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Tips and tricks?

Discussion in 'Sony RX100 Forum' started by vroom, Dec 13, 2013.

  1. vroom

    vroom New to SC

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    Dec 13, 2013
    chicago
    I have been into photography for many years. But did not take it seriously till i got my Rx100. Are there any websites out there that might help out with tips and tricks with this camera. Since some of the features i am not sure how to use, i am more of a visual person so I prefer it when stuff is shown to me and reading the manual didn't help much. I am having trouble with some stuff especially when trying to shoot macro. In macro mode and setting my own aperture. It seems like the camera has hard time figuring out what to set in focus. Not sure if i need to change something in settings maybe... it always seems to want to focus on something that's in the back. Or am i too close to the subject maybe? I am also having trouble shooting pictures where the foreground is in focus and background is blurry. It has worked for me a couple of times but not sure how i did it. :(


    Thank you in advance.
     
  2. Hobbs

    Hobbs New to SC

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    Dec 12, 2013
  3. chester.a.arthur

    chester.a.arthur SC Rookie

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    Oct 13, 2013
    Change Autofocus Area so that the camera isn't deciding for you. Center focus or Flexible Spot. Easiest way is to access this through the Fn button.
     
  4. RidgeRunner22

    RidgeRunner22 SC Regular

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    May 31, 2013
    Jackson, WY
    Sam
    In general i try use fast shutter speeds when possible, for myself at least, hand-shake can be an issue. Go no higher than 1600iso if you want prints. Avoid real slow apertures f1.8 to f6 is the range i try to stay in. And set the lens ring to exposure comp.

    for macro learn to use focus peaking and manual focus assist. Its fly by wire and feels slow at first, but with practice its much more precise
     
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  5. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    I don't have an RX100 so I can't help you. But I understand where you're coming from. I think it has something to do with the left or right hemisphere of your brain being the dominant one and how you learn and perceive the world.
     
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  6. vroom

    vroom New to SC

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    Dec 13, 2013
    chicago
    I tried to do it through the Fn button but dont see it. but found it by pressing menu button
     
  7. vroom

    vroom New to SC

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    Dec 13, 2013
    chicago
    the manual actually works? Seems like it takes forever to do anything. sorry whats the focus peaking?
     
  8. vroom

    vroom New to SC

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    Dec 13, 2013
    chicago
    thanks for the tips guys. ill try it out this weekend hopefully it works. and ill look into the books didnt know there were ones made just for our camera.
     
  9. vroom

    vroom New to SC

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    Dec 13, 2013
    chicago
    is there a way to control the metering mode? such as the spot or center one? or is that not possible on our cameras? like move the little square or can u point the camera at something half way press the shutter button and than re position your camera to where you want to?
     
  10. jasonvu

    jasonvu SC Regular

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    Dec 26, 2013
    what is micro focusing distance that is best for macro shots? how far away from the subject is ideal for macro?