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Old Jan 23, 2008, 10:51 PM   #1
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I decided to give my FZ1v2 camera a few snaps since the cold was in the single digits and I use aDigipower DPS9000 battery for days like this or all day shoots in city settings.

Day one was nice out with the sun but very cold.
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Old Jan 23, 2008, 10:53 PM   #2
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The shot for Day 2


This is the start of what turned out to be eight inches of snow that came down.

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Old Jan 23, 2008, 11:07 PM   #3
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Nice photos and comparison. I am in the opposite world - the temperature in Chennai, India has started climing from high 20s tolow 30s (C)!
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Nice shots. Eight inches of the cursed stuff you say? What a difference 80-90 miles makes. We barely had three.
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Old Feb 2, 2008, 10:00 PM   #5
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Do you know what speed you shot at? I went out today and tried to get falling snow with a woods in background and I couldn't stop the snow the way you did.
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This info is provided from an exif reader I use (Opanda)

What I highlighted in yellow is what will help you in your question. I shot in aperture priority so I could be a 2.8. I actually went -2/3 on the EV setting as the FZ1v2 has a tendency to blowout highlights. Note: I also set the white balance to manual. When lighting can be a mixed bag I always set the white balance to manual so I don't have to deal with color casts that is prevalent with shooting jpeg. This is not a dSLR in which when shooting raw it is not a problem with white balance. Using AWB can give you mixed results. Using manual white balance should become habit unless you have the desired effect from using the other pre-sets.

With all of that said the shutter speed from the camera chose a quick enough speed to get the caputure I wanted. This is based on the other settings I put in place first and then firing off the shots and seeing if there is enough shutter speed to get the desired effect. You may want to use shutter priority instead which in turn the cameras aperture will be figured out for you.

You may already know this but just in case you don't, I hope this helps.

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Make = Panasonic
Model = DMC-FZ1
Orientation = top/left
X Resolution = 72
Y Resolution = 72
Resolution Unit = inch
Software = Ver2.00
Date Time = 2008-01-21 13:46:04
YCbCr Positioning = co-sited
Exif IFD Pointer = Offset: 416
PrintIM Data = 208 Byte

[Camera]
Exposure Time = 1/320"
F Number = F2.8
Exposure Program = Aperture priority
ISO Speed Ratings = 50

Exif Version = Version 2.2
Date Time Original = 2008-01-21 13:46:04
Date Time Digitized = 2008-01-21 13:46:04
Components Configuration = YCbcr
Compressed Bits Per Pixel = 4
Shutter Speed Value = 8.32 TV
Aperture Value = 3 AV
Exposure Bias Value = -0.66EV
Max Aperture Value = F2.83
Metering Mode = Spot

Light Source = unknown
Flash = Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
Focal Length = 18.7mm
Maker Note = 290 Byte
Flashpix Version = Version 1.0
Color Space = sRGB
Exif Image Width = 817
Exif Image Height = 545
Interoperability IFD Pointer = Offset: 1288
Sensing Method = One-chip color area sensor
File Source = DSC
Scene Type = A directly photographed image
CFA Pattern =
Custom Rendered = Normal process
Exposure Mode = Auto exposure
White Balance = Manual white balance
Digital Zoom Ratio =
Focal Length In 35mm Film = 142mm

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Thanks Tom. You mentioned some points I hadn't considered. Fortunately, or unfortunately if you have to shovel, nature will give me another opportunity today. Regards, Roy
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