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Old Jun 27, 2010, 5:10 PM   #1
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Default Macro question for FZ 38

Can someone explain the macro settings to me please and the best one to use and why? i have read the manuel but don't get it.
also what does the i with the symbol of a half circle and half of that filled in with 1,2,or 3 setting? cannot find that in the manuel.
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Old Jun 28, 2010, 8:24 AM   #2
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Again "best" depends on the user and the situation.
Here is an excellent site for more information.


http://www.panasonic.net/avc/lumix/c...5_fz38/ia.html


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There are 4 settings for macros - each one is "slightly" different
I tend to use "creative" because I can get more area in focus or "Depth of Field" (DOF). You will see a bar (the aperture opening) to the right going from 2.8 (small DOF) to 8, (largest DOF). If your subject is flat, then a small DOF can be used. If your subject has depth - like looking into a flower or a fat bumble bee, then an 8 would be better.


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The i in the half circle is intelligent exposure.

It's on page 142 in the manual (very hard to find and they don't explain it very well)




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go to this site for more examples - scroll down and look for this section

http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/pa...5-review/using

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Old Jun 28, 2010, 1:03 PM   #3
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That's a great explanation, Clint-

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Old Jun 28, 2010, 1:35 PM   #4
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Thank you so much Clint, i really appreciate all your post and will study it. Thanks for taking the time to do that for me, you are good.
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From my understanding of the intelligent exposure example, you can think of it as a weak automatic HDR setting.
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Clint501 , great link!
that manual is really too big , I needed something like this ...
f.e, I had no idea what in real life situations that" inteligent exposition" meant .

quick turtorial
http://panasonic.jp/support/global/c...knowhow01.html

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A better example is shown here on the difference in intelligent exposure.
http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/pa...sing#ie_anchor


The manual is technical and bit hard to understand - I like a "show me" example.
That's why I like the Panasonic.net site. Lots of good examples.

http://www.panasonic.net/avc/lumix/c...z38/index.html
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