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Settings For Sony F707 Digital Camera

Sun Feb 17, 2002 2:44 am

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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RE: Settings For Sony F707 Digital Camera

Sun Feb 17, 2002 8:40 am

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....
 
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RE: Settings For Sony F707 Digital Camera

Sun Feb 17, 2002 8:41 am

 
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RE: Settings For Sony F707 Digital Camera

Sun Feb 17, 2002 8:55 am

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

And I got the 40,001..

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RE: Settings For Sony F707 Digital Camera

Sun Feb 17, 2002 9:01 am

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

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Photo © Colin Abbott




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Colin
 
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RE: Settings For Sony F707 Digital Camera

Sun Feb 17, 2002 10:30 am

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
 
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RE: Settings For Sony F707 Digital Camera

Sun Feb 17, 2002 7:27 pm

Colin

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

Gerardo
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cabbott
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RE: Settings For Sony F707 Digital Camera

Mon Feb 18, 2002 12:06 am

Always Auto Gerardo.

I have never found problems with auto focus yet!

Colin
 
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RE: Settings For Sony F707 Digital Camera

Mon Feb 18, 2002 4:31 am

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
 
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More Samples

Mon Feb 18, 2002 8:09 am

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

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

Justin
 
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RE: Settings For Sony F707 Digital Camera

Tue Feb 19, 2002 7:14 pm

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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RE: Settings For Sony F707 Digital Camera

Wed Feb 20, 2002 12:33 am

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.

 
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RE: Settings For Sony F707 Digital Camera

Wed Feb 20, 2002 8:48 am

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
 
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RE: Settings For Sony F707 Digital Camera

Wed Feb 20, 2002 4:02 pm

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

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