3rd October 2004, 06:55 PM
3rd October 2004, 06:58 PM
Is there anything wrong with my new A95?
erm.. sorry bout the 'big' photos.. new to posting in forums as well.. hope someone can advise, whether it's me or the camera, but then again, a95 is pretty much a point and shoot camera?
3rd October 2004, 07:02 PM
the purple fringing is common with smaller cameras, especially at where dark areas have strong light piercing through. the a95 is a not-so-basic point and shoot. dont get worried over all these. your shots from pbase are not showing. change your image links to normal URL links. you can't show people photos from pbase unless you PAY for it.
3rd October 2004, 07:13 PM
wow.. quick reply! thank you sehsuan for you comments..
i set-up a temp pbase account in a haste, and just uploaded the above 'pictures' which are not showing..
the url is
*warning* extremely poor photography skills.. could have used the wrong settings for every pic!
so is my camera working as it should be?
3rd October 2004, 07:19 PM
3rd October 2004, 07:39 PM
3rd October 2004, 08:03 PM
nah, read about razer's problems quite a long long time back, not sure if it's still like that or not... are they still alive as a company? got resurrected somehow, if i'm not mistaken..
3rd October 2004, 09:07 PM
30th October 2004, 08:45 PM
Only problem I had with an A75 was the camera would focus on wrong places, a real pain.
It had an option to turn off AiAF. I did, and just use the single center square for focus, works great now.
31st October 2004, 06:27 PM
4th November 2004, 11:06 AM
Same as u, another newbie with a a95 purchased a few days back. What's aiaf? U mean the number of squares u see when u press the shutter button halfway? I tried to take some macro pic and the image I saw on the lcd is blur Must I use a macro len? Must I turn off the flash when taking macro shots?
6th November 2004, 02:59 PM
aiaf = artificial intelligence auto focusing if i'm not wrong..
it is some kind of autofocusing method that helps you to determine and focus on the subject which you are shooting at.. i.e. what you want to shoot lah. the camera sort of divides the 'scene' into 9 square and then choose which 'square(s)' to focus on lor.. but sometimes it tends to focus on wrong subject.. like you want to auto focus on a person but it focus on something else in the background instead.
when you use any camera must always press half-shutter first for the focus mechanism to focus-lock on something first.. then fully depress to shoot..
in macro mode.. i read that it's recommended to use tripod to prevent camera shake.. or at least place your camera on some solid surface, etc.. idea being to avoid shaking the camera when you depress the shutter release button.. cos if shake.. image becomes blur
sometimes when you use the full auto-mode macro, the auto-focus thing may not work properly.. so never focus properly so look a bit blur lor.. by the way in macro mode, ony the subject is supposed to be clear, the background deliberately make blur.. they call it 'shallow depth of field' i think
if automode cannot focus properly when you want to take macro shots, try the program mode.. the camera still automatically makes all the shutter and apeture decisions but you can choose 'centre' focusing.. which means only one 'square' in the center which you use to 'focus-lock' on the subject when you depress halfshutter..
about the flash.. i'm not sure man.. i'm quite noob at cameras too, only read up bits and pieces here and there.. personally i dun like use flash too much cos sometimes it's too strong and reflects too much off the object.. maybe you can placing the object in brighter lit areas when taking macro mode.. then again, there are many guides on how to take good macro shots etc.. off the web..
if you are just shooting normal macro shots.. no need lens lah.. the camera's macro mode is good enough.. if you want more shallow depth of field.. i.e. subject very clear, background more blur.. etc etc.. then i think need to get lens.. otherwise the a95 is pretty much capable of doing macroshots without adaptor lens...
eh.. abit lor sor.. i dunno if i got make any mistakes in what i've said but if have pls give me and greenarrow some shooting tips!