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Old Jun 25, 2011, 10:31 AM   #1
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Hello. I am new here and i just bought the Panasonic FZ 45. I love photo and i love to take pics. Please teach me some .I want to buy the LC55 . It is good?
How about the fz45? it s a great camera?

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Old Jun 25, 2011, 10:50 AM   #2
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Welcome Provenzano in this forum you find many information for FZ40/45 and for close up lens, obviously also for DMW-LC55.
Search also with google "LTZ470" here and in other forums he is a MASTER of panasonic lumix camera, also for FZ40/45 and FZ100.
It is important a good setting an configuration:
Use mode A,P,S, dont use Ai
If possible utilize low ISO (preferring 80 - 100 and max 200 if possible not over 400)

Square one (FZ45 owner) here show the setting optimized that I use too:

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/pa...fz38-35-a.html

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A, S, and M camera modes

Menu settings
Aspect ratio 4:3, because it allows 14 million pixels
Quality top one in the list (down pointing arrow with two lines under it) is this the best setting?
ISO sensitivity AUTO
ISO limit set 200
White balance AUTO (unless shooting indoors)
Face recognition OFF
Meter mode SPOT
I Exposure OFF
Burst OFF (except if taking moving objects)
IR Resolution OFF
Digital Zoom OFF
Color effect STANDARD

Picture adjust (as suggested by mtclimber)
contrast 0
sharpness +1
saturation -1
noise reduction -2

Stabilizer MODE2 (only active during picture taking, saves battery)
Flash AUTO
Flash sync 2nd
RED eye removal OFF

Lens conversion (don't always use)

Quick menu
Auto power LCD (auto adjusts brightness depending on lighting conditions)
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Welcome Provenzano in this forum you find many information for FZ40/45 and for close up lens, obviously also for DMW-LC55.
Search also with google "LTZ470" here and in other forums he is a MASTER of panasonic lumix camera, also for FZ40/45 and FZ100.
It is important a good setting an configuration:
Use mode A,P,S, dont use Ai
If possible utilize low ISO (preferring 80 - 100 and max 200 if possible not over 400)

Square one (FZ45 owner) here show the setting optimized that I use too:

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/pa...fz38-35-a.html


Thx so much for this info.What about the LC55 ? it is good?or should i buy the raynox?
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catalex54: thx for the info. what about LC55?or should i buy raynox? and i want a fisheye. what is the best?thx again
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catalex54: thx for the info. what about LC55?or should i buy raynox? and i want a fisheye. what is the best?thx again
I think the LC55 is a better quality lens than the Raynox.
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Old Jun 25, 2011, 2:23 PM   #6
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I sit with the same choice between the LC55 and Raynox. What do you recommend?
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Both the LC55 and the Rayonx250 are great lenses and you will have lots of fun with them. I have both lenses and I find the LC55 much easier to use and to focus with than the 250. The LC55 is also a lot lighter to carry and to use. Unless you have very very steady hands you will need to use a tripod when shooting with the Rayonx 250. Hope this helps
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I agree with Saly and DyaneG! Provenzano go with DMW-LC55 and DMW-LA5 adapter
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Welcome to the forum Provenzano and Winterr

I agree with saly, Dyane and catalex54 I think you will find the LC55 with the correct lens adapter (DMW-LA5 for the FZ40/45) will be much more useful and easier to use.

The Raynox250 is a macro lens, where as the LC55 is a close-up lens.

Another choice for the close-up lens is the Canon 500D, search for LZT470 shots using it on the FZ100.



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Welcome aboard provenzano!!!

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