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Old Apr 23, 2015, 11:04 AM   #1
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I'm really pleased with this camera.
I used it for a wedding recently and I've combined some really nice video with some excellent photo's, that unlike with my Nikon don't appear to need much if any photo shopping.
The FZ1000 has a built in spirit level effect which changes colour when the camera is level, so I wont have to do any straightening, I had the lines with the Nikon but never seemed to notice them enough, I looked through them.
Panasonic goes for the straight out of the camera buyer I guess and Nikon goes for the P/shopper .I have my Nikon set up to give me what I want as near as poss but I still find myself post processing most of the time.
I can see my Nikon being redundant from now on as it's out zoomed, out sharpened plus the dynamic range difference is minimal.The Fz1000 is 12 ozs lighter as well.
I'm one happy bunny ,oh! one more thing, the auto focus during videoing outdoors as well as indoors hardly missed a trick,very little hunting.
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Old Apr 23, 2015, 7:44 PM   #2
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Would love to see some shots from the FZ1000.
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Old Apr 24, 2015, 7:26 AM   #3
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Well here goes,I've never been very successful doing this but I've done my best.
To get the pics down to the right size file I have had to go down to approx 70% quality .
I went out into my garden this morning to get these.
The wide angle is shot at 49mm F4, the boy 320mm F4, the close up of the boy 600mm F4.5 I reduced the exposure a little on this,the real close up of the boy is 800mm F4.5 ,these were all taken from the same standing position.
The stone bird shot(you can see it in the wide shot on top of the bird bath) was taken in macro made at 25mm F3.2 and surprisingly shows a fairly shallow depth of field. The tiny mauve flower(you can see them in the wide shot) was taken in Macro zoom mode at F3.2 at 9.10mm from the front of the lens as was the large red flower which I focused on the stamens.
For better or worse these are straight out of the camera hand held no tripods.I'm quite impressed myself, I'm sure that anyone especially Raghu could get much more impressive macro shots because it's something that I don't usually do
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Old Apr 24, 2015, 7:28 AM   #4
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Just as I thought ,the originals are much better some of these are only 98kb despite my efforts.
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Old Apr 24, 2015, 7:37 AM   #5
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Here's the mauve flower again I've upped the quality.Fingers crossed.
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Old Apr 24, 2015, 8:02 AM   #6
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I'll do them again, sorry if I'm using too much space.
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Old Apr 24, 2015, 8:07 AM   #7
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I might be worth downloading them and sharpening them a bit,my originals don't need sharpening, they are well sharp.
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Old Apr 24, 2015, 8:25 AM   #8
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Just as matter of interest I've sharpened this a tad but it still looks a little soft on my PC.
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The second uploads looks much better. The first looked soft.

If that is your garden you cetenaly have a nice one.
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Waw, stunning shots!
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