020657 photo in AMmom's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Same answer. Use Custom WB with the same lighting you used for calibrating it.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 05:43 UTC as 2nd comment
On P6020658 photo in AMmom's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

There you go. When you use Custom WB with the lighting you used for setting it, it does work.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 05:42 UTC as 1st comment
On P6020659 photo in AMmom's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Now I am getting it. You are Custom WB, but you have not calibrated it for that lighting. Follow the instructions for setting Custom WB.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 05:40 UTC as 1st comment
On P6020653 photo in AMmom's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

This one above was taken at a high ISO and slow shutter speed - but you are not giving us the WB setting. Did the flash actually go off? I would expect this blue appearance if you had WB set to CLOUD in tungsten lighting.

Hang on, I have a visitor, I come back to you.

Henry

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 04:45 UTC as 2nd comment
On Olympus Stylus SH-1 real-world samples gallery article (61 comments in total)

My SH-50 has taken over all the jobs that previous cameras did, so I am looking for a near-equivalent backup. 5-axis IS is now here for both stills and video - absolutely vital for focussing reliability with gannet stills and motion reduction in my Morris gig videos. The HD720p 120 fps High Speed video is retained, and time lapse is added (not seen since my SP-570UZ). The manual setting and the custom WB are still here. Hopefully, the audio on video is the same as on my SH-50. WiFi will be worth a try. I am not belittling the image artifacts - though they are much reduced, even since my SZ-30MR.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2014 at 15:08 UTC as 23rd comment
On Blood moon eclipse: Night of April 14-15 article (64 comments in total)

Spot metering and spot focussing proved more reliable on my Olympus SP-570UZ 20x zoom bridge camera for 'normal' moon shots. With the SP-550UZ during the eclipse on August 28 in 2007, I had to use manual focus in the completely shaded phase though. The weather is not promising here in New Zealand. My Olympus SH-50 24x zoom pocket P&S might just hack it because of its BSI-CMOS sensor, higher ISO and better focussing, as compared to the SP-570UZ. But I will have the SP-570 with me just in case.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2014 at 20:06 UTC as 11th comment

I thought the Go-Pro can record sound. The Muzak is inappropriate.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2014 at 09:43 UTC as 39th comment | 2 replies
On Mistweiland photo in Mischa Bronstring's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

This picture is very nice, regardless of which camera it came from.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2014 at 20:08 UTC as 1st comment
On Olympus PEN E-P5 Review preview (499 comments in total)

3 weeks with 3- and 5-axis stabilisation on my SH-50 convince me of its necessity - and the P5 has 5-axis stabilisation. So I read the review. Double exposures at 1/80 second and thereabouts are indeed worrying. Are you sure that is not caused by Parkinsons? The stabilisation should take care of any roller blind shutter slap. The first of the sample videos is plain over-exposed (not uncommon in that kind of setting). The second sample has no bass in the sound (when compared to my SH-50 videos), suggesting the wind shield setting was at its highest. I get the impression the reviewer does not like video anyway. The level of customisation possible is stupendous indeed, yet the P5 does not look as knob-encrusted as my SP-570UZ.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 30, 2013 at 20:21 UTC as 56th comment
On Olympus Stylus 1 Preview preview (326 comments in total)

F 2.8 throughout will be a relief to some. I see the Stylus 1 as a logical step up from and update for my SP-570UZ. It can take the FL-36R flash I already have. XZ-1 owners that are bypassing the XZ-2 may embrace the Stylus 1.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2013 at 06:44 UTC as 96th comment
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2371 comments in total)

There have been consistent requests for SMALL full-frame cameras, so here are two of them. But why do they make them look like Heath Robinson constructs?

I did have a genuine 35mm Edixamat SLR some time last century. It had interchangeable lenses, and you could exchange the pentaprism with a waist-level finder. But with no major protuberances it was suitable for taking on bike trips. The A7 and A7R are hopefully more robust than they look.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2013 at 19:05 UTC as 283rd comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic DMC-GM1 preview (631 comments in total)

It is a pocket-sized interchangeable lens camera with a 16 MP micro 4/3 CMOS sensor, and therefore in consideration for a 24x zoom P&S user like me. I would need a long zoom for something like yesterday's arrival of the tall ships. I then would regard the camera body as an attachment to the lens. I am concerned about the placement of the video button close to the display button. A similar placement on my SZ-30MR leads to operator errors when I am working on auto pilot.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2013 at 19:15 UTC as 42nd comment | 1 reply
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