Panasonic 7-14 - Usage tips for UWA neophyte

Started Apr 19, 2014 | Discussions thread
Michael J Davis
Michael J Davis Veteran Member • Posts: 3,356
Re: Panasonic 7-14 - Usage tips for UWA neophyte

Florida Nature Photographer wrote:

jeffharris wrote:

Florida Nature Photographer wrote:

jeffharris wrote:

but really, composing in 16:9 is much more effective, since you're seeing and working within the limitations and much narrower 16:9 frame while you're shooting.

The composition will be different, probably more effective. That's my approach anyway.

I'll keep in mind since it is an easy change the Super Control Panel. I normally try to give myself a little wiggle room for cropping on the edges of my photos anyway.

I guess I wasn't too clear.

What I meant is that when you change aspect ratio, you tend to see and compose differently to suit the different field of view. So, if the end result will to be 16:9 or 3:2 or 1:1, why not switch and compose with that aspect ratio directly. It's easy enough to do.

You were clear Jeff. That is exactly what I meant when I said...

"it is an easy change the Super Control Panel"

I meant changing the aspect ratio while I'm shooting to 16:9 with the SCP.

OK, Florida, here's another tip:

Use the maximum image area when shooting uwa; you never know when essential image corrections will steal the edges of your shot! (Especially converging verticals AND horizontals!)

This one required quite a bit of edge straightening! No that's not WA distortion - it's a curved building!!

A 20"x16" print of this won our club's Annual Exhibition colour print award this year - and the judge (a very qualified full frame photographer) rang me afterwards to check because he couldn't believe it was a M43 camera!!

Mike

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