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Old May 14, 2005, 7:25 PM   #1
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this shot wastaken with the new FZ1v2 i got a couple of weeks ago. i just had it printedat 8x10, and i must say, i'm impressed! not as clear and sharp as prints from my FZ20, of course, but for a 2MP camera, it's pretty darned good! certainly good enough to hang on the wall, as long as you don't put it next to an FZ20 pic...


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Old May 14, 2005, 8:57 PM   #2
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Not a bad little cam, huh, for $200-ish? If you res it up, you'll get even better results. I'm liking Q-image ($39) these days but it takes some getting used to. It will interpolate the bejesus out of the file. Like a 40meg file out of the FZ-1v2 :shock: Great SW once you figure out the wonky interface.

In fact, they hold up so well to ress'n up, imo, that I prefer the 5X7 print size for snaps. If you use Photoshop, another good freebie for this is InterpolatThis. It's a Photoshop action that boosts res in 10% increments. http://www.interpolatethis.com/ (download).

Master the dark art of digital legerdomain by way of interpolation, and don't be too sure that that little FZ-1v2 doesn't produce results that are indestinguishable from the FZ-20 depending on the subject matter Up to 8X10. (Portraits, in particular, res'up fantastic, though I would give the edge to the FZ20 on foliage like your excellent capture above...)
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Old May 15, 2005, 7:35 PM   #3
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Not a bad little cam, huh, for $200-ish? If you res it up, you'll get even better results. I'm liking Q-image ($39) these days but it takes some getting used to. It will interpolate the bejesus out of the file. Like a 40meg file out of the FZ-1v2 :shock: Great SW once you figure out the wonky interface.

In fact, they hold up so well to ress'n up, imo, that I prefer the 5X7 print size for snaps. If you use Photoshop, another good freebie for this is InterpolatThis. It's a Photoshop action that boosts res in 10% increments. http://www.interpolatethis.com/ (download).

Master the dark art of digital legerdomain by way of interpolation, and don't be too sure that that little FZ-1v2 doesn't produce results that are indestinguishable from the FZ-20 depending on the subject matter Up to 8X10. (Portraits, in particular, res'up fantastic, though I would give the edge to the FZ20 on foliage like your excellent capture above...)
Qimage is quirky Nick I like PhotoZoom for Interpolation just upgraded to version 1.0.12 its very good, its standalone and offers many options more than a PS plugin.
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Qimage is quirky Nick I like PhotoZoom for Interpolation just upgraded to version 1.0.12 its very good, its standalone and offers many options more than a PS plugin.
Thanks, John. Indeed, Qimage is quirky. It's cray how big the files get. That said, it does seem to produce a better print. I will check out photozoom. Thanks for the tip!
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