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  1. wiseowl

    wiseowl FRIENDLY ADMIN Staff Member

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    Hi Robert how are you getting on with your FZ38 my friend,I am genuinely interested on any update you could share with us.:)
     
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    Fz38

    I can do that.
    I was experimenting with some water drip pictures just yesterday.
    I used a very simple set up to start with.
    Just a piece of card and a paper flyer.
    You need a dripping tap..
    Paper for the background (your choice)
    Camera on manual focus
    Shutter set manual at 500th sec.
    Force flash on. (or auto)
    I used my x3 macro zoom setting on the FZ38
    Simple set the tap dripping.
    Place the card behind the dripping.
    Manual focus on the bottom of the tap...then
    holding that focus move the camera down to the water flow.
    Flash .. bang.. wallop.. what a picture.

    You will notice the text on the flyer is transposed in the drip....clever
    This first image has been rotated to enable the text.
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    For this second image I used a white card behind the dripping and used Photoshop to add some colour
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    I intend to improve the process now that I know what the camear is capable of.

    I shall searc out my picture files for anymore good ones woo
     
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    Think how that first method would look with a flower transposed in a drop......umm
     
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    Hi Robert thank you ,Looks great so far,I will look forward to your results and conclusions etc:dbgrtmb::)
     
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    No editing at all to this image.
    Reduced in file size for web.
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    The village pond last month
    Out of camera image..no edit
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    For this picture I used a polarizer filter. Camera on P.
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    Same day.. same pond.. same polarizer
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    A depth of field picture.
    This one got me picture of the day over at photographers corner.
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    Hi Robert so the FZ38 is a good buy.The tulips colour is outstanding and that last image is simply a cracker .Thank you my friend much appreciated.:dbgrtmb::)
     
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    Yes.. I woiuld say it is a very worthy piece of kit if you do not want to go the full DSLR route.
    I still find myself tempted by the like of Nikon and Canon but its a simple case of reminding myself of carrying all the kit..!
    Now its simple.. the camera, tripod and a three filters.
    I shall post more pictures and comment on performance as and when.
     
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    Hi Robert thank you for all your help in making my decision it is very much appreciated my friend, :dbgrtmb::)I have been down the DSLR route for many years,and have used most makes ,including the big 4,and had many a discussion on DSLR and Bridge cameras,Yes the DSLR still has the edge,but I feel the Bridge cameras have come a long way and with a good software programme Photoshop etc the sharpness factor /price and weight and with one lens which goes from Wide angle 25mm to 500/600/720mm ,and using it for just my own satisfaction ,the distance is,nt that great any more, I have had several photos in the local press and magazines even with a Panasonic FZ8/and FZ10,just happened to be in the right place at the right time,and a strange thing is that I have been stopped and questioned many times by the police when using my,Canons/ Nikons with a 400 mm lens,when I have used a FZ8 /Compact FZ10 even when taking photos of the police they even stopped and smiled for me.
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    This Is only My Own Honest Personal Opinion
     
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    I have a Bridge (well, I think its a Bridge! its a Canon PowerShot S3). probably 3 or 4 years old now.

    I up-shifted from the Digital Compact I had before that. (A Cannon A70 I think)

    And before that, back in the days of Film, I had a Canon SLR with long lenses and a bag full of bits ...

    My Bridge is only 6MP and 12x Optical / 48x Digital, but has Stability Control - I can hand-hold (just about) 48x Digital without flash and only room-lights.

    My Daughter tells me my Bridge is not a patch on the Nikon SLRs she borrows from friends for her A-level artwork. So long as they have them to loan out that works for me!
     
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    You are welcome woo
    The only attachments I would recommend are two filters, One polarizer and a UV.
    I usually have the UV fitted most of the time mostly as a lens protector and the Polarizer works wonders on blu sky.
    I also have a nice leather bag to keep it all in
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    Camera, hood,filters, lens cloth, lens blower brush, spar SD cards all in the bag and comes in at just 913 Grams...!

    The one item I did go for was a class 10 SDHC 16GB card.
    Class 10 is rather quick and captures HD video with no problems.
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    Oh yes.. A word of warning about filters..
    They need to a slim fit rim and specified for the camera.
    Please do not try to fit any other you may have hanging around from previous kits.
     
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