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Old Jul 24, 2010, 1:54 PM   #1
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Default ZS7 no flash Indoors at Rocky Mtn Dino Museum

All of these were handheld shots...
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Old Jul 24, 2010, 2:19 PM   #3
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I have not been there is couple of year, very nicely capture. Thanks for a trip down memory lane.

The lighting in there is pretty good, did you shoot at 800iso or were you able to shoot at 400iso?
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I have not been there is couple of year, very nicely capture. Thanks for a trip down memory lane.

The lighting in there is pretty good, did you shoot at 800iso or were you able to shoot at 400iso?
I set the Max ISO at 400...it did well for old shaky hands...
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It did do well, the IS should help the shaky hands too.
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Those are very Impressive photos, LTZ-

You have sort of become the resident ZS7 expert. Nice job.

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Those are very Impressive photos, LTZ-

You have sort of become the resident ZS7 expert. Nice job.

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Thanks for the kind words Sarah...still learning myself...there's so many debates on Low Light Indoor shots I wanted to get some good examples from the ZS7 posted that are backlit, toplit, frontlit and any other way lighting can be thrown...should help folks with making decisions on what camera they actually need and can use for there own lifestyle....I sure wanted to use the S90 though!!...lol...
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I have not been there is couple of year, very nicely capture. Thanks for a trip down memory lane.

The lighting in there is pretty good, did you shoot at 800iso or were you able to shoot at 400iso?
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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LT, your pictures came out much better than mine using the FZ35 when I took my grandson there. I even used flash. Best I remember I was using the iA mode but may have been in the P mode (don't remember).
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Yes Clint you can easily botch up indoor photos with the FZ35 or the ZS series cameras...first limit the ISO to 400 that'll give you some decent quality photos without noise although ISO800 is very acceptable...utilize Aperture Mode and keep the lens on the wide end where the f/ stop is lower or Aperture is at it's largest so you can at least achieve a 1/5 shutter speed as 1/3 shutter speed to 1/2 is pushing the limits of the POWER OIS stabilization and the photos will have blur...

TECHNIQUE! Taking deep breaths and breathing out on the last with the shutter button depressed half/way for a focus....THEN depressing the shutter button with the utmost care to not shake the camera....THEN holding the camera still for 1-2 seconds after the shot to insure it captured with camera being very STILL...

This is what is allowing me to use the Monopod and Tripod less and still achieve decent shots not stellar but decent...I still wish I had used the Monopod for these...

Set the FZ35 to +1 on saturation...-1 or -2 on Noise Reduction...Sharpness to +1...then follow the technique above or find something to stabilize the camera prior to the shot and the FZ35 will do better Clint as it is f/2.8 at the wide end and the ZS7 is f/3.3...I did this to prove that MOST of the time it is our own technique and not the camera...sometimes us old dog's can learn new tricks...even if we "cold trail" for awhile....lol...
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