700 Olympus C Series

Discussion in 'Olympus' started by Mystro, Jun 27, 2005.

  1. Mystro

    Mystro Guest

    I came from a very basic point and shoot dig camera but I wanted more
    options so I purchased a C700 in perfect condition but the manual lacks
    detailed help in composing photos using all the detailed camera options
    eg:making a basic night shot? I was hoping Olympus would at least offer
    a how-to book to supplement the very basic manual...anyone have any
    suggested reading?
     
    Mystro, Jun 27, 2005
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  2. I'm looking at getting a C-5500 and discovered the following about Olympus
    Digital Cameras.
    Recent models seem to include a "Basic" getting started guide, and a
    complete manual on the accompanying CD.
    If you don't have the CD ,you should be able to download the complete manual
    from

    http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/cpg_digital_cseries.asp

    If you mean the C 7000 , after selecting it from the above page, you'll see
    a Brochures and Manuals link on the LH side.
    If it's anything like the C5500 manual , it's about a 15 mg download
     
    Barney Rubble, Jun 27, 2005
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  3. Mystro

    Lin Chung Guest



    If not, or if you want to explore further afield, may I suggest this article
    on composition.
    "Why Don't My Pictures Look As Good As The Subject Did?"
    http://daystarvisions.com/Docs/Tuts/FAQs/pg1.html#Comp1


    This is part of the how-to you are seeking for generally referred to as
    photographic technique. There are many worthwhile articles on the subject.
    One good resource is this collection, as edited by enthusiasts/experts, in
    the Open Directory Project: (some overlap is unavoidable)
    http://dmoz.org/Arts/Photography/Techniques_and_Styles/FAQs,_Help,_and_Tutorials/
     
    Lin Chung, Jun 27, 2005
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    Paul Allen Guest

    You've got two questions here, I think. The first one deals with how
    one goes about shooting something challenging like a night scene. The
    second is about the detailed features of the C700 that can be used (or
    worked around) in executing a something challenging like a night shot.

    The first question is a "photography" question that can be answered by
    practice and the study of books. The relationship of f-stop to
    shutter speed and ISO sensitivity is generic, as is the problem
    of composing a pleasing image.

    The second question is largely answered by the C700 manual. In
    particular, you need to look up the manual exposure modes and you
    need to figure out how to focus manually when you can't see anything
    in the viewfinder. I shoot sunsets when I have an opportunity. Some
    of the best I've ever taken were done well after it was too dark for
    my C700 to focus or set exposure by itself. I focused manually on
    infinity and experimented with exposure values until I got what I
    wanted. With the C700, a long exposure of a scene that looks black
    in the viewfinder can be properly exposed when reviewed after the
    shutter closes. Be warned that high ISO values or long exposures
    drastically increase noise, and always use a tripod or other sturdy
    support.

    Paul Allen
     
    Paul Allen, Jun 27, 2005
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