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Old Jan 7, 2011, 8:39 PM   #1
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All 3 pictures were taken today right after the arrival of my FZ35. Since I tested my friends new FZ40 about a weak ago, I figured the sweet spot to be f4 and +1 sharp and -1 noise helped the image quality. Thus the FZ35 has the same settings and the following test photos are the results. This camera will be a fine addition to my DSLR. Real happy with the results, since it was a toss up between the Fuji S200XR and the FZ35...

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Old Jan 7, 2011, 9:12 PM   #2
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You got excellent test results, ancientritual-

Congratulations on your new FZ35.

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These are nice shots, the cloud formation is very dramatic.
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Very nice landscapes. However, using f4 means you have a definite soft-focus look; in general you'd probably to use a smaller aperture to keep more of a landscape in focus.

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Very nice landscapes. However, using f4 means you have a definite soft-focus look; in general you'd probably to use a smaller aperture to keep more of a landscape in focus.

Well done on getting an fz35; keep the pictures coming
On DSLR's aperture controls DOF, however digicams are different. Some make and models only use a neutral density filter to seperate lets say f4 from f8. The sweet spot on most digicams is near wide open. If you shoot at f8 compared to f5.6 or f4 the f8 results will be softer. This is known as diffraction of light. Light passing through a small aperture. That combined with a small sensor and we are talking soft results. The above shots may look soft, but they are sharp as a tack at full resolution. I just did not take the time to sharpen them after the transition to 228KB. Plus they are way to big for 228KB....

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You got excellent test results, ancientritual-

Congratulations on your new FZ35.

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Thanks Sarah for your comments. After setting up my friends FZ40, I decided to go with the FZ35. Video is just an after thought for me, and 12.1MP is almost to much on a small sensor. All my test shots are taken around my house, so I can compare. Right now I own an Olympus DSLR, a Fuji F100FD and the FZ35. The 2 digicams were rated top of their class when released. I must say, you really have to pixel peep to see the difference. All will hold up well for 11x14 or 16x20 prints....
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These are nice shots, the cloud formation is very dramatic.
Thank you for your comments...
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Old Jan 8, 2011, 7:39 AM   #8
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After reading all the reviews about the FZ35, my only concern was noise showing up at base ISO. This is not a problem. All my test shots were treated in HDR and Topaz Adjust. Two programs that will enhance the noise. The FZ35 images had no problems and required very little noise reduction in neat image....
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You are off to a flying start, ancientritual-

Those three shots look very, very, good to me. What HDR software program did you use? we will look forward to seeing more photos from you.

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Very nice, my wife is considering the FZ100, is their a great deal of difference between the two cameras (apart from the price)...
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