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Old Jul 24, 2006, 10:38 PM   #1
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I just got my first digital camera to use at concerts and so far the three I went to I got bad pictures using it so I need help for the next one.

It has a 6X optical zoom and is a Panasonic Lumiz DMC-LZ5.

I have tried putting it on the Sports setting. I also changed many other things on it like ISO 400 and picture size to 3M and AF mode to 1 area and3 area focusing and the AF assist lamp on and slow shutter to 1/8 - and also 1- and I never turned the flash off and tried putting the image stabalization on mode 2 and when I zoom it gets really blurry and the pics are white and not clear and I don't think I just have to be closer because the camera can probably take good one but I need help to set it right.

Please help me before my next(4th) show so I can get better ones this time. It will be my last chance for a long while I think.
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Old Jul 24, 2006, 11:16 PM   #2
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Here are 2 examples of what the Panasonic FZ30 can do. These were taken at after dinner shows on a cruise February 12 ~ 26, 2006. With your LZ5, 6x, f2.8 - 4.5 aperature, you should get similar results in shutter priority, but a little more limited at maximum zoom because of the f4.5 vs my f3.7 at max 420 zoom..Harvey

1. 1/80 sec shutter priority, f3.6, ISO 400, no flash, & 221mm 35mm equivalent. No pp,
http://a6.cpimg.com/image/B8/9A/5634...-02000180-.jpg

2. 1/60 sec shutter priority, f3.7, ISO 400, no flash, & 420mm 35mm equivalent. No pp,
http://a1.cpimg.com/image/01/BD/5668...-02000180-.jpg
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Old Jul 25, 2006, 2:57 PM   #3
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I would be interested in seeing what you accomplished, but your link does not work
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Old Jul 25, 2006, 7:22 PM   #4
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Genece,

Try the new links in my original post. If you'd like to see the original image w/EXIF data I can send it to you by email...Harvey
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Old Jul 26, 2006, 7:35 AM   #5
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Try deliberately underexposing by 2 stops. (Set EV to minus 2.) This technique is explained here with examples.

http://www.mfipb.com/index.php?mforu...showtopic=1014
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Old Jul 26, 2006, 6:12 PM   #6
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I really just need someone to tell me what to set each thing on so I can get good pictures at the concert because I don't have a lot of the extra settings that more expensive cameras have and the knowledge you all have about the more professional ones. I need basic simple info about each setup on my camera to help me not get blurry white pictures please.
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Old Jul 27, 2006, 4:43 AM   #7
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Holy cow !! Where's the noise ?? Did you triple NoiseNinja these or what??
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