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Old Dec 30, 2005, 2:56 PM   #1
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Hi.

Id like to know if this "effect" is normal with a fz5...

it's a 100% crop from a cat's eye.

I've seen this before on images from my fz5.

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the effect looks like those special effects to get aphoto to look like a painting.


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Old Dec 30, 2005, 3:03 PM   #2
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not sure what "effect" you're referring to. all i see is a bit of lost detail because the image has been heavily cropped and resized...
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Old Dec 30, 2005, 3:11 PM   #3
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He said "a 100% crop" so it's not resized...

I'd call it Lumix Noise. My FZ10 does something similar - let me check my hard drive and post a pic.
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Old Dec 30, 2005, 3:19 PM   #4
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Most likely a result of in-camera noise reduction. What were the camera settings for this shot? Cool image, btw. You ought to try the telemacro (12x zoom from 3ft in macro mode) feature on this to get a larger image.
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Old Dec 30, 2005, 3:37 PM   #5
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José A. wrote:
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He said "a 100% crop" so it's not resized...

I'd call it Lumix Noise. My FZ10 does something similar - let me check my hard drive and post a pic.
if it's "Lumix noise", it's peculiar to the FZ5 or 10 and doesn't affect the FZ20. here's a heavily cropped image of one of my cats' eyes that doesn't seem to have the problem...


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Old Dec 30, 2005, 4:18 PM   #6
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I think the focus is just off a bit in the first pic. Look at the details in the fur around the eyes compared to squirl's cat picture...
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Old Dec 30, 2005, 5:27 PM   #7
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That is a nice crisp looking crop, Rocky (squirl). Regarding the first picture, I don't have enough info to know what the issue is. The FZ's, when closely zooming in, have a somewhat watercolor like texture, especially at higher ISO's. Is that what he is talking about? Has never been an issue for me for normal use on screen or even at 13x19 prints.
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Old Dec 30, 2005, 5:35 PM   #8
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here's another crop of the same image....

again, 100% crop.



can it be only out of focus? is it the jpeg compression?

look at the cat's white hair in the ear

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At what ISO was that shot? 400? Looks like image noise to me withsome in-camera noisereductionapplied. Jpeg compression might or might not be a contributor. FZ pics are pretty noisy when you crop in that close. I find that to be the case even at ISO 100; more so, however,with my FZ30 than with my previous FZ20. Best to not examine them that closely. You'd drive yourselfcrazy.Get a DSLR otherwise.
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Old Dec 31, 2005, 4:42 AM   #10
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sorry... here is the tech data.

F/4 at 1/125

Iso 400 (automatic, i think)

EV: 0

maybe you are right when pointing at the iso and noise image.

Squirl033 has an impressive image of a cat's eye and that is the quality i would like to see in my pictures too!!!

ill try to find another example now and check for iso settings.
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