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Old 03-22-2006, 11:57 PM   #11
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What is the purpose of having rear fog lamps, I believe thats what olds called um. Very cool but what is the purpose.
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What is the purpose of having rear fog lamps, I believe thats what olds called um. Very cool but what is the purpose.
For the same reason that many luxury European cars have them. Regular tail lights during heavy fog are not bright enough to be seen from very far away. You can be stopped in traffic and someone coming up behind you at a good speed might not even see your brake lights. The rear fog lights are brighter than the tail lights by far. They're only supposed to be on during heavy fog although many owners leave them on all the time. You cannot have the rear fog lights on without having the front fog lights on though. I've seen Auroras on the highways during heavy fog and their rears are VERY noticable even very heavy snow or fog.. they really do help a lot for visability. (I only had them on for the pictures, normally I only use them during very heavy fog, or when it'* a snow storm.)
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Great Pics and steady hand! Your car has made me a 'rora fan. Beautiful car and that car is soooooo nice. I'll bet and external flash would help.
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WOW, she looks like new. Looks just like the one from the auto show a few years back. I remember cause my folks wanted to buy it. I'm imbarrased to post pics of my Olds before I get it painted.
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Wow...looks great.

Mmmm rear fogs you say?
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I think I'm starting to get the hang of the camera and nigh tpictures a little better. I decreased the shutter speed to 1/16 of a second, set the aperature setting to 8.0 and the ISO to 50. I got the best image quality with a quicker shutter speed actually.. I think in very low light a slower shutter speed would work best.

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I think I'm starting to get the hang of the camera and nigh tpictures a little better. I decreased the shutter speed to 1/16 of a second, set the aperature setting to 8.0 and the ISO to 50. I got the best image quality with a quicker shutter speed actually.. I think in very low light a slower shutter speed would work best.
You should be able to benefit more from setting the aperture to a smaller number - aka, bigger hole. (reference link)

Doing this lets more light in, allowing you to use a faster shutter speed for the same equivalent exposure level. Anything slower than 1/50 of a second (ie, the 1/16 you used) or so runs the risk of needing a tripod or solid surface for the camera to rest on so you don't get blur. I've gotten away with as slow as 1/20 handheld... and resizing down the picture afterward helps. A bigger aperture has other (sometimes desirable) side effects such as depth of field, but most point and shoot cameras don't have too significant of an aperture range for it to be a life or death issue.

ISO 50, I would think, would be the least sensitive setting your camera can do (mine goes 50, 100, 200, 400). A higher setting will allow you to set a smaller aperture or faster shutter speed, whichever you desire. Unfortunately, the side effect is noise and grainyness. My Canon A75 is utterly, utterly useless at anything above 200.


1/60 second @ f/2.8, ISO 50


Bumped the camera up to ISO 400, it allowed me to use 1/400 sec at f/2.8 for the same equivalent exposure. But the noise...



More expensive digital SLR cameras (like Sol'*) shoot flawlessly at ISO 400, even 800. The Fuji should be able to handle at least 200 no problem.
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'Rora looking good as usual..............

Makes me want a new camera :(
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