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Old Oct 11, 2004, 11:33 PM   #1
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I got my FZ20 couple days ago and trying it out this weekend. I find it tends to be underexposed and focus being a little soft. Just wondering, what settings do other FZ20 owners use to optimize their pictures? I tend to keep the pics at ISO80 and a +1EV to the exposure. Is that a good thing? Please advise as this is my first ever digital camera.

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Old Oct 12, 2004, 12:25 AM   #2
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i always thought people set the exposure to -1 ?? I have done on mine, i usually think my pics come out over exposed.
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Old Oct 12, 2004, 12:34 AM   #3
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the one thing I noticed about digicams is that it is better to underexpose than overexpose (like slide film- in anyone remembers what that was!). I find myself using the EV a lot and I wish you didn't have to scroll thru the few options when you press the button, I am just used to it that way. The focus is soft on this camera and you need to compensate in Photoshop. I read somewhere that ISO 80 is softer so try it at 100 and see if that improves. Good luck!
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Old Oct 12, 2004, 2:44 AM   #4
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i always thought people set the exposure to -1 ?? I have done on mine, i usually think my pics come out over exposed.

really? then it might be my monitor problem. For a lot of shots, it seems fine on the LCD on the camera, but when I transfer to my desktop, I find it kinda dark. Here's some example, is it too dark on other people's display?




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Old Oct 12, 2004, 2:45 AM   #5
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another one... forgot to mention it's Photoshop resized, these are using0EV on exposure... after viewing these then I thought itmight be better using +1EV... but haven't tried it out yet.





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Old Oct 12, 2004, 4:56 AM   #6
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The first one looks a little dark but the second one looks great to me!

Nice pics

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The first one is a very difficult situation.. into the sun.

The second picture is about perfect, use it to set your monitor.

JUst kidding try this link to calibrate

http://www.epaperpress.com/monitorcal/
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