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Old Sep 7, 2010, 10:35 AM   #1
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I want to know how is the best setting on FZ35 for this situations:

- indoor with light of lamp
- indoor concert
- indoor concert film
(all scenes with no flash, mainly at the concert)

Can someone tell me the best setting for that situations? I like to shot in P, S, A or M mode.

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Old Sep 7, 2010, 12:32 PM   #2
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Fabian-

For all practical purposes and to keep the image quality up, I consider ISO 800 to be the optimum ISO setting. Yes, you can increase the ISO higher, but only at the cost of reduced image quality.

Please click on this link to see a typical result:

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Old Sep 7, 2010, 12:39 PM   #3
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Hi Sarah, thanks for your quick answer.

I tried to shot in ISO 800 but the pictures have some noise.

For the concert, what you think is the best shoting mode (P,S,A or M)??
And must I consider the shoter speed instead F number?

Sorry for my basics question, I'm not an expert.

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Please understand that at ISO 800, you cannot totally eliminate noise. For what it is worth, here is my technique I use.

1. I set to P or the Program Mode and the ISO to ISO 800 and take some test shots. The key issue that I am looking for is the proper exposure on faces.

2. If the facial tones are white-ish, or look bleached out, I use exposure compensation to reduce the exposure as required to get the proper facial tones. That establishes a "general exposure."

3. Naturally stage lighting will vary in its intensity, and your exposure will have to vary with right along with it.

4. Take lots of photos, as many will not be good enough to use. Use noise reduction software as required. However, noise reduction software does reduce fine detail and sharpness.

5. Taking stage and concert photos is an acquired art. You will have to practice and work hard at improving you skills. I can almost guarantee you that you will be disappointed with your first stage or concert photos without flash. But stick with it and improve your skills.

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Old Sep 7, 2010, 3:37 PM   #5
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Thanks Sarah!!

I'll upload to my page some picture when I'm at home at night.

I'll ask you your kindly opinion.

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Please suggest me settings for Weeding photography... any one
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For the FZ35 as well or a different camera?
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For Fz35 only ... bought it recently
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I don't understand this situation. I took a picture with this setting:
P mode, with no flash, 0 EV and after I took the same picture but with +2EV.
Finally both pictures are exactly equal. What is the difference using EV ?

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+EV increases the exposure in small increments.

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