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Old Feb 3, 2005, 6:12 AM   #1
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Hope you like them, tweaked a little an resized.

My little FZ1... don't arouse much notice.

These are mere snapshots... but... you need to act real fast to get them, also whether you have the right to take pics there is another issue.

AH my little FZ1 ;-) what a joy

Nick back me up... an nooner this lot of pics is for you ... GO out and shoot...GO..... ;-)

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John...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...s/P1000742.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...s/P1000744.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...s/P1000746.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...s/P1000748.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...s/P1000749.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...s/P1000771.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...s/P1000772.jpg
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Old Feb 3, 2005, 6:30 AM   #2
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Boyz-

You're right on. Like the 2nd (the maniacal look of the lady in the straw hat is priceless) and the two with the dude with the Red Sox shirt are gems.

I think we're is synch. Big plus for the FZ-1 is that it's like a little (affordable) Leica rangefinder. Perfect for street. (Epson has a "true" digital rangefinder but it's $$$$, no zoom...) Others are more portable, but it's portable enough, none have the glass (or even comes close). The evf cuts out in the dark but it's 97% accurate.

You'll be seeing street BW's from me once I get the WA adapter. I'm gunna pretend it's a Leica M5 and go out and shoot. Gunna set the iso to 200 or 400 (OMG!), no flash, noise be damned. (...and since when did picture taking become a "find the noise" contest. Who cares? Peeps seem to be obsessed with it. Miss out on great photo ops or think they need a $$$ DSLR to get noise-free photos. . Don't they get it? Can you say "marketing strategy"? Hook'em on the inexpensive fixed lens digicams, convince them they need to spend $$$ and buy a DSLR for "noiseless pics". Witness your own mass market brainwashing in progress.)

(This cam is as close as I'll ever come to the Leica M-anything. :G)

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Pretty good indoor shots

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Thanks for pics boyzo.............this does show what the camera can do as P&S. Once again I am surprised by the overall quality from 2 megapixels. I should see my FZ1 soon. I'm going to upgrade it, throw on a UV and play around. We've got some sunny, 60 degree days here (Mongolia) so I can get out and see what I can find. Weird that I'm excited since I've got a FZ20 looking at me right now.:arrow::arrow::arrow:
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cool picture boyzo but i cant help thinking if those people found out that not only are you taking pictures of them but putting them online you'd get in so much trouble. at least if you're in the US you can expect to get sued back to the middle ages:lol:

nooner how big is the FZ20 for stuff like this? i'm notmuch into photographing people but hey, why not?
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I think with the FZ20 people would notice you more and things wouldn't be quite as candid.
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NickTrop wrote:
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I think we're is synch. Big plus for the FZ-1 is that it's like a little (affordable) Leica rangefinder. Perfect for street.

exactly.............

(Epson has a "true" digital rangefinder but it's $$$$, no zoom...) Others are more portable, but it's portable enough, none have the glass (or even comes close). The evf cuts out in the dark but it's 97% accurate.

exactly..............

Who cares? Peeps seem to be obsessed with it. Miss out on great photo ops or think they need a $$$ DSLR to get noise-free photos. . Don't they get it? Can you say "marketing strategy"? Hook'em on the inexpensive fixed lens digicams, convince them they need to spend $$$ and buy a DSLR for "noiseless pics". Witness your own mass market brainwashing in progress.)

right again.............

(This cam is as close as I'll ever come to the Leica M-anything. :G)
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most of those shots were 1/20, min ISO200 one ISO300, some with moderate zoom the lumix IS works well.
The small EVF takes getting used to compared to an optical
SLR.
With candids you need to act quick it means you sometimes can't elimate some other people or objects in the frame.
I could have cropped quite few but left them as I framed them.
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I think with the FZ20 people would notice you more and things wouldn't be quite as candid.
That's true, I suppose. The bigger the camera, the more likely it is that you'll be noticed, and the harder it is to get candids. That's another reason I like the FZ3--it's even smaller than the FZ1.


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Once again I am surprised by the overall quality from 2 megapixels.
As you know, nooner, there really is no difference for pictures viewed on a crt. 600X800 = 600X800 regardless of how many megapixels the camera had that took it. (It becomes a case of how many pixels get thrown out to get down to 600X800)

Where I think you will be really impressed is how the prints look.
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