PANASONIC Z20 Settings 4 a perfect close up or portrait

Discussion in 'Panasonic Lumix' started by tramoman, Jul 23, 2005.

  1. tramoman

    tramoman Guest

    Hello,
    I just bought a new pana z20, and I am taking some test shots.
    I know that the digital non SLR have a huge depth of field, but I saw
    some pics on internet using my camera with the background blurred.

    So, I was wondering if you can give any advice and tip how to perform

    1) MACRO or CLOSE UP
    2) PORTRAITS

    I know that I theory you should use a telelens and and big aperture
    i.e. F8, but with these settings I found very difficult to focus when I
    stand 1 or 2mt from the subject.

    Can somebody can post me any example with the right settings of a pana
    z10 or 20?

    Any help?
     
    tramoman, Jul 23, 2005
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  2. tramoman

    Guest Guest

    Don't forget that your non-SLR digital usually has a small sensor area
    compared to 35mm film. Not sure about the Z20, but for your average
    consumer digital (A95, C760, etc) it means the aperture value is really
    around 5 stops down from your equivalent 35mm setting.

    For example, Z20 at f/4 will give you a similar depth of field as your
    35mm SLR at about f/22 !! Assuming same subject distance and focal length.
     
    Guest, Jul 24, 2005
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  3. tramoman

    tramoman Guest

    you right!

    Thanks!
    Manuel
     
    tramoman, Jul 24, 2005
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