Panasonic ZS-40 Bridge and Lights at Night.

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dalethorn

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One of my favorite scenes I photograph with each new camera, and comparing tonight to previous cameras' captures, the ZS-40 came in second or third technically, but managed to look better than the previous images anyway. f5.5, 4 seconds, ISO 100.

As usual I didn't have a tripod handy, so I stood the camera up on end on a concrete post, and rested the lens on my cellphone OtterBox case, plus 3 U.S. quarters used as shims. The lens extension was at 160 mm, dialed with the step-zoom using the lens ring. Minimal crop, but resized from ~4850 pixels high to 3200.

 

Jock Elliott

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Jan 3, 2012
Troy, NY
One of my favorite scenes I photograph with each new camera, and comparing tonight to previous cameras' captures, the ZS-40 came in second or third technically, but managed to look better than the previous images anyway. f5.5, 4 seconds, ISO 100.

As usual I didn't have a tripod handy, so I stood the camera up on end on a concrete post, and rested the lens on my cellphone OtterBox case, plus 3 U.S. quarters used as shims. The lens extension was at 160 mm, dialed with the step-zoom using the lens ring. Minimal crop, but resized from ~4850 pixels high to 3200.

I clicked on the big version. Lovely, just lovely.

You could probably offer those US quarters as professional shims, at say $5.00US apiece. (Reminds me of a fake email scam I saw a few years ago: "Double your IQ or none of your money back!")

Again,well done!

Cheers, Jock
 
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dalethorn

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I clicked on the big version. Lovely, just lovely. You could probably offer those US quarters as professional shims, at say $5.00US apiece. (Reminds me of a fake email scam I saw a few years ago: "Double your IQ or none of your money back!") Again,well done!
Cheers, Jock
Oh, yes - but with Kevin Trudeau on the way to the Big House, I feel a little nervous about giving any professional advice. I really should keep a tripod in the car though - makes it much easier to frame the subject with some precision, to minimize cropping. Fortunately here there was no more than a 5 percent crop on the bottom. Thanks!
 

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