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Canon SX60HS in Action (1 Viewer)

poledark

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Interesting :) the light is not sunny maybe even a little overcast? The sort of light when I have got some of my best bird shots....sometimes even surprised me with the detail.

Den
 

njlarsen

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Too much sun makes for heat moving the air around making it absolutely necessary to take series of photos to by luck capture the moment where there are less movement than the rest of the time

Niels
 

CalvinFold

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Also I've noticed the SX60 likes the more even (less contrasty) light on overcast days. I've had my best photos on medium-overcast days. I suspect most small sensors prefer this sort of environment; it plays well to their limited dynamic range.
 

kawwauser

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reset the setttings on my camera to the factory settings then put calvins recommendations back in,only took a couple of pics of distant gulls but these are a lot better than the pics from the last few months,the camera was also focussing on every pic
 

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CalvinFold

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Okay, I'm curious...which recommendations? |=)|

I'm assuming the adjustment of the exposure compensation, based on your pics.
 

kawwauser

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these ones

MODE DIAL: Tv (Shutter Priority)
AF FRAME: (disabled)
DIGITAL ZOOM: 2.0x
AF-POINT ZOOM: (disabled)
SERVO AF: On
CONTINUOUS AF: On
AF-ASSIST BEAM: Off
MF-POINT ZOOM: Off
SAFETY MF: On
RECALL ZOOM: Off / Off
MF PEAKING: On / High / Red
FLASH: Off
ISO AUTO: Max ISO Speed: 1600
HIGH ISO NR: Standard
SPOT AE POINT: AF Point
SAFETY SHIFT: On
IS SETTINGS: Continuous

Also:

Continuous Shooting AF
Normal Focus Mode (not Macro or Manual)
ISO Auto
White Balance assigned to Video button, used Cloudy preset
Metering is Center Weighted Average
4:3 Aspect Ratio
JPEG 16M files (still not ready for RAW yet)
Large File Size
Superfine Quality
DR Correction Off
 

kawwauser

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robin sitting high in a tree full 247mm with the 1.6 converter,left the iso at 400 for some reason ,cant understand why the camera was suddenly not focussing,at one point a bird was about 5 feet from me and the camera refused to focus,now I have reset the setting focussing is not a problem
 

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ClarkWGriswold

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Hi all. Have pressed something in the menu and the camera now starts at full zoom. Any ideas on how I can change this? On a different note I’ve been having a play around with the the remote settings with my phone. Was pretty pleased with the result given the overcast skies. Was going to post here until I remembered it breached forum rules - coal Tits at entrance to nest.:-C

Thanks for any advice.

Rich
 

ClarkWGriswold

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Wren singing in the garden yesterday.
 

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kawwauser

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a few recent pics
 

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kawwauser

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3 pics all taken on auto the other settings seem to have their own mind
 

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ClarkWGriswold

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First day out of lockdown in Wales so headed to Dinas. Marsh Tits were showing very well.
 

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Robert L Jarvis

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I have had this camera since it was launched to replace the "40", got it in Singapore.

Have to say most if not all my stuff is now video for which the camera is superb.
 

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