Panasonic ZS-40 Bridge and Lights at Night.

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by dalethorn, Mar 20, 2014.

  1. dalethorn

    dalethorn Guest

    One of my favorite scenes I photograph with each new camera, and comparing tonight to previous cameras' captures, the ZS-40 came in second or third technically, but managed to look better than the previous images anyway. f5.5, 4 seconds, ISO 100.

    As usual I didn't have a tripod handy, so I stood the camera up on end on a concrete post, and rested the lens on my cellphone OtterBox case, plus 3 U.S. quarters used as shims. The lens extension was at 160 mm, dialed with the step-zoom using the lens ring. Minimal crop, but resized from ~4850 pixels high to 3200.

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  2. Well done, Very nice.
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  3. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Worth clicking though to the enlarged copy - a good result.
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  4. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    I clicked on the big version. Lovely, just lovely.

    You could probably offer those US quarters as professional shims, at say $5.00US apiece. (Reminds me of a fake email scam I saw a few years ago: "Double your IQ or none of your money back!")

    Again,well done!

    Cheers, Jock
  5. dalethorn

    dalethorn Guest

    Oh, yes - but with Kevin Trudeau on the way to the Big House, I feel a little nervous about giving any professional advice. I really should keep a tripod in the car though - makes it much easier to frame the subject with some precision, to minimize cropping. Fortunately here there was no more than a 5 percent crop on the bottom. Thanks!