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I have some intrest in photography and sometime back I started playing with panasonic lumix lz1 and started learning how exactly my camera works. I found that I have no actual control over aperture and shutter speed. The aperture size is biggest when in wide and reduces in size as I move to tele. I am not able to set the aperture value manually. And also for shutter speed I have options for setting it but when I press the button half for AF/AE lock the speed of the shutter varies and is not from the values available in my camera i.e 1/8,1/4,1/2,1.but is a fraction of my threshold set by camera itself. Can somebody confirm that what I am preceiving is correct and is also a factor in most other digicams, besides other factors like DOF etc in comparison to DSLR..

I found this feature creating a problem in low or strongly lit areas as camera sensor makes it's calculations and gives an image over or under exposed...

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You don't have any control over the aperture and shutter speed pair but you should have soem kind of exposure compensation (if you're not in fully automatic mode). If the photo is overexposed you have to apply negative compensation and if underexposed you give positive compensation. The problem is that light meters think that a white cat and a black cat are identical gray cats.VictorBucuresti, Romaniahttp://s106.photobucket.com/albums/m268/victor_petcu/http://picasaweb.google.com/teodor.nitica/..

Comment #1

Yes it does have the exposure bracket but I don't find it of much help. The trick I sometimes employ is point my camera to a dark area and lock the exposure there as it gives me low shutter speed. but a dark object at the same distance to give correct focus is not always available...

Comment #2

Exposure compensation is not exposure bracket.If you have it (read in the manual) here is how to use it..

You have a scene is more dark than light objects then you have to compensate for the misjudgment of the light meter and apply a negative compensation (up to a stop). Let's assume you have a black cat that almost fills the frame. If you let the exposure compensation on 0 you'll get a gray cat. If you compensate -1 stop you'll have a black cat in the photo..

If you make a portrait of a Caucasian person complexion you need to compensate about +1 stop otherwise the portrait will be underexposed..

Redwaters wrote:.

Yes it does have the exposure bracket but I don't find it of muchhelp. The trick I sometimes employ is point my camera to a dark areaand lock the exposure there as it gives me low shutter speed. but adark object at the same distance to give correct focus is not alwaysavailable..

VictorBucuresti, Romaniahttp://s106.photobucket.com/albums/m268/victor_petcu/http://picasaweb.google.com/teodor.nitica/..

Comment #3

As suggested there are a number of things you can do to control the exposure. These include setting the ISO low or high and using the +/- EV compensation..

What I do with an old Canon s400 is also to employ exposure lock: meter off the important part of the subject with the shutter half pressed and then recompose back onto the main shot. It works quite well.John.Please visit me at:http://www.pbase.com/johnfr/backtothebridgehttp://www.pbase.com/johnfr/digital_dartmoor..

Comment #4

If you're outside, grass is 18% neutral density gray. Meter off that...

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