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Old Mar 19, 2011, 7:23 PM   #1
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Default DMC ZS7 Best setting for moon shot? HELP, PLS!!!

What would be the best setting wfor DMC ZS7 to take really nice, sharp picture of moon tonight? Don't wanna miss my chance tonight. Am pretty new to picture taking so some advice would be really helpful. Dunno much about ISO, exposure, and pretty much everything else? Am gonna find out on the net, but as I got camera just recently, did't have time to find out about stuff. Always wanted to take a good picture of moon and this is the night. Got a tripod but no extra lenses or so. Could anyone quickly explain me the best setting in a brief, please?.... Thanx a lot....
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Old Mar 19, 2011, 7:39 PM   #2
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What would be the best setting wfor DMC ZS7 to take really nice, sharp picture of moon tonight? Don't wanna miss my chance tonight. Am pretty new to picture taking so some advice would be really helpful. Dunno much about ISO, exposure, and pretty much everything else? Am gonna find out on the net, but as I got camera just recently, did't have time to find out about stuff. Always wanted to take a good picture of moon and this is the night. Got a tripod but no extra lenses or so. Could anyone quickly explain me the best setting in a brief, please?.... Thanx a lot....
As I didn't know the ZS7, only the FZ40/45, I can give you just some general recommendations

1. use the lowest ISO that is possible (e.g. ISO 80)
2. Focus manually on to the moon
3. Use Spot Metering mode
4. Auto White Balance
5 Aperture 8.0
6. Shutter Speed 1/100 to 1/200 (you have to make some experiments)

Good luck, have fun and post your pix!

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Old Mar 19, 2011, 7:53 PM   #3
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How do I focus manually? Which setting (letter) do I need to go for on the rotating button on the top of the cam? And how do I set aperture? Sorry, I'm a real beginner with all the setting, until now I always went for auto setting, but now I wanna take some real nice pics and get into it a lot more. Thanx a lot. Appreciate your help.
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Old Mar 19, 2011, 7:56 PM   #4
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there is no manual focus on ZS7. Just found out from manual ((
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Old Mar 19, 2011, 7:58 PM   #5
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I am sorry, but as I didn't own and therefore know the ZS7, I can only recommend you to take a look into the manual of the cam.

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Old Mar 19, 2011, 8:01 PM   #6
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Thank you. Battery run flat now, so gonna have to wait till tomo and hope for a nice clear sky. >)

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Old Mar 19, 2011, 8:04 PM   #7
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I dont think ZS7 have manual focus option.

You can set the rotating button to "A" (aperture priority) and choose the higher number you can (6.3 I think, at full zoom)... the higher the number, the sharper will be the image (hopefully )

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I found this thread:

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/pa...-advice-2.html

There is a good description, how to perform good moon shots with the ZS7.

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Old Mar 20, 2011, 12:21 AM   #9
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If you want to adjust settings you can go to manual Exposure (M), Shutter Priority (S), Aperture Priority (A), and Program AE. All PS cameras have very small sensors and will not give you the same quality as a camera with larger sensor. These types of cameras usually come with lenses. The ZS7 is a fine camera for the price. You just have to take the time to get better knowledge of how to use it for the type of shot being performed. Each of the above will allow you to change camera settings for what you require. You have to go into each to make the adjustments for the shot. ISO 80, ect. It is all there.

People tend to purchase electronics and make assumptions about them without fully understanding how it operates. Good luck and have fun.

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