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Old Apr 25, 2005, 11:08 PM   #11
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stnkline...your second shot has a lot of CA(purple fringing). EXIF shows you used +1/3 ev with f2.8 at full zoom. I would use -1/3 ev and stop down the aperture for that shot. Also being somewhat out of focus adds to it. Just an idea............
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Old Apr 26, 2005, 7:52 AM   #12
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Nooner. Thanks. I do need to learn a lot! How did you get the exif [spelling?] from the picture. I like the picture in PS E2. Stop Down?Change shutter?-1/3 ev I understand.Shot with a TCON 17 at full zoom.The birds areswinging in the breeze too. Should Iup the shutter?

I guess I should be in manual mode to set shutter and exposure and not 'P'. I try to keep the histogram aligned in the middle for exposure.

As to changing image size to say 720 from the 2560 I do it in one fell swoop. Saw in one post that it should be done in 10% increments. 2560 x .90=2300 x .9=2070x.9=1870x.9=1680x.9=1510x.9=1360x.9=1224x.9 =1100x.9=990x.9=

890x.9=802x.9=720 all bicubic.

Never tried it but doing the math now it seems very tedious to say the least.

Would love to take better pictures and learn PS E2.

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Old Apr 26, 2005, 10:04 AM   #13
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stnkline...I would use aperture priority. Stop down to f4-f8, -1/3ev. Shoot burst mode. Resize in PSE2 to 540x720 in one step. Sharpen and use save for web to get a file size under 250K. 2cents
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Nooner. How did you get the exif [spelling?] from the picture.
You use an IE plug-in, Opanda IExif (free!) or similar. Allows you to right-click on the image and all is revealed. Has a quirk that if you have pop-ups blocked then you may need to do a refresh before it works properly.

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Old Apr 27, 2005, 10:10 AM   #15
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Nooner. How did you get the exif [spelling?] from the picture.
You use an IE plug-in, Opanda IExif (free!) or similar. Allows you to right-click on the image and all is revealed. Has a quirk that if you have pop-ups blocked then you may need to do a refresh before it works properly.

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' refresh ' ???

I will do just that. I have the FZ20 on manual focus andpointed at one of my bird feeders.

I leave the shutter sound on to get the birds attention.

Then trigger the shutter with my wireless control from adistance. They do not seem to like it when I am close too.

FZ20 is set on -1/3ev and +/- 2/3ev on bracket. Then I choose the one that looks best on my monitor. Wanted to know exif of the picture I chose to keep. Yesterday I filled up my 1g card. Sun out; lots of birds.

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Then I choose the one that looks best on my monitor. Wanted to know exif of the picture I chose to keep.
Thought you meant when looking at picture on forum. To look on own machine depends on OS. XP can show by right-mouse click, Properties, Summary, Advanced. Other Windows OSs need an application. I have no idea about Macs

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Old Apr 27, 2005, 11:56 AM   #17
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That shot f2.8, 1/50sec., ISO100, +1/3ev, spot meter, auto white balance. I would try auto focus, center. Burst.No bracketing. You need more shutter speed but since you're at f2.8 the only the way is to use flash or up the ISO. Having the ev at +1/3 loses some shutter speed.You're at full zoom so you might be too far away for the flash. Shooting on a brighter day would help. I think using manual focus may causing the feeder to be in focus and the bird out of focus. You'er using Photoshop Elements2 so use that to see EXIF on your PC. BTW how do you use a wireless remote on the FZ?2cents.
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That shot f2.8, 1/50sec., ISO100, +1/3ev, spot meter, auto white balance. I would try auto focus, center. Burst.No bracketing. You need more shutter speed but since you're at f2.8 the only the way is to use flash or up the ISO. Having the ev at +1/3 loses some shutter speed.You're at full zoom so you might be too far away for the flash. Shooting on a brighter day would help. I think using manual focus may causing the feeder to be in focus and the bird out of focus. You'er using Photoshop Elements2 so use that to see EXIF on your PC. BTW how do you use a wireless remote on the FZ?2cents.
Using TCON 17. I have the camera on -1/3ev and bracket at +/- 2/3. Pick the best exposed in PSE2. I intend to take three bracket shotsto find out the ef of all three. I use manual focus since a lot of shots are are missed on spot focus. Get the background

Wireless. I find it very useful.. I bought a 4 channel wireless control on EBAY, a 4 connector hands free cell phone adapter in a dollar store for the plug [jack] and the 3 foot wire, three resistors from radio shack, a little solder, a spice box from my wife, and a 9V battery. Used it at 200 ft with binoculars. Close up shooting birds nesting.

They really do not like me there!

Still interested? I'll post here of my other posts describing the whole thing. I have wiring diagrams which I will find and post if you wish. Also pic's of the thing.


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Then I choose the one that looks best on my monitor. Wanted to know exif of the picture I chose to keep.
Thought you meant when looking at picture on forum. To look on own machine depends on OS. XP can show by right-mouse click, Properties, Summary, Advanced. Other Windows OSs need an application. I have no idea about Macs

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Thanks. XP hint works. Thanks
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