auto settings on Coolpix 995

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Stuart Noble, May 6, 2005.

  1. Stuart Noble

    Stuart Noble Guest

    "Ron Hunter"
    wrote in message
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    > Stuart Noble wrote:
    >> A real newbie with all this but I'm trying to get some idea of how
    >> "automatic" this camera's auto settings are.
    >> For example, to capture running water in lowish light I selected 1000/
    >> 3.9
    >> with an ISO of 800 and got a good shot, but there was no way I could

    get
    >> the
    >> camera to do the same when I left it to choose ether shutter speed or
    >> aperture. With ISO set to auto, the exif data doesn't seem to tell you
    >> what
    >> ISO level was used but, by the look of the photos, it doesn't select
    >> anything higher than about 200.
    >> I guess there must limitations to the camera's ability to calculate

    every
    >> possibile exposure within a reasonable time but any advice as to where
    >> these
    >> boundaries might be would be appreciated.


    > Those settings are done by the firmware in the specific camera, and
    > reflect what the designers, and programmers, think will produce the best
    > picture. There are always assumptions, and tradeoffs, made in the
    > process. In reality, many different setting of ISO, aperture, and

    shutter
    > speed may produce a good picture. And that is why a lot of

    photographers
    > like to have the ability to make these settings themselves.


    Thanks, Ron. I thought that might be the case


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