Re: 5 Digital Camera Questions

From: Tom Ferguson ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 06/14/04-08:36:45 AM Z
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Hello Judy, I've confused things with the EVF term. You don't have an
EVF on the G5. An EVF is an Electronic View Finder.

EVF and EV have nothing to do with each other. Don't blame me, I didn't
invent these silly terms!! ;-(

EV (Exposure Value) is what some digital cameras call exposure
compensation. If you dial in a request for -0.7EV (-0.7 stops) and you
are in Av mode set to F/5.6, then the camera will give you a shutter
speed 0.7 stops faster than it normally would (assuming that camera has
that shutter speed). For example: the camera meter determines you
"need" 1/500, sees your -0.7 EV request, so sets itself to 1/800. This
will give you a pic 0.7 stops darker than it normally would, and your
chances of blown highlights are greatly reduced. I often use the same
trick in high contrast situations, although I tend to use a lower
setting than Christina.

On Sunday, June 13, 2004, at 10:30 AM, Judy Seigel wrote:

> On Sun, 13 Jun 2004, Tom Ferguson wrote:
>>>> EVF is geek speak for "Electronic View Finder". Most consumer dig
>>>> cameras don't have an "optical" system when you look in the "peep
>>>> hole", they have a TINY TV screen (I'm assuming the G5 has this).
> I'm rushing to get out to Coney Island before dark, so can't ask the
> rest
> of my questions now (just time to say blessings, blessings on the
> digital
> mavens of this list, because I would be in the depths of despond
> without
> their help -- instead of trudging, trudging, as I am, along the plain
> of
> hopefulness.
> We may be talking about two different things... I THOUGHT Tom mentioned
> "EV," and my manual definitely lists an "EV rating," also in one of her
> posts, Chris said she kept her camera set at .7 EV. This seems
> different
> from "EVF" and not to relate to "Electronic View Finder."
> My G5 does have a teeny tiny optical view finder, which is, as Etienne
> says, degraded by a large hunk of the lens... also very tiny & blurry,
> though blurry is because i'm looking through the TOPS of my bifocals
> (which worked with Nikon SLR -- so that's ANOTHER difference between
> digital & analog, at least in these 2 makes). When other stuff is
> under
> control, I'll try adjusting the diopter button to make view finder work
> better -- but I'd REALLY like to make the LCD monitor work -- that's
> what
> I bought the G5 for !
> in haste,
> Judy
Tom Ferguson
Received on Mon Jun 14 17:31:59 2004

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