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Canon D60 Help Needed

Wed Feb 19, 2003 4:06 am

Hello everyone,

well I decided to buy a Canon D60, and it will come by the weekend. So I have some questions.

Can some guys of you tell me whats the best mode for a beginner??? Or give me some hints how I become an photographer really fast  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Should I take picture in JPEG, RAW or Dual-Mode???

What about Photoshop, do I have to use sharpen or unsharp mask?

Thanks for any help with this in advance

Tobias Rose - Hamburg (HAM/EDDH) & (XFW/EDHI) - Canon EOS D60 - ICQ: 235621277 - MSN:
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RE: Canon D60 Help Needed

Wed Feb 19, 2003 5:36 am

I must add another question:

What metering modes do you all use? (please say it in terms of: blank, circle or filled circle) ( the icons in the display ) I say this because some pics turned too dark.

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RE: Canon D60 Help Needed

Wed Feb 19, 2003 6:14 am

Wietse I use "filled circle" although I will proably find out now thats wrong Big grin

"I say this because some pics turned too dark" - Wietse, you may need to experiment with the exposure compensation - I find it common to change the compensation regulaly according to weather and conditions.

Tobi - to start Id say ISO 200, Fine Jpeg, 'P' mode auto WB and use AF.

Always use unsharp mask, sharpen is too harsh. Also levels are important in photoshop.

Learn the camera, then once you get better and more experianced, ISO100, maybe RAW if you have the memory and then test and experiment with other settings.

Remember the beauty of digital...try try try! test the WB, ISO, exposure compensation, Shutter speeds, RAW/JPEG and find a style to suit your shooting

most of enjoy the beauty of a canon DSLR...and of course...that silky smooth CMOS  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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RE: Canon D60 Help Needed

Wed Feb 19, 2003 7:18 am

Wiestse - filled circle (evaluative) works fine for me 90% of the time. D60 images often seem a bit darker than expected ... this is normal, the metering system is protecting the image from having blown highlights. Take that "dark" image into PS and try experimenting with the tone curve - you'll be surprised how much shadow and midtone levels can be boosted!

Tobi - if you shoot RAW, you can then experiment with the different camera settings on your computer. The Canon software lets you apply camera settings to the image when you convert the RAW file. So with the same image you can see the effects changes to camera's sharpening, tone, contrast and white balance settings will have.


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