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Discussion in 'Panasonic/Leica Forum' started by Jock Elliott, May 30, 2015.

  1. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott SC All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    FZ200 Peebles 039.JPG Since the delivery of the LX100, I have been shooting mostly with it. Warmer weather, however, means longer walks, and I find myself most often now reaching for the FZ200 because of its astonishing versatility.

    Above and below are some samples from yesterday at Peebles Island.

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    Cheers, Jock
     
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  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    love the feel of the first. And the disorientating feeling of the last. What exactly are we seeing in that last shot? Is that a reflection?
     
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  3. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott SC All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    That is the edge of a waterfall. I was attempting to capture the mist coming off of it against the rock wall behind.

    Here's a picture of the waterfall. The rock wall would be at the extreme left.

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  4. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    aaaah, I see it now
     
  5. Tilman Paulin

    Tilman Paulin SC Top Veteran

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    Nov 15, 2011
    Dublin, Ireland
    The versatility of the FZ200 is very impressive!
    I'm completely with you that on longer walks you'd want something that covers all cases. You never know what you're going to see. And I like how you mix up wide shots with more impressionisic "close-ups".
     
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  6. Covey22

    Covey22 SC Top Veteran

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    Feb 3, 2012
    Nice reach on that zoom! I love the expansiveness of Frame 2 then the closeup of the cormorants (?) on the dam.
     
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  7. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott SC All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    Yes, I think those are cormorants. That's what the FZ200 is all about for me -- it's like having a trunkload of lenses that I can carry in one hand.
     
  8. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott SC All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    What's interesting (and I have almost made peace with it now) is how differently the camera sensors sees things compared to the eye. My eye was seeing the mist clearly . . . the camera, hardly at all but I still liked the result. One morning, the dew on the leaves looked like little sparkling diamonds, pinpoints of light, but the camera wasn't seeing it that way at all; the frame it captured was lifeless in comparison.

    The guys who really know what they are doing apparently have a pretty good idea of what they are going to capture when they trip the shutter . . . I wonder what that's like . . .
     
  9. Kin Lau

    Kin Lau SC Regular

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    Oct 23, 2012
    Try the video mode next time for mist, or longer shutter speeds. Your eye notices the motion, the camera will freeze the droplets/mist instead.
     
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