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PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2009 3:03 pm 
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Hello Friends,

Season's Greetings!

Am a new joinee to this superb site.

Got a new FZ35 and tried some sunset shots. There seems to be noise creeping in at zoom shots. Link to sample attached.
Not sure how to overcome...whether need to improve my ability or to tweak some setting! I reduced the resolution to 5MP for the shots.
Any guidance will be of great help for my future attempts.

Thanks a ton in advance

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Hello Jagadish_C, and welcome to the friendly Camera Labs forum!
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Congratulations on your new gear. The shot shows ISO 400, f/5.6 and 1/400 sec. The ISO is the likely culprit. Try shooting with slower shutter speeds e.g. 1/200 sec and ISO 200 or better even: 1/100 sec and ISO 100!
Have fun with your new camera!

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Thanks a lot for the valuable advice, Thomas.
Is this due to the smaller size of the processor? With my manual SLR pictures 'seemed' OK even at ISO 400. Read some where that FZ35 limits ISO at 800 so reduced it to 400 trying to avoid shake while zooming.

I apologise if inadvertantly overstepped any rule. read them before the post. Please rectify me in case i err most unwilingly. Will be abig loss to miss out being part of this great forum :(

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No rules broken. Just a reminder of the code of conduct here that every new member should read.
As to your noise-problem. Well, I really cant see any noise in the image that you posted but I'm sure you see it at 100% magnification. So ISO 400 might well be ok for images this size. But if you want best quality for 100% viewing or large printing look for the lowest possible ISO to get the shot.

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Thanks once again.
Now I feel even more attracted to my new friend FZ35!
Could arrive at the tough decision to go for FZ35 over SX20IS only after reading the great reviews from Gordon here.
FZ38/35 seemed to provide the fraction bit more regarding photo quality where as SX20IS I found to be more suited for additional attachment requirements.

Hope to shoot more and better with the great tips from here...

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 7:09 pm 
Hi,

I am writing for the first time, though I have read quite a few articles and have purchased Lumix FZ35 based on Gordon's fantastic review.

I agree with Jagdish that noise can be seen even at low ISO settings during zoom.

Below is the link to the photo. Incase some settings need to be changed, please advise.

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Hello prakalpmehta, and welcome to the friendly Camera Labs forum!
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I've edited your post above so that the image now shows. You need to use the following code for that:
[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/46375723@N05/4259451667][img]http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4024/4259451667_ee2c9a5cc1_b.jpg[/img][/url]
Honestly I don't see noise in your photo, but that certainly depends on the magnification. As it is displayed here at only 0.6 MPix approx.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 4:11 pm 
Dear Gordon/ Thomas,

Please find the link below to my picasa album that has full sized photo.

http://picasaweb.google.co.in/prakalpme ... 6521166658

If you see at 100% zoom, i.e. its original size, you will find quite a bit of noise. That too at ISO 100. I just want to know if its normal to have such noise at this zoom?

Many thanks in advance for your help.


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Yeah, at 100% I can see noise. I have only images from a Canon 870 IS to compare but yes at low-contrast subjects I can see similar noise at ISO 100.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:27 am 
Hi prakalpmehta,

In your pictures, I've only seen serious noise at ISO 400 or more, much less at ISO 200, and hardly any below that.

In fact, up to now, I wasn't sure whether I should buy my new camera in the FZ or TZ series, but being a birder myself, your pictures have convinced me that the FZ35 it is a much better choice for me! That Leica lens is fantastic.

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