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fmoore Jun 13, 2006 10:30 AM


My daughter got married Saturday. No official photographer but many unofficial - the Father of the Bride being among them. The FX01 did pretty good up against its big brother the FZ5. The total series of 62 shots is at http://www.ishots.net/elliejonwedding/ The first half are with the fx01 the latter with the fz5.


FX01; 37mm, f3.1, 1/125s, iso80


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[align=left]FX01; 28mm, f2.8, 1/100s, iso80[/align]

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FZ5; 68mm, f4, 1/125s, iso80
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FZ5; 432mm, f8, 1/540s, iso80
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HarjTT Jun 13, 2006 11:06 AM

Hi Fred

Firstly congratulations to you and your family on your daughters wedding - fab news indeed :cool::dude:.

Looking at the pics I can see why there was no offical photographer - the FX01 and FZ5 have done a superb job and thats all down to you.

Good to see you back and posting esp somethign as special as this.

Cheers

Harj

:|:cool:


stevetracey Jun 13, 2006 11:10 AM

Lovely shots fmoore.

I htink the last shot of the rings the great.

Who needs a official photographer when you can take shots like that.

fmoore Jun 13, 2006 11:28 AM

Thanks for the comments. Harj, I've been trying to drum up some interest in the FX01 here to little or no avail. It's an amazing little camera. (The virtues of the FZ5 and now the FZ7 are well documented.) I'll keep posting samples.

Fred



bayourebel Jun 13, 2006 12:02 PM

Fred, let me be an echo of the previous posts. Having recently gotten the FZ30 and still in kindergarten with it, I think maybe the FX01 might have been a better camera for me, but I hadn't heard of it before your first posts.

The photos, are excellent, but then also, you had an excellent subject, being a very lovely daughter. Congratulations to you and yours, and also to the couple.

Jerry

bmccoy Jun 13, 2006 12:45 PM

fmoore wrote:
Quote:

Thanks for the comments. Harj, I've been trying to drum up some interest in the FX01 here to little or no avail. It's an amazing little camera. (The virtues of the FZ5 and now the FZ7 are well documented.) I'll keep posting samples.

Fred


Fred,

Great photo's as always. But, just so you don't think your posts have fallen of deaf ears about the FX01, I wanted you to know some of us are listening. Your images and comments are a huge reason I recommended that camera to my brother-in-law, who is very happy with it. They are also one reason I'm seriously thinking about getting one myself. It think it would be a great addition and vary easy for my wife and son to use. I only wish I had bought one before his field trip to the amusement park a few weeks ago. Then I would have pics to go with the memories! Next time!!

Thought you should know. Thanks!!

-Brett

Macnite Jun 13, 2006 2:19 PM

Congratulations on your daughter's wedding and for the beautiful pictures you shared with us. All your pictures are lovely but the second one taken with the existing light is my favorite by far.

fmoore Jun 13, 2006 4:01 PM

Jerry and Brett: Thanks for the nice words. The FZ30 (Jerry)and FZ7(Brett)are considerably better cameras than the FX01 but the pocketablity and ease of use of this little Leica lensedgem make for wonderful off the cuff shots. See my comments to Macnite.

Macnite, your kind words are much appreciated. I had been taking some posed shots with the fz5 and had place it down in another room when I sawhergetting her shoe onusing that bench in the window. Fortunately the fx01 was in my pocket and ready to go. The light was right and so was the timing.

HarjTT Jun 13, 2006 4:29 PM

Hi Fred

I really like these shots "Still setting up", "No turning back" and "Placing Jon's Ring" are all really special and I love the composition and lighting in these pictures.

I think the FZ5, LX1 and FX01 have been some of the best cam's produced by Panasonic period. I just had another glance at a couple of reviews on the FX01 and all of them really praised the cam. A quote from Simon's review over at dpreview:

"If the wide lens and compact size are important to you, the FX01 is a no-brainer, and even if they aren't, this is a camera it's easy to recommend - especially if you don't really need high ISO performance. I liked the FX01 a lot - a lot more than I expected to, and it only misses a Highly Recommended thanks to the mediocre low light performance."

