Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital Cameras (Point and Shoot) > Panasonic / Leica

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Dec 26, 2007, 2:33 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
2many's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Costa Rica
Posts: 533
Default

Wasnt a real good day for taking pictures, overcast and rather dark, but I did manage to get a couple with the new FZ-18












2many is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Dec 26, 2007, 8:00 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
genece's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 2,111
Default

You did good
genece is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 26, 2007, 10:02 AM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 28
Default

I'd say that's a good day. Nice colorful and sharp pics...
Detectorist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 26, 2007, 10:07 AM   #4
Member
 
Gene T's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 68
Default

Nice shot of the Great Blue, you were close.
Gene T is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 26, 2007, 12:14 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
2many's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Costa Rica
Posts: 533
Default

Gene T wrote:
Quote:
Nice shot of the Great Blue, you were close.
He was standing alongside the road almost posing.
2many is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 26, 2007, 2:56 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
penolta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: California USA
Posts: 5,206
Default

I just ordered an FZ18 for its relatively small size and long lens as a walk around when I don't feel like lugging a dslr with a long macrozoom. The reviews haven't said much about the macro performance of the FZ18, although they rave about the quality of the lens. I find this fritillary picture really encouraging, as I do a lot of macro and close-up photography and have found today's macrozoomsquite good (I use straight macros whenever possible, but many of my subjects are not close enough). You may have seen these, but if not, it might be interesting to compare the good fritillary picture here with the first and last images (Nos 1 & 9) at the top and very bottomof the first page of this thread:

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/fo...mp;forum_id=80

The reviews also point out that the FZ18 tends to blow highlights in some exposures, and that may be what has happened in the GBH photo, in which the the bird looks overexposed (a little washed out overall, and with the head too light) to me. Is there a latitude problem, or would a little exposure compensation have helped here?

The reviews are pretty hard on Panasonic's noisy sensor chips and overly aggressive noise reduction, especially at higher ISOs - but still rate the camera highly "in spite of" these "shortcomings,"but I've seen some pretty good images posted in this forum. I am looking forward to getting the camera and seeing what it will do - I was torn between this and the Sony H9, but I think I made the right decision.
penolta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 26, 2007, 6:22 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
WindRowe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 729
Default

Nice pictures - sharp & detailed ... most impressed.
WindRowe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 26, 2007, 8:44 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
bayourebel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 2,561
Default

Nice captures, like the heron shot.
bayourebel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 26, 2007, 8:59 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
happy_peasant's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 2,048
Default

Very nice. Especially the butterfly to me. Maybe because I won't see one again for months.

Penolta, if you find my first post here with the FZ18 you can see a macro Downy Woodpecker at full zoom. It is an uncropped picture. I think I will have to put on macro lenses for little flies but don't anticipate any problems with butterflies and such with this camera.
Steve
happy_peasant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 26, 2007, 9:32 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
2many's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Costa Rica
Posts: 533
Default

Thanks steve,

I was amazed at the detail on the butterfly photo myself, prior to that I was considering sending the FZ-18 back . I am going out tomorrow if the weather clears and try to get some comparison shots between the FZ-18, my Nikon DSLR, and my little 10MP p&s, I will of course take along my trusty LZ-5 that has served me well all these years.

Terry

I have way 2many camera's but I can't part with any of them.



2many is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 2:36 AM.