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Old Mar 20, 2010, 8:59 PM   #11
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Here is a crop'ed shot I took just a little bit ago, This is my first good shot, took me about six tries to get one this o.k. I can't wait for better conditions.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

Edit: Got one cropped a little better.
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Old Mar 20, 2010, 9:14 PM   #12
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Nice one!
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The Custom mode is really designed to recall your custom settings, not to set them.

To set up a custom mode, first in any mode on the camera, set all the options and settings to the way you want them to be remembered.

Now go the the Setup Menu. Scroll until you see the Custom item. Arrow right. Select the 1 of 3 available Custom slots to use - press OK - it will now ask you to confirm that you want to save/overwrite that slot. Done!

Now test it. It's a great feature - I just wish they enabled renaming of the Custom slot.
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That is a good moon shot.

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Old Mar 20, 2010, 11:26 PM   #15
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Thanks everyone. I'm proud of this one. And thanks for the help.

Shot at 12MP
Shutter Speed: 1/30sec
Aperture was F4.4
Exposure -2.0
Sensitivity ISO80

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Thanks everyone. I'm proud of this one. And thanks for the help.

Shot at 12MP
Shutter Speed: 1/30sec
Aperture was F4.4
Exposure -2.0
Sensitivity ISO80
Did you get the Custom modes sorted ok?
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Old Mar 21, 2010, 11:45 AM   #17
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Did you get the Custom modes sorted ok?


I haven't tried it yet, as it's still confusing to me.

Why would I need to recall them? If the custom mode does not store the settings why not just set those setting in the mode you wish to use, and just use that mode? And if you want to change the settings change them. What good the the custom mode? If I used it how would I know which other mode the settings apply'ed to?

Wish someone that had a Great understanding of this camera would go into some detail, and make a youtube video of it. Hint Hint.lol












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I'll second the "confusion". I made one feeble attempt at setting a custom mode but it didn't "stick".

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I'll second the "confusion". I made one feeble attempt at setting a custom mode but it didn't "stick".
Greg has it right,....heres another description of the procedure.

In record mode, set up a camera mode (P for example) the way you want to save it in C mode. For example, 3mp for extended zoom, 4:3 aspect ratio, etc, etc.

Press the menu button, enter the "wrench mode" and right click to get into the first page of the seven page wrench menu. Flick the zoom lever to the right (or just scroll to the next page) and the first selection at the top of page two is CUST.SET MEM. Click right and you are offered C1, C2, and C3.

Click either C1, C2, or C3 and a screen will offer you the option to overwrite the settings in that C setting. Click Yes.

Your C mode is now set to what you were set up in step 1 in P mode.

You can also make a setting within the C modes if you want to. For example, if you decided you liked everything in the C1 setting except the aspect ratio, you could change it while in C1 mode, then go to "wrench mode" on the menu again and select CUSTOM.SET MEM again, at the top of page 2....etc, etc. It's easy to miss a step but works okay when you get used to it.

I sometimes forget that once I get to a menu setting I like, I usually have to right click to get my choices defined.

While you are in you C mode, you can change virtually anything you want to with the joy stick. I use C mode a lot and change it frequently depending on my location etc. Personally, I use only C1. At my age I can't remember three things.

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Just be patient guys. Follow the steps (Jack's are even better than mine...), slowly, one by one - they actually work! (or there's always the manual...) Once you get the hang of it it's awesome.
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