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Would you put me in the zoo? - Tina Marie's Ramblings
Red hair and black leather, my favorite colour scheme...
Would you put me in the zoo?
I really like my new camera.

I ended up with the Lumix DMC-FZ50, after several people recommended it (and I got to play with the earlier model). It showed up last Tuesday, but I didn't manage to get out of work early enough any day last week to really play with it.

Today was nice and sunny, if a bit hot, so we headed off to the zoo. I thought there'd be more to take pictures of, but the majority of the animals were behind so much screening/fencing that it was difficult to get a clean shot on them.

The camera shoots RAW, but my version of Photoshop was too old to read the format, so I won't get to play with those versions until Monday when my upgrade gets here. Luckily, the camera writes a JPG at the same time as the RAW. I expect I'll turn that off once I've gotten good at processing the RAW files.

(even more picts are in my photo RSS feed)


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From: ptomblin_lj Date: September 24th, 2007 01:25 am (UTC) (Link)
Is this a real SLR with a pentaprism? I have a fake-SLR where when you look through the viewfinder there is a tiny LCD with all the disadvantages of LCDs (bad response to light conditions, low resolution, hard to see if it's sharply focused). I want a camera where I can look through the glass.
skywhisperer From: skywhisperer Date: September 24th, 2007 03:01 am (UTC) (Link)
No, it's an almost-SLR. It's got a LCD for a viewfinder, but it's high-resolution, adjusts for light conditions. I haven't tried manually focusing with the viewfinder, but the LCD on the back has a really cool feature - when you start to move the wheel, it zooms way in on the center of the viewfinder, so you can see if you're focused or not.

I don't have the patience to lug around an SLR and a half-dozen lenses with me, so I wanted something as close as I could get and still be able to toss it in a saddlebag without worrying too much.
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skywhisperer From: skywhisperer Date: September 24th, 2007 03:02 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! :)
toohipanna From: toohipanna Date: September 24th, 2007 03:33 am (UTC) (Link)
omg.. i love quaker parrots! my sister has two. there are colonys of them in some american cities...i think chicago?? and brooklyn
nice pics!
skywhisperer From: skywhisperer Date: September 24th, 2007 09:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
I had no idea what they were called - thanks!
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