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peterpainter

peterpainter

Lives in France Finistère, France
Joined on Aug 12, 2008

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  • Spot metering for birds, butterflies and insects - with compensation depending on how bright / dark etc. Gives me the best chance of getting the the focus point correctly 'lit' and seems to handle ...
  • That's true. It wouldn't have helped at all. I must have had an off-day yesterday, I'm afraid.

  • I went to compare the noise performance and checked on the eyes. Alll four have brown / dark eyes. I thought there might have been one with different colour...actually, was looking to see how it...

  • Have a look here: http://www.birdforum.net/forumdisplay.php?f=111 I bought an SX50 mostly based on the SX50 thread on there, although I did look at other threads / cameras.  I'm happy with it but ...
  • They're the ones with towels on the sun-loungers ;-) see: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/08/german-tabloid-bild-identifies-sunlounger-hoggers-british although, admittedly the article is ...
  • I was buying the French magazine (I live in France) Chasseur d'Images regularly for the last few years until recently. There always seemed to be an Olympus advert, featuring an unshaven ...
  • All OK now. Just checked. Photo is there twice, but could only access it through 'activity' or whatever that was. I deleted one and now all appears to be fine - presumably the duplicate filename ...
  • Yesterday I attempted to upload a photograph to my gallery.  It seemed to go OK, but the picture did not show up, so I tried again, and it still didn't work. Before attempting to upload I had 3 ...
  • Added 1 photo to their gallery
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  • Holding it down steadies it when viewing and taking the picture.  I think it's 'optimum stabilisation' but I have to admit that I find the manual difficult to understand - anyway, it works for me ...
  • If you use the button on the bottom left of the lens (optimum stabilisation) and hold the camera pretty steady you may get up to 4.5 stops - it doesn't always happen, about once in three , say, ...
  • Replied in Some regrets
    We had a camera shop in the village / town years ago, but it has closed down now. I'm not suprised it's gone, though. Some years ago I was looking for a bridge camera, and they had the one I wanted ...
  • Replied in New website
    Worked fine on Firefox / Windows Vista. I thought bringing up thumbnails was a little slow at times, but that could be my ancient machine at work there. No 'about the photographer' stuff? I liked ...
  • It certainly seemed a long 'learning curve' to me when I got mine. Part of it was just how to hold the thing - my previous bridge camera (a Fuji) could be used one-handed but this one seems to ...
  • Thanks  (I was going to check later this-evening but you beat me to it.  It isn't much, really, but with any luck the distance the distance can be bumped up a little.  A bit of underexposure ...
  • Many thanks - I seem to have had setting the wrong way round.  I'm using a setting (C1° based on Auto but have Auto ISO and manual flash (the latter by default, really).  I'l have another play ...
  • Yes, it's on manual - thanks, I'll give it another try on automatic. regards Pete
  • Hi, now that the light is so poor I've been trying to use flash in outdoor photos.  It seems that whatever I try, in Program mode, manual etc, the camera uses the exposure measured for the ...
  • Replied in Notifications
    Richard many thanks.  The notification was there when I signed on! regards Pete
  • Created questions Notifications
    Hi.  I turned off notifications (under the flag) from being shown (in red with number etc.) when I log on because I did not want to be notified every time a thread I've posted to gets another ...
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Last review Aug 12, 2008
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