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Old Mar 25, 2011, 9:23 AM   #21
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forgot to say that the photographer pic was in full zom + EZ-zoom, haldheld

And the next one, I just love it.

This one i did PP

its a 3 braketed -1EV, 0 and +1EV HDR made with Photomatix.

original pics with tripod, ISO 80

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Old Mar 25, 2011, 12:41 PM   #22
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I have so enjoyed your thread, & love all the photos! The last one here is spectacular!!! That could be in a travel magazine! The 2nd one of the cave is much better than the first also. The flowers are gorgeous.

You are indeed, impressive behind the FZ40!
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Wow, this last one is amazing!! Just the right amount of HDR to bring out the details. Fantastic job.
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Old Mar 25, 2011, 6:45 PM   #24
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Thank you Saly and csa for your kind words

Im really proud of myself for what i acheived with this photo.
When i take the camera and went thinking "Im gonna take a great photo inside the church..." not even in my dreams i was expecting this... I really like it.

Over all, im more than happy with the camera.

When I sold the Canon I was afraid to regret it... but im really happy with the change.
I never liked the way it deals with colors and white balance... I tried lots of settings... and it tends to over-expose alot
The almost 4 times bigger sensor can catch alot higer quality images... but need some effort to get beautifull pictures.
With the FZ40 i know that i will get a beautifull picture (almost) no matter what, just need some care sometimes to guarantee good IQ
And is much lighter, and makes short videos ... and so on, and so on

So... this is the camera i should always had...
I only miss the manual zoom and manual focus... real mechanical manual... not electrical manual

I hope i can keep the good quality images and keep posting for who likes to watch and comment...

(maybe I'll post some more from today when i get home )
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Old Mar 25, 2011, 7:44 PM   #25
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That last photo is fantastic rpmarques, really clear. I was not sure at first if it was a photo of a painting or the actual inside of the cathedral.
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That last picture is simply stunning! Doing that photo in HDR really makes it pop.

Would the HDR setting on the camera be able to get a picture like that? I don't have any HDR software like Photomatix, so I have to rely on the capabilities of the camera to get an HDR shot.
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Old Mar 25, 2011, 10:07 PM   #27
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Thank you Bumblebee and JayC

I dont find camera HDR feature very usefull. I tested it inside de cave and some ohter shadow/sunlight subjects and i hardly could see the diference in pics with it on and off.

Maybe in light shadows it can bring some light to it, but cant handle with big diferences in light conditions.

Here is the original EV0 pic from where i did the HDR.
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Im really excited with the camera... so let me post some more

Next week I will be out on vacations, so you will have some rest from me

Again, all handheld and no PP, only resize
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Nice work Rui, you are all over this camera - superb HDR!
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Thank you Bumblebee and JayC

I dont find camera HDR feature very usefull. I tested it inside de cave and some ohter shadow/sunlight subjects and i hardly could see the diference in pics with it on and off.

Maybe in light shadows it can bring some light to it, but cant handle with big diferences in light conditions.

Here is the original EV0 pic from where i did the HDR.

I also love this original shot as well. The atmosphere is fantastic!!

I would be very excited also to get these shots. The flowers are beautiful.
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