lufthansi
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Please Help Me With EOS D30!

Sun Jan 21, 2007 6:18 am

Hi there!

I took some pics with my EOS this night. I just don't get the hang of it. I can not make good looking photos with it. It works quite well on my Casio QV5700 but not on my DSLR.

Have a look: That's anoying!

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c184/lufthansi/1.jpg

Here are the information from the RAW shot:

File Name CRW_8075 (1).JPG
Camera Model Canon EOS D30
Shooting Date/Time 20.01.2007 05:18:36
Shooting Mode Aperture-Priority AE
Tv( Shutter Speed ) 1.5
Av( Aperture Value ) 22.0
Metering Mode Evaluative Metering
Exposure Compensation0
ISO Speed 1600
Lens 28.0 - 80.0 mm
Focal Length 37.0 mm
Image Size 2160x1440
Image Quality Superfine
Flash Off
White Balance Mode Custom
AF Mode One-Shot AF
Active AF Points [ Center ]
Parameters Settings Contrast Standard,
Sharpness Standard,
Color saturation Standard
File Size 3275 KB
Custom Function
01:Long exposure noise reduction
0:Off
02:Shutter button/AE lock button
0:AF/AE lock
03:Mirror lockup
0:Disable
04:TV,AV and exposure level
0:1/2-stop
05:AF-assist light
0:On(Auto)
06:Shutter speed in Av mode
0:Auto
07:AEB sequence/auto cancellation
0:0 => - => +/Enabled
08:Shutter curtain sync
0:1st-curtain sync
09:Lens AF stop button Fn, switch
0:AF stop
10:Auto reduction of fill flash
0:Enable
11:Menu button return position
0:top
12:SET button func, when shooting
0:Default
13:Sensor cleaning
0:Disable
Drive Mode
Single-frame shooting
Camera Body No.
132500052
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wietse
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RE: Please Help Me With EOS D30!

Sun Jan 21, 2007 6:27 am

Quoting Lufthansi (Thread starter):
ISO Speed 1600

There we have your culprit. The D30 is not capable of producing acceptable results at 1600 ISO.

Slow it down, try reading a photography book. F22 and 1,5 secs shutter in the mid of the night isnt exactly normal.
Wietse de Graaf
 
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Moose135
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RE: Please Help Me With EOS D30!

Sun Jan 21, 2007 8:17 am

Is there a reason you were shooting at f22? If you open it up some, you can get your ISO into a more acceptable range. If you open it up to the f7.1 range, you can get your ISO to manageable levels.

I don't know what your shooting conditions are like, but can you set up on a tripod and shoot with a longer exposure? I've had a chance to do some night ramp shots of parked aircraft at f7.1, 15-20 second shutter, and ISO 100 on the Canon 30D. If you are using the old Canon D30, noise will kill you at ISO 1600.
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wietse
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RE: Please Help Me With EOS D30!

Sun Jan 21, 2007 8:36 am

Quoting Moose135 (Reply 2):
Is there a reason you were shooting at f22? If you open it up some, you can get your ISO into a more acceptable range. If you open it up to the f7.1 range, you can get your ISO to manageable levels.

Not really worth it at night. I'd suggest something like f/22 anyway, but use a tripod and something like 20 second shutterspeeds @ ISO 100. Gets the depth out of your photos, and creates nice motion blur.
Wietse de Graaf
 
Stealthz
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RE: Please Help Me With EOS D30!

Sun Jan 21, 2007 9:27 am

I haven't done any night shooting with my D30 for a long while but it can do better than that.
I would take the advice of others before me, reduce the ISO open up the aperture but perhaps more importantly as Wietse said.. get some good books on the "science" of photography and learn WHY you make these adjustments.


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Stealthz
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RE: Please Help Me With EOS D30!

Sun Jan 21, 2007 11:10 am

I knew I could find a couple of examples..... Both taken with D30

http://www.pbase.com/chrisg/image/27473429

http://www.pbase.com/chrisg/image/27473426

Cheers
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yegpix
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RE: Please Help Me With EOS D30!

Sun Jan 21, 2007 5:53 pm

Also turn on the long exposure noise reduction in the custom functions menu. Bring the ISO to 100 and you will have some amazing results from an amazing camera.
 
viv
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RE: Please Help Me With EOS D30!

Sun Jan 21, 2007 8:02 pm

Do not shoot at ISO 1600; Use a bigger aperture than f.22; check your white balance.
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wietse
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RE: Please Help Me With EOS D30!

Sun Jan 21, 2007 9:12 pm

Quoting Viv (Reply 7):
Do not shoot at ISO 1600; Use a bigger aperture than f.22; check your white balance.

Agreed on the ISO bit, but not the rest. Shoot at auto-whitebalance. Adjust accordingly during conversion. This to prevent screwing up in the first place.
Wietse de Graaf

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