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In Need Of Some Help .....

Fri Jul 12, 2013 5:10 am

Some days ago i had time to sit at the end of one of the runways here at KIAH and the lens i had in my camera (D3200)was the 60mm f2.8 and i was on Auto .. please look at this shot and tell me if the 60mm was the only lens you had on , what would you guys done diferent to get a better shot???? Thanks ... Im trying to learn here.and in the process of getting a better longer lens ..
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RE: In Need Of Some Help .....

Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:48 pm

Not a lot you could have done differently, given the short lens and the low light. Learn as much about camera settings as you can, so you can make your choices for yourself rather than letting your camera make them for you. You could perhaps have sacrificed some shutter speed for a lower ISO (less noise). But there wasn't much of a margin to play with because the closer you are to an aircraft, the quicker it changes shape in your viewfinder. So you need shutter speed otherwise you will end up with part of the aircraft - typically either the nose or the tail - blurred.
Make the most of the available light ... a lesson of photography that applies to life
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RE: In Need Of Some Help .....

Sun Jul 14, 2013 4:46 am

thanks for the reply. im looking to get another used lens like this one on the link for not too much money .
http://www.adorama.com/NK70300AFGB.html and once i get better ill spend on something better ....

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RE: In Need Of Some Help .....

Sun Jul 14, 2013 6:08 am

Nothing really wrong with your shot Antonio, I think you did well, if you shoot Auto then you would get this kind of result fairly often, It's why many of us shoot Aperture Priority or Manual Mode. You camera's 'Auto' metering wont work too great in tricky lighting situations. I did a 10 second rework of your shot in Photoshop here

All I have done is used 'Levels' as your histogram was blank on the right side indicating the short is 'Underexposed' or 'Dark'

That was an easy fix, a tighter crop and sharpen and then you are pretty close!

Quoting rtodepart (Reply 2):
im looking to get another used lens like this one

Leave it well alone, I had one and its very soft past 120mm  

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RE: In Need Of Some Help .....

Sat Jul 20, 2013 5:23 am

thanks alot for the help guys ....

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