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User currently offlineRWY-16 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 3528 times:

Hi

Since yesterday, I have a new Sony F707 digital camera. For those, who use the same camera, what kind of settings do you use for approach pictures and fast action, especially shutter speed, Mode, etc.?

Thanks a lot in advance for your help.

Kind regards, Andi

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User currently offlineDazed767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3470 times:

Just got mine yesterday as well (posted almost identical topic too haha). Shot around with it a bit today, excellent camera. Here are a couple of photos I posted on webshots..... http://community.webshots.com/user/dazed767
It might take a bit for the photos to be added....


User currently offlineDazed767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3463 times:

http://community.webshots.com/album/31330691OJPDiRgWJJ

There we go!


User currently offlineSerge From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3462 times:

I believe you just got the 40,000th post Dazed767  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

And I got the 40,001..

...Serge


User currently offlineCabbott From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3460 times:

Nice shooting Justin!

The Sony F707 is great for action shots once you master it.

If your on the sun side of the aircraft and it's bright i normally use something like F6.8 and 1/800 ISO100.

NEVER let the camera take shots, its rubbish at it. Always use full manual mode and you will get the great action shots you want!

Check out the sharpness of the COA B737 and the departing B757

Click for large version
Click here for full size photo!

Photo © Colin Abbott




Click for large version
Click here for full size photo!

Photo © Colin Abbott


Colin


User currently offlineDazed767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3446 times:

Those were shot on auto, I haven't had much of a chance to shoot with manual (got off work late, and didn't have time to snap a few around the airport...hopefully tomorrow though). I got flammed by a few people I work with because 'film will always be better than digital'. Wonder if they'll be saying that a few years down the road....  Big grin

User currently offlineGerardo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3436 times:

Colin

do you use auto focus or manual focus for action shots? I tend to use manual focus.

Gerardo


User currently offlineCabbott From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3432 times:

Always Auto Gerardo.

I have never found problems with auto focus yet!

Colin


User currently offlinePlanenut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3421 times:

Colin,

I have a couple of quick questions for you if you don't mind.

1) What do you have the EV level on when you shot the plane +1.0? I am having trouble with plane being under or over exsposed.

2) Do you ever change the white balance setting?

You are getting such brilliant results from your Sony, I only hope I can get somewhere near them.

Steve (G.B)  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineDazed767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3411 times:

http://community.webshots.com/album/31330691OJPDiRgWJJ

I added a few more today....excellent camera.

Justin


User currently offlineCabbott From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3400 times:

Hi guys

Sorry for the late reply.

A few questions to be answered I guess!

Ok firstly Manual mode will not let you control the +EV balance. The EV balance is a GUIDE in manual mode.

If you set your aperture and shutter settings manually you will get a +EV information in the top right of the screen. If you point at the subject and it says +1.0 your image is over exposed. If the EV says -1.5 your image is WAY under exposed. TRY IT....

It's not hard to get the just about right area where if its + or - a bit the image is still perfect. Something like F5.6 or F7.0 and 1/800 on a sunny day would show around +0.0 which is correct.

I always use the eye viewfinder, the camera seems to have a excellent auto focus and the pictures always seem to turn out excellent for me.

Hope that helps your moving shots.

Any more?
Colin

PS Just to show you a +1.5 Overexposed photo, look at the BMI below.

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Click here for full size photo!

Photo © Colin Abbott





User currently offlineDazed767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3390 times:

I shot with it at MCO for the first time this morning, it was over exposed, I had to use photoshop a little bit to correct it.



User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3374 times:

Hey guys,

I finally got my F707 today! Damn it im so happy! Cant wait to try it out at ORD this weekend, ill do some backyard shooting tomorrow.

BTW-Happy B-day to me im 17  Big thumbs up


User currently offlineGerardo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3363 times:

The worst is, that since I got my Sony F707, I haven't been able to go to the airport, apart from the very first weekend after I got the camera.  Sad

Gerardo


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