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Old Apr 20, 2010, 10:56 AM   #1
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Hey guys,

I've been lurking on this forum for quite a while now and I'd like to thank you guys for helping me figure out which cam would best suit my needs. I travel extensively and I am at Asia now (Malaysia for a couple of months) and hoping that my new FZ35 would help me document some of my travel adventures.

I received my FZ35 yesterday. To be honest I am like a deer in headlights, totally lost cos this is the first ever cam with any kind of manual settings that I've had. Any pointers would be much appreciated.

I'll post my picz once I manage to take any kind of a half decent pic (all the picz I have now are either too noisy, too dark or completely blurry).

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ViC.
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Old Apr 20, 2010, 12:34 PM   #2
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Welcome to the group! I just got my FZ35 last week and I love it so far. I have a lot of experience with manual controls but the IA mode works very well and it helps to get a good shot while you get familiar with the camera. Just take lots of pictures with different settings, film is cheap!
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Old Apr 20, 2010, 1:36 PM   #3
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Hi Vic,

Wellcome here in the forum.

I would use the P setting - because you can limit the ISO in this mode. I use intelligent ISO with a maximal ISO of 200. That reduces noise under low light conditions.

Enjoy the FZ35.
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Old Apr 20, 2010, 2:10 PM   #4
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Welcome! I'm also new here. My FZ35 is due to arrive Thursday .
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Old Apr 20, 2010, 4:54 PM   #5
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RedDevilVic-

Welcome to the Panasonic P+S folder, officially! You already know what a great group we have here.s that produce noise

I agree 100% with Johan. Using the "P" od Programed Auto mode is much better than the IA mode because, you can control the high ISO settings that produce lots of electronic noise. As you can see I have been around for awhile (13.600+ posts) and I have owned and used every FZ camera Panasonic has produced.

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Old Apr 20, 2010, 4:56 PM   #6
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Hi tallymom-

Wouldn't it be nice if your FZ-35 arrived early!

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Old Apr 20, 2010, 5:08 PM   #7
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Welcome Vic I worked over in Malaysia and Indonesia for a few years and love the people and the food! Have a great time over there as there are some great photo ops there, such a beautiful place!
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Wouldn't it be nice if your FZ-35 arrived early!

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That would be awesome!
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RedDevilVic-

Welcome to the Panasonic P+S folder, officially! You already know what a great group we have here.s that produce noise

I agree 100% with Johan. Using the "P" od Programed Auto mode is much better than the IA mode because, you can control the high ISO settings that produce lots of electronic noise. As you can see I have been around for awhile (13.600+ posts) and I have owned and used every FZ camera Panasonic has produced.

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Wow Sarah, I didn't know that! Can I ask, what was the FZ1 like? Do you still have it? It'd be interesting to see a comparison shot with the FZ35.

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Old Apr 21, 2010, 1:53 AM   #10
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Thanks for the tips and a warm welcome.

Just to update, still havent got a decent enough picture to post since almost 2 days now... Am still trying though.... wont give up, I've got a lot to learn, didnt think it would be so complicated...
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