My 'new' FZ50 first three images: RAW + 2 JPG

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windmillgolfer
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My 'new' FZ50 first three images: RAW + 2 JPG
Apr 24, 2012

After a doh-moment earlier today, I was out this afternoon in some good sunlight. Here are three images: the first, a familiar lily pond, shot in RAW and processed with the FZ50-supplied Silkypix; second, a flower from a local garden; third, a side view of Lytham Hall looking from the lily pond. The last two are OOC JPGs, with file size reduced using PSE10.

Had to post these via URL to Flickr as the DPR upload just wasn't working. [I can only hope that the frequent slow or temporarily non-functioning parts of DPR are due to implementation/engineering migrations that will reduce soon...].

I'm conscious that the bright sunlight today was probably showing the camera to its best, with good shutter speeds at ISO100 not a problem.

The FZ50 is certainly not a camera for sports mode (saving is quite slow, especially RAW) but otherwise it has excellent handling and feels very comfortable in the hand. Love the manual zoom and manual focus options - no surprises there then

Looking for a new rubber surround for the EVF - the original is missing and am using an old SLR eyecup for the moment but it snags on the flip out screen.

Stuart.

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"Lookin' good"!

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Oh man, I need to dust off my FZ50. Beautiful images, Stuart. Thanks for the reminder.
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The picture of the flower with all the lines is great!
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Nice shots Stuart.

My favorite is the flower. I like bright colors!!

Enjoy that FZ50. it's a great camera.

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Excellent composition, good detail. What more could you ask.

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In reply to Jack Brandt217, Apr 24, 2012

You can get a new rubber eyepiece from Panasonic; Mine cost me around £7 incl. postage.

I've got the part number somewhere - Ill have a look for it.

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Beautiful shots!!! I loved my FZ50, both times...
I really believe the FZ150 is in keeping with the tradition.
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I love that first shot Stuart.

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Thanks Erik - sure is. Stuart

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Thanks Daniel - looking forward to a little more exercise with the FZ50. Stuart

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Thanks Anis, the flower surprised me with its clarity and colour. Stuart

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Thanks Jerry. The flower certainly caught my eye too. Stuart

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Thanks Jack. Although low-res the EVF works very well and the articulated LCD, albeit small, works fine for low angle shots like the pond. Good fun so far. Stuart

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That first image is beautiful. Well composed, nice lighting, good color. I like the other two but not nearly as much as the first.
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Thanks beegee. The reference number might just do the trick. So, yes please, if you can find it. Stuart

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Thanks Rick. The FZ150 looks very tempting (I had the FZ100) but I thought I'd give the FZ50 a go at less than a 1/3rd of the price,m albeit somewhat old and cosmetically worn. Stuart

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Thanks Lee. I was surprised how well the results looked with minimal tweaking of the RAW. It was also very easy to hold the camera at ground level using the small articulated LCD. Suspect the FZ50 will be excellent as long as the sun is shining. Stuart

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Thanks Pap. I was surprised how well it came out given it was in RAW and very simply processed. Certainly a very different superzoom implementation, yet familiar in many ways. Stuart

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In reply to windmillgolfer, Apr 24, 2012

Nice work, Stuart ! I like #1, and the blues and greens. Can see Silkypix 's lush color-rendering at work. #2 is a nice one, as well. BTW - I have found that RAW Therapee 4.x provides (for me) better results than Silkypix, and (IMO) better results than processing with Lightroom 3.x , as well.

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