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View From A Loft       ©2010 Adirondack Gal
Panasonic DMC-FZ50       12th place, 68 points
1/8s, f4, ISO 100, 48mm, Aperture Priority, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: resized for web & sharpened       Extra Info: This was taken from the hayloft in a barn.
 
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forkcandles
Oct 2, 2010
    As I have been mentioned in dispatches I thought I would add to the bill
I have started a new post in forums. Have not added any pics as still. Not getting the links right

Mepo
Oct 1, 2010
    Hi Jackie - and I thought the AG was so pertinent considering the bill we are running up:-) Sounds like you have your bedtime reading all set for a month or so :-) Why don't you start the chit chat forum - personally I never partake in such activity. ho le lacrime agli occhi dal ridere - that's the latest phrase my good friend Alberto (Boar76) has taught me.

Adirondack Gal
Oct 1, 2010
    Hey Mepo......

Referring to me as "AG" would make one think of Attorney General! LOL! Since Adirondack Gal is soooooo long, you may call me Jackie, okay?

I got the FZ100 today and am currently waiting for the battery to charge. I downloaded the manual to it this morning, and guess what.... you can have the camera keep the lens settings when you turn the camera off!

Thanks for sharing your shield story. It sounds like that shield is perfect for a guy like you! LOL!

Why don't you start a thread on this chit chat in the forums? The bill for squatting on this page is looking like the National Debt! ROTFLOL! And, as soon as I get some images from the new camera I will start a thread for the FZ100.

Mepo
Oct 1, 2010
    AG - The IQ on my wife's Panasonic can be superlative or a real pain in the rear. There are times when I cannot match its photo, and others - well let's just say I can :-)

But I still salivate at some of the other features of the FZ100. Take it for a test run and tell us wot u tink eh

I'm not a native Canuk but I must admire a language that has a verbal equivalent of a question mark LOL

I am deeply hurt that you could question my motive about forkcandles ;-}

When I left the Airborne troop (Cdn Army) my guys presented me with a nice shield with a pair of wooden spoons crossed on it just like a pair of swords on a real coat of arms. The lettering in Old English said "Semper in Excretum" Best present they could have given me ROFLOL

So figure out what we owe and send the bill to Jade. I already know what the smart-assed answer will be :-)

Adirondack Gal
Sep 30, 2010
    Ya know, Mepo... I was thinking about charging you "guys" for all the bytes you were using up on my page. LOL!

Re: the FZ100 I'm getting: I am scared to death that I am not going to like it. There is a lot of negative feedback about the IQ. Perhaps I should bite the bullet and get my FZ50 fixed, eh? (I can say "eh" since I live only 40 miles from Canada!)

You know, I personally feel that you are quite the stirrer of manure too! I LOL when I read what you said about Forkcandles, and I think you are trying to include FC in the fun! However, be forewarned that I am ready to charge you guys a squatters fee for using my page! LOL!

A Gal who, BTW, loves to LOL!

Mepo
Sep 30, 2010
    A Gal - I hope you are not going to charge Jade & me for abusing your page LOL

The FZ100 makes my mouth water but I am worried about loosing the manual focus & zoom. I often set my zoom up and then switch off the camera to conserve power. Electric zooms drive me crazy because the always revert to WA and 2. they don't have a fine enough control. I am anxious to try the FZ100's jog button to see how it works. I also use the manual focus - could not have shot my Lion through the wire if I had not had it (it's also good for HDR I am told). I'm also concerned about Panasonic's move to prevent after market batteries from being used ( I carry 3 all the time).

Let us have your impressions in the forum when you get it. Take a look at the forum "anyone using lumix g1 or gh1???" - Forkcandles has a FZ100 already and Mr Sawyer is considering it. I think fc is still trying to find out which opening is the viewfinder and which is the lens LOL

To answer your question - Jade & I do not know each other except through this site. For some reason we seem to enjoy sparring. B4 you joined there was a chorus of members wanting to know if it was a she or he. I recommended that Jade not tell (mainly since I don't think it should matter one iota) I suggested that 'it' was a God and Gods have no gender :-DDDD And yes we Canuks use Guys as a gender neutral term - Jade was just trying to stir up the manure (again). I guess devils have no gender either. ROFLOL
Edited on Sep 30, 2010

Jade O.
Sep 29, 2010
    No offense. I use the guys phrase all the time. Thanks for lettings us spar on your page. All in fun!

Sorry about your lens. If the scratch is not too bad a good shop might be able to fix it by polishing which may alter the optics so subtly you wouldn't notice. If not, Michael is right in saying there are still good used FZ30/FZ50 cams out there at a reasonable price. You can post a cam wanted ad on line too, maybe at dpreview panasonic forum. There are probably some there who have switched to another and would like to see their pristine 30/50 go to a good home. And you could try panasonic technical or a high end camera repairer directly; they may have spare parts for repairs though I expect a lens remove and replacement would be expensive.

Adirondack Gal
Sep 29, 2010
    Jade, I always kept a UV filter on my camera lens, but took it off a while ago when my polarizer got jammed on. I was meaning to get a filter wrench to get the filters apart, but dropped the ball on that. UGH!

