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Old Dec 30, 2010, 10:09 PM   #1
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Default New FZ40, Just in Time for the Christmas Tree

Well, tomorrow we take down the Christmas Tree, so my new FZ40 arrived today, 12/30, just in time to get a photo of it before we take it down tomorrow.

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Old Dec 30, 2010, 11:27 PM   #2
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The sharpness the clarity really stands out Sarah...I think you'll do some great things with the FZ40...
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Old Dec 31, 2010, 8:05 AM   #3
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Sarah - I think you are going to enjoy the FZ40. If I didn't have the FZ35 I think I'd have kept the FZ40.

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Sarah,

Will be interested in hearing your thoughts/opinions of the FZ40 vs FZ35 .

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Old Dec 31, 2010, 9:43 AM   #5
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Stan-

I guess it is just part of my character as a Mechanical Engineer, but before returning to Panasonic FZ cameras once again (I have owned all the FZ cameras through the FZ28) I wanted to be sure that I was getting the right camera. So it was research, research, research for 3 weeks.

It was in the CameraLabs review of the FZ35/38 that I found comments about diffraction. That made the warning lights blink a bit.

See:http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/j...ion/index.html

The same problem does not occur on the FZ40/45. Then, I began reading about the "High ISO" Scene Mode and seeing some pretty good photo samples of that reduced resolution Scene Mode from the FZ40/45, so my focus changed to the FZ40.

Was my decision a good one? Only time can tell. I have only shot 15 photos with the FZ40 thus far. So, I am having fun and learning. I am really pleased with the photos thus far, so that is a good sign

Here is another photo sample from the "High ISO" Mode. Tis was taken at ISO 3200 again and I am pleased with the results.

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Old Dec 31, 2010, 9:44 AM   #6
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Thanks to Cole, Clint and Stan for the nice comments.

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Old Dec 31, 2010, 5:51 PM   #7
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Nice tree, Sarah, Happy New Year!

p.s. I'm a mechanical engineer, too
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