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TURKEY - HAND HELD - NOTE THE EXTREMELY  SLOW SHUTTER SPEED
04-OCT-2007

TURKEY - HAND HELD - NOTE THE EXTREMELY SLOW SHUTTER SPEED

Taken through my front door side window. ISO 200. Hand held at 35mm equivalent focal length of 442 mm. Cropped and modified in PhotoShop 5.0 and Noise Ninja. Stabilizer setting #2. Other camera settings were: Contrast: +1; Sharpness: 0; Saturation: +1; Noise Reduction: 0.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18
1/15s f/4.0 at 72.6mm iso200 full exif

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Bill McClung08-Oct-2007 22:20
I have always used Mode 2. Mode 1 uses more battery power and many users report that Mode 2 is more effective. A 1/15 second shot this good is obviously possible, but I would not count on it all the time. The FZ18 DOES provide a much higher percentage of relatively sharp images at long telephoto range than any other non-OIS or OIS camera I have ever used..
Guest 08-Oct-2007 04:02
It's amazing!! 1/15 sec at 442mm focal length? goodness, My FZ1 is already giving way at 1/50sec, 420mm focal length. If I set it to burst mode maybe I can still get one relatively clear shot from 20 shots? Did you use stabilizer at mode 2, Bill? FZ1 has OIS, mode 1 only, but it's still effective to a great extend. I already loved my FZ1, I guess the FZ18 shall shock me.