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Old Nov 17, 2004, 6:07 PM   #21
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ad gail: test-photos? surely:G

they look great!



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For example i like this one of my little monster:
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Old Nov 17, 2004, 6:11 PM   #22
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and that one:
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Old Nov 17, 2004, 6:11 PM   #23
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this one, too:
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Old Nov 17, 2004, 7:05 PM   #24
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Yours are great, too, kaser! But really, for most of those photos I was only snapshooting. Other than using spot metering (which I use a lot) and spot focusing (which I'm leaning towards keeping on all the time), I just shot quickly with little planning and no other tweaking of camera settings. The two that amaze me most as to the capability and color accuracy of the FZ 3, are the dragonfly and the white billowy weed (I think it's a weed) which is opening.

Question for you about the photo of the little girl. I think you used the camera flash. Assuming it was taken with an FZ camera, I'm surprised that it has no red-eye. I'm having a heck of a time getting inside photos of people without red-eye. Not every one, of course, but more than I expected. Any suggestions?

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Old Nov 17, 2004, 11:40 PM   #25
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Question for you about the photo of the little girl. I think you used the camera flash. Assuming it was taken with an FZ camera, I'm surprised that it has no red-eye. I'm having a heck of a time getting inside photos of people without red-eye. Not every one, of course, but more than I expected. Any suggestions?

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I picked up an external flash that mounts to the hot shoe. It definately helps with the red eye as well as save a lot of battery usage. Also if you get one with a head that pivots you can bounce the flash from the ceiling or wall to get some cool effects.

Just make sure the trigger voltage is not too high (see the manual).

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Old Nov 19, 2004, 2:37 PM   #26
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@ gail: You can bet there were red eyes :?

I get rid of them routinely with some quick software from my photo

print shop (pixum.at) or with photoshop - takes only seconds either way.

@bobc: We are talking about the fz3 - no hot shoe :sad:

I would have loved it (definitely a point for the fz20) - though I thought I

might not use it most of the time because of the extra effort to carry it or to

put it on. I am really an amateur.


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Old Dec 14, 2004, 8:12 AM   #27
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@bobc: We are talking about the fz3 - no hot shoe :sad:

I would have loved it (definitely a point for the fz20) - though I thought I

might not use it most of the time because of the extra effort to carry it or to

put it on. I am really an amateur.
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It depends on how much you use a flash, and why. For me personally, Idon't do any "serious"photo-taking where a flash isneeded as my interest is primarily outdoor photography. 99% of the time I use a flash it's for snapshots, and I don't have a high expectation for those types of pix. Even when I do take photos inside, I try to move the subject near a window or door to use outside available light (in conjunction with the flash). Howeverif I used flash a lot, a hot shoe would be a must. If you don't have a hot shoe, you can buy flash brackets, which can be attached to the camera.

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Old Dec 28, 2004, 1:22 AM   #28
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HAPPY HOLIDAYS

BUT I CAN'T SEEM TO GET SHARP PICTURES FROM MY PAN-FZ3 NO MATTER WHAT ISO, PE, AP PR OR SP MODE I SELECT. MODE 1 OR 2 ON AUTO STAB DOEN' T HELP. WIDE ANGLE OR ZOOM IS ABOUT THE SAME AND ALL MY SIMILAR PICTURES WITH MY 3 YR OLD FUJI 280 2MP, 6X ZOOM ARE MUCH SHARPER. ANY IDEAS ON WHAT I AM DOING WRONG? I'LL TRY TO POST SOME OF MY SHOTS--INDOOR, OUTDOORS, FLASH OR NOT THE RESULTS ARE JUST AS POOR. I WENT TO CC AND GOT A NEW CAMERA AND THINGS ARE A LITTTLE BETTER, BUT NOT MUCH.

TONIGHT I TRIED ISO 400 ON A FAMILY PARTY AND GOT VERY NOISY AND ALSO SOMEBLURRED RESPONSES AND LOTS OF RED IN FACES AND REDEYE WHEN I TRIED FLASH. I AM POSTING SOME OF THE PICTURES BELOW

HELP--JOEBEAR:shock::sad::?

I'LL POST THE PICTURES WHEN I LEARN HOW TO ATTACH PROPERLY






















































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