Henry Falkner

Henry Falkner

Lives in New Zealand (Aotearoa) Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Works as a Retired (on paper only)
Joined on Feb 11, 2002
About me:

Keeping Sandra happy, more photos, more videos, more accordion playing for the Morris dancers, more newsletters for the radio club.

See http://www.pbase.com/hfalkner

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On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)

After my Olympus SP-570UZ I stopped buying bridge cameras when pocket P&S jobs started having less noise with the same sensor size.

The FZ-1000 tweaks the features I appreciate in my current Olympus SH-1 pocket zoom (namely 5-axis IS and HD video, which is fun).

The 1" sensor with 20MP resolution makes the larger bridge camera format tolerable. The FZ-1000 also has a hot shoe again, and a wired remote.

It is tempting.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 12, 2014 at 23:56 UTC as 19th comment | 2 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)

I am probably out of the bridge camera market for some time to come, so I am looking at these two with envy. The IQ of both is stunning, certainly when compared with the pocket P&S jobs that I actually have. Being a long zoom addict I favour the FZ1000 with its 400mm zoom. Cropping an FZ1000 400mm shot will show fewer artifacts than my current 600mm shots do. Having to carry an ND filter does take me back a bit, but I have done it, so I could do it again. The decider, as usual, is the price. The FZ1000 is reachable.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2014 at 20:49 UTC as 152nd comment
On P9390962_ISO125 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

It covers well the middle ground between DSLR and super-zoom bridge camera. Of course, any camera that is knob-encrusted like the FZ-1000 only comes into is own if you learn its functions until they are safely transferred to the auto pilot in your brain. Hopefully Panasonic will sort out the operating glitches in the firmware. But the FZ1000 is nevertheless a camera that suits those who can concentrate on photography without distractions.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2014 at 09:20 UTC as 1st comment
On P5230614 photo in AMmom's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Presumably this is a flash shot taken with WB AUTO.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 05:59 UTC as 1st comment
On P5290632 photo in AMmom's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Custom WB done with the tungsten lighting, but exposed with flash?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 05:58 UTC as 1st comment
On P5290632 photo in AMmom's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Low shutter speed caused blurring.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 05:56 UTC as 1st comment
On 100_5204 photo in AMmom's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

If you use WB AUTO, the colour balance with flash can vary from shot to shot.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 05:55 UTC as 1st comment
On P4270235 photo in AMmom's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

That is fairly normal for flash.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 05:54 UTC as 1st comment
On P6020653 photo in AMmom's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

The comment below was intended for the BLUE bricks. WB1 does work when you use it with the same lighting as you calibrate4 it with.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 05:52 UTC as 1st comment
On P6020654 photo in AMmom's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Let me guess, you used WB Tungsten. It is as close as you can expect with low lighting.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 05:49 UTC as 1st comment
On P6020655 photo in AMmom's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

But what w2as the WB setting? The flash dominates. WB may have been CLOUD.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 05:48 UTC as 1st comment
On P6020657 photo in AMmom's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

You have used the same lighting for both the shot and calibrating WB 1. So it does work.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 05:46 UTC as 1st comment
On P6020656 photo in AMmom's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

You forgot to recalibrate4 Custom WB 1

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 05:44 UTC as 1st comment
On P6020657 photo in AMmom's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Same answer. Use Custom WB with the same lighting you used for calibrating it.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 05:43 UTC as 2nd comment
On P6020658 photo in AMmom's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

There you go. When you use Custom WB with the lighting you used for setting it, it does work.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 05:42 UTC as 1st comment
On P6020659 photo in AMmom's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Now I am getting it. You are Custom WB, but you have not calibrated it for that lighting. Follow the instructions for setting Custom WB.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 05:40 UTC as 1st comment
On P6020653 photo in AMmom's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

This one above was taken at a high ISO and slow shutter speed - but you are not giving us the WB setting. Did the flash actually go off? I would expect this blue appearance if you had WB set to CLOUD in tungsten lighting.

Hang on, I have a visitor, I come back to you.

Henry

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 04:45 UTC as 2nd comment
On Olympus Stylus SH-1 real-world samples gallery article (61 comments in total)

My SH-50 has taken over all the jobs that previous cameras did, so I am looking for a near-equivalent backup. 5-axis IS is now here for both stills and video - absolutely vital for focussing reliability with gannet stills and motion reduction in my Morris gig videos. The HD720p 120 fps High Speed video is retained, and time lapse is added (not seen since my SP-570UZ). The manual setting and the custom WB are still here. Hopefully, the audio on video is the same as on my SH-50. WiFi will be worth a try. I am not belittling the image artifacts - though they are much reduced, even since my SZ-30MR.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2014 at 15:08 UTC as 23rd comment
On Blood moon eclipse: Night of April 14-15 article (64 comments in total)

Spot metering and spot focussing proved more reliable on my Olympus SP-570UZ 20x zoom bridge camera for 'normal' moon shots. With the SP-550UZ during the eclipse on August 28 in 2007, I had to use manual focus in the completely shaded phase though. The weather is not promising here in New Zealand. My Olympus SH-50 24x zoom pocket P&S might just hack it because of its BSI-CMOS sensor, higher ISO and better focussing, as compared to the SP-570UZ. But I will have the SP-570 with me just in case.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2014 at 20:06 UTC as 11th comment

I thought the Go-Pro can record sound. The Muzak is inappropriate.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2014 at 09:43 UTC as 39th comment | 2 replies
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