Saturday, November 28, 2015

The camera fix

I didn't do it, did I? I didn't alter the settings. I saw something on the rocker button that I had not noticed before. By pressing it, I was directly led to brightness exposure number settings. Oh, as well there are vivid settings and other settings. The exposure setting was on -0.3. No wonder so many of my photos are so dark. How could I have not noticed these settings before? 

Stupid old men dealing with tech stuffs.

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  1. That comes under the category that I label 'screw loose in the operator'. And this stupid old woman comes across them far too often. At least you now know what the issue is.

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    1. EC, I call it 'operator failure'. Mostly tech problems can be honed back to that.

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  2. Now I'm thinking I should take a closer read of my instruction book.
    Someday.....*~*

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    1. River, only when you have to. I have not looked at the manual yet, not that it is on paper, but in a file I had to download.

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  3. Why not put it on auto and let the camera do the work for you Andrew, at least until you get a chance to read the on -line manual.

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    1. Grace, that is what it has been on, but for auto, it has not been doing well. Time will tell, but I think auto has been overridden by settings. Not how it should work, but I am hoping.

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    2. There is a way to take your camera right back to the original settings try Googling it Andrew.

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    3. Or Grace, open up the pdf file and read the instructions.

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    1. Margaret, is there a child around I can blame?

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  5. Are you like me and make a point of diving in without reading the manual? I usually eventually read it when a problem turns up. Cameras really have become quite elaborate with many more features than 90% of us will ever use (Grace excepted of course!)

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    1. Craig, I used to always read a manual first, often while waiting for the item's first long charge to finish. Now so many manuals are online or to download, I can't be bothered and plunge straight in.

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  6. I hate to read the operator manuals. I only do so in dire emergency, just in case I messed up severely, which often turns out to be the case. Why are they in such fine print? I just bought a space heater, due to furnace failure. I pushed button after button til it worked, rather than read the manual. Why do space heaters now have/need a zillion buttons, is the thing. And a remote, no less. Why not just on/off and a dial to increase heat.

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    1. Strayer, good point about the heater. Or just buttons, on/off, low, medium, high. The electronic controls are made so cheaply, I think they just add all these features so that you feel like you are getting good value.

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  7. oh bless, well at least your pics will improve! :)

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    1. Fen, it may take a little time to get it right, but I think I am on the right track.

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