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  1. #11
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    Unhappy AUTO! Why I oughta ...

    It is the "no one is at home" mode. Very popular among new users.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 03-25-2009 at 08:38 AM.
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    Is that what the P is for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SONYNUT View Post
    Is that what the P is for.
    On the A900, (P) Program auto mode allows you to shoot with the exposure adjusted automatically (both shutter speed and aperture value). The other setting, such as ISO, can be adjusted, and your setting values can be saved.

    On the A300/350, (P) Program auto mode allows you to use the automatic exposure, while keeping the custom settings for ISO sensitivity, Creative Style, D-Range optimizer, etc.

    In AUTO ... you get everything decided for you. Just point, shoot ... and "chimp"
    Last edited by DonSchap; 03-10-2009 at 02:16 PM.
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    Red face What you actually encounter ...

    So ... I wanted to get some of the Springtime birds in the area and using the remote control system, I set up.

    I monitor the site from a security camera to kind of know" when to trip the shutter release, since their is no live view with the DSLR. Then I saw an invader and thief ... leap onto the feeder, dangling three feet from a branch and creep into the image:

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    The birds won't come with these little guys crawling all over the food.
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    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

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    so explain this to me here. the camera is on a tripod with a cable running all the way inside the house to your PC right ? i understand you can control the camera on the PC which isnt such a big deal...but are you saying that the robotic base can actually move the camera around aswell ? if thats the case, this is pretty bad ass.
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    Lol there is no keeping them off the feeder. You can try this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NL7tbPymrc0

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    Cool Almost there ... need a little more time ...

    This first robot was returned ... as just too light to be of any use with a DSLR. The next one will be ready for much heavier use (up to 5.5 lbs), but I need to get it from overseas.

    The remote control can take place over 150 feet away, through the USB connection. That's pretty cool, having almost complete control over all aspects of the camera, so I can adjust exposure and firing rate. I have to agree that having the working robot through USB is going to be the real capper, once I get that part working.

    I will let you know when I get this all up and running. Heck, I may even be able to make it interactive over the internet. Then 'Rooz', you can finally fulfill your long held wish ...
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    to shoot through my SONY!
    Last edited by DonSchap; 03-14-2009 at 06:53 PM.
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    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

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    pretty sure most systems have that remote software with full control. i dont see alot of use for it except in a studio to be honest. but being able to locate it remotely AND move the camera around. boy oh boy...that's something i'd be seriously interested in. looking forward to some results.
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    damn, that's cool. how is your grass so green?
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    Talking The grass is always greener ...

    It's kind of like that, here. The snow has kept it pretty preserved ... trees do not have a leaf on 'em, but we have grass to walk on.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 03-25-2009 at 08:39 AM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

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