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Old Jan 13, 2011, 9:42 PM   #1
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Here are the first shots, the first one was taken in auto mode, the second one in P mode at iso 200 and the last one in P mode at iso 100. It looks like the auto mode isn't going to be good indoors with a flash, but P mode looks promising. I would appreciate any help with settings.
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Old Jan 13, 2011, 10:00 PM   #2
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Here are the first shots, the first one was taken in auto mode, the second one in P mode at iso 200 and the last one in P mode at iso 100. It looks like the auto mode isn't going to be good indoors with a flash, but P mode looks promising. I would appreciate any help with settings.
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Congratulations on receiving your new ZS7. Your posted photos validate the fact that the ZS7 has a weak built-in flash unit. Your #2 photo is quite creditable, all it needs is a bit of post processing. Here it is tweaked a bit.

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Old Jan 14, 2011, 6:59 AM   #4
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Thank you so much, I guess I have to learn the limitations of the flash.
Is there any settings that would have worked better ?
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Old Jan 14, 2011, 8:55 AM   #5
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Go to this link...Click on Actions...View EXIF info...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4817490774/

Set your ZS7 under Menu...PICT.ADJ.:
Contrast 0
Sharpness +1 or +2
Saturation +1
Noise Reduction -2

Set Intelligent ISO Maximum ISOMAX 400

Insure you use a Breathing Tecnique for taking photos...depress shutter button halfway and insure you are focused with green box...then slowly/gently depress shutter fully WITHOUT moving the camera for maximum sharpness...

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/pa...-colorado.html

Rebs just search ZS7 in this forum and you'll see many many shots and examples with those settings...it is an excellent macro camera also...

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Old Jan 14, 2011, 9:05 AM   #6
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Thank you so much, I guess I have to learn the limitations of the flash.
Is there any settings that would have worked better ?
Rebs you can try setting EV to +1/3 or +2/3 also for a longer distance flash shot, but opening the curtains from the windows allowing outdoor light in is the biggest helper of all for these type of shots...any outdoor light from the sun is the best for any shot indoors such as this...and of course turing on all the other lights in the room and then white walls and cieling helps also...
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Thank you LTZ, I will try your suggestions
Those were shot ion the evening after dark so there was no available light through the window
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LTZ is a heavy duty ZS7 user, and I know his tips and techniques are spot on, so use his settings and I am sure you will see a measurable improvement.

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Congratulations on your new camera! The second photo has excellent color, really nice!
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I am going to try the LTZ's indoor settings tonight so I can duplicate the conditions
Here is a couple I too outdoors today in auto mode. A stream by my house and the lower Niagara River.
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