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Setting 1 sec exposure on DMC-S3
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Peanut

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  [1 of 17]  Posted: Thu Oct 31, 2013, 23:20 (2149 days ago)

Help please, I cant find how to set my camera on to a 1 second exposure

mrsawyer

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  [2 of 17]  Posted: Fri Nov 1, 2013, 05:33 (2149 days ago)
Modified: Fri Nov 1, 2013, 05:48 (2149 days ago)

Hi Peanut!

After a quick look at your user guide, I see the S3 does have a manual setting which is accessed by pressing the mode button and choosing an icon that looks like a camera. The guide I downloaded is not complete. So not sure from there. I'll see if I can find the complete user guide.

Any other suggestions anyone???


forkcandles

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  [3 of 17]  Posted: Fri Nov 1, 2013, 05:34 (2149 days ago)

 Peanut wrote:
Help please, I cant find how to set my camera on to a 1 second exposure


You have a scene mode on your camera select the night portrait and the camera is set to one second .remember to disable the flash if required
if you have A for aperture set a low iso and a high aperture
if you have S for speed set the time to expose

have fun ......


Peanut

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  [4 of 17]  Posted: Fri Nov 1, 2013, 05:48 (2149 days ago)

Thank you for your help, I shall have a play tomorrow

forkcandles

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  [5 of 17]  Posted: Fri Nov 1, 2013, 05:52 (2149 days ago)

if all else fals you can try the 'elephant' method.
after a bit of practice saying 'one elephant' takes one second.
handy tip for the darkroom when doing test strips.


mrsawyer

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  [6 of 17]  Posted: Fri Nov 1, 2013, 06:11 (2149 days ago)

 forkcandles wrote:
if all else fals you can try the 'elephant' method.
after a bit of practice saying 'one elephant' takes one second.
handy tip for the darkroom when doing test strips.



Ha!Ha! ... and how is she suppose to hold the shutter open while chanting???



Peanut - I have emailed you the "Advanced" user guide for your camera. I'm afraid it is not very well written though! See page 32 to see if that helps. Let us know how you get along.


forkcandles

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  [7 of 17]  Posted: Fri Nov 1, 2013, 06:23 (2149 days ago)

 mrsawyer wrote:



Ha!Ha! ... and how is she suppose to hold the shutter open while chanting???


I was told the female of the species was a multiskiller.
I use a piece of black card or the lens cap to cover the lens

[peanut] you started something now.....




Peanut

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  [8 of 17]  Posted: Fri Nov 1, 2013, 21:30 (2148 days ago)

Ok,tried setting it on night portrait, but it automatically resets the iso to a larger number, read the manual and cant find any way to stop that happening. Never mind, will take lots of photos till I get that magic number and put a new camera on my Xmas list. Thank you for all your help.

forkcandles

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  [9 of 17]  Posted: Sat Nov 2, 2013, 05:41 (2148 days ago)
Modified: Sat Nov 2, 2013, 05:59 (2148 days ago)

just spent some time looking at the specs and manual for the camera. there is no way to change the iso number and there appears no way to change the aperture for a larger one therefore reducing the shutter speed.
its definitely a head banger moment

when I read Mrsawyers's comment again I realised that there was a full version of the manual and not the quick guide i was reading
if you Google Panasonic dmc s3 a full version is there to read no need to download.

go to menu and you will see 'sensitivity' this may allow to set the ISO rating when in normal picture mode. the guide didn't give any indication of the range. if the shutter speed sets a speed of 8 secs depending you could use a black card to cover/uncover the lens for the time required. add a note in further info as the camera exif info will show the full exposure time

good luck


nuevito

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  [10 of 17]  Posted: Sat Nov 2, 2013, 21:19 (2147 days ago)

hi Peanut =) You have to use the Normal Mode, next go to Menu/set and choose Rec, there you have to set Off the lens stabilizer.
Most pictures on dark sites will set to 1 second =)
Regards.

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