11.11. carniva:l a FZ5 without restrictions

Started Nov 11, 2005 | Discussions
Seemolf Senior Member • Posts: 1,243
11.11. carniva:l a FZ5 without restrictions

We (the non manual focus world) read all the comments on the restrictions of the FZ5!
But we all decided that it has a nice size and reasonable optics (or more).
We were not disappointed and started our successful fights against autofocus.

But there were some things left:

1 - noise
2 - the display can't be twisted
3 - there is no hotshoe
4 - it is hardly impossible to attach bigger things in front
5 - you can't remove battery or SD card on a tripod
6 - no remote shutter release
7 - the flash does not reach the macro region
8 - LCD and EVF is invisible in low light
.......

All these issues will all be solved with the FZ8 or FZ6 or ????

If you don't want to wait, here are solutions to all (!) these problems:
(- sorry the firmware is holy, we can't solve our moving pictures problems -)

1 - noise - trivial, 100 ISO has to be enough (or 200).
2 - display is visible in unusual positions by a cosmetic mirror or a prism

3 - hotshoe, ok it's getting harder - special constructions reducing the measuring flash provide a good slave signal:

4 - it is hardly impossible to attach bigger things in front

5 - you can't remove battery or SD card on a tripod
6 - no remote shutter release

7 - the flash does not reach the macro region

8 - LCD and EVF is invisible in low light

These are the results of my first 6 months with my FZ5.

Sven

look at the date, there are only funny answers allowed!

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and please add some other workarounds!

ccallana Contributing Member • Posts: 648
Re: 11.11. carniva:l a FZ5 without restrictions

All I see is a very inventive owner with way too much time on his hands

iotatau Contributing Member • Posts: 680
Re: 11.11. carnival: a FZ5 without restrictions

Congrats on your imagination! That's one funny post. Quite a Samba you've teached your FZ5.

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tko Forum Pro • Posts: 12,637
I love it

But they are serious! Some of those look like very good ideas. With my FZ30 I already designed and built a series of front surface mirrors that attach through the bottom mounting screw and allow different views. I gave up because left and right got reversed - too confusing!

Your LED light looks very nice. How did it work? Any details?

OP Seemolf Senior Member • Posts: 1,243
Re: I love it

serious?! ok I use all these constructions......
I needed special ideas for my closeups and insects enclosed in amber.
But I have learned to present these ideas as a joke!

The LED light looks fine and does exactly (!!!) what I said: an orientation, when our LCD or EVF leaves us alone. It is more powerful than some light you can buy. TMO these lights are ok for dentist loving shadowfree teeth.
But I did not like the pictures without shadows and 50 nice reflecting points.
The white ballance is no issue....

Sven

OP Seemolf Senior Member • Posts: 1,243
Re: 11.11. carniva:l a FZ5 without restrictions

too much time?
I have a family and .......
But it is fun to seach the limits of these cameras.
These are solutions by other - too much time -people:
wide expander and moderate macro light (fuji film container)

Sven

OP Seemolf Senior Member • Posts: 1,243
Re: I love it

I forgot an example for the ringlight:

digitcallous
digitcallous Contributing Member • Posts: 752
You better patent your designs before Rube Goldberg gets any ideas (e)

That's all I have to say.

DC

jthommo Veteran Member • Posts: 3,735
Re: I love it

You remind me of a chap called Heath Robinson who came up with many good (if unsung) inventions a century ago:

OP Seemolf Senior Member • Posts: 1,243
Re: I love it

ok we come closer to carnival......
So here is my complete nonsense:

Sven

roxydog Regular Member • Posts: 166
Re: 11.11. carniva:l a FZ5 without restrictions

Very inventive - i luv your adjustable diffuser - excellent
I hope you replace those lego blocks - some kid must be looking for them.
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Cheers DOM

http://www.flickr.com/photos/89372267@N00
S2,FZ5, OLY770, t-con1.7

OP Seemolf Senior Member • Posts: 1,243
Re: 11.11. carniva:l a FZ5 without restrictions

sorry lego is not holy (at least in this forum)!
I had to glue these blocks.......
My son has enough bricks, please believe me!
Sven

OP Seemolf Senior Member • Posts: 1,243
Re: 11.11. carniva:l a FZ5 without restrictions

..the diffuser, you hit the point! This is no joke.

It is a variation of the olympus diffusers (each on is different Mcon40, b-macro, alife size). This one fits to all of them!

But please try the baloon (it has a valve inside) - best light guaranteed.

For those who don't know me, these are the objects im am hunting:

This fly is 40 million years old and covered by lots of amber.
Sven

tellemallhuka Senior Member • Posts: 1,195
Re: 11.11. carniva:l a FZ5 without restrictions

I'm going to have to try the white balloon sometime. I've already done the white plastic card and the film canister trick with good results.

Steve s.

roxydog Regular Member • Posts: 166
Re: 11.11. carniva:l a FZ5 without restrictions

How do you get the valve in the balloon - cut another hole and glue it on?? And where did you get the amber - that fly looks in A1 condition - amazing.
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Cheers DOM

http://www.flickr.com/photos/89372267@N00
S2,FZ5, OLY770, t-con1.7

OP Seemolf Senior Member • Posts: 1,243
Re: 11.11. carniva:l a FZ5 without restrictions

ok here is the valve:

Sven

OP Seemolf Senior Member • Posts: 1,243
Re: 11.11. carniva:l a FZ5 without restrictions

In germany they are sold by some kind of museum (iceage, mineralogy, ebay ...). But they are often too expensive for me.
In my own amber parts from the danish cost there were:
one golden bug, a mosquito and a springtail!

I have posted the valve, please use some vaseline (grease) below the transparent part. The air will not stay for ever, but certainly long enough and it can be replaced quite fast.

Beware of the comments of other people: lego and baloons belong to children! - but the pictures belong to all of us!
Sven

Special thanks to all of you, I took part in a similar thread in germany. I left the forum because of some strange comments. This is more fun!

OP Seemolf Senior Member • Posts: 1,243
Re: You better patent your designs before Rube Goldberg gets any ideas (e)

you should help me....
Who is Rube Goldberg?
Sven

digitcallous
digitcallous Contributing Member • Posts: 752
I did not realize you are not American

For some examples of Rube Goldberg designs:

http://www.rube-goldberg.com/html/gallery.htm

DC

OP Seemolf Senior Member • Posts: 1,243
Re: I did not realize you are not American

thanks!
Rube forgot the patent for this invention:

This will be my advanced remote release!
Sven

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