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Old Feb 27, 2010, 2:29 PM   #1
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Default New FZ35 - let the fun begin!

Well, my new FZ35 arrived on Wednesday, but I am just now having the chance to get it out of the box.

I haven't had enough time with it to provide any conclusions that would be of value but I had two initial thoughts.

First, the camera feels very good in my hands. Not too heavy but not too light, with a nice comfortable grip. This thing is not pocket-sized, but it feels better than the pocket cameras I've used too.

Second, it's really nice to have a view finder. I forgot just how much I like having one.

Here are a few shots using IA mode having simply taken the camera out of the box and charged the battery. I would have increased the exposure compensation to counter the sensor's reading of the bright snow, but I didn't even know how to do it yet . The first picture is at wide angle and the second is at full zoom.

I have a lot of learning and testing to do.
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Old Feb 27, 2010, 2:49 PM   #2
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It looks like you are off to a great start. Enjoy.

Have a great weekend.

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Old Mar 2, 2010, 9:18 PM   #3
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if i am correct pictures #1 and #3 are underexposed.?
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Yes it does, I would play around with the ev setting to get the snow a bit whiter
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You are indeed 100% correct. Those photos, in fact, are a perfect example of where the Exposure Compensation Menu should have been used, and a bit EV +0.7 of light rolled.

Here is another example. This photo was taken with the Panasonic ZR1 today, and it was under exposed to the vary same degree. However, because I did not want to go back 6 miles and re-shoot the photo in a very strong and cold wind with the needed Exposure Compensation. I just applied some post processing using ACDSee Photo Manager 2009, and came out looking much better.

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In winter, can't snow be used as a white card tho arange wb? I assume that user has used awb setting and he got this result. after custom wb you can set camera to M, at this situation you can set shutter speed for EV to comes to 0.0 point and you can have correct exposure. am i right?

Sarah is it correct to edit .jpg image instead of raw? I read something about that from books.
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Even if you get the WB right, snow puts so much light to the camera that it over exposes everything. You need to compensate for it with exposure compensation. If it is a sunny day in the snow you may need to go all the way to +1
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Is it correct way to reduce light by rising EV instead of closing aperture or using faster shutter speeds?
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Yes it is perfectly fine to use the EV.

Here is one with at 2/3 and other with none. You can clearly see the difference.
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