smg65

Joined on Sep 19, 2013

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  • No Eureka! moment yet! But then, I haven't set foot outside to give it another go. Seems my sleep mode kicks in when the sun sinks beyond the horizon! I'm taking all the input in, researching ...
  • Dave... Thank you for the reply. I've read on the camera's forum thread here that image stabilization cannot be turned off on the DSC-HX400V. I believe it is called "Steady Shot" on the camera. I ...
  • Thank you for your reply. I don't think what I'm seeing on the screen is due to planetary rotation. The on screen movement is instantaneous. I'm not sure if I can post a video here, but perhaps I ...
  • Thank you all for your replies and suggestions.  I'll be trying some different techniques in the coming nights (clear nights and Moon waxing).
  • Thank you for your reply.  I don't understand how to lock to infinity on the DSC-HX400V. The focusing barrel has no stop.
  • Thank you for your reply. I've been using the self timer, and not touching the camera at all. What I'm describing is what I see in the LCD screen. I train the lens on the Moon, centering it in the ...
  • Created discussion thread Shooting the Moon: Focus (?) Problem
    I'm having a lot of trouble capturing a good Moon photo. I'm using the dsc-hx400v with a tripod. I'm using full zoom. What I'm seeing through the viewfinder, I'm guessing, are the electronics ...
  • This response is probably a bit late. But you can use filters.  The DSC-HX400v accepts 55mm filters. I just put a 55mm filter on mine a couple of weeks ago. Screws right in like any other lens. ...
  • Ah yes....  the smell of chemistry in the darkroom.  I can smell it now like it was just yesterday!  My older brother had his dark room in our basement, and I used to spend time with him, watching ...
  • D ave.. thank you for the advice, and for making it entertaining at that! You said  "I have FN buttons configured for quick access. Now I have to remember to use those features."  I've done that as ...
  • Dave,,, great story about your experience of shooting "on the fly"!  Right now, I'm concentrating on "static" subjects.  I'd love to be able to point up and capture a flying bird, or plane.  ...
  • Thank you, Bill.  I've been getting some very good suggestions on how to use, and become used to, this camera!  I'm hoping to get out later today for some more "get acquainting" time with the camera. ...
  • Thank you for your replies! This afternoon, after my fiasco in the park, I sat down in my own backyard and went back to work on learning this camera. This time, I only used two modes; Manual, and ...
  • Created discussion thread Shooting "On the Fly"
    Using my old Minolta SRT101, I'd pop in the appropriate film. usually Kodachrome 100, set ISO, focus, match the needles, and perhaps press in the depth of field preview button.  And I'd get ...
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