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Old Mar 23, 2011, 8:31 PM   #11
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Rui, that funicular is fascinating, and a great photo subject. I remember watching a short film about Portugal when I was a child - it really interested me.

Looks like you're getting some great results with the fz40 - well done on these photos, they're all very good.

With the flower shots, consider moving back and shooting the flower at full zoom to reduce your depth of field a little to isolate the flower form the background - the fz40 can produce some nice shots that way.
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Old Mar 24, 2011, 10:22 AM   #12
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Hi Rui!

A nice start with your FZ45, and a nice view of your hometown.

Under normal conditions you can better take the multi-segment metering. The spot metering in special cases (for example, moon shots, a candle light). I think the "Out-of-the-Cave-Picture" would then become better with the exposure.

Thanks for sharing.
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Old Mar 24, 2011, 10:51 AM   #13
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I love to travel and I love to see other parts of the world and other cultures ... and from what I saw in other posts, some of you too. So I share some of my city with you.
Yes, we love seeing and reading about faraway places! Thank you for the virtual tour of your beautiful home!
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Old Mar 24, 2011, 2:46 PM   #14
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Thank you for the comments and advices.

Now that I read the entire user manual I know a bit more the camera features.

I changed some settings and I will return on Saturday for more tests... including indoor tests... that 1st church has a great interior.

I have some from the interior... but really bad ones... didnt have tripod, but got some shots supported on the ground

Next week Im going on vacation and I wanna be the master of the FZ40 before that...
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Old Mar 24, 2011, 2:55 PM   #15
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You read the entire manual!!! Wow, I'm impressed.


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Old Mar 24, 2011, 4:40 PM   #16
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Hi Rui, you are off to a fantastic start, looks like you and the FZ40 are best pals already, and from your shots it looks as though you will have plenty of opportunity and interesting sights to practice on.
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Glad to see you got your camera, Rui. You're off to a great start.
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Old Mar 24, 2011, 9:18 PM   #18
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Great shots! That's a beautiful city. I especially like the third and fourth shots in your first series of photos. What a neat place!

I probably would have got the FZ40 if Amazon didn't have such an amazing deal on the FZ35. I've skimmed through the manual of my camera, but I can't say I read the whole thing. You're off to a great start!

I could not wait to get my camera, either. I'm terribly impatient when it comes to waiting for something to be shipped.
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You and your camera seem to be having a nice time out there! Enjoy!
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Old Mar 25, 2011, 9:16 AM   #20
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Thanks again for all comments

ups... i did it again... lol

I went to same place to test another things... and i got a tripod, a cheap one but it does the job.

only used the tripod indoors... i was on a lasy mood to use it outside

Toke some closeups but because no tripod use... not that sharp... only poting the best ones

no PP, just resise as usual

This time inside the cave, i spot the outside and then used flash to iluminate the inside... i was the best way i found to take a decent picture on that situation

And i got another photographer doing his job
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