So if anyone's looking for a pocket sized cam you simply can't go wrong with either the FX01 or if you want more manual control the LX1/DLUX2 (although this has now been discontinued)

Cheers

HarjTT

:O

Charlie46227 Jun 13, 2006 9:34 PM

Nice shots of course. Gotta tell you, I had to laugh when I saw the pic with the church sign and grave markers in the background. "Till death do us part..." ?? :-) or maybe you were thinking 'it's all over now' ? :-)) I'm sure it's the former.

Congrats !

fmoore Jun 13, 2006 9:44 PM

Charlie46227 wrote:
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Nice shots of course. Gotta tell you, I had to laugh when I saw the pic with the church sign and grave markers in the background. "Till death do us part..." ?? :-) or maybe you were thinking 'it's all over now' ? :-)) I'm sure it's the former.

Congrats !
Thanks, Charlie. This where it starts and this is where it ends.

Leberwurstsaft Jun 14, 2006 7:32 AM

Beautiful :)
I am going to photograph a wedding in September. I hope it will be an outdoor wedding like this. Would be a lot easier than indoors.

Congratulations to the bride and groom, may they always be happy with each other :)

Macnite Jun 14, 2006 2:48 PM

fmoore, I visited the ishots.net site for the secondtime in two daysand viewed the pictures of the ceremony. For whatever its worth, you've done a heck of job. You have an eye for detail.I love what you've done with the available light.The sequence ofpictures made me feel that I was there,at the wedding. Congratulations for the second time.

fmoore Jun 14, 2006 5:07 PM

Macnite wrote:
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The sequence ofpictures made me feel that I was there,at the wedding.
That says it all, Macnite. Thank you again for your kind words. - Fred

tiger98 Jun 16, 2006 5:05 PM

Congradulations Fred, All your photos look professional to me! Great job. Jim

fmoore Jun 16, 2006 8:10 PM

Thanks, Jim. I felt like I'd been in training the last couple of years for this day. The training and equipment (not to mention the bride and groom and other happy faces) made it happen.

Dutch Dave Jun 18, 2006 6:05 PM

fmoore wrote:
Quote:

Thanks for the comments. Harj, I've been trying to drum up some interest in the FX01 here to little or no avail. It's an amazing little camera. (The virtues of the FZ5 and now the FZ7 are well documented.) I'll keep posting samples.

Fred



I must say the FX01 has been selling very well in the Netherlands (Mostly in Black - very 'slick'). I had to hunt high and low to find my one. Now the thing doesn't leave my side. My darling wife has said it's the FX01 or her!

:shock:

annie57 Jun 18, 2006 9:33 PM

Your daughter is absolutely beautiful and you must be so proud. Your photos were super and your daughter must have been so proud to have you taking them. I love the one of her alone getting ready and also the ones with the mirrors reflecting her image with the older photo there in the foreground. I hope she has a super marriage and the best to you and the family.

kenmck15 Jun 19, 2006 2:22 AM

lovely range of shots

i am going to be taking some wedding shots at my brothers wedding soon with my fz30. any pointers??

fmoore Jun 19, 2006 7:53 AM

Thanks for all the comments!

Annie - It was the most beautiful wedding! I'm still on cloud nine a week later. Father's Day (yesterday) was extra special this year, needless to say. The older photo in the mirror shot is of my mother who my daughter is named after.

Ken - Try to get as many pre-wedding shots as possible. You may have entry there where no one else can go. As for the ceremony itself,we had the distinct advantage of having it outdoors in brilliant sunlight. That may not be an option for you.

Fred

bayourebel Jun 19, 2006 8:15 AM

Fred, I have reviewed your wedding gallery several times now, and I can only say again that all the photos are super. Reading all the other posts does not leave much else to say that has not been said. And, I understand that it was indeed a special father's day, as you now have a son(-in-law). Congratulations again.

Jerry


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