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Help-me or the camera?

Discussion in 'Camera and Photography Tips' started by xchairity_casex, Nov 8, 2013.

  1. xchairity_casex

    xchairity_casex Good Dog

    Okay, so I have a Samsung NX100, and I have ben learning how to use all the settings. I wanted to learn how to change the Aperture, well-turns out its as easy as pie >>>> [video=youtube;2z2rSvwsQeo]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2z2rSvwsQeo[/video]
    Except for MY camera, oh yes-thats the SAME camera, SAME Lens, SAME,SAME,SAME
    EXCEPT-for some damn reason-when i click my I-function Button i get 3 options
    i can adjust the shutter speed
    ISO
    WB (what ever that is)
    and EV (no idea what that is either to be honest)
    The manual is a useless piece of crap
    Im even going into the SAME setting as him in the video-why dont i have an Aperture setting like he does??
    Im not sure what to do what now? The camera was bought brand new, my sister used the auto settings, for a few weeks before she gave it to me and I reset it before using it to factory settings.
     
  2. dogeatdog

    dogeatdog Good Dog

    It is hard to see exactly what they were doing. Is there a button on the lens barrel they push first? then the I function button to get that menu also pushing buttons twice or more takes you to different menus. btw I don't have this camera so I am not much help (i barely know how to you my own). My suggestion is go back over the manual that came with the camera step by step.
     
  3. Elliehanna

    Elliehanna GRCH Dog

    WB is White balance, not sure what EV is but the ISO should be set at 3 times more than the lens or so, for example I set my ISO at 800 when I shoot with my 70-300mm lens, the white balance is more tricky but if there is a light meter (not sure if your camera has one) you want it to show the line in the middle, or it will have settings like full sun, cloudy, white light, flash (that is what mine has, I am sure I have a meter somewhere but I haven't found it yet...I have a Canon Rebel T1i)
     
  4. xchairity_casex

    xchairity_casex Good Dog

    What he does in the video is, switch the setting at the top to "Program" mode, then he hits the Ifunction button once (it does go thru a short list) My lIfunction button goes thru (by clicking it multiple times) thru WB, EV and ISO-but no Aperture. looking over the manual explains what the Aperture is for-but gives no instructions on how to use it. it says " you can change adjust the depth of field by changing the aperture value" and that's the only instruction for the aperture I can find.
     
  5. xchairity_casex

    xchairity_casex Good Dog

    After much googling-it seems I am a dip-shit, and was not seeing the video properly and had my camera on the wrong setting *Whoops* Thanks for the input guys!
     
  6. PocketPal

    PocketPal Big Dog

    i was about to chime in that the video has it on "A" not "P" for Program setting.

    EV is Exposure Value. depending on your taste you can adjust the exposure by +/- ev stops of 1/3 or 1/2 basically 1/3 or 1/2 more or less light based on your meter reading. So let's say you're consistently getting dark shots cause your meter is reading a really bright sun that's causing your entire shot to be under-exposed...you adjust the EV to 1/3 more light than what your meter suggest....basically manual overide the meter.

    WB is white balance. All light source is measured by temperature (very technical) as kelvin or K. Depending on your light source and temperature of the color "white" (reflected light of ALL colors in the rainbow spectrum) can take on a cool or warm color (cool like the blueish nose of a bluenose, warm redish nose of a rednose) by adjusting the WB your "white" should stay consistent or 15% gray when matched to a (duh) gray card...technical bullcrap.

    hope this doesn't confuse further
    -j
     
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  7. xchairity_casex

    xchairity_casex Good Dog

    Thank you! Im one of those people who has trouble digesting information right away, but once it clicks its set and I never have another problem-saying that, im still trying to digest all the info I can about photography and camera's :P Thanks for the help! much appreciated!
     
  8. PocketPal

    PocketPal Big Dog

    NP c_c, Here's a tip for future digi-photogs. It's a new feature that's trickling down to hi-end point-and-shoot camera from pro-Dslr that is awesome for getting great shots. from "www.crutchfield.com"
    site review of the NX100.
    "Samsung's auto-ISO feature is well-implemented. I was able to set the upper limit of the ISO range to 1600, at which point image quality begins to fall off a cliff (this is true of most DSLRs, too). The NX100 will shoot up to ISO 6400, but I don't recommend it — get the flash if you plan to shoot in such dim light. Still, ISO 1600 is usable, and by setting that parameter I was able to forget about setting the ISO all the time and focus on taking pictures. In auto-ISO mode the camera automatically chooses the lowest ISO setting possible."

    In a nutshell...set auto ISO to the limits of your sensor's ability to reduce noise (for NX100 it's 1600)
    Then set the minimum shutter speed you want (1/60th is standard to eliminate hand shakiness-I drink a lot of coffee so my hand shakes((())) a lot so i set it for 1/100th. Now set for Aperture priority (my preference).

    What Auto ISO does...is it set's your camera automatically to the lowest ISO for best noise reduction (sharpness and detail retention) while letting you choose the aperture setting. If the meter senses that the shutter speed needed to get the proper exposure drops below your set limit of 1/100th, the meter will tell your camera to push the ISO setting automatically for proper exposure with out compromising your shutter speed. basically, you don't hafta worry about ISO or shutter speed after you set it. Works with a flash too.

    google auto ISO for further techniques on it's usage.

    great for sports and pet photography OR

    if you're going in and out of different lighting situations and you need to maintain consistent exposure (so ur not fidgeting everytime you go in and out of the house to shoot)

    -j
     

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