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    One of the (many) problems with modern compact cameras is there's always something new to discover in their guts. Now I just found that there's a fisheye setting on my TG4. Could not understand the distortion that suddenly appeared in my mountain landscapes and thought I must have damaged the optics, but then why was it still in focus? Eventually found the software setting. Sigh! It may be useful someday. But not for landscapes.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Digger View Post
    One of the (many) problems with modern compact cameras is there's always something new to discover in their guts. Now I just found that there's a fisheye setting on my TG4. Could not understand the distortion that suddenly appeared in my mountain landscapes and thought I must have damaged the optics, but then why was it still in focus? Eventually found the software setting. Sigh! It may be useful someday. But not for landscapes.

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    If you don’t mind my asking, what compact camera do you have?

    If the they allow manual settings (limited though they be) on compact cameras then I don't see why you can't have a preset focal length. The ‘half depress’ method of locking the settings is not really of any use in dark conditions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finless View Post
    If you don’t mind my asking, what compact camera do you have?

    If the they allow manual settings (limited though they be) on compact cameras then I don't see why you can't have a preset focal length. The ‘half depress’ method of locking the settings is not really of any use in dark conditions?
    Errr possibly a TG4?
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    Quote Originally Posted by steelemonkey View Post
    Errr possibly a TG4?
    Clever c ... logs!

    OK, a) I forgot about the TG4 reference and b) I'll look it up myself, then!

    Ah. An Olympus. Tough, too!

    Hmm, you'd think that an Olympus would be the best for taking pictures of mountains?
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    I abuse my cameras, the TG4 more than most, but I used to have an Olympus XA 35mm film compact which was seriously abused and carried on working long after it should have. It had manual focus with a rangefinder which was not easy to use and aperture priority automatic. If you really want a compact with manual focus read this
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Digger View Post
    I abuse my cameras, the TG4 more than most, but I used to have an Olympus XA 35mm film compact which was seriously abused and carried on working long after it should have. It had manual focus with a rangefinder which was not easy to use and aperture priority automatic. If you really want a compact with manual focus read this
    https://www.quora.com/Is-there-any-c...-focusing-lens
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Digger View Post
    I abuse my cameras, the TG4 more than most, but I used to have an Olympus XA 35mm film compact which was seriously abused and carried on working long after it should have. It had manual focus with a rangefinder which was not easy to use and aperture priority automatic. If you really want a compact with manual focus read this
    https://www.quora.com/Is-there-any-c...-focusing-lens
    I've checked again and the only way to 'manually' set the focus on my camera is to use the 'focus lock' feature which is next to useless under certain conditions. Fireworks is one such set of conditions.

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    Fire works should be easy they are close to infinity and provided you can find something to point the camera at a good distance away, such as an illuminated building then holding a half shutter press indefinitely is your problem unless it has some other way.
    If this discussion is to be continued I suggest you move it to another thread, quite happy to contribute but we are currently making the Poll setting more difficult.
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    Quote Originally Posted by purple vonny View Post
    Sorry Vonny, I can't see it. Wonder if it's because you have me blocked on FB.
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