Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital Cameras (Point and Shoot) > Panasonic / Leica

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Nov 22, 2005, 1:49 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
msantos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 561
Default

I took this shoot 20 min ago. I wanted to test the nigth shoots with my FZ-30.

I see no any disturbing noise (I mean, just the normal of course).

ISO-80, f8, 8sec, tripod, no PS, spot metering
Attached Images
 
msantos is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Nov 22, 2005, 2:04 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 1,724
Default

Yup, pretty much the same experience I've had. Good post, best regards,

KennethD
KENNETHD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 22, 2005, 2:25 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
squirl033's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 6,720
Default

if you're used to the noise levelfrom the FZ10/15/20, the FZ30 will not be any worse. itjust isn'tany better, either. i think a lot of folks were hoping the '30 would be significantly less noisy than the 'previous FZ's, and were a bit disappointed that it isn't. noise can be a bother even in bright daylight shots, but on the other hand, any of the FZ's can produce some very nice low-light shots, if you use them right - which you obviouslydid in this shot!

fortunately, most of us are probably more attuned to noise than the average viewer, because we've heard so much about how "noisy" the FZ's are, even though they're no worse, and often better, than the models they compete with. and we look more critically atour photos than most would do, to make sure we avoid or reduce the noisethat is there to a bare minimum. in reality, though, most of the noise we complain about would scarcely be noticed in a print, and certainly not by someone who wasn't looking for it. and if we think it might be a problem, we have things like PictureCooler or Neat Image to help us make those prints look night unto perfect.

in short, the FZ's "noise problem" really isn't a problem, any more than it would be with any other camera of its type, and those who complain about the noise are doing so mostly because with the FZ's, there's bloody little else to complain about!
squirl033 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 22, 2005, 9:14 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
genece's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 2,111
Default

Nice photo and I think you have it figured out squirl.
genece is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 22, 2005, 12:56 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 38
Default

Nice picture!!! Thats how I leard to shot night shots. low ISO, tripod and open up the shutter. Every book and hint state the same system you used for that shot. High ISO is a hail mary play. And should not be the norm.
Nightwing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 22, 2005, 4:55 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
seemolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 1,255
Default

Yup, the tripod is an excellent noise killer.
I have a micro tripod (mosquito) or a mini tripod with me all the time.
- excellent shot -
Sven
seemolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 24, 2005, 1:47 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
tiger98's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 2,696
Default

Nice shot Msantos! Looks like all the detail is there. Jim
tiger98 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 28, 2005, 11:37 PM   #8
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 3
Default

As a new user of the FZ30, was wondereing why the F8? Because of DOF? Would a larger aperture also have worked with a slower shutter speed?

Great picture.
gene_mtl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 28, 2005, 11:48 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
msantos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 561
Default

gene_mtl escribió:
Quote:
As a new user of the FZ30, was wondereing why the F8? Because of DOF? Would a larger aperture also have worked with a slower shutter speed?

There were basically two reasons:
  • To disapear some pedestrians crossing the bridge :G[/*]
  • To get the "star" effect on the spot ligths.
[/*]
You can use for example f2.8 and a faster shutter speed, but the spot ligths will become circles instead of stars.
msantos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 29, 2005, 5:35 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
boyzo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 1,544
Default

Nice shot Msantos you seem to like the FZ30, the bridge shows wounderful stone work and the arch Keystone work is beautiful.
boyzo is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 5:51 PM.