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Old Oct 31, 2010, 6:36 PM   #1
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Default FZ40 Macros with LC55

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Old Oct 31, 2010, 7:08 PM   #2
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LTZ - these are beyond excellent. Really, really nice.

Do you find that you need to change any settings when using the LC55, such as ISO or exposure? It seems to me like the camera needs more light when I use it.
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Old Oct 31, 2010, 7:14 PM   #3
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Great captures , i like that they are so crisp and they have these details on them nice , is this caused by the lens you used or cause of the settings on the camera alone ?
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Old Oct 31, 2010, 8:14 PM   #4
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When it comes to Macros you really seem to know your stuff...
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Old Oct 31, 2010, 8:40 PM   #5
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Wow, great macros! Excellent to see what the FZ40's capable of - might have to start dropping hints to my wife about LC55 with Christmas coming up
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Old Oct 31, 2010, 10:24 PM   #6
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With the LC55 on the FZ40 it makes it a f/3.6 immediately when you switch to conversion mode on the menu as the lens zooms out and this changes the f-stop/aperture...so yes it would require additional light in certain situations and I like shooting in bright/harsh light...wished I had went with -1/3 or -2/3 EV though they would have looked much better I think...

These were all shot off Monopod either collapsed and just using it as a steadying brace or extended and placed on the ground for better stability...the metering is the only thing I look at and switch between all three settings to see which is the best for particular lighting...I also check and see which White Balance looks best but 99% of the time I use AWB as the in camera selection for this is usually very close unless under flourescent lights...

Using a "keep the camera" as steady as possible technique is the secret to these shots...use whatever you have to...BUT keep the camera rock steady when taking the shot...and for a couple seconds after the shot...
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LTZ, thank you for sharing your technique!
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Old Nov 1, 2010, 2:51 AM   #8
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once again beautiful set of macro pictures..thanks for posting for us..
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Excellent shots - the flowers are about gone here in GA.

Have you had any experience with the G1 - G2 or GH1?
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Thanks for all the kind comments and the Fireman Clock Clint...my 5 yr old grabbed it as soon as I opened it up...lol...it's beautiful...

As far as the G1 or G2 no I haven't Clint...but I have saw excellent shots from these cameras and everyone loves them? Had me wondering also, but my stable is full for now...lol...
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