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Old Apr 29, 2010, 11:10 AM   #1
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just thought the following maybe useful to help the many new FZ38 owners (including me) to get a short cut as to a decent starting point settings-wise for many common scenarios. ie/

Indoor toddler/children shot - Use shutter priority (S) setting & 1/160th speed / ISO max 100 / use flash & vary exposure to suit

sports event with fast action - indoors ?

sports event with fast action / outdoor sunny - Shutter priority 1/320 for not so fast and 1/500 + for fast moving.
If its real sunny use as fast as a shutter as I can get and still have the correct exposure.
max iso80 unless I need to up it to get a fast enough shutter speed
spot meter focus /center weighted metering /IOS 1 / auto white balance


long zoom shots daytime wildlife?

long zoom shots daytime stationary onjects buildings etc ?

long zoom night ie/ moon - 1/160 second
F4.4 / ISO 100 /Full zoom and EZ zoom (image size set to 3meg)
Use Auto focus/ Saturation and sharpness set to +1 / Noise reduction high (+1)


so if anyone can fill in good settings for other situations or offer new ones I'm sure others would find it helpful and all in one thread (maybe even a sticky :-)

Hopefully us newbies can learn from you gurus

I will compile all the answers we get in this top post so that people can see everything at a glance - thanks to first two contributors & keep em coming

Thank you

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Old Apr 30, 2010, 12:48 AM   #2
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This is a good idea!

If I can copy and paste Cheeseboy's moon setting here, all rights reserved cheeseboy:

1/160 second
F4.4
ISO 100
Full zoom and EZ zoom (image size set to 3meg)
Used Auto focus
Saturation and sharpness set to +1
Noise reduction high (+1)
Handheld shot, but braced against the side of my house
Took a lot of shots, and cropped the best to get rid of excess sky.

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Old Apr 30, 2010, 1:02 AM   #3
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sports event with fast action - outdoor sunny

I use Shutter priority 1/320 for not so fast and 1/500 + for fast moving. If its real sunny out i will use as fast as a shutter as I can get and still have the correct exposure.
iso80 unless I need to up it to get a fast enough shutter speed
spot meter focus
center weighted metering
IOS 1
auto white balance
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thanks gents - more please
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thanks gents - more please
Yes! More please!

These are very useful to newbies such as me.
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Old May 5, 2010, 3:09 PM   #6
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Great idea. Very helpful to try and tweak for personal use.
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what happened to this thread? it was really helpful as i am new to this camera but the info just stopped. i was hoping for loads more info. please keep adding to it and maybe make it a sticky too.
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Old Jun 14, 2010, 3:49 AM   #8
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This thread should be a sticky....Ive seen so many setting suggestions, pls if everyone can contribute here it would be brilliant!
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did this useful thread die? can we revive it?
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Old Jan 20, 2011, 7:38 AM   #10
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Long zoom shots daytime wildlife?

My best wildlife shots have been as follows:
program mode
-0.33 EV
auto Wb
multi metering
spot focus
image stabilisation mode 1
saturation +2
sharpness +2
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