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10/15/2004 05:57:45 PM · #1
For the Travel guide challenge a while back I took some pictures, it was the first time that I shot in Raw. When I came home I noticed that all my raw images looked strange and unsharp, and very noisy…

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I shot some photos in auto mode, so they where in JPG format and they looked a whole lot better.
I ended up using one of the “auto” photos for the challenge but leaving me with the question why the raw images where so bad….

My first guess was that it was my ability to work with raw….
But after some other shoots, and working a bit with C1 I noticed that the pictures came out perfect and it’s now my preferred storing mode.

Then it had to be my cheap Sigma 70-300 lens witch is not really good, but also not that bad… So I ended up not using my Sigma lens anymore…

Today, I wanted to try to “repair” the raw images because I learned a lot about C1 and Photoshop, so I loaded them again but they where still bad….

And just today I saw that all photos where taken at ISO1600…. Maybe I played with my camera, or one of my kids played around with it but this is really a stupid mistake….
And it just took me 6 weeks to see what I did wrong….
And in auto shooting mode, the camera decides what ISO to use, so it used 100....

So here’s your opportunity, just call me stupid….
10/15/2004 06:30:44 PM · #2
simple mistake...........happens
10/15/2004 06:37:45 PM · #3
But it took me 6 weeks to figure it out....
10/15/2004 06:42:18 PM · #4
Originally posted by Philos31:

But it took me 6 weeks to figure it out....


Stupid.

;0)
10/15/2004 06:43:07 PM · #5
Stoopid! :)
10/15/2004 06:47:34 PM · #6
That reminds me of the thread I posted on August 3, 2004...the day I

a) began shooting creatively
b) bought PSE2
c) joined dpchallenge
d) entered 3 challenges
and e)began learning about photography real fast!

Disappointment

Message edited by author 2004-10-15 18:49:50.
10/15/2004 06:58:37 PM · #7
This is the reason that people with dSLR should always post lens (lense,lenz, glass) and EXIF settings.Someone could've mention that your ISO was much too high and at least 6 weeks of your shots wouldn't have been ruined.

The reason that I don't think I'm going to buy a dSLR is that checking on the correct date is tough enough. Imagine if I have to check ISO,EV,Aperture,Shutter Speed, batteries,memory cards, etc.

Just too many factors, and things to remember to check. Granted that you have more power to control your shot. I don't think I can do it.
10/16/2004 12:17:26 AM · #8
Originally posted by faidoi:

The reason that I don't think I'm going to buy a dSLR is that checking on the correct date is tough enough. Imagine if I have to check ISO,EV,Aperture,Shutter Speed, batteries,memory cards, etc.

Just too many factors, and things to remember to check. Granted that you have more power to control your shot. I don't think I can do it.


Faidoi, I've found that in the beginning you forget to check these things. However, after you've made a couple of mistakes (spelled
l e a r n i n g c u r v e) you get into a habit of checking the back of the camera (or data that appears in viewfinder) before you click 95% of the time. Of course there may be the few times you try and snap of a quick round of shots and realize that you had the _____ set wrong (with me usually white balance) but the most important exposure info is displayed right in the viewfinder!

Message edited by author 2004-10-16 00:18:41.
10/16/2004 12:48:37 AM · #9
LOL! This same thing happened to me while I was shooting July Fourth photos. I had my camera set to ISO800 for all the fireworks and then a few days later I was shooting fluffy clouds in the late afternoon. I looked at the light meter and thought, wow, 1/2000 of a second seems quite fast for a late afternoon shot but hey, if the meter is telling me that's correct, I'll shoot it. Then while I was looking at the photos' Exif info, I saw the ISO setting and just felt so dumb. I totally know what you went through and it can happen to anyone.
10/16/2004 12:58:49 AM · #10
I would never do this. Never never never!

<soni checks her nose for growth>

10/16/2004 04:00:53 AM · #11
aeeuww.. Just woke up...
Had a great sleep...

Going downstairs to have some coffee and check the ISO of my camera...

Thanks for listening to my frustation girls/guys...
10/20/2004 02:26:08 AM · #12
*giggle* I have a terrible habit of using the video mode on my camera and forgetting to switch out of it, thus taking random videos of nothing and wondering why the flash never went off. That stuff happens, and if it's not a setting you usually change I can see how it would be very easy to not realize it was set incorrectly. It's too bad about the photographs taken before you noticed the problem, but it sounds like an experience that will leave you paranoidly checking settings for a long time and may ultimately make some future photographs better.
10/20/2004 01:23:38 PM · #13
Yup, did that, uh-huh, did that too, yeah, that one sucked, haha, those strange videos are funny, ugh, flowers look silly with the wrong white balance.

Until you get the knack of writing custom programs that you want to keep, locate and use the master reset option in the main menu.
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