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Old Oct 16, 2010, 9:14 PM   #1
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Hi all Im trying to break out of auto mode on my fz35 but not sure of it's settings can anyone give me a starting point to lets say...a night shot outside that is and maybe a couple of other settings for daytime shots such as landscape stuff and which dial mode would be best..
I didn't buy this cam to just use IE mode so any help would be great I just need a good starting point and thanks so much for any help offered.
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Old Oct 16, 2010, 9:41 PM   #2
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Take a look at chirantha's post below called Panasonic FZ35/38 Settings. Sarah Joyce (mtclimber) has a wonderful step-by-step program settings which is extremely helpful.
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Hi all Im trying to break out of auto mode on my fz35 but not sure of it's settings can anyone give me a starting point to lets say...a night shot outside that is and maybe a couple of other settings for daytime shots such as landscape stuff and which dial mode would be best..
I didn't buy this cam to just use IE mode so any help would be great I just need a good starting point and thanks so much for any help offered.
Tim
I would start with the P-Mode, which also determines automatically aperture and shutter speed - but gives you more possibilities for adjustment. I would limit ISO to 200 with autoISO on. For a night shot you might need to go to ISO400 to keep shutter speed sufficiently low to get sharp pictures. It will increase noise - but there are ways to get rid of them on the PC (Freeware: DenoiseMyImage). I would also check out the fully manual M-mode. You can adjust aperture and shutter speed and the FZ35 shows on a exposure scale whether the picture will be over- or underexposed. In that way you can adjust shutter speed according to your needs (short exposure - to freeze movements) or aperture to influence the depth of field. I am actually using M-mode more and more - because it is quite simple.
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Thanks so much all for the advice even you Clint lol ...will surely mess with those suggestions today
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