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Old Sep 15, 2010, 11:13 PM   #1
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Finally got to get in a walk/hike down the ole drainage ditch...with the FZ40 and LC55 on board...it looks to be very decent IQ...
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Old Sep 15, 2010, 11:35 PM   #2
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these look really nice LT. very sharp. good colors. that chamelean spider is impressive creature.

looks like a good combo to me.
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these look really nice LT. very sharp. good colors. that chamelean spider is impressive creature.

looks like a good combo to me.
Thanks Dustin very hard to shoot that Spider when he is the same color as the flower and was in the shade to boot...the cameras AF System I am sure must be confused...it still did a great job I thought...the AF on the FZ40 works well...
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Very nice pics, LTZ
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Some of my stuff on vimeo (all shot with an FZ-35):
The tree: www.vimeo.com/11345662
with LC55 macro lens: www.vimeo.com/13884313
Zeeland: www.vimeo.com/14488204
The old mill: www.vimeo.com/14577326
autoHDR: www.vimeo.com/15797552
soccer kids: www.vimeo.com/17208358
christmas lights: www.vimeo.com/17912783

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Very impressive.
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Ah I just watched Nature last night on TV and am getting a re-run from looking at these.
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Excellent shots - what were the picture adjustment setting for NR-Saturation-etc?


Are you using the monopod?
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Old Sep 16, 2010, 8:19 AM   #8
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Excellent shots - what were the picture adjustment setting for NR-Saturation-etc?


Are you using the monopod?
Yes I was using the Monopod but I use it laid down sideways on the ground this helps me steady the camera, but still allows me to use it as a brace...Induro Carbon Fiber MXC34 as it also has tripod capabilites in the bottom of the leg that are easily set up if needed...I don't think they make this model anymore?...it is getting hard to find, but is a good $100 investment...
Contrast +2
Sharp +2
Sat +1
NR-1
ISO Auto
AWB Auto

http://www.indurogear.com/products_details_MXC34.html
or the MC14 would work and is cheap Clint but no Tripod Legs...but they are VERY light...
http://www.indurogear.com/products_details_MC14.html

Going to play around with AWB fine tune today at some point...

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Thanks
I purchased a Slik monopod from EBay - a little heavy but usable.

Have you noticed the FZ40 getting "confused" on focusing sometimes?
Sometimes it seemed it just didn't want to focus - but it may have been me and the "mode" I was in.
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I purchased a Slik monopod from EBay - a little heavy but usable.

Have you noticed the FZ40 getting "confused" on focusing sometimes?
Sometimes it seemed it just didn't want to focus - but it may have been me and the "mode" I was in.
Distance only Clint it has certan focal distances same as FZ35...and if you stay within the correct limits it is great of course I push it too these limits...lol...and lose focus once in awhile...the AF depends on contrast also which you already know so if something doesn't want to focus find the sharpest contrast in the subject ie where black meets white and focus there as the AF can discern this easily...

The AF on my FZ40 has been as good or better than the FZ35 Clint...and seemingly better? Maybe I am confused...lol..
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