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    Talking Tips please on how to use Wide Angle lens

    Hello Everyone!!

    I'm new here and basicly I joined because I've very new at photography when it comes to using a wide angle & telephoto lenses.

    I own a Sony DSC-85 and just purchased a wide angle lens for it.

    I've taken several shots with it at different settings, but any that have actually been viewable are extremly grainy.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. If you need more info please contact me and I'll update.

    Best Regards,
    Richard

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    Default Re: Tips please on how to use Wide Angle lens

    grainy are usually caused by long exposure and high ISO... so what the shutter speed and ISO that you are using?
    :)

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    Talking Re: Tips please on how to use Wide Angle lens

    hello Bedrock,

    You're right I was using 400 ISO. Shutter speed not sure where would you, in the camera menue, find that setting, could it be called something else?

    Heres a link to a couple pics I took with the wide angle lens. What about having the picture with so much yellowish color?

    http://www.cdnhostingservices.com/DSC85sample.html

    Also any idea what the best F setting would be and should I use A, M, S, or just click and shoot.?

    Thanks for your help, it's greatly appreciated

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    Default Re: Tips please on how to use Wide Angle lens

    The yellowish look could be due to white balance
    Shutter speed looks something like this
    1/60s 1/80s 1/100s
    Normally when shooting landscapes shots i will use higher F stops like F8 or F11
    this is to increase keep everything in focus

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    Default Re: Tips please on how to use Wide Angle lens

    Thanks a lot Redsun...... really appreciate the info. I'll be back at it tomorrow to see if my shots will be inproved.

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    Default Re: Tips please on how to use Wide Angle lens

    Why did you post this in multiple forums?

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    Default Re: Tips please on how to use Wide Angle lens

    Lots of cross-posters today...
    Last edited by Rashkae; 5th October 2007 at 12:41 PM.

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    Default Re: Tips please on how to use Wide Angle lens

    Soooooorrry!!! As I mentioned i'm new I just felt not every one looks at all catogories so i posted where I thought I'd likely get a response. I won't do it again.

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    Default Re: Tips please on how to use Wide Angle lens

    one tip when using wide-angles is to watch for distractions, for example the black blob at the bottom of your first pic..

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    Default Re: Tips please on how to use Wide Angle lens

    Quote Originally Posted by J-Chan View Post
    one tip when using wide-angles is to watch for distractions, for example the black blob at the bottom of your first pic..
    ahh yes good point!Watch out for the corners,and make sure your cam is not tilted

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    Default Re: Tips please on how to use Wide Angle lens

    i think your shutter speed was too long or your aperture was too small., for wide angle lens, remember to reduce the shutter speed as low as possible. 1/125 or 1/250 good enough for nearly everything.

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