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Old Jan 15, 2005, 1:49 PM   #1
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Hi guys,

This newbie Oliver is back asking for more. This time handheld benchmarks, showing what FZ20 can do without tripod. Please make it as much varied as possible. Indoors/outdoors/lowlight/bright sunlight/macro/zoom/portraits/whatever.

I can shoot pretty well with my air rifle, which means I am not excessively shaky, still I rarely get a tack shrp image with my FZ20. I am learning and I aim to save these shots for my benchmark reference and request you all to help me in this regard.

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Old Jan 15, 2005, 3:35 PM   #2
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this was shot at full 12 x zoom and 1/30 shutterspeed iso50 f/2.8- trough a window handheld. And my hands are not that steady.

My advice here.. if you know you might not get a good shot. Make a high speed burst, and watch your screen until you seea nice sharp picture. When the image stabilizer is at the point to stabilize your movement, the picture might be a bit moved, but if you make 2 or 3 burst shots, there is always a sharp one. That's my tactic, and it works most of the time.

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Old Jan 15, 2005, 3:45 PM   #3
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Awesome tip Tim. I will try that with sports as well.
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Old Jan 15, 2005, 3:54 PM   #4
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Thanks Tim. On second thought I will save the whole thread instead of only photos, because of the invaluable tips which go along with the sample pictures.
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Old Jan 15, 2005, 4:10 PM   #5
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I would say that this would only be a fair test if the shots where only straight out of the camera shots and only cropped/resized... And Nothing else

No other adjustments what so ever...

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It's your call... Your thread... Your benchmarking...

But anyone can make an image sharp in PS...

Just a suggestion.

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Old Jan 15, 2005, 4:33 PM   #6
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hmm well if this picture was blurred by movement.. it couldn''t be saved by photoshop
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Old Jan 15, 2005, 4:40 PM   #7
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TimvdVelde wrote:
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hmm well if this picture was blurred by movement.. it couldn''t be saved by photoshop
I agree 100%, but wise wants to see what the camera can do as far as sharpness goes, and it would be a false test if the images posted where sharpened after the camera.

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Old Jan 15, 2005, 4:42 PM   #8
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To look for the sharpest image you have to find the largest file, this is the one with most details, and of course sharpest.

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Old Jan 15, 2005, 4:43 PM   #9
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Yup that's right too. But i would have to post 100% crops or fullsize images to point out the sharpness. Hmmm, maybe I will

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this one is straight from the camera, zero editing other than resizing for this board...
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