Garri767
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Going Spotting Tomorrow With New Camera

Thu Dec 29, 2005 7:53 am

I am going up to AMA to spot tomorrow with my brand new Panasonic lumix DMC-LZ2 . i just got my SD card which holds 177 photos. My spot is an area between concourses which offers great views of tarmac, gate , and runways. Any advice for the first time out? I am trying to get used to this camera at home, open to any advice/comments.
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RE: Going Spotting Tomorrow With New Camera

Thu Dec 29, 2005 8:26 am

Bring the manual and have fun.
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RE: Going Spotting Tomorrow With New Camera

Thu Dec 29, 2005 8:27 am

ugh every minute i keep learning something new about this!wouldnt it be great if you knew everything UPFRONT!?!?
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RE: Going Spotting Tomorrow With New Camera

Thu Dec 29, 2005 8:34 am

Quoting Garri767 (Reply 2):
wouldnt it be great if you knew everything UPFRONT!?!?

If you want to sit down for a 2 hour class, then yes.  Silly
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RE: Going Spotting Tomorrow With New Camera

Thu Dec 29, 2005 8:34 am

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/panasoniclz2/

Not familiar with your camera but get as close as you can and shoot on the highest resolution your camera has so that you have the best possible images to play with afterwards. Remember sun behind you and all the basic photography rules(good to break them now and again too) and you should get some good shots. SD cards are cheap in USA(compared to NZ) buy some more when you can and then it will be just the battery that will hold you back if it goes flat. Good luck and I look forward to seeing some on A.net soon.

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RE: Going Spotting Tomorrow With New Camera

Thu Dec 29, 2005 9:54 am

Hi Shannon,

That's good advice posted by the guys above. Shoot on the largest size picture the camera will allow and if the light is good, keep the ISO setting on around 100. I'm not sure about all these fancy new cameras, but that's generally about the lowest setting.

Take the instruction manual as it's guaranteed the first time out you'll press something that makes the camera do strange things.

Also, as already said, to begin with, try and get some shots of planes that are close by and moving slowly.

Good luck.

Tim.
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RE: Going Spotting Tomorrow With New Camera

Fri Dec 30, 2005 1:49 am

Here are my pics that i will possibly submit , not really edited yet though.



http://img438.imageshack.us/img438/6460/panam1ck.jpg

this next one looked awful when posted, so heres a link- http://img331.imageshack.us/img331/1194/3onea4vp.jpg

http://img438.imageshack.us/img438/8176/greattttttt5gi.jpg
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