^ Oh Lord. The very last thing you want is a program from my head stuffed into a camera and then expect repeatedly brilliant results, LOL!
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For better or worse it's yours and not some camera designer's program. You want your camera to automatically carry out what you want it to do not someone else's think it should do.
You mean like some calculators are programmable? I think that sort of thing would add pages and layers to the camera's menu system, making that camera all the more difficult to work with.
I have a (digital) camera that remembers specific settings for recall, though 1) you can't alter how functions work and b) I've never used the feature. It seems to work like an advanced PIC mode, using your own parameters.
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Oh no no menu. You would have a development package for mac or pc. you develop there and transfer to the camera
The Nikon N90s had programmable exposure capabilities, however you had to jump through some connectivity hoops to make use of it.
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My level of programming is no battery, no meter, shutter speed dial and aperture ring, no auto wind, rewind or anything else. If I want automation, I'll take out my Weston Ranger meter. A nice Asahi S1a, Leica SM, M, Zeiss Ikonta, Rolleiflex, even my Bronica sans AE finder.
I rarely use the scenic modes because they do not do what I want. It would be nice if I could program these scenic modes to meet my needs. For example, here are three scenic modes that I would like to use but cannot because they are not programmed the way I want. I would be very happy if I could reprogram them.
1. Landscape Mode – camera selects a small f/stop; turns the flash off; sets the focus distance to infinity; intensifies the color balance (one of my digital cameras); adjusts the exposure to compensate for a bright sky.
I would much rather have the focus distance set to the hyper focal distance in order to achieve the greatest depth-of-field.
2. Freeze Action Mode (also called Sports Mode) – camera selects a fast shutter speed; continuous auto focus; continuous frame advance; and turns the flash off.
I would much rather have single frame advance.
3. Portrait Mode – camera selects a wide f/stop to blur background; selects a long focal length that is pleasing for portraits; and turns on the flash and the red eye reduction.
I would much rather select the f/stop and focal length because the camera usually does not select what I want. Also, I do not want the built-in flash turned on automatically.
I am surprised that in this ridiculous age where commercialism has hijacked photography in digital format, we have not yet seen a camera with a dial on top that has setting like HCB, Kertez, Atget, Sudek, etc. It is just that easy and some people would believe it.
Originally Posted by Chan Tran
Narsuitus! Exactly, I want camera that I can program it to do what I want!
Cliveh! you missed my point! I don't care about HCB,Kertez, I want the camera to do what I program it to do. It rather the Tran mode.
Let me get this straight.
Originally Posted by Chan Tran
I spend x amount of time writing a program, then loading said program into a camera that is programmeable, so the camera will do what I want it to in every concievable situation.
Do you have any idea the size and complexity of such a program? I'd have to download my entire brain into the camera, forget ever writing such a program.
It's like going from Manhattan to Brooklyn by way of Pluto.
I'll go play in the snow now. I'll be taking my Nikkormat.