Sorry if I offended you with the "guys" thing. Please, allow me to rephrase it.....

You two bantering back and forth is really quite funny.
Does that make you feel better? LMAO! Sorry, but it's a term that is used here quite a bit regardless of gender. Would you prefer Ms Jade? hahahaha! (joking of course :-)

Jade O.
Sep 29, 2010
    Adirondack Gal, it's a little late but I have a UV filter on my FZ-30 always just to protect my lens from mishaps like yours. A filter is far less costly to replace and keeps the lens "fresh". My "bare" lens has literally been exposed to the air for less than 30 seconds from the time it came fresh out of the box; just long enough to get the filter on it. So not a speck of dust or dirt on the lens and the filter still is pretty clean too.

And Michael is half right about my Your pick entries. ;-) And he is right about FZ30 and FZ50's in general; nothing in the market even today beats them for their camera niche.

BTW "guys"? Does my mug in outtakes really make me look like a guy? You know, the close up full facial one with my name on the helmet. Assuming that is me, of course, and not someone in borrowed flight gear, LOL!
Edited on Sep 29, 2010

Adirondack Gal
Sep 29, 2010
    Jade & Mepo....

You guys bantering back and forth really is quite funny! It sounds as though you know one another quite well.

re: my lens..... yes, Mepo, it is the lens itself that has a very small chip. Of course, it is almost dead center. No more close ups for me with this camera, but it seems to zoom right through the chip fine. I have ordered a FZ100, and will consider a FZ50 repair if I can find another lens.

Mepo
Sep 29, 2010
    Jade: You never cease to crack me up :-) You are so right - I am the guy behind the wire in the Open! Don't tick off an old fart like me LOL LOL

Naturally I checked out you entries for the same challenge and I can see you in the Open. I'm sure you would have raw power like that if you were backed into a corner :-))) And the Main entry shows your more caring, gentler side.

omg what am I doing. This is like reading a horoscope - you have no idea how much I DETEST those things LOL LOL I do however follow the Chinese system; especially since I am of the year of the Tiger - I know - that was my Main entry (well Lion anyway). roflol
Edited on Sep 29, 2010

Mepo
Sep 29, 2010
    You know a #1 from a talented and handsome individual such as myself is far more important than a tt from the great unwashed LOL LOL

Yikes - did you chip the glass or just bend the metal? I have seen FZ30's and 50's on ebay sometimes just selling for parts. If you chipped the glass it might be a good way to get a front element replacement. I have yet to see a model that I would replace my FZ30 with. The swing back and the manual focus plus the incredible Leitz glass make it hard to beat. My wife has a ZS3 which is a great compact but trying to see the LCD in the sun is impossible. I'm trying to fabricate a foldup hood to fit it.

Anyway - keep up the good work. This is a great site for good advice.
Edited on Sep 29, 2010

Jade O.
Sep 29, 2010
    Smashed up cars? , no. I discount personality a little when the topic is forced on you. However, something wide open, like Your pick, that, I think reflects Michael's personality!

Adirondack Gal
Sep 28, 2010
    Mepo....

Thanks for your vote!
And, thanks for your kind words re: hoping to see this image finishing higher. I had hoped it would have finished in the TT. That would have made me feel a little less badly about chipping my camera's lens crawling around in the barn. :-(

Re: your crashed up car entries...... LOL! Thanks for the chuckle :-)

Adirondack Gal
Sep 28, 2010
    Jade.....
Yes, I probably am somewhat wholesome, however, I think the term "earthy" would say it better. ( You certainly have a way with words!)

Mepo
Sep 28, 2010
    Can't understand why this did not finish higher. I had it as #1 so I probably cursed it for you.

Jade's comments have me worried - I wonder if I can get the site to delete my entries of smashed up cars LOL

Jade O.
Sep 27, 2010
    As pretty, wholesome and comforting as pure liquid honey. I often think the images say a lot about the personality behind them. True?

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dodrizzt
Sep 27, 2010
    Nice finding for the theme, I really enjoy the "calmy" mood this pic evoques. The rich brown tones and the composition helps nicely too.
TT for me in a great challenge, well done!!! :-)

forkcandles
Sep 27, 2010
    in my top 10. you can smell the hay etc. the spade gives and lovely contrast to the soft browns.
well done

Mepo
Sep 26, 2010
    What a fabulous shot. Composition by colour if ever I saw it. Interesting and very detailed.

Lo
Sep 26, 2010
    The warm light adds wonderful colour and texture to the photo. It's a simple scene, beautifully taken

Adirondack Gal
Sep 25, 2010
    Jade... I agree about the warm light of this image, and I love the way it lights up the edges of the saddle pad. I did capture the "feet" of the ladder in another exposure, but there was too much of the rim work of the loft opening showing so I chose this image instead. Thanks again for your comments... they are appreciated. :-)

Jade O.
Sep 23, 2010
    Love the warm tones and soft lighting; the composition is 90% there for me but I sense something not fully realized though I am unsure what - perhaps I am bothered that the "feet" of the ladder are cut out of the frame.
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