Question about Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS / 1000D IS Digital Camera
Which is the best setting to use when using the wide angle lens?
That depends on what you're taking a picture of. The best setting for a landscape picture won't necessarily be the best setting for a group portrait. You might want to use different settings for a daytime landscape than for a sunset. That's why the camera offers different settings. The camera is a tool. You're the photographer.
Posted on May 14, 2012
SOURCE: Setting to shoot black and white
No, you can reduce the saturation but not go mono, (in the parameters settings)
You will need to adjust the colour balance and convert to mono in photoshop (or similar)
There are quite a few articles on the web regarding shooting in IR with the rebel, best results can be obtained with a modification to the camera http://ghonis2.ho8.com/rebelmod.html (reversable by using a IR cut filter for non IR shots) as it contains quite a strong IR filter which means although it is possibler without modification exposures will be quite long with IR filters and focusing difficult as the auto wont work and you will be able to see very little trough the viewfinder once the IR filter is on.
Here are a few articles, they may not relate to your exact model but all the eos cameras are somewhat similar.
people who will mod the camera for you.
http://www.lifepixel.com/ (also sell replacement sensor filters)
Im sure there are many others.
Best of luck
Posted on Jun 08, 2008
Wow, you asked a REALLY open ended question. But here is a good starting point for Manual mode shooting.
Daytime (Full Sunlight) ISO: 100 (or 200-400 to capture fast motion)
F-Stop: Depends on how much depth of field (DOF) you want The lower the number, the blurrier the background. The higher the number, the more everything in the frame is in focus. Shutter Speed: Depends how much motion blur you want. The higher the number, the less blur you get.
Nighttime (Track Lights) ISO: 800-1600 F-stop: Again, depends on how much DOF you want Shutter Speed: Depends how much motion blur you want. The higher the number, the less blur you get.
Remember when you are panning to capture something in motion, keep on tracking (moving with the subject) even after you have released the shutter. It will help your stability reduce the chances of unintentional blurring.
My suggestion is to go to dpreview.com or stevesdigicams.com and do some rooting around in the forums. They both offer friendly and helpful advice. Also, check out webphotoschool.com
Better yet, experiment with your camera. Pick a time of day and take a series of photos of the same thing, and only change one setting at a time. Make note of what photo number you're on, and what setting you changed (and what it is). Then, when you look at the photos on your computer, match the photo numbers up with the chart you've made, and you'll begin to see a pattern. This is one of the faster ways to learn by trial-and-error. And, this method sure beats randomly shooting and just spinning the dials hoping to get something good. Try to predict the outcome of the shot before you shoot it. Ask yourself what the photo should look like (light? dark? just right? everything in focus, or just the subject?)
As for your lens, check to make sure the Auto Focus settings in your camera menu as well as on the camera are set correctly. And if all else fails, turn off the camera, remove the battery, remove the lens (in as dust-free environment as possible), and then put the lens back on, the battery back in, and turn the camera on again.
Happy shooting, and hope this helps!
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Posted on Mar 13, 2009
Use the telephoto lens.. wide angle will tend to distort the image and provide too much detail( distraction) around the object of interest. Bird pictures become more interesting when they are mainly of the bird. So when you look through the lens, zoom up to the bird to the point where you have it nicely framed with none of its parts outside of the frame.
Capture the whole image.
Wide angle lens is mainly used for scenery or where you want to take a group photo or panorama.
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Posted on Nov 29, 2009
Testimonial: "Thank you for your help. Do you have any suggestions as to what settings ie Automatic or AV etc and also the ISO, shutter speed etc, Thanks"
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