Starting to Love.....


Liverpool / UK
My little carry around Lumix FP3...

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I bought this little carry around compact last week, and I've tried it out a few times... wasn't that keen on the touch-screen (never had one before) but I'm starting to get the hang of it now... and to tell the truth its not that bad...:rolleyes:

There are a couple of little niggles, like it doesn't seem to handle reds all that well, but I have put that down to the smaller 1/2.23 sensor size... but hey, cant have everything I suppose... anyway, went out today for my usual after work walk with the dog and took my FP3 along with me.... some interesting shots for such a little camera....

Here we go.....

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Manually set to B&W with an 80 ISO - (auto set f5 @ 1/250) no post edit or crop

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Manually set to 'Standard colour' with an 80 ISO - (auto set f3.5 @ 1/125) post crop + slight saturation adjust

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Manually set to B&W with an 80 ISO and a manual -2/3 EV (auto set f3.5 @ 1/40) post crop + contrast adjust

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MACRO - mini tripod & timer - Manually set to 'Standard colour' with an 100 ISO - (auto set f3.5 @ 1/30) post crop with saturation adjust

Have to say I'm impressed with the macro function on this small camera, as you can choose standard macro, or zoom macro...

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I.A - 400 ISO. f3.5 @ 1/30 - slight post crop

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Manually set to 'Warm' with an 80 ISO (auto set f3.8 @ 1/40) no post edit

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Manually set to B&W with an 80 ISO - (auto set f3.5 @ 1/200) slight post crop + contrast adjust

Not bad for for a small compact but I am learning to expect it from a Lumix now.... ;)



Hi Mal
Some of the P&S compacts pack a hell of a punch when it comes to Macro I have casio EX H10 which produces excellent close ups for small sensor cameras, very nice shots particularly of the frost covered bundle of trees branches.


Liverpool / UK
Very nice series Mal. Just another reminder that its far less about the equipment than the eye behind it!


Many thanks for the comments... My favourite is also #1... however, I wanted to experiment with a full range of shots, in order to build up my own confidence in this little P&S... (with restricted manual functions) as I'm sure you will all agree that there is nothing worse than using a camera you aren't comfortable with. Ray's comments ring true in so many ways... and members of this site, I'm sure can recall shoots where MONSTER DSL users, are out & about in force, and their obvious lack of knowledge is apparent by the looks they give us when we use our serious compacts.



betwixt and between
I agree - number 1 is my favorite, as well, but I am also very impressed with the detail in your fallen and almost frozen oak leaf! I think it's an oak's leaf. Glad you're having so much fun and getting such great results, Mal!