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Camera Settings

Canon 400D

Shooting Modes

Setting Name ISO Shutter Speed Aperture Notes
A-DEP Automatic Depth of Field :?: :?: Automatic Aperture set based on focal points.
M Full Manual Manual Manual Manual
Av Aperture Priority Manual Automatic Manual Use for time-lapse and HDR.
Tv Shutter Priority Manual Manual Automatic Rarely used.
P Program AE Manual Automatic Automatic

ISO

General rule of thumb = lower is better.

100 or 200 400 to 800 1600
Sunny conditions Overcast / evening Night / lowlight
Sensor is least sensitive Sensor is most sensitive
No 'grainy' distortion Maybe some 'grainy' distortion Lots of 'grainy' distortion

Shutter Speed / Exposure Times

1/4k 1/3.2k 1/2.5k 1/2.0k 1/1.6k 1/1.25k 1/1k 1/800 1/640
1/400 1/320 1/250 1/200 1/160 1/125 1/100 1/80 1/60
1/40 1/30 1/25 1/20 1/15 1/13 1/10 1/8 1/6
1/4 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.8 1 1.3 1.6
2.5 3.2 4 5 6 8 10 13 15
25 30 Bulb

AEB Long Exposure

Under Normal Over Total
0.25 1 4 5.25
0.3 1.3 5 6.6
0.4 1.6 6 8
0.5 2 8 10.5
0.6 2.5 10 13.1
0.8 3.2 13 17
1 4 15 20
1.3 5 20 26.3
1.6 6 25 32.6
2 8 30 40

Aperture

F5.6 F6.3 F7.1 F8.0 F9.0 F10 F11 F13 F14
F16 F18 F20 F22 F25 F29 F32 F36
Small f-stop Large f-stop
larger opening smaller opening
Small DOF / shallow focus Large DOF / deep focus
More light into camera Less light entering camera
Isolates subject from background Blends subject into background
Good for portrait Good for landscape

Settings Check List

  • Image quality = RAW + Jpeg.
  • Image review = Off (for time lapse to save power).
  • White balance = Tungsten 3200k (for night).
  • Focus = Manual (for night / time lapse).

Extended Menu

  • Press the Print button when the camera is in normal display mode.
  • Use wheel to scroll through menu.

Scripts

  • Use the AV+- button to go back from the script detail screen to the Script menu.
  • To start a script, press the SET button on the Script menu (not script detail).
  • To cancel a running script, press the Print button.

Luminance HDR

Notes

  • Can be run on Hermes.
  • Tone mapping setting are stored in \Pregnancy Test\Dropbox\Application Settings\Luminance HDR.
  • Tone mapping examples are here.
  • Batch Tone Mapping: 2 threads, output type should be PNG (the JPEGs are weird - Hugin does not like the .JPEG extension and VirtualDub does not like the colour mapping).

Hugin

Notes

  • If the images end with the extension *.jpeg, the auto stitcher will not work.
  • After aligning on the Assistant tab,
    • Go to the Camera and Lens tab.
    • Select all the images.
    • At the bottom go to the Photometric tab.
    • Reset the Exposure (EV) values to 0.

Trip Check List

Prep:

  • Check date time is correct on camera.
  • Fully charge battery.

Take:

  • Camera
  • Tripod
  • Remote
  • Battery charger
  • Hermes
  • USB cable and card reader
photography_information.txt · Last modified: 2016/12/31 19:05 (external edit)