Here we go again

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by shamus, Mar 18, 2004.

  1. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Been playing this afternoon with my new (TOY) hehe
    All I have done is just re-size them, and add lights. Nothing else needed. Wow, what a machine this is.

  2. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Great pictures of some great trains!:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  3. George D

    George D Member

    Great pictures. :thumb: You gotta be happy with that new machine.

  4. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Fantastic photos Paul. Sure provides the realism we modellers hope for.
  5. jmarksbery

    jmarksbery Active Member

    You're making a believer out of me Paul, and what would the price of that machine be?:wave:
  6. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    Beautiful pics again, Paul. That camera is worth every Penny you spent for it! :thumb:

    Again I am baffled about your ground cover. You cought the nature of a moss-and-weed-overgrown ground perfectly, and the half rotten logs beside the track are even more amazing. GREAT! :cool: :cool: :cool:

  7. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Twoderful Matey!!!
  8. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Hi Gang, Many thanks, to me, this is excellent for model railroad photography.

    Hi Jim,
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  9. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Dang Paul, here we go again indeed! I got myself an Olympus C-730 because it was the closest thing then available to what you had. My reasoning was that you'd provided many stunning examples of what the camera was capable of, and any pix I took that were not as good meant it was clearly not the tool!

    Now you've gone and raised the bar again! This keeping up with the Templars is going to be tough!!!!!!

    :eek: Val
  10. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    He he Val, I'm sorry love.:rolleyes: The Olympus C730-750's are capable of excellent photo's, try these settings. The menu system is almost the same.
    On the Olympus C700, rotate the dial to A/S/M
    Now power up the camera – press OK button (in the middle)
    Press right button next to the OK button for “MODE MENU” PRESS RIGHT BUTTON AGAIN. (New screen)
    ISO set it to 100 (press ok) move down and set A/S/M TO “A” (press ok)
    Press left button next to “ok” to go back.
    Press bottom button then right button for Picture and set that to “SHQ” (press ok)
    Go down to the bottom for “SETUP”
    Press right button next to “OK” for custom
    All the way to the bottom and press “Custom”
    Set Fno. to f8 and move down one and set shutter speed to 1/30 press left button twice
    To go back to normal screen then press OK to quit.

    Camera is now set up for indoor photo shooting using good lighting, if you just want to take a photo outdoors, move the dial to AUTO and take pictures, for your railroad stuff, move the dial back to A/S/M --- There are loads more settings you can use, but lets try this first.

    For Macro use the above settings, place the camera on a tripod and switch on the camera to “A” (A/S/M) Just right of the viewfinder you will see three buttons, next to the one marked Drive is the button for using macro along with other stuff. Press that button three times until the flower is in the window. It’s now ready to take a macro photo, now press the button marked “Drive” 4 times to get the camera into time exposure mode (10 seconds) set the camera to the place you wish to photograph up close, (2” it will go down to) and take the picture. It’s as easy as that.

  11. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Wow, thanks Paul. I couldn't ask for a better how-to than that! So far I've made it to about step 6 on my own, but the information on how shutter speed is going to be invaluable! I'm going to print these instructions and stick them up in the train room. Thanks again!!!!

    :D Val
  12. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Forgot to say (Use a tripod) with these settings, you won't be able to hand hold it.:D

  13. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    That's ok Paul. I always use the tripod for model pix. I have a quick release mount so it's pretty painless.

  14. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Oh, you gotta have a quick shoe!


    Or a tripod small enough to jus tleave on :D :D :D
  15. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Hi Gang,
    I also use a mini tripod which is around 6" tall. Just stands on the layout at various places.

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