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    Fz20 Help

    Thanks in advance to anyone who has any advice to offer.

    I recently tried to use my external flash with my FZ20 the other day and could not get the camera to recognize the flash.

    Normally when...
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    The free version of N.I. only processes a part of...

    The free version of N.I. only processes a part of the picture; I forget the dimensions but it is smaller than the 2560 x 1920 pixels that make a 5mp image. I believe everything else is the same. I...
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    Noise & Other Issues

    I have been thinking about this for a while now and resisted the urge to post but with the recent thread started by the guy who was trading in his Frank (FZ) for a DSLR, I thought it was time.

    I...
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    WoooHoo!

    Jeff's printer reviews? Wow; yes; you bet printer reviews would be great and most welcome. Printers and print technologies change and get updated all the time and a resource like this that followed...
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    Am I Blue...

    Tango,

    I think you're rather well set up so far.

    As far as the blues go though, I have gotten very nice blue skies with both my Frank (FZ) and my Pana LC33. In fact, a crisp deep blue sky is my...
  6. i960

    I've had an i960 since jan or feb 04 and I love it. So far it works all but flawlessly and everyone just assumes the prints it makes came from a lab. I have made a number of prints in a number of...
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    Neat Image 5/3

    I'm a Mac user and just downloaded NeatImage 3 for mac (5 for Win) and it works great. I have two noisey images that I used when trying to learn NR techniques that I have also used while learning...
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    Circuit City Rebate - FINALLY

    I just got my bag and battery from Circuit City / Panasonic this morning 5-23-05. It arrived via DHL and was shipped on 5-17-05.

    The funny thing is, I called CC on 5-17 having gotten no response...
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    Noisey but...

    I picked up that same issue of Pop Photo. I've had my Frank (FZ) since december and have discovered the noise concerns. Noise is there but not so bad and hardly noticable when taking a well lit shot....
  10. Thread: Pictures

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    Wow

    Camille,

    No need to give much advice as the above covers what you need. But I just wanted to say wow; nice pics. The picture of the women is especially good.

    As you progress in post processing...
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    Another EZ solution

    Just try the NextPhoto adapter, www.nextphoto.net. They have a great little filter adapter for $25 U.S. Many Frank (FZ) owners here, who don't use converter lenses, mount filters of their favorite...
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    Noise - no problem

    Jaynads,

    I have tried of number of the photoshop built in remedies for noise with varying degrees of results. The best I have found for noise in a blue sky is to use the gausian blurr in the A and...
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    Sorry if I misunderstood

    John,

    Sorry if I miss understood. It's the subsequent jpegging that starts to degrade the file; that's really what I wished to emphasize. At what point that becomes noticable is obviously a matter...
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    ...but why take the chance?

    John,

    I respectfully disagree with you. While you're correct that compression may not be noticable, each save in jpeg mode adds compression and the cumulative effect is almost always noticable.
    ...
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    .tiff or .psd

    I only work on tiff copies of the origianl jpegs. The first jpeging, when the camera makes the file after the image has been captured, is hardly noticable if at all. Subsequent jpeg compressions will...
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    Mac Users

    I posted in another thread that PS CS (or previous versions of PS) is the standard in the graphic design and photography industries. Like many high end products the learning curve can be steep but...
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    DigiSlave

    Hey Pastor,

    I know that many people here are fond of, with good reason, the Sunpak 383 but I would also like to recomend the DigiSlave from SR Electronics in Texas.

    It's about as powerful as...
  18. Thread: Cheating

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    Don't worry; be happy

    Mr. Peabody,

    I too have wrestled with your dilemma. What I finally realized is that no matter what you do, you are tinkering with the original image or scene. How much of the corporeal world is...
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    Photoshop is the standard

    Photoshop is really the standard tool in serious photography. I use PS CS and it is very capable and worth the learning curve. For superior editing ability, color, and prints, PS is by far the best...
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    Takes a lickin'

    This is posted FWIW.

    Today I happened to be on the roof of my house when the police helicoptor whizzed by at a very low altitude. Who knows, they could have gotten a report about the crazy guy on...
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    Rebate

    Hey Battitude; get a nice bag. When I purchased under this rebate, the real value was the spare battery, especially since it was a known quantity. As for the case, I just assumed it wouldn't be...
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    FZ20 Pana/CircuitCity Rebate Update

    I know there are some FZ20 users/owners here and on dpreview who bought their FZs under the "Free battery & case" rebate. To date I have only read one post where the owner said he had actually gotten...
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    You'll like the slave

    Blueorb,

    I think you'll like the Vivitar. I used my similar DigiSlave last weekend and was able to get an evenly lit room and the ability to use ISO80 and at f5 or so. It was just what I needed...
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    Check out the DigiSlave

    I just got my DigiSLave Deluxe3000 today; see my post under slave syncing. It is a great, if expensive, device that functions as an autoflash as well as a slave. As a flash it is pretty powerful with...
  25. Digi Slave Gets an A

    Just got my DigiSlave Deluxe 3000 (http://www.srelectronics.com) today. Works great. Syncs in every flash mode INCLUDING red-eye and syncs no matter where I place it or how I orient it. It syncs...
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