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1 Jimmah  Sun, May 22, 2011 1:34:20pm

Cool. I just bought a 'bridge' camera which has manual controls over these settings, but there isn't much in the way of explanation in the manual. This looks really useful.

2 Turkey Jihad  Sun, May 22, 2011 3:10:06pm

That would be the perfect tool to show people why shooting "manual" is the only way to go.

3 Political Atheist  Sun, May 22, 2011 8:29:05pm

This might get people to experiment with the setting s they can change even on point and shooters. Hey, it's digital, go for it.

4 mr.JA  Sun, May 22, 2011 11:50:46pm

re: #1 Jimmah

Cool. I just bought a 'bridge' camera which has manual controls over these settings, but there isn't much in the way of explanation in the manual. This looks really useful.

re: #3 Rightwingconspirator

This might get people to experiment with the setting s they can change even on point and shooters. Hey, it's digital, go for it.

Just know that bridge and compact cameras have a very tiny sensor, and thus a very wide angle lens (normally 6-11mm), to accommodate a normal view-of-field. Because these lenses have such a small focal length, getting a real shallow depth-of-field is very unlikely - especially because at the longer end of the zoom, those lenses get awfully slow (f/6.3 and beyond).
Moreover, many compacts don't even have a real aperture, many just have a grey filter.
This tool is really useful for SLRs (and I guess the mirrorless bunch), users of compacts might be disappointed with the real-life effects of setting the aperture...


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