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« on: May 26, 2007, 02:09:06 PM »

Canon rebel xti with a sigma 55-200 lens will be used for landscape and a rare shot of wildlife, shooting RAW with tripod.

I'm not far enough along to automatically know what camera settings are needed in a given situition so I need advice as to a cheat sheet or field manual or anything to give me quick reference on settings that I can use in the field.  Customer service at canon was no help.  Thanks!!
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« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2007, 04:18:08 PM »

You don't need any special settings to shoot here - expose as you normally would. I almost always use the auto white balance on my Canon 30D. Tweaks can always be made in post-processing.  

But a few recommendations... Use a polarizer on the sky only sparingly. Mountain skies are clear and blue all by themselves. A polarizer at full effect will often turn them black. Take care not to over-expose (blow out) snow. And be aware that mid-day light is very harsh. You may not like the quality of light on images shot during the middle of the day.

I hope this helps. I'd be happy to answer other, more specific questions. I've been shooting here for a while.  
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« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2007, 06:36:46 PM »

The "Magic Lantern" series produces little books for each camera model that explain the features of the camera and how to best use them.  You could get the one for your camera and quickly read through it before your trip.  I doubt that  a "cheat sheet" would do much good, since there is no standard "best set of settings" for a generic situation; every situation is different, and your goals may be different, so you need to do some thinking for yourself.

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« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2007, 08:29:29 PM »

Another idea-try a "Moose warming polarizer" when the light is less than optimum. They do help up here.

Bill
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« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2007, 05:53:49 PM »

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« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2007, 02:22:06 PM »

I miss the Colorado mountains.  Thanks for the great info!
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« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2007, 03:49:01 PM »

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I miss the Colorado mountains.  Thanks for the great info!
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Sorry guys,
A 'moose warming polariser' pray tell??
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« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2007, 04:31:53 PM »

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« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2007, 04:57:02 PM »

I've never used one, but here's the info... Moose Warming Polarizer
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