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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Bullen View Post
    Trouble is the TG4/5/6 etc don't have manual control so you have to cheat them to get your own way
    Pete, do you have any tips for photo with video lights? I thought I had it working when we were in Anilao, I got pictures that I was happy with using microscope mode and a low ISO and the built in flash. However, I get very slow shutter speeds and on P mode I amazingly managed to get only 3 out of 75 shots in focus???

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    While I agree completely with Pete about underwater photography re manual use and the indequacy of the algorithm s in cameras for underwater use. The TGs do work well on land and the most useful way of fooling/adjusting it's exposure and focus is the exposure/focus lock produced by a half shutter press followed by recomposition. The exposure setting should be on narrow/spot setting.
    As has been said many times the variation in the physical variables due to different light transmission in water means that relatively simple fixed automatically applied rules do not work well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frogfone View Post
    ...There's some brilliant video tutorials for the TG5 on backscatter.com which would work just as well with the TG4.

    Sharon
    thanks Sharon - I've just watched this
    https://www.backscatter.com/videos/p...er-photography

    which has really helped - I know the TG-5 & 6 are completely different beasties to the TG-4, and this helps explain *why* they are different. I'd still like to find some footage of the TG-6 at ~20-30m depth with ambient light. Another option is to stick with Olympus & give my son (my diving buddy) a gopro7 & we can compare our footage again :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Bullen View Post
    "Never trust a Japanese programmer, he's trying to give you the best average without knowing what you are trying to achieve. Use manual control and make your own decisions."
    All programmers are suspect not just the Japanese ones. I am one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by witchieblackcat View Post
    All programmers are suspect not just the Japanese ones. I am one.
    You’re Japanese ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by John63 View Post
    You’re Japanese ?
    No. I'm suspect


 
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