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Old Sep 28, 2003, 10:43 AM   #1
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Default FZ1 / 2 and paning mode

Anny tips to use this mode ?


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Old Sep 28, 2003, 12:05 PM   #2
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Anny tips to use this mode ?
prefocuss on something in the required distance (like tarmac). use Focuss buton if you like (more convenient). memorise the spot on the road (which you focussed on). then wait for a car and follow it in your viewfinder (move with the car). when the car will be on the spot you prefocussed on - go for it!
it's also possible to make very good ones without prefocussing, but prefocussing presumably will save you some time when pushing the shutter button. and if you do not do prefocussing, use Constant focussing function.
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Old Sep 28, 2003, 12:10 PM   #3
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Anny tips to use this mode ?
just in case I wasn't very clear. You have to follow the car and shoot on the move.
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Old Sep 29, 2003, 7:33 AM   #4
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anyone had taken good pictures to show with his dmc-zf1? i mean using this technic
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Old Sep 29, 2003, 9:54 AM   #5
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GrahamL in the "Other Digicams" forum at DPReview posted this link to his FZ1 gallery :

http://www.bytephoto.com/photopost/s...php?ppuser=135

Mind you, the fact that he is a former professional motorcycle photo-journalist may have helped...
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Old Sep 29, 2003, 2:55 PM   #6
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anyone had taken good pictures to show with his dmc-zf1? i mean using this technic
I have. but won't show )
when I just baught FZ1 my friend took it for a spin (short testing outside work) along with Oly 720UZ, which was bought by his pal. paning results were clearly on FZ1 side. there was only one really good picture taken using this mode, but I mean it was really good. the car was sharp as if not moving while the backround motion-blured to perfection
however, I haven't used this feature since (no need). some of the best ones I've seen include bike pictures (somebody posted that already) and pictures of various war and sports planes in action - these were posted once at dpreview forums (Other digicams). maybe some three months ago, don't remember.
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Old Sep 29, 2003, 3:15 PM   #7
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well after see that moto pictures i know it's possible.. lol
i'll try to use that mode.. i tried only once and i thought it would be almost impossible with this camera :?
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Old Sep 29, 2003, 3:37 PM   #8
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Default Very good link

But wen I examine the Exif of the bike's pictures.
He is using portrait mode and the s speed is very high for real "Paning mode" (1/640)

Question for Mister Panasonic.
Can you with the full exif explain us the method he use for the bike's picture

Tag Name Value
010f Make Panasonic
0110 Model DMC-FZ1
0112 Orientation 1
011a XResolution 72.0
011b YResolution 72.0
0128 ResolutionUnit 2
0131 Software Ver1.03
0132 DateTime 2003:07:12 14:22:00
0213 YCbCrPositioning 2
8769 ExifOffset 416
829a ExposureTime 10/6400
829d FNumber 4.0
8822 ExposureProgram 7
8827 ISOSpeedRatings 50
9000 ExifVersion 0x30 0x32 0x32 0x30
9003 DateTimeOriginal 2003:07:12 14:22:00
9004 DateTimeDigitized 2003:07:12 14:22:00
9101 ComponentsConfiguration 0x1 0x2 0x3 0x0
9102 CompressedBitsPerPixel 3.4
9201 ShutterSpeedValue 9322/1000
9202 ApertureValue 4.0
9204 ExposureBiasValue 0/100
9205 MaxApertureValue 3.0
9207 MeteringMode 5
9208 LightSource 9
9209 Flash 16
920a FocalLength 55.2
927c MakerNote
a000 FlashPixVersion 0x30 0x31 0x30 0x30
a001 ColorSpace 1
a002 ExifImageWidth 1600
a003 ExifImageLength 1200
a005 InteroperabilityOffset 1258
0001 InteroperabilityIndex R98
0002 InteroperabilityVersion 0x30 0x31 0x30 0x30
a217 SensingMethod 2
a300 FileSource 0x3
a301 SceneType 0x1
a302
a401 0
a402 0
a403 1
a404 0.0
a405 420
a406 2
a407 0
a408 0
a409 0
a40a 0
a40c 3
c4a5
0103 Compression 6
011a XResolution 72.0
011b YResolution 72.0
0128 ResolutionUnit 2
0201 JPEGInterchangeFormat 1394
0202 JPEGInterchangeFormatLength 12102
0213 YCbCrPositioning 2


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Old Sep 29, 2003, 3:59 PM   #9
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Just beat me to it Nathcoo! I checked the aircraft photos that I thought Kestas was referring to and they were all at high shutter speeds so that backgrounds were fairly sharp. As you say Exposure Program Mode 7 identifies the bike pictures as shot in portrait mode. However, I see that Exposure Program Mode 2 can refer to Simple, Normal, Macro, Panning and Night Portrait mode!
I have seen several queries before about the panning mode left unanswered. You may be entering a twilight zone there...
If your main interest is in getting good panning shots like Graham's you could always stick a post here to ask for advice:
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...essage=5593908
Graham's still active.
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Old Oct 7, 2003, 5:04 PM   #10
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i tried today how that mode works. this what i got.. tell me what you think about this picture


this photo is hosted by bytephoto. if you want check my gallery at http://www.bytephoto.com/photopost/s...php?ppuser=678

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