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Old Mar 23, 2011, 3:45 PM   #1
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Hello everyone

I finally received my FZ40!

I could not wait ... I put the battery and it had a bit of load ... than here I go take some photos while the battery lasts.

I had no concern when taking these pictures ... just put the settings like Sarah recommends for a starting point... and then was just point and shoot

My only concern was how were the colors ... because with the the canon (Xsi / 450D) I had, I did not like the colors or white balance ... in FZ40 I loved it!

Here are some pictures I took in my city to test the camera. No PP, only resize
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Old Mar 23, 2011, 3:47 PM   #2
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Congratulations, Rui-

...on receiving your new FZ40. Your photos look very good. Enjoy your new camera.

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Well it certainly appears to be working.

Have fun.

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Rui,

very good start with your new Fz40/45.
Really hard to decide, which shot is my favorite.
It seems, that the shot out of the "cave" has some exposure issues, which settings did you used?

I wish you a lot of fun with and light for your new cam.

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Thanks for the tour of your city Rui. Looking forward to more posts as you get out and about. Well done for having had your new toy for such a short time!
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These are really great shots! You live in a very beautiful city.
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Very nice pictures
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Thanks to all comments

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Rui,

very good start with your new Fz40/45.
Really hard to decide, which shot is my favorite.
It seems, that the shot out of the "cave" has some exposure issues, which settings did you used?

I wish you a lot of fun with and light for your new cam.

Cheers,

Stefan
That shot isnt really good but the conditions were very tricky... inside, where i was, it was really dark and the sun outside was really bright, so my intention was to see how the camera deals with that dificult light conditions... and it did well

all photos taken in "P" program, spot metering, AWB and:
Contrast +1
Sharpness +2
Saturation 0
Noise Reduction -2

all at 2:3 size and 6Mp... just to see how image look like and how big files are... but already chage to 9Mp... it seems to have lees noise at 9Mp than at 6Mp... and file size are almost the the same

ok, some more photos... some flowers close ups... again, no PP, only resize.
And I dont have a tripod, so all photos taken hand hold.
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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.

To avoid the stairs you see in the first photo, you can use the car you see in the second one to reach the top of the hill where the sanctuary and garden are located.

That car belongs to a set of two funicular cars that run on water weight. Currently it is the world's oldest working funicular using weight of water.

here is a very brief article in English: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bom_Jesus_funicular

here a more complete in Portuguese (you can use google to translate): http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elevador_do_Bom_Jesus

a picture of the route that the car does, and you can see the pipe that is used to fill the carriage of water
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