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Old Jan 5, 2011, 5:33 PM   #1
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While at home i played aroiund with my camera, FZ38, and came up with these shots. I took loads to compare apature etc and learn from. These are the best i think.
The Santa is F3.7 @400 ISO and 51mm focul length. Too much noise i think.
The carnation is F4.4 @ 400 ISO and 86mm focul lenth and i used my new macro lens for this one, but not for the Santa. The Carnation isn't sharp/clear enough.
I cropped the photos but didn't alter.
CC welcome but so far Santa is the sharpest i have taken.
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Both really nice and interesting macro shots!
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e - if you are comparing your results with forzahibs' macro shots, you may notice that his are taken under a lot of light (desk lamp, perhaps?) That would make a big difference in sharpness.
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Thanks Saly, didn't know that. No extra lighting in mine but something to remember. E.
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Thanks Saly, didn't know that. No extra lighting in mine but something to remember. E.
e - With a camera like the FZ35 with a rather small sensor, available light makes all the difference in sharpness. When you get outside and start shooting macro, try to find subjects in bright sun.
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You'll also get better shots if you keep your ISO at 100.The sharpness will be better and the noise will be less.
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Try using center-weighted focus instead of point focus in macro/low light as well - it gives it more of a chance to find some sharp edges so it can focus properly.
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e - if you are comparing your results with forzahibs' macro shots, you may notice that his are taken under a lot of light (desk lamp, perhaps?) That would make a big difference in sharpness.
It was a ceiling light with 3 bulbs and a fairly small room
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Thanks Saly, will do. Do you only use P mode?
Thanks Clint, will keep that in mind too.
Thanks Martin, again will try to remember that.
Forzahibs, still nice shot.
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It may be my monitor but I can't tell where the focus point is on the macro shot. I think the camera was too close to the subject and did not focus appropriately.
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