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Old Oct 26, 2014, 12:25 PM   #1
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Default Hi Phil, my new thoughts on photo's

What has occurred to me recently after more than half a century taking photo's is that all this fluffing about pixel peeping etc only is of interest to a few people. 99% of people that I show my pics to just look at them and either like them or not, usually based on the content.Virtually no one blows them up and remarks on the noise or chromatic aberrations, why? because they don't see or even look for them.This has been brought about by a series of remarks such as "no one look at photo's like you do" that have been said to me recently.
So I'm taking my FZ200 around with me more and these days because the results are adequate for what my audience expects.
I get remarks like "what a lovely photo" they don't notice the noise.
I've put my steel helmet on ready for all the flack so fire away. :-)
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Old Oct 26, 2014, 1:57 PM   #2
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Actually the only thing that annoys me are comments on forums like "nice shot", "Nice image", "nice set"

Why................. ?

These comments are rather pointless, I personally am NOT afraid to say, actually it is rubbish, or good, (not so bluntly) but then I always say "why"
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G'day mate

Well done !!! - leave that damn dslr and its bevy of accessories behind and just take that wonderful all-singing & dancing FZ200
[as a superzoom lover I feel I can get away with those words ]

On a more serious level, for me, I presume that it's both the engineer in me wanting to look into the foundations of the image [the grain side], and the voyeur that wants to enjoy the subject of the image

If I drift a bit - it's the operator more than the equipment ... a good golfer beats his/her handicap rather than the actual golf club, and for me as a photographer, it's the skills and conceptualising that's done before pressing the button that changes an image from a 'happy-snap' to a 'wow - that's great' image

I will agree though - we as skilled and knowledgeable photographers recognise the value of a good lens &/or exposure system, and therefore want the 'best' results as often as possible

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Perhaps, a lot of what goes on is that, as we develop our skills, we like to push the envelope a little more, and run up against the limitations of our current gear. At least, this is what I tell myself when I am thinking of a new camera.
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I'm sure that an FZ200 would suffice for most shooters for most of the time- and certainly most viewing the shots...
Unless you're shooting something like this... where you'd be glad of a DSLR and a fast prime...using good old manual focus !
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Old Oct 29, 2014, 12:22 PM   #6
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Yes obviously you're right.
One of my daughters is getting married next year and needless to say it will be my DSLR that I take with me but there will no doubt be people there who will be taking photo's with their phones.
Having said that I'm very impressed with the FZ 200 because the F 2.8 gives it a good advantage in low light,when I can get hand held shots out at 1/15th at iso 100.
Because my Nikon is down to F 5.6 before I get to 200 mm the old i s o goes up fairly high, so the image quality isn't that far apart.
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