Kawika Nui

Kawika Nui

Lives in United States CA, United States
Works as a Undeclared/General Ed
Joined on Sep 16, 2010
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  • Excellent suggestion; I will try it if the fog doesn't come in tonight.
  • There is definitely a lot more light from a full moon, with lots of reflection off the water (the P&S image), than with the sliver of moon (about 10%) with partial cloud cover and almost no ...
  • I didn't say sunset, I said hours before dawn.  About 4AM. You may have noticed that was 0641 GMT; I was nowhere near England at the time. You are absolutely right, and that's why I wanted to get ...
  • Thanks for sharing.  Luckily, your opinion is just...your opinion.
  • Replied in He's wrong.
    This can be done easily with GH3/GH4.  Are there any other mirrorless or SLT cameras that allow it?  I've been trying to find one, and so far you're the first person who even seems aware of the ...
  • If you reprogram the video button, could you use the shutter button to shoot video if the situation suddenly arose?
  • How do you do this?  I would like to do the same. Also, if you have the vid button disabled, are you able to use the shutter button to shoot video, if the need/desire/situation suddenly arose?
  • Totally true.  Yet for some reason forums on dpreview are filled with people who, instead of answering a simple question, insist on commenting on how *they* never have that problem (my house has ...
  • Commented on Sony a6000 Review preview

    "Sony should be applauded for essentially continuing to give full control over the camera while shooting footage - something none of its rivals currently do. "

    Ummm...don't know if you consider...

  • Thank you, I will try that.  Now all I need is a fogless night. :) Thank you for all the various insights you have provided.  I'm still amazed that a P&S on "autopilot" was able to do so much ...
  • I didn't get the impression that the OP was trying to impress anyone with his genius in composition, nor did he have control over the natural light available at the time.  He was trying to get an ...
  • Regarding noise, in your daylight image I must agree with the others that there was really negligible noise (I viewed at some very large magnifications). However, the image was very soft. Perhaps ...
  • I will try spot metering, and also changing EV. I'm still concerned about the high levels of noise. ISO 800 isn't very high.
  • Here's what comes from the camera (this was actually brighter and more defined than what I was able to see in the VF or LCD, which is another issue: with the Canon, I was able to see a nice, ...
  • First, thanks to all the members who have given great answers to my other questions. I have done a lot of stills and video with my GH3 since I got it last year (I notice that the price has dropped ...
  • As noted above, if FS has opened an image with "Brightness" anywhere near default (1.00), large areas are blown (255) when opened. 255 is 255, and nothing can restore the lost detail in these areas. ...
  • Well, GBG, your point is proven in spades.  Here is a crescent moon photo, exposed for the highlights. The JPEG preview showed the craters, etc. as expected.  But here's what happened with the ...
  • Thank you for some very interesting clarification and background. As noted in the image comment, the shot was deliberately extremely underexposed because it was taken directly toward the sun. ...
  • FURTHER FINDINGS I'm still trying to figure out exactly how FS works in terms of what it shows the user. But here's a dramatic example of the difference between the JPEG preview image (which as I ...
  • UPDATE: In another image, I still had problems with blown whites; I had to run the Brightness setting all the way down to 0.25. This solved the problem.  Again, the rest of the image appears the ...
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