Iggy wrote:Thanks for taking the time to check out the meta data and then to offer helpful suggestions which is much appreciated.
You are welcome.
Iggy wrote:The Lumix FZ1000 has a 24-400mm Leica lens that allow me to frame images in diverse settings which is why I tend to use it a lot. At some settings it offers f2.8.
The actual focal length of the lens is 9.1 - 146, which gives an equivalent field of view comparable to 24-400 on full frame. The lens does not have a constant aperture throughout the zoom range which helps keep it compact, but does mean that