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    hai guys. i'm new fz20 owner, how shoot picture with background looks blur, like dslr do? thx

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwisetyo
    hai guys. i'm new fz20 owner, how shoot picture with background looks blur, like dslr do? thx
    Ensure the biggest aperture size (F2.8) and max Zoom (12X). To do so, you need to set to Aperture priority and maintain f2.8 stop
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwisetyo
    hai guys. i'm new fz20 owner, how shoot picture with background looks blur, like dslr do? thx

    you can never shoot a picture that has a blured background as blur as DSLR's do. the best u can get is 12X...F2.8 and place the subject at minimum focus distance.

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    use photoshop! :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpitFir3
    you can never shoot a picture that has a blured background as blur as DSLR's do. the best u can get is 12X...F2.8 and place the subject at minimum focus distance.
    What about trying it with a ND filter? Does it help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimDavis
    What about trying it with a ND filter? Does it help?
    Yes, sometimes it does help when the environment is too bright to use f2.8 and min shutter speed hit (1/2000 s)
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimDavis
    What about trying it with a ND filter? Does it help?

    no it doesnt unless u want it to help achieve f2.8 that is..

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    thanks don, but sometimes jitter occur, do i use tripod or coz my false position when took picture ?, sorry i'm begginer and fully thanks of your tips

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpitFir3
    no it doesnt unless u want it to help achieve f2.8 that is..
    Ohhhh....ok...I will try some test shots tomorrow if it is not going to rain...with F2.8.....blur background....

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwisetyo
    thanks don, but sometimes jitter occur, do i use tripod or coz my false position when took picture ?, sorry i'm begginer and fully thanks of your tips
    no problem. for beginner, any shutter speed above 1/125s with full optical zoom can shoot without tripod. of course, it's good to use tripod and a remote shutter release.
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    Quote Originally Posted by donkuok
    Ensure the biggest aperture size (F2.8) and max Zoom (12X). To do so, you need to set to Aperture priority and maintain f2.8 stop
    Hiee....

    Just note that the f2.8 here is not the same as the f2.8 you have on the 35mm slr world where imager (sensor/film) is larger in area ......physically.

    This notation of f2.8 may just be a notation to tell you the size of the aperture in relation to the light falling into the imager for a defined exposure value...the depth of field ....is therefore totally different....between the two system - its has its own maths ......

    The f2.8 that you have on your FZ20 has a deeper depth-of-field....

    So to get a blur background......ensure your distance to subject A is shorter than the subject to background B...... A<B....(better if the minimum focus distance is short)...

    Try it...

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    nothing beats photoshop...on the note that you are good at it and you have time to edit every photo.
    or you can try filters...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kentaroC
    nothing beats photoshop...on the note that you are good at it and you have time to edit every photo.
    or you can try filters...

    hey not true ...bluring in ps will not be as nice as the true lens bokeh.

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    F2.8 itself won't give you blur background. You must use zoom to get blur background. The near the subject and the more the zoom with F2.8, the more blur background you get.

    On my FZ20, I sometimes use F5.2 with zoom and still get blur background.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sulhan
    Hiee....

    Just note that the f2.8 here is not the same as the f2.8 you have on the 35mm slr world where imager (sensor/film) is larger in area ......physically.

    This notation of f2.8 may just be a notation to tell you the size of the aperture in relation to the light falling into the imager for a defined exposure value...the depth of field ....is therefore totally different....between the two system - its has its own maths ......

    The f2.8 that you have on your FZ20 has a deeper depth-of-field....

    So to get a blur background......ensure your distance to subject A is shorter than the subject to background B...... A<B....(better if the minimum focus distance is short)...

    Try it...

    rgds,
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    from wat i know f2.8 has a shallow depth of field not deeper. To increase the blur effect, you can use close-up +2 filter.
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    Just shot a sample


    F Number : 2.80
    Exposure Program : Normal Program
    ISO Speed : 200
    Metering Mode : Multi Segment
    Flash : Flash was not fired
    Focal Length : 18.2 mm
    Shutter Speed : 1/4
    Last edited by donkuok; 6th November 2004 at 11:55 PM.
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    thanks again don, I really glad for your tips, now i can't try your tips, one more question don, is it matter shoot picture through evf with right eyes than left, Is it caused jitter problem ? ( really beginner in photography)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwisetyo
    thanks again don, I really glad for your tips, now i can't try your tips, one more question don, is it matter shoot picture through evf with right eyes than left, Is it caused jitter problem ? ( really beginner in photography)
    to me doesnt matter, so long you feel comfortable. but based on the manual, they recommend to close your right eye.
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    Quote Originally Posted by donkuok
    F Number : 2.80
    Exposure Program : Normal Program
    ISO Speed : 200
    Metering Mode : Multi Segment
    Flash : Flash was not fired
    Focal Length : 18.2 mm
    Shutter Speed : 1/4
    Hi

    Care to explain how you actually know the focal length?

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Teoh
    Hi

    Care to explain how you actually know the focal length?

    Cheers
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    Right click any original pictures > Properties > Summary > Advanced

    Another blur background image , edited in PS also.


    Peace!!
    Last edited by deathgame; 7th November 2004 at 10:55 AM.

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