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Old May 13, 2010, 5:25 AM   #11
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I presume PF means purple fringing? Given the high contrast, I was actually surprised how well (in my opinion) the FZ35 limits PF.

BTW, I agree with Penolta. I've seen wild differences from one monitor (setting) to the next. I tend to set my monitors on lower brightness and somewhat increased contrast, which makes prolonged word processing easier on the eyes.

dbnnet: do you save this -0.3 EV as one of the custom modes? In other words, what do you switch on the camera when moving from indoors to outdoors?

Well, there it is - finally my first pics with the FZ35 are in. Thanks for all C&C.

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Old May 13, 2010, 6:29 AM   #12
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Hey Mark

Well done mate for getting out and having a go with your new camera. Experimenting is part of the fun! Imagine the film cost in the "good 'ol days!"

I particularly like your choice of composition in the last photo, it really caught my eye.

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dbnnet: do you save this -0.3 EV as one of the custom modes? In other words, what do you switch on the camera when moving from indoors to outdoors?...
Although you asked dbnnet the question, I'll volunteer my 2c on the subject. I also find that most cameras will expose well with Ev set to -0.3 for outdoor shooting in bright daylight. However, I never leave it there permanently because there is just too much variation that can occur from scene to scene. I find using a custom mode just to save an Ev -0.3 setting is a waste since you can change the exposure compensation at the touch of a button. I personally like to have the live histogram ON. That way, I can see how under or over exposed the image is before shooting. Ideally the histogram should lean as much as possible toward the right but without touching the very end of the box (that indicates highlight clipping). So, you then change the Ev based on the histogram. It is not a perfect method of choosing the correct exposure because most P&S histograms combine WRGB colors altogether, so you don't really know which color spectrum is higher or lower. But nonetheless, it is still better than guessing or shooting under exposed images by default.
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Thanks for the good tip!
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Old May 14, 2010, 12:51 PM   #15
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I find using a custom mode just to save an Ev -0.3 setting is a waste since you can change the exposure compensation at the touch of a button.
Tullio, thanks ..... couldn't have answered that better myself.
I do occasionally use custom mode.... but only when using indoor flash.
In that mode I have the EV set to 0
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