Burst Mode And The Fuji HS10

Burst Mode And The Fuji HS10

I had some spare time today before picking up my son from his work.
There is a local park very near the center of the city with, skating rink and Skate/BMX bowls for those fit enough to do some trick-jumping.

There was also this chap using a homebuilt stabilizer for his Canon camera. He was using it to do video clips. There were a number of people with Nikon and Canon DSLR’s all taking photos.

As well as the bike riders there were a couple of younger boys doing some trick riding using scooters which was fun to watch. One young chap (pictured) was doing some nice jumps. I even got a shot of his feet 3 feet above the ground. Pity he had moved out of frame it would have been a nice shot.

There were lads of all ages doing different things but there were two I was particularly interested in as they both seemed a lot more experienced than the other riders. I switched to burst mode (7 frame capture) with the camera set on “P” mode, auto white balance, and Ev-0.33. AE was set to average, AF set to center continuous and away we went.This is a series of seven frame taken in one burst . This is one of several sets like this. As time permits I will add more to this article.







Posted by R. McKenzie at 7:32 PM  

  1. Hugely impressive stuff, Ralph: well done to both you and the HS10 (it ain’t a £10,000 Nikon in the hands of a pro sports photographer after all!)

    Thanks for detailing the settings you used — though as a novice HS10 owner, although I can replicate your adjustments in P Mode, how’d you manage to do the other changes re AE and AF?? I can’t seem to find ’em. . .


  2. To change the AE & AF settings use the buttons on the left hand side and scroll through the options using the circular menu ring on the righthand side.

    You can also do the same just by using the setup menus but this is slower.

    Apologies for the late reply ..comments section is acting up at the moment.

    Let me know if you need any further assistance.


  3. Many thanks, Ralph — it’s very good of you to take the time and trouble to run such a beautiful, and informative, blog. I’ve clearly quite some distance to go on the HS10 learning curve yet.

    Incidentally, on the subject of settings: I note your recommendation of 200 for the Dynamic Range, but on the FujiFilm forum at dpreview there seems to be an overwhelming majority recommending 100 (the lowest setting.)

    No need to rush back here and reply, but I just wondered if you’d found any cause to revise your original view on the 100-or-200 issue.


  4. Hi John. The DR100 setting is automatic if you shoot RAW or ISO 100. When shooting higher ISO settings the DR will change back to the original P mode setting, which you want it to do as this helps control highlights on bright subjects. On a really bright shot I sometimes set it at DR400 although I’m not overly convinced that there is much gain in doing that.


  5. Ralph: thanks for the clarification — much appreciated. (Wow, I still have so much to learn about this camera. . !)

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