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Old Jan 2, 2011, 9:48 PM   #1
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Like any new camera owner, I have been experimenting with the Camera Settings to see what works best for me.

For the attached photo here is how I had the FZ40 set:

Contrast: +1
Sharpness +2
Saturation 0
Noise Red -2

I set the aspect ratio to 3:2 which forces the resolution down to 12.5mp and used ISO 80 with F3.2 at 1/15th, hand held. The shutter speed was low as I was using ISO 80 and I was indoors. I was depending on the improved OIS, which did not let me down.

My ever patient husband, Bradley posed for this photo. Once again I have imbedded the photo, per Mark's request.

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Old Jan 2, 2011, 10:54 PM   #2
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Really nice shot Sarah! Bradley looks very good! A handsome young man he is...
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Old Jan 2, 2011, 11:20 PM   #3
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Nice photo, Sarah. Why did you force the resolution down?
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The OIS is good, but you must have a steady hand too. Nice indoor shot; the FZ40 is great at ISO 80.
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Old Jan 2, 2011, 11:58 PM   #5
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Saly-

I want to experiment and see if I detected any improvement by forcing a reduction in the resolution. My eye tells me that there is only slight improvement, but there is some improvement, and that is the important fact.

Thanks to LTZ, Saly and Mick for your nice comments.

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Old Jan 3, 2011, 1:14 AM   #6
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looks really nice indoor capture..hopefully person like me will be able to learn few steps along with your experiment with fz40..! you ,clint,LTZ,Raghu,and Saly along with few others are excellent with digi cam techniques specially with fz's..! thanks for sharing..its a great help..
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The key issue when taking this photo was simply this: I was shooting in the "P" Mode. I never use the IA Mode. I had reduced the ISO to 80 and was hand holding the FZ40. Therefore, I knew that I was going to have a very slow shutter speed, as I was indoors. Thus, it was important to use a very firm grip to prevent any camera movement at all.

I was also using Cloudy WB which I like better the AWB when shooting indoors without any flash.

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Fantastic shot, handheld indoors! The colors are great! Your hubby is quite photogenic, and I'm sure; is quite proud of your photographic skills!
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Thanks, Carol-

...for your kind comments. Thank Goodness that Bradley has had so patience with me over the years, we have been married 53 years. He even goes with me when I teach.

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You have a wonderful husband; mine was like that, he had all the patience in the world with me with all my hobbies!
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