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Old Apr 24, 2005, 1:19 AM   #1
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I was over to my mothers today and decided to play around in her back yard a bit. Caught this from her back deck.


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Old Apr 24, 2005, 1:20 AM   #2
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Here's the original, scaled o'course.
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Old Apr 24, 2005, 1:52 AM   #3
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very pretty... seems a bit soft, though, like the focus wasn't quite right. what kind of camera are you using, and what settings?
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Old Apr 24, 2005, 10:47 AM   #4
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FZ20, I posted the exif to give you more of the information you are looking for. Right now I'm still learning how affect DOF.



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Main Information
Make Panasonic
ModelDMC-FZ20
Orientation left-hand side
XResolution 72/1
YResolution 72/1
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DateTime 2005:04:23 02:36:32
YCbCrPositioning co-sited
ExifInfoOffset 526
CustomRendered Custom process
ExposureMode Auto bracket
WhiteBalance Auto
DigitalZoomRatio 0/10
FocalLength(35mm) 432(mm)
SceneCaptureType Standard
GainControl None
Contrast Normal
Saturation Normal
Sharpness Hard
PrintIM IFD 208Bytes


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ExposureTime 1/160Sec
FNumber F2.8
ExposureProgram Aperture Priority
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DateTimeOriginal 2005:04:23 02:36:32
DateTimeDigitized 2005:04:23 02:36:32
ComponentConfiguration YCbCr
CompressedBitsPerPixel 4/1 (bit/pixel)
ExposureBiasValue EV0.0
MaxApertureValue F2.8
MeteringMode CenterWeightedAverage
LightSource Unidentified
FlashNot fired(Compulsory)
FocalLength 72.00(mm)
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FlashPixVersion 100
ColorSpace sRGB
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ExifImageHeight 1200
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Old Apr 24, 2005, 12:57 PM   #5
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FZ20, I posted the exif to give you more of the information you are looking for. Right now I'm still learning how affect DOF.
looksl like you were shooting in apeture-priority mode, with the lens "wide open" at f2.8. using a smaller aperture will increase your DOF. shutter was 1/160; with the FZ20, if you have steady hands, you can shoot handheld down to about half that, even at 12x. bracing the camera - or yourself - against something solid is always a good idea to help avoid the shakes, even with OIS. for this shot, perhaps cranking up the "f-stop" to perhaps f4.2-5.6would have given you more DOF, and still allowed a usable shutter speed.

you might also try settiung your focus to spot mode, so that the camera focuses on just the center spot in the viewfinder. aim that at what you want to be clear, then half-press the shutter and frame the shot as you want. sometimes, if the focus setting is set for a wider area, the camera will pick the wrong portion of the image to focus on, and it will come out soft and fuzzy. either way, always be sure to pre-focus for shots like this, since any movement during the half-second or so it takes the camera to focus (if you just press the shutter without prefocusing) will cause some amount of blurring of the image.

all that said, glad to see another FZ20 fan on board. keep practicing - it's a terrific camera - and keep posting your pix! there's a lot of folks on this board who can help you learn to use the camera better. they sure did for me!


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