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720mm at ISO3200 (firmware 1.01) - hard to create a comparable shallow DoF as DSLR
02-MAY-2010

720mm at ISO3200 (firmware 1.01) - hard to create a comparable shallow DoF as DSLR

FujiFilm FinePix HS10
1/250s f/5.6 at 126.0mm iso3200 full exif

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Jacky Lee15-Jun-2011 16:58
Hi Caio,

At most of the time, I use HS10 in P mode due to faster response. As I would not use a bridge camera to take serious portrait photos with blurred background, P mode is the fastest way to take snapshot photos when you are travelling around daily. To clarify, I would use A mode in most of time when DSLR is used; for other cameras, I often use P mode.

Let me take a look at the book that you recommend in bookstore / library in HK. Thanks for your recommendation.
Caio-Brazil 14-Jun-2011 15:38
Dear Jacky,
Again, thank you. Helped me a lot. If is like you as described above, this means that like me you frequently use "P" and hits/change whatever is necessary, when we are not using the "A" to control depth of field and blur the background. That ok? You had the opportunity to see the book of Joel Sartore I suggested? Cheers, Caio
Jacky Lee14-Jun-2011 12:23
Hi Caio,

I asked the Customer Services in Hong Kong but they couldn't reply me. At last, I tried myself and came up with the following findings:

1: Manual Mode
2: Program Mode
3: Aperture Priority
4: Shutter Priority

Hope this may help you.

Jacky LEE
Jacky Lee02-Jun-2011 17:26
Dear Caio,

Yes, I seldom use the picture mode. I prefer to set my own settings before taking photos and I use A mode most of the time.

AUTO: the most basic mode which offers you a point-and-shoot function
SRAUTO: 6 pre-defined modes, i.e., portrait, landscape, night, macro, night portrait and backlit portrait. If you select none of them, it will become AUTO.
P: Program mode with program shift selectable
A: Aperture Priority
S: Shutter Priority
M: Manual exposure mode
SP1 or SP2 - a selectable Scene Position mode, which allows you to preset a specific picture mode in advance.

I love to take picture to my family members too as they are the most valuable people in my life.
Caio 31-May-2011 23:25
Dear Jacky,
I have more than a hundred of photograph books. But recently I discovered a small book of Joel Sartore and John Healey: Photographing the family. In a way despretenciosand totally clear teaches only a thing: The selective focus , how to detach the subject of the bottom, without necessarily blur ou blootting completely to maintain the place perspective. And that is noticed clearly in the pictures of the book. That detail, I find, they do a photographer of the National geografic of Joel for 18 years. The rest of the small book is not do important or new, but of the page 1 to 126 is a class of selective focus. I don't know if it will increase you some thing. But this boock made me to rethink me my pictures. I friendly hug Caio
Caio 31-May-2011 23:05
Dear Jacky, only to be clearer:
1 - the simplest automatic mode (completely automatic) = AUTO.
2 - automatic pré defined modes = SRAUTO or sp1/sp2
3- Advanced automatic modes = P,A,S,C
4-For total control, to control of everything if there is time.= Manual
A friendly hug,
Caio
Caio 31-May-2011 17:23
Dear Jacky, Thank you, helped me a lot.
Looks like you for being professional and really a great photographer often(rarely) uses the "ready modes" for exemple: beach, indoor, portrait, portrait soft etc.) and even put you camera in A and changes the necessary (WB, kind of focus and ISO etc) in accordance with its intent in each photo. Is that right? Thanks. Caio
Jacky Lee29-May-2011 08:17
Dear Caio,

There is no simple answer to your question about the "simplest automatic mode", which depends on the situation. For me, if I want to take daylight landscape photo, I would use A mode and set 5.6; for night shot, I usually use "pro low light mode" except in some cases where I find that WB is incorrect; for protrait without flash, I always use continuous shooting mode; for better control of bokeh for portrait, I would use A. Hope this would help you.

Sorry that I have no idea about "program 2". I will check it out in a couple of days and reply you asap.
Caio 24-May-2011 16:21
Dear Jacky, how are you? I still studying your photos and learning with you. Thanks for the lessons. I have some questions:
1-In what situation you use the simplest automatic mode with HS10? When the file exif shows "program 2", what are you using most often? Aperture Priority? (I use the 60% of the photos) or use P to have more control over exposure?. You always use the detector faces conjunction with the portrait mode to do portraits or you use A or P to take bokeh control? Thanks, Caio-Brazil
Jacky Lee31-Mar-2011 17:28
Dear Caio,

Like most of you, I am also waiting for the official release of HS20 to the market and see whether I would be given a chance to have a test on the new gear incorporating the latest Fujifilm technology.

I must share my experience to all of you if I could be given such a chance.

Jacky LEE
Caio -Brasil 31-Mar-2011 14:09
Dear Jacky,
In hs20 Our dream came true?. Pro Focus Mode with Face Detection
This focus-bracketing mode emulates the gentle, out-of-focus background look of a DSLR when shooting portraits or macro subjects. A single press of the shutter first takes an exposure focused on the main subject, then additional exposures at different focus points. This produces a final image emphasizing the sharply focused subject against a soft, out-of-focus background.
Beter only if is true!! Caio
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