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Old Nov 30, 2011, 1:16 PM   #11
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ISO is set to 80 in the second shot, which is too low for action shots. If she is unfamiliar with the camera, she should probably start in iA mode until she is comfortable with focusing and taking shots. Then, she should move on to P mode and adjust the ISO to match the shooting conditions (available light, motion, etc.)
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Old Nov 30, 2011, 1:28 PM   #12
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Oooh, never but never!, use the stupid auto modes in a camera, for any serious shooting. Learn how to use the other modes, at least use P.
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Old Nov 30, 2011, 1:31 PM   #13
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Oooh, never but never!, use the stupid auto modes in a camera, for any serious shooting. Learn how to use the other modes, at least use P.

All I was saying is, if someone is totally unfamiliar with a camera, they should use iA for a few "days" to get familiar with the camera and all it's buttons. Then move on to P as soon as possible.
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So how would you suggest she start shooting? P mode and set iso to like 200 for flash and 800-1200 for action?
I know there are so many options on the camera she wasn't sure what to use.
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So how would you suggest she start shooting? P mode and set iso to like 200 for flash and 800-1200 for action?
I know there are so many options on the camera she wasn't sure what to use.

If she is using flash, ISO 100 should work. For action shots, I would use 400. The FZ35 images gets very noisy above 400, so I would not take it above that.

There is also a pre-set mode for Sports, and under that setting you can select indoor, outdoor, etc. (See page 90 of the Advanced User Manual) That may work for action shots.
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When using the iso settings should the camera be in the P mode?
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Old Dec 1, 2011, 10:57 AM   #17
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Oooh, never but never!, use the stupid auto modes in a camera, for any serious shooting. Learn how to use the other modes, at least use P.
Well, I've gotten some amazing shots with the FZ using the "stupid" auto modes in my camera. Yep; I do know how to use the other modes, as well.
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When using the iso settings should the camera be in the P mode?
Yes, if you want to adjust the ISO value, you need to be in P. You can also do it in M, but then you also need to select shutter and aperture values too. Stick with P for now.
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Yes, if you want to adjust the ISO value, you need to be in P. You can also do it in M, but then you also need to select shutter and aperture values too. Stick with P for now.
Can i ask a quick question ? I'm in M mode and setting my shutter / aperture to get the correct exposure , supposing the correct exposure is giving me a faster / slower shutter speed than i desire would i use the exposure +/- ??
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Can i ask a quick question ? I'm in M mode and setting my shutter / aperture to get the correct exposure , supposing the correct exposure is giving me a faster / slower shutter speed than i desire would i use the exposure +/- ??
Sorry, but I'm really not an "M" expert.... I think that if you are after a certain look at a particular shutter speed, you may have to go into "S" mode and let the camera select the other settings.

Can someone else chime in here?
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