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Old Jan 15, 2011, 8:03 PM   #1
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I am an FZ-40 newbie. Got mine two days ago after waiting two years for a new camera. Today was my first outing to the local duck pond with my new toy. As I forgot to bring my monopod and also forgot to shoot in RAW, all of these are JPG's, hand-held and uncropped. Hopefully when I actually get my act together I will really see what this little beauty can do.
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Old Jan 15, 2011, 8:59 PM   #2
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Nice clear shots Craig.
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Old Jan 15, 2011, 9:04 PM   #3
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Excellent photos! I love the first one, not that all are not good, but that one really is neat!
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Craig, they're great shots - looking forward to seeing your photos as you "get your act together"
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Old Jan 15, 2011, 10:00 PM   #5
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Thank you all, I appreciate your comments. I've followed this forum for some time so I'm excited to finally be on here.
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Very nice start! The bird shots are really nice. By the way, I think the JPEG format is just fine out of this camera.
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Thanks Saly, good to know.
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Slightly edited version of pic 3.
Cropped, contrast and color adjustment. Just curious.
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Definitely improved by the editing, looks great.
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Craig-

First of all, welcome to the Panasonic P+S folder. We're very pleased to have you join us. If you have been watching our folder for awhile, you must already have a copy of the "FZ40 Beginner's Guide" that I wrote when I received my FZ40. If you don't have a copy, please just let me know, and I will post one immediately for you.

Your first batch of photos are very creditable. And the dual posting of photo#3, showing a "before and after" comparison, shows a very measurably improvement in WB, brightness, and contrast in the second posting.

Welcome once again and we will look forward to more photos from you, Craig.

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