In love with the FZ200 right out of the box

Started Mar 31, 2013 | Discussions thread
capnblinski Contributing Member • Posts: 534
Re: In love with the FZ200 right out of the box

Ruth Lipnick wrote:

Love the FZ200 right out of the box!

I'm a real beginner with the camera and have been taking pictures for a few days to get the feel of it. I have not changed any of the default settings. Can't believe how lovely and natural the colors are.

Eventually would like to learn about ires, izoom, batching, etc., how to get closer w/o losing quality. Expect I will switch to raw but I'm first trying to figure out the basics like what focus mode to use and how to make a larger "frame" for the focus. I read about this on the forum but can't seem to do it.

Meanwhile, here's a downy woodpecker of the female variety. I think it's lovely. Except when I blow it up to 100%, it isn't a sharp as I'd like. No PP at all. Will raw and silkypix make a difference? I also have Photoshop and Lightroom. Since I'm lucky enough to have all this at my disposal (for my work), what are the best tools.

Eventually I may use a tripod but for now, I just like walking in the woods with the camera.

You guys have been inspirational.

P.S. I hate not having a manual to keep in my bag.


Thanks Ruth - You have shown here another example of that Leica lens resolving power! 
A favourite tip of mine has nothing to do with stabilizers or constant AF or the big bugaboo - the FZ200's SH and NR slider settings -- rather with ergonomics. I like to sometimes carry the camera with the lens hood reversed, and held in my left palm, lens facing mostly to the left. To me like a made-to-fit, and from there I can bring the camera quickly to a shooting position. I've taken most of my shots while carrying that way with the hood reversed. lol!


- Dave C.

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