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Old Oct 2, 2005, 8:00 PM   #1
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Just spotted this new Safari gallery for the F30 on the lumix website - taken by Johan ELzenga a few landscape shots and lots of wildlife. Pretty impressive esp the buffolo shot but it would have been even better to download the shots and print them out.

http://panasonic.co.jp/pavc/global/l...ery/index.html

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Old Oct 2, 2005, 10:01 PM   #2
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Some of those are amazing...why can't I do that?
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Old Oct 2, 2005, 10:35 PM   #3
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Some of those are amazing...why can't I do that?
um... maybe because you don't live in Africa? i suspect most of us, with a bit of practice and a good FZ camera, could take some KILLER photos if we could only GET TO the places we see in galleries like this... i know if i had the time and money to spend my life traveling around taking pictures, i'd for damn sure have a HUGE collection of shots to share. unfortunately, most folks are too busy working, taking care of homes and families, etc., to be able to jet off to the Serengeti for a week of photographing exotic critters... don't feel bad, Gene... most of us won't ever get thatopportunity either. but put it on your "to-do-before-i-die" list, as i have, and maybe one day you'll get the chance.


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No question in my mind. You (and me too) W I L L now get the chance to take some great pics just as good as these. (I really was impressed) I am pleased to see the FZ 30 at work in good hands. Matter of time and practice, it'll come. Best regards,

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I agree with Squirl, we're not in Africa. When I was in Hawaii (with my trusted FZ20) my pictures (as some of you might have seen) looked amazing. Also these cameras look great with a bright light source (like video). Of course Panasonic wants the best looking photos. I wish someone would post photos with more problematic lighting. For instance, when I was photographing in NYC, almost everything was in the shade, so I had to shoot at ISO 400, it was a fairly unpleasant experience being that the pictures didn't come out so good. And it was daylight! I always thought cameras wouldn't have trouble in daylight. But those alleys in Manhattan can be fairly dark. Of course I rectified that problem by getting a Canon 20D also in my arsenal. But I am curious what would happen when you use the FZ30 in dimmer lighting situations, esp. in program mode, I wonder how it would handle it. I will find out (so that was a bit of a rhetorical question) on Tuesday when I pick up the camera. I already ordered batteries and SD cards. I probably should start a separate topic, but which are the fastest cards. It looks to me like the Panasonics, but they aren't making 1 gig cards yet.
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Hi Guys

I've just bought the FZ30 ............. now I'm trying desperately to learn how to get the best out of it :O. Had an Olympus C770 before so this is a step up. If anyone has any good tips and advice I'm all ears!



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I agree with Squirl, we're not in Africa. When I was in Hawaii (with my trusted FZ20) my pictures (as some of you might have seen) looked amazing. Also these cameras look great with a bright light source (like video). Of course Panasonic wants the best looking photos. I wish someone would post photos with more problematic lighting. For instance, when I was photographing in NYC, almost everything was in the shade, so I had to shoot at ISO 400, it was a fairly unpleasant experience being that the pictures didn't come out so good. And it was daylight! I always thought cameras wouldn't have trouble in daylight. But those alleys in Manhattan can be fairly dark. Of course I rectified that problem by getting a Canon 20D also in my arsenal. But I am curious what would happen when you use the FZ30 in dimmer lighting situations, esp. in program mode, I wonder how it would handle it. I will find out (so that was a bit of a rhetorical question) on Tuesday when I pick up the camera. I already ordered batteries and SD cards. I probably should start a separate topic, but which are the fastest cards. It looks to me like the Panasonics, but they aren't making 1 gig cards yet.
Nancy, they make up to 150x cards these days, but the FZ's typically transfer data at only about 5MB/sec, i believe, so you don't need anything more than 45-60x tops to avoid stalling in burst or continuous mode (60x = ~9MB/sec). i've had really good luck with the Kingmax 60x cards from Newegg.com. They're very reliable and plenty fast - even though you can get faster cards, there's not much point to it, and you'd only be spending more than you need to. Newegg sells 512MB 60x cards for under $30, and 1GB for about $53. heckuva deal - MUCH cheaper than Panasonic- and their service is excellent.


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HarjTT wrote:
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Just spotted this new Safari gallery for the F30 on the lumix website - taken by Johan ELzenga a few landscape shots and lots of wildlife. Pretty impressive esp the buffolo shot but it would have been even better to download the shots and print them out.

http://panasonic.co.jp/pavc/global/l...ery/index.html

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Nice site but I find the pictures in the blue tone with a soft

focus.

Which picture is more pleasing? Picture one or picture two? You need a good screen to see the color differences.

Which one is Panasonic which one is adjusted?



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If all goes to plan I will be in Africa next year and Hawaii later this year so I will be able to test this theory out. It will be a trip of a life time so I am really wanting to upgrade my FZ10 before then, but what to...

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Some of those are amazing...why can't I do that?
um... maybe because you don't live in Africa? i suspect most of us, with a bit of practice and a good FZ camera, could take some KILLER photos if we could only GET TO the places we see in galleries like this... i know if i had the time and money to spend my life traveling around taking pictures, i'd for darn sure have a HUGE collection of shots to share. unfortunately, most folks are too busy working, taking care of homes and families, etc., to be able to jet off to the Serengeti for a week of photographing exotic critters... don't feel bad, Gene... most of us won't ever get thatopportunity either. but put it on your "to-do-before-i-die" list, as i have, and maybe one day you'll get the chance.

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Can't tell from the monitor I am using Lovelife.

I will say that the photo (from the website)is excellent as far as the model and the detail in this shot. The lighting is pefect to me.
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