User Tag List

Thanks useful information Thanks useful information:  0
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Will my camera do the job

  1. #1
    Member pegasus's Avatar
    Join Date
    28 Jun 2010
    Location
    Perth
    Posts
    1
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Will my camera do the job

    Hi guys i have a panasonic DMC FZ10 with an extra lens Lumix wide conversion lens 0.8x Min .28mm
    My question what sort of lens do i need to take your typical indoor realtor type photo where i will get most of the room in the shot, ie in a smaller bedroom, bathroom type room, With the present lens cannot get enough of the room in the shot. Hope this makes sense.
    Can i get a lens to fit my camera to do the job or do i need to upgrade the camera
    Would appreciate any feedback.
    Cheers
    Sam

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    04 Nov 2009
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    347
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    That camera has a 35-420mm lens as standard so your wide angle conversion lens only brings it back to 28mm - not really wide enough for what you want. I think that lens is the widest you can get for this camera. Without spending on a new camera have you considered taking a few panorama shots and stitching them with say Microsoft ICE. That's a free program that does an excellent job of creating panorama pics.
    Other alternative is to spend plenty to get a DSLR and a wide angle zoom - ie Tokina 11-16mm.
    Last edited by Old Skool; 29-06-2010 at 8:07am.

  3. #3
    Arch-Σigmoid Ausphotography Regular ameerat42's Avatar
    Join Date
    18 Sep 2009
    Location
    Nthn Sydney
    Posts
    16,437
    Mentioned
    20 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yep. Try a pan. Am.
    CC, Image editing OK.

  4. #4
    Ausphotography Site Sponsor/Advertiser OzzieTraveller's Avatar
    Join Date
    12 Oct 2009
    Location
    Forster- Tuncurry, eastern Australia
    Posts
    1,600
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    G'day pegasus

    You are asking a lot from a general purpose camera
    Building interiors introduce all sorts of issues [wide angle, lighting, showing windows, corners, wall colours etc etc] and to ask for your camera to produce perfect verticals & horizontals is getting a bit difficult

    Yes [as others above] have said, you can multi-shoot and stitch to make a pano [I did this a few months back with my parents unit when it was for sale] - but the stitched pano will not be as 'perfect' as a single exposure done via a well-corrected super-wide lens on a properly mounted tripod giving perfectly squared-up horizontals & verticals

    You can do a 'reasonable' stitched pano, but exposure accuracy will be hard to quarantee

    Also ALL camera lenses give a very tiny brightness imbalance between the extreme LHS vs the extreme RHS ... if you want to have fun some time take any image into PS, double the width of the canvas, import & flip the same image and put the two extreme edges side-by-side and see the brightness differences

    If your project is a "one-off" then stitch a couple of images and do your best - if you have any intention of making money out of the task, follow other advices and go dSLR and a very expensive but very damn good lens

    and BTW - I junked my own panos when I saw the real estate commissioned pix of my parents place
    Regards, Phil
    Of all the stuff in a busy photographers kitbag, the ability to see photographically is the most important
    google me at Travelling School of Photography
    images.: flickr.com/photos/ozzie_traveller/sets/

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    09 Feb 2009
    Location
    Newcastle, NSW
    Posts
    8,372
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    new camera. I had the fz30 and know your dilema. Dslr and wide zoom I`d say. I have the 12-24 nikkor on a D80 and it would do this job very well.
    Graeme
    "May the good Lord look down and smile upon your face"......Norman Gunston___________________________________________________
    Nikon: D7000, D80, 12-24 f4, 17-55 f2.8, 18-135, 70-300VR, 35f2, SB 400, SB 600, TC-201 2x converter. Tamron: 90 macro 2.8 Kenko ext. tubes. Photoshop CS2.


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •