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Starting to Love.....

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Mal, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. Mal

    Mal Veteran

    Sep 23, 2010
    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.... :wink:

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  2. summerkl

    summerkl Veteran

    Oct 11, 2010
    Vancouver, Canada
    All very nice shots but I really like that first one - lots of mood and mystery to that shot.
  3. mmacleodbrown

    mmacleodbrown Regular

    Oct 10, 2010
    That first shot is brilliant..
  4. ricks

    ricks Veteran

    Nov 23, 2010
    Really like that first one. Looks cold.
  5. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Hi Mal, thanks for the series. my fav. is shot #1. Now I wonder which camera you like most, the FT10 or this (touch) camera?
  6. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Very nice series Mal. Just another reminder that its far less about the equipment than the eye behind it!

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  7. Penny

    Penny Veteran

    Aug 26, 2010
    Outside Liverpool Uk
    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.
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  8. Mal

    Mal Veteran

    Sep 23, 2010
    Liverpool / UK
    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.

  9. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    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!
  10. Some cracking shots there!!!!
  11. javier

    javier Veteran

    Oct 5, 2010
    Los Angeles
    Yep, I agree with the first one being the best. Great use of black and white. shadow and light! well done.
  12. Peter Wortel

    Peter Wortel New Member

    Dec 9, 2010
    Nice possibilities with that camera. Quality looks good.

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