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Old Jun 9, 2005, 3:00 PM   #11
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gentlearts wrote:
Thanks, but my head is spinning now.
I'm sorry about that.

My posts can be a little complicated at times. Yes, a tripod is an easier way to do it (as I mentioned in my first post).

That doesn't mean that another alternative isn't a good idea to try. I'd answer some of the questions posed (giving more about the use of the photos, print/viewing sizes, needed, etc.), and you may get more useful responses.

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Old Jun 9, 2005, 3:35 PM   #12
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My recommendation is the Panasonic FZ5. This is a moderately priced camera with IS (stabilization), and it should do a really good job with stained glass windows.

You actually don't need huge ISO speeds for stained glass windows. I couldn't quickly find any pics that I have taken of windows, but I did attach a picture of a huge Chihuly glass sculpture on the ceiling of the Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas. It has flat lighting behind it (in the ceiling) and is not unlike a stained glass window in effect. The picture was taken at ISO 200 at 1/20 second at f2.8, so that's the ballpark you need to be in.

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Old Jun 10, 2005, 7:33 AM   #13
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Thanks for the recommendation. What a great picture! I've seen the ceiling at Bellagio, and have been to Chihuli's Boathouse Studio in Seattle-he's awesome.
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