Re: [OM] New Blood - RX10 IV [was Friday's Flowers]

Subject: Re: [OM] New Blood - RX10 IV [was Friday's Flowers]
From: Moose <olymoose@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 9 Mar 2020 13:57:44 -0700
On 3/8/2020 3:18 AM, ChrisB wrote:

I agree, and I’d be very grateful for your advice on settings for my TZ-200. 
I’m using it virtually with the default settings which is not very satisfying.

Wow, do I even remember what the defaults are?

To get started . . .

Ordinarily, any change you make while shooting in the A, S or M Modes will be remembered when you turn the camera off and on. I use "A" Mode almost always.

Save the way you want the camera to be set when you turn it on to Custom Memory C1, and set the Mode Dial to "C". Then, when you turn the camera on, it's always as expected. Diddled with a bunch of settings, but don't know for sure which? Tap the C square in the upper left, select C1, and you're back to normal.

New to the latest Pannys, including this one, is the ability to turn off Touch Focus, so your nose doesn't move the focal point around - while leaving other LCD touch functions on. Huge benefit to me, and one of the reasons the GX85 went away and I standardized on the GX9. This also makes switching Custom Settings quick and easy.

I use all three Custom settings, C1 for normal, C2 for Focus bracketing and C3, with AFC, diamond focus area and medium burst mode for moving targets, esp. birds.

What else? Random order:

I've customized the QMenu (lower left button) to include only ISO, Bracket, AF Mode, Flash and AFS/AFF/AFC. By default, it includes a slew of setting I never want to change, esp. on the fly. With only five, there are no hidden ones to the sides. Much simpler. Customizing it is a pain, but worth it to me by making a hard to use tool easy and effective.

I have AF set to AF with a flower, AF Macro. As far as I can tell all this does is allow closer focus, without affecting distance focus. As I'm forever shooting C-Us, I leave it there.

I have my default EV comp. set to -2/3, as I do on every camera I use. It's easy to adjust on the fly; the up arrow of the four way controller switches the thumb wheel to set EV comp.

I shoot Raw only. I have ISO on Auto by default, with upper limit set to 1600, which is pretty noisy. I had it at 800 for a long time, but the advent of better NR software makes 1600 more acceptable. 1600 helps a lot in the dim with a slow lens.

I have the ring around the lens set to stepless zoom and the Zoom toggle around the shutter release set to move in jumps to "standard" FF eq. settings. Control wheel on top right is Aperture.

Probably something else . . .

Set Up Moose

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