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Old Mar 6, 2010, 9:33 PM   #21
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That is a very nice selection of FZ-35 photos, jazzer-

Well done! Its nice to see you enjoying the weekend.

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Old Mar 6, 2010, 9:41 PM   #22
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Sorry if I don't understand, but don't you mean -1?
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Old Mar 6, 2010, 10:05 PM   #23
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Greg,

I believe he meant +1 as stated. As I understand it (and I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm not getting this right), the camera's light meter will read a bright snow as if it were a neutral gray and underexpose the image. You can see this pretty clearly in the snow shots I posted at the beginning of this thread where I used no exposure compensation. To properly expose for this and reverse the tendency of the camera to underexpose the bright white snow, you need to increase your exposure compensation to counter this. Similarly, you would have to decrease exposure compensation so that a truly black object doesn't appear gray and overexposed. It does seem counter-intuitive.
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I politely disagree with your statements regarding the Scene Modes on the FZ-35/38. They are re-edited for every new camera, and a large number of them work very nicely.

Yes, it is important to know how to set-up each sunset photo situation manually, but scene modes are effective and useful. Take a look at the attached sunset photo. It was taken with the FZ-35/38's Sunset Scene Mode.

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Hi Sarah

I haven't yet tested my NEW FZ35 (!), but I can say from personal experience, that the Sports mode on my TZ1, FZ18, and current FS7, are all next to useless - I have compared and the camera actually selects a slower shutter speed than in normal P mode!. I haven't noticed any improvement over time either.

But I do like the Starry Sky mode.

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Some of any camera's Scene Mode will work amazingly well and others, as you mentioned, Greg, are just so-so.

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Your explanation of the Exposure Compensation feature with regard to the snow photos at the beginning of this thread was exactly correct. Well done!

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if you are going to edit your picture later it is better to get underexposured pictures than overexposured ones.
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Yes thanks a lot jazzer and Sarah - when I go to the beach this advice will come in very handy!
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