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Old Jul 9, 2008, 5:14 AM   #1
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Was on my way back from my monthly sales meeting and decided to take a detour for the last part of my journey to get some landscape shots of Dartmoor.

I keep my Panasonic TZ-5 in the car as carrying my dSLR's can be a pain so these were with that rather than a Canon. For what it is I love this little camera although sometimes it would be nice to have a some more control over it.

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Old Jul 9, 2008, 9:50 AM   #2
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I too deal with the same delema of choosing to take a small pocket camera or slinging the 16 pound camera bag with all the gear on the back.

Your very fortunate to be living in an area rich with history and photo opps. Thank you for posting!
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Was on my way back from my monthly sales meeting and decided to take a detour for the last part of my journey to get some landscape shots of Dartmoor.

I keep my Panasonic TZ-5 in the car as carrying my dSLR's can be a pain so these were with that rather than a Canon. For what it is I love this little camera although sometimes it would be nice to have a some more control over it.
Mark, great series of a classic location. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Hound of the Baskervilles. Or?

Beautiful photos with well balanced DR. EV -O.66 perhaps? Great exposures. The skies are very well exposed. Typically my kind of pictures

Bought the Ricoh R8 the other day, considering TZ5 and Ricoh R8. I can swap it for the "Tizzy" What do you say?


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Old Jul 9, 2008, 4:28 PM   #4
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Thanks Torgny and yes it's a great place to live.

As for looking at making the change, the only reason I got the TZ-5 over some other options was the HD video hence I was happy to fore-go the best image quality or manual controls. If your R8 is giving you what you desire then don't make the change.
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Old Jul 10, 2008, 4:50 AM   #5
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Great series of shots, I think #5 could almost be an Egyptian Sphinx.................musket.
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Old Jul 10, 2008, 4:52 AM   #6
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Thanks Musket, I'm off to Egypt in less than two weeks but like normal I won't be going to Cairo so can't double checkLOL. Not sure if you noticed but there are 2 people at the bottom of it which gives an idea of size.
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Great shots even with a compact very good color and sharpness, i too have a canon IXUS 850 IS, and that is always on me
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Thanks Torgny and yes it's a great place to live.

As for looking at making the change, the only reason I got the TZ-5 over some other options was the HD video hence I was happy to fore-go the best image quality or manual controls. If your R8 is giving you what you desire then don't make the change.
Made the swap. Less smearing ar higher ISO values. Great little camera. Much more social activities around it. Very effective optical image stabilisation. A pity though, no proper A and/or S mode.

Now it feels you have to try to outsmart the camera. It really must be harder to keep track of this myriad of scene modes and adjustments than to use basic photo skills

It can take really great photos though, like in your Dartmoor series

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