Using Film Speed Effectively

Written by Kelly Paal

So you have this great new camera. Now youíre standing in front of a display of more film that youíve ever seen. All you want to do is take some great family photos but you donít know where to start. Hereís short guide to help you get started. Film speed is a number that representsrepparttar filmís sensitively to light. The higherrepparttar 116216 numberrepparttar 116217 more sensitive to light, in thatrepparttar 116218 less light is needed to take a well exposed photo. The number is also an indicator ofrepparttar 116219 detail you will receive fromrepparttar 116220 negative. The higherrepparttar 116221 numberrepparttar 116222 more likely that youíll see a graininess torepparttar 116223 print when enlarged. Film speed goes from 25 to 1600 speed film. 25 to 200 Best for still life and portrait work, in studio conditions whererepparttar 116224 lighting is controlled. This is notrepparttar 116225 film for family shots indoors even with a camera mounted flash. Youíd really need a complete lighting set up to use this film effectively. 200 speed film is very good for outdoor sunny conditions when youíre trying to get a shot of a beautiful landscape. It offers excellent detail and color saturation. 400 Consideredrepparttar 116226 all purpose film. Most films touted as all subject or general purpose are really 400 speed film. When in doubt use 400 speed film. Though you may still be using your camera mounted flash in room lighting conditions. Also good for outdoor conditions, will give you some flexibility in darker conditions and where you are trying to capture a moving subject.

Test-flying for fun - RC planes and helicopters

Written by Rod Shoveller

Contrary to popular belief, people who work in model shops donít spend all day every day playing with their own models!!!

However, on Friday afternoon Dale and myself decided we were actually going flying. We closedrepparttar shop dead on 6 o'clock (usually we donít leave till gone 7). We were cashed up, loaded up and were off to our own secret flying site in Kent by 6.30.

We arrived atrepparttar 116215 flying field around 6.45, all models still intact after a mad dash alongrepparttar 116216 A2 in Kent and some rather bendy country lanes.

First out ofrepparttar 116217 cars were a pair of Weston Cougars, one of my favourite planks (sorry forrepparttar 116218 term plank but I class myself as a heli flyer). Once started and both airborne there was a really noticeable difference in performance betweenrepparttar 116219 two. Daleís is fitted with a OS46LA, whilst mine has a West Eurotech 36 fitted. We both decided to go for height, (when I say height I meanrepparttar 116220 clouds were getting inrepparttar 116221 way) Daleís climb rate was respectable but mine climbed like a homesick angel. After a few attempts at getting it to flatspin & some low inverted circuits I was out of fuel, so was forced to land and getrepparttar 116222 next model out.

The next candidate was a Century Predator Gasser which has had one previous flight. The beauty of petrol powered models is that they are cheap to run & there is no starting equipment required. The previous flight was used to setrepparttar 116223 model and engine up correctly. After a few tweaks torepparttar 116224 engine I was happy withrepparttar 116225 way she was running I thought we would do a few gentle circuits with a couple of stall turns thrown in for good measure. I must say this is probablyrepparttar 116226 most stable model inrepparttar 116227 hover I have ever flown. I landed, then passedrepparttar 116228 controls to Dale for a quick play. He also loved how stably it flew.

Cont'd on page 2 ==> © 2005
Terms of Use