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November 8th, 2009 (12:34 pm)

Currently hating on the new camera.

It fought me yesterday at the meetup for some reason - sometimes focusing correctly, most times not. Half of the dollie photos are shit. The depth-of-field is so short in automatic the doll right next to another and slightly back is OUT-OF-FOCUS. I could do nothing to the camera, just shoot another pic and the exposure was completely different. Such a pisser after spending so much on the damned thing. I may need to go to those classes to see if they can answer my questions. I'll need to look at the DVD first, just to see if it can answer some questions first.

I think it's time for me to set all the resin up and shoot them with different settings.

rat thinks I was having difficulty due to the bad lighting in the banquet room.


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Posted by: onnas_baka_gaki (onnas_baka_gaki)
Posted at: November 9th, 2009 03:58 am (UTC)

We got a Nikon D5000. It's a bitch of a camera, more complicated than any Canon.

Posted by: Dnce (starshipangels)
Posted at: November 8th, 2009 11:54 pm (UTC)

Onna read the manual, it helps a lot to understand the cam, it always helps me ^^ My cam is not a dslr, but I had that problem & once I read the manual I understood it was better to manually focus each photo instead or relying on the automatic~ or I only use certain automatic settings for doll photos, don't get discouraged!~

Posted by: onnas_baka_gaki (onnas_baka_gaki)
Posted at: November 9th, 2009 03:57 am (UTC)
Loser - Lani

I've read parts of the manual and the camera is so complicated the manual doesn't answer the questions I'm asking. Even one of the photography teachers told me this camera is very complicated, and I should have purchased a Canon instead.

Posted by: Dnce (starshipangels)
Posted at: November 9th, 2009 10:35 pm (UTC)

Maybe you can find a forum from the company. I hope you figure it out ^^

Posted by: mmc_ningyouai (mmc_ningyouai)
Posted at: November 9th, 2009 12:10 am (UTC)

yah a manual read is a good idea, though the lighting was pretty shit, i haven't looked at mine on comp yet (cause sometimes on the cam they look like they turned out good then I get them on the comp and they're crap), but I know I had a couple ones I had to retake. Also double check and make sure your lens is still set to auto and that you didn't accidentally click it over to manual (has totally done that). Also I only made a small observation of you taking photos yesterday, but if I'm remembering correctly you're using your display to set up the shot?

Posted by: onnas_baka_gaki (onnas_baka_gaki)
Posted at: November 9th, 2009 04:05 am (UTC)
megane - Ki

The manual is too complicated and doesn't answer my questions. I think I'm going to try some of the presets and leave auto for A (aperture) for a while. Yes, I use the display because I can't see out the viewfinder eyepiece with my glasses very well.

The lens was on automatic. I dealt with that monster when I first got it.

Posted by: mmc_ningyouai (mmc_ningyouai)
Posted at: November 9th, 2009 01:18 pm (UTC)

just checking, Gerry purposely has the display disabled on his camera I'm borrowing and I've found it's a lot easier for me to get the correct focus on my viewfinder than it was for me using the display with my old little point and shoot digicam.

Posted by: Tiarah (tiarah)
Posted at: November 10th, 2009 03:30 am (UTC)

I've found the best bet to getting more dollies in focus is to zoom out and physically move closer to the object your taking pictures of. I love a nice lens, but if you zoom with the lens it will have a really shallow depth of field..

I just recently switched from a Canon to Nikon DSLR and really haven't noticed too much of a difference

Posted by: onnas_baka_gaki (onnas_baka_gaki)
Posted at: November 11th, 2009 12:44 am (UTC)
Pink Power

Thanks for the tip! I'll try it.

I'm using a D5000 so it has submenus within submenus to deal with.

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