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Old May 18, 2010, 9:42 PM   #11
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I'd cap the ISO at 1600 and increase NR to +2. You may loose some resolution but will avoid a lot of noise and blurred images due to camera shake. I'd also check the white balance based on the existing lighting and make any adjustments to it as you feel fit before hand. Lastly, make sure the flash is turned off.
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OIS Mode 2
Contrast -1
Saturation -1
Use burst mode - normal quality- will give 5 shots instead of 3.
If zooming in on singer try spot focus and spot metering.

Suggest have 2 or 3 different setups saved to the C Custom modes on the dial.

Unless it's very dark, try to limit to ISO 400 or 800. 1600 is very noisy.

Lots of examples on Flickr with EXIF, go take a look

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@LT : aah Balikpapan, East Kalimantan.. Is it a good place? I've never been there.

@Tullio & Greg : thanks alot for your suggestions
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Old May 19, 2010, 3:45 PM   #13
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Love Balikpapan but one of the neatest places was Kota Kinabalu in Sabah...I love everything about Southeast Asia the people and the food are great!!!
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Old May 23, 2010, 8:30 AM   #14
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Some updates from a street carnival last night.. I forgot to increase NR





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Old May 23, 2010, 11:09 AM   #15
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Good night shots. However, it looks like you capped the ISO at 400, which is way too low for shots like these in such low light conditions. Had you capped the ISO to 800 (or better yet, 1600), the camera would have increased the shutter speed and both the 1st and 3rd pictures would look better. Of course you benefited from the low ISO since you did not increase the NR. To shoot at 1600, you must have NR set to +2. My preference is always for blur-free rather than noise-free shots as I can clean up some noise in PP but I can not remove blur due to camera shake caused by low shutter speeds. But, that's me.
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Thanks for your advice Tullio, actually this is my first outdoor shot at night and sure l need to learn more technics for it
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ronggur-

The Panasonic FZ-35 can easily go to ISO 800 and still maintain image quality. Increasing the ISO setting would have helped the shutter speeds. You had some motion blur due to slow shutter speeds.

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