Please don't flame me for these questions. I am merely asking, that is all.
1. I visited Blackpool Pleasure Beach last Saturday as an excuse to satisfy my obsession with riding Roller Coasters and to grab an opportunity to shoot some photos of the rides and the park using my new camera. I tried a different variety of shots and most of the shots I took of the trains moving around the track came out blurred.
I looked into using Shutter Priority mode when I got back and have been having a play about with it. My shots using it at first and setting the highest shutter speed possible came out dark. I understand that I need to increase the ISO to compensate but I thought on SP mode you set the shutter speed and it set appropriate settings for the others itself? Maybe i'm wrong.
When I did increase the ISO, it did help but not amazingly. What do the H0.3, H0.7, H1.0 and H2.0 ISO settings mean?
If I am going to be out shooting shots of coasters again in the future, how are you meant to know what ISO to use in the spur of the moment to work with the fast shutter speed you choose in SP mode? This is only if it isn;t meant to choose it for you.
2. I have attached a quick release plate onto the tripod mount of the camera and also use that as an attachment point for a quick relase point for my strap. Due to the quick relase plate being attached, I can no longer stand the camera up on it's bottom as normal. I ahve therefore reverted to standing it on it's left side resting the front at an angle onto the tip of the lens. Is this safe and ok to be doing? If not then how am I meant to stand the camera up on a surface? Maybe I should never put it down! :-)
Anyway, I hope you guys can provide some useful information! I was very impressed with the battery usage on it the other day. Used it constantly all day took 695 shots and it only depleted by 1 bar!