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Old Nov 2, 2006, 1:15 PM   #1
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I recently purchased the Canon telephoto lens and the Wide Angle lens and was wondering what are the best settings to use for a panasonic FZ30. thanks in advance for all of the specialists!!!!
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Which lenses and are you having a particular problem.......not all lenses work equally on all cameras........Usually I use an Fstop about 6.3 and spot meter and focus but I am not saying that will work best for you.
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Old Nov 2, 2006, 4:08 PM   #3
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Thansk for the response. I purchased the Panasonic DMW-LW55 and the Olympus 1.7 Tele Conversion Lens. I just received the Olympus Telephoto lens and the other one is on its way. From Canada, they are so much cheaper to buy on ebay or even from B&H and pay the shipping and duty. I paid 50% less than puchasing it a well know photography store in Ontario called Henry's.

Any help would be appreciated as I know you have super shots genece and I had a real learning curve with the Hoya Infrared filter which I love.


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Genece's suggestion is probably the best for you to start with. After that it will be just like your other lens, practice and experiment as conditions will always be changing. My best suggestion would be to always keep the shutter speed fast enough to guard against movement blur both from camera shake and subject movement. I would rather underexpose a shot and try to regain detail rather than trying to regain detail from a blurred shot. But, the very most important point of all ----- Have fun and it does seem you are doing that.
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I think the settings I mentioned will work fine for the TCon17 and perhaps you would want to move away from spot meter and focus for the WA and perhaps a smaller F stop, F8 maybe.

And you will probably find you need to use no zoom with the WA but then thats what its for anyway.

When you can, show us some of the WA shots and some of your IR shots...I never tried that.
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thanks genece and tcook for your suggestions. I have printed the information out. Here are some of my infrared photos:

http://s104.photobucket.com/albums/m...20Photographs/
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