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Old Dec 12, 2008, 3:06 AM   #1
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Greetings all.
In the forlorn hope that the Panasonic people read these comments.
Having just gone from FZ10 which I quite liked even if the low light pics were noisy, I remember thinking that the book was awful and now trying to get to grips with the FZ28 which is much more complex the book is a nightmare, having one flicking pages back and forth looking for information which is badly explained. My Cannon A710is book is streets ahead so that even I (a rank amateur) can follow it. One would think concise instructions were mandatory but no, not even an index.
Shame on you Panasonic!!
The pictures are good though, but, am I mistaken in thinking that there is a slight blue cast there, perhaps It's New Zealand light.
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Old Dec 12, 2008, 10:26 PM   #2
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They have saved on paper. The manual that is on the CD is quite elaborate. You only need the time and patience to load and go through.
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Old Dec 13, 2008, 4:13 AM   #3
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Mmmm, didn't think of looking at that one.
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Concerning the blue color cast, it appears that you may want to make a slight white balance adjustment. FZ28 appears to have added some good flexibility there (see pg 83 of the manual). (Check to see if you inadvertently have WB set to a color cast.)

Finely adjusting the white balance
You can finely adjust the white balance when you cannot acquire the desired hue by
setting the white balance.
• You can set from the quick menu. (P23)
1 Select [WHITE BALANCE] and then press 1

2 Press 3/4/2/1 to adjust the white balance and then press [MENU/SET].

2 : A (AMBER: ORANGE)
1 : B (BLUE: BLUISH)
3 : G_ (GREEN: GREENISH)
4 : M` (MAGENTA: REDDISH)



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Old Dec 14, 2008, 1:33 AM   #5
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Raghu.

Does the cd actualy contain an instruction manual? the only one I could find concerned Photofun Studio which is of no intrest as I use P. Shop.

Sdromel.
Thanks for that.
Mostly I use AWB, I did come across a custom setting instruction but I'll have to get an awful lot more competent to use it. The (perhaps imagined) cast only shows up in PS, I think the LCD is too small for a cast to show up.

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Ps. Panasonic! your camera is good, your book is rubbish.

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There are two CDs that come with the pack. One is the manual in Adobeformat (guideEng.pdf, 14.3 MB), and the other contains a few photo editing software. Isurfed thenet and found that theuser manual can also be downloaded from here: http://www.panasonic.com.au/support/...oductID%3D6902
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Raghu.
Ahh!!.
We in the antipodes must not be worth 2 CD's, I only got one.
I'll get one from that link.
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