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Old Jul 31, 2010, 8:50 AM   #11
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I went back to look at the photos and it seems I left the exposure set to -1/3 on most of them. I'm doing the "breather" technique but I have a tendency to move the camera too soon (not waiting 1-2 seconds).
I reset my settings to -2 on noise reduction (the others already there). I bought a monopod and I have noticed "cleaner" shots if I take the time to use it.
Your technique is getting great results!
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Old Jul 31, 2010, 9:56 AM   #12
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Thanks Clint...we are learning together...your shots have improved greatly and no offense at all, but the photos you are taking now have unbelievable IQ compared to the first shots you posted...so I went back and rethought my technique, cause I knew you had steadied yours up to get the great IQ you are getting....

I really like the Walking Stick Monopod also it works great for hiking and carrying the FZ35 when I have the TC attached to it....
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The wonders of IS giving up to 3-4 stops of performance. The about best I can do hand held with a non IS lens is 1/4 of a sec. So IS is a big plus when shooting longer exposures hand held But shooting at 400iso worked well with these shots, very very clean. Think if you move up the iso, you will run into more noise.

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Making a statement about the lighting is OK...but lets just say that perspective of lighting is something everyone must judge for them selves...

THESE were all taken handheld at 1/8, 1/4, 1/20, 1/5, 1/30, etc...of a second and one was even at 1/3 of a second handheld that I posted (#2 pic)...that should say something about lighting perspective...AND also the POWER OIS stabilization...with very minimal PP...

To me that makes the ZS7 a very good camera...for what little I have acquired about cameras in a short time...
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Old Aug 13, 2010, 4:49 AM   #14
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inteligent esposition can make noise or lose details?
is not really clear to me what it does and how on PDF italian manual is at page 102 and as a simbol liche esposition a circle half blak/white and an i in front of it
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inteligent esposition can make noise or lose details?
is not really clear to me what it does and how on PDF italian manual is at page 102 and as a simbol liche esposition a circle half blak/white and an i in front of it
Yes...I would go to Aperture Priority or Program Auto and adjust the NR, Saturation, Sharpness, manually for the sharpest photos....

Sarah has a tutorial also that would help you......
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Old Aug 15, 2010, 2:55 AM   #16
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Intelligent exposure will INCREASE noise for indoor shots. Its is handy though for very high contrast outdoor shots.

LT You are probably getting sick of compliments by now, but here's another one:

Naturally as forum enthusiasts we tend to look for flaws and over-analyse the the technical facets of pictures, which of course is good thing as we learn by observing other's work.

But what separates your photos LT (and Clint), is that I lose myself when I see your photos. I am completely immersed in the subject, the wonderful composition and your use of available light.

So thank you again for sharing your prodigious talent and humble manner.

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Thats very kind words Greg...thanks a bunch...what really is cool about taking photographs is the learning curve never ends and the lighting is always changing to insure that very measure...

And to add that it's not the equipment you have in a sense...it is getting the most out of the equipment that is in your hand at the time of the photo...thats whats important...I am slowly learning this also...emphasize on the slowly part...lol..

Thanks again for your kind words....
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I'm glad you like them. That's a very nice compliment.
I often "lose myself" .
My IQ is lower then the FZ35.
And I also have more NR since I've been around sirens, air horns, fire engines, etc.


BTW - you mentioned something about the FZ35 at high ISO and noise. This youngster showed up with his brother to snack on my pond plants. He has one stumpy antler. It was 7:30 in the evening (twilight) shot 1/20 sec at 1600 ISO. Thanks to LT - I held my breath, stabilized on the window sill and s l o w l y depressed the shutter button - thus getting a passable shot.

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Sweet shot Clint at ISO1600 it would print out perfectly...very well done!
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Very nice series. What WB setting did you use?
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