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Old Jan 5, 2011, 9:54 PM   #1
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Default What to expect, FZ35 -- with pics

I bought an FZ35 a couple of weeks ago. I am still unable to get pics off it. I switch cards with my Canon AS1100 to unload the card to my PC. OK, I will live with this arrangement for now.

But, I've been disappointed with the images. A couple of days ago, I shot many images of an amaryllis, in full bloom. I tried to make macro shots, but felt the images were not sharp at all.

One of the primary reason for the camera was 16X shots of nature. I tried some over the several days, and again today. I am disappointed in the outcome. They are no better than my simple $99.00 Canon AS1100, with 4X optical, 4X digital.

Some were shot on P, others on A. Maybe I cannot expect to get focus on these subjects. Any observations? Or, is this the best I can expect. If so, I will be moving on to something else soon.

Thanks.

[I am not sure why the images are rotated. They all should be 90 degrees cw. But, that does not deter from assessing the quality of the images.]
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Old Jan 5, 2011, 10:01 PM   #2
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Default The amaryllis shots

Here are the shots made a couple of days ago,


[Several attempts at upload failed -- not sure why. I will try again another time.]
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Old Jan 6, 2011, 12:55 AM   #3
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Its like u r having focusing issue. Ur pics r not well focused !!!

Have u put Image Stabilizer ON ??
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Old Jan 6, 2011, 1:08 AM   #4
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roger - what are you camera settings? I shot this with my FZ35 at about 10x...



My typical settings are: P mode, ISO 80 or 100, point focus, center meter, sharpness +1, contrast +1, saturation 0, noise reduction -2. Also, at 16x, you really need to hold your camera very steady or use a mono or tripod. For my hummingbird shot, I'm holding the camera against the house pillar.

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Old Jan 6, 2011, 2:07 AM   #5
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So nice photo Sarah !
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Old Jan 6, 2011, 3:51 AM   #6
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saly, that's a rockin' photo!

roger53, hang in there, keep working on your technique - especially focus - and you won't be disappointed by the camera.
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Old Jan 6, 2011, 4:18 AM   #7
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Saly , thats an awesome pic !!!
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Nice shot Saly, what app was it?
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Lovely picture Saly!
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Thanks for the feedback.

Saly, that is what I'm seeking. I understand the point focus, center metering. I think these are all settings on my camera. But, I don't see any settings for sharpness, contrast, saturation, or noise.

I tried more shots this morning, but did not end up with any of them worthy of keeping.

I will try some more settings to see if something can be improved. Maybe this camera is beyond my capability. This is disheartening, as I had spent more than six months in search, before finally making a decision for an FZ35.
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