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Just before Xmas I got a new Digital Camera, and it has a plethora of settings, Macros ISO settings, shutter speeds etc......

Anyone have any advice on settings/macros etc that will help me get the best from it?

Its a Fuji Finepix S5700. I did ask in a photography forum but got a limited response really

http://www.fujifilm.co.uk/digital/cameras/s5700/

Oh, and is it worth getting a UV filter as has been suggested to me?




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What do you need to know.. For most users, set up to auto... and use the <dial> if you want a macro etc.. KIS.... keep it simple


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Its getting the best pictures in twilight conditions, and minimising motion blur/Hand shake. I was  told get a tripod, but thats not always practical really

One feaure i do use for now is dual take - 2 shots in quick succession, with and without flash and faster /Slower shutter speeds for 2 chances of a decent pic.




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I was  told get a tripod
and also a camera case ? and extra memory.. Sales and photographic

If you want to get techie with a digi cam, then your need to move to the digi SLR, if you are happy and want an easy life, with a digi compact, then just chose the auto setting that works for you.

If you click the button, and get what you want, thats all you need to know...

Do you know what Kodak stands for?


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I leave mine set to Auto for the most part.
On rare occaisons like dusk, dawn (low light) or other situations (snow scenes) I just alter the EV level and take a few shots at diferent levels.
On rarer occaisons I may manually set the White Balance.


Go on Neil, tell us what Kodak stands for,


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yes tell us

Looks like its trial and error then really, doesn't it? I'll have to take some time out to try a few pics.




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Also see if it has an ISO setting.  I also have a new digital camera (Kodak, nyah nyah) and have the option to set it at 200, 400, 1600 etc. like regular film. I can't quite remember which speed is for what kind of lighting and subject.  (400 for action shots?

Mine also has a B&W option.  So many features!  It's mind-boggling.


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Yes have those settings too, I think the higher the number the quicker the shutter speed, though this has an affect if using flash (am I right?)




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ISO aka ASA is the traditional film speed. For general use a 200 ISO would be used, a 400 ISO or 800 would be for low light or fast moving objects like sport etc.. Always shoot in colour!! you can convert to B&W later, but not vice a versa....

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Go on Neil, tell us what Kodak stands for


George Eastman (Mr Kodak) wanted a name that would not mean anything, but could be used around the globe (Bit like Amstrad) So "Kodak" comes from the noise from the early box cameras when you pressed the shutter ... say in slow k (pronounce c as in Junior) then dack  


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Of course, the most imporant use I care about is:  what settings should I use to take pictures at a concert without requiring use of a flash?  I'd probably need a really steady hand for that, eh?


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