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Mar 26, 2012 20:29 |  #31

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I recently took my camera to the beach which no major hassle. Kept it packed away when not and use and did a thorough sand cleaning afterwards. I was lucky though, it had just rained so the wind wasn't able to pick up loose sand grains.

What did you do for the thorough sand cleaning?


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Mar 27, 2012 12:34 |  #32

I shot on the beach last year. It was fairly windy but I would put the camera away if you feel sand blowing around. You just have to be careful and use common sense. Don't change lenses on the beach, and hold it in your hand when it isn't in the bag and zipped up.

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How would you expose for a sunny day on the beach?

Look up the sunny 16 rule.




  
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Mar 27, 2012 12:54 |  #33

canonical_btard wrote in post #14162921 (external link)
I shot on the beach last year. It was fairly windy but I would put the camera away if you feel sand blowing around. You just have to be careful and use common sense. Don't change lenses on the beach, and hold it in your hand when it isn't in the bag and zipped up.

Thanks. I definitely will not be changing lenses. Perhaps I'll need to look into a nice, weather sealed bag for when I set the camera down on a towel or something. Not that I'm looking forward to get yet another bag.


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Mar 27, 2012 13:59 |  #34

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So you speed up the shutter to get to an acceptable aperture.

tonylong wrote in post #14152707 (external link)
Were you responding to something I said, or...?

Was just clarifying, to anyone else who might be reading. If f/22 and 1/100 isn't desirable, then simply open the aperture by a few stops, and speed up the shutter correspondingly. One can still use the Sunny 16 rule (or Beach-22 rule? did I just make that up) as a starting point, but adjusting it so that you get the same exposure without running into the problems caused by a very tiny aperture.

Sunny-16 rule still gets you to f/5.6 and 1/800, or beach-22 gets you to f/5.6 and 1/1600... voila, proper exposure and no tiny-aperture diffraction issues.


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Mar 27, 2012 15:06 |  #35

nathancarter wrote in post #14163432 (external link)
Was just clarifying, to anyone else who might be reading. If f/22 and 1/100 isn't desirable, then simply open the aperture by a few stops, and speed up the shutter correspondingly. One can still use the Sunny 16 rule (or Beach-22 rule? did I just make that up) as a starting point, but adjusting it so that you get the same exposure without running into the problems caused by a very tiny aperture.

Sunny-16 rule still gets you to f/5.6 and 1/800, or beach-22 gets you to f/5.6 and 1/1600... voila, proper exposure and no tiny-aperture diffraction issues.

Yeah to all you've said, I'd just include the diffraction concerns in any statement that infers f/16 or narrower, especially for a crop body!

A lot of things get passed down from the film days, including MF days, that need to be "reworded" for DSLRs..."Understanding Exposure" is now in its Third Edition, simply because the first two didn't keep up with the Digital Revolution! I haven't read the Third. My copy of the Second is still certainly useful, but without places like POTN you are left with "gaps"!


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Mar 27, 2012 16:23 |  #36

tonylong wrote in post #14163756 (external link)
"Understanding Exposure" is now in its Third Edition, simply because the first two didn't keep up with the Digital Revolution! I haven't read the Third. My copy of the Second is still certainly useful, but without places like POTN you are left with "gaps"!

First photography book I ever read was the 3rd Edition of Understanding Exposure. It's great!


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Mar 27, 2012 16:32 |  #37

AvailableLight wrote in post #14164211 (external link)
First photography book I ever read was the 3rd Edition of Understanding Exposure. It's great!

I've heard that it does do some "catching up". When I recommend the book to people I always specify the Third Edition -- that way we here have less confusion to clear up:)!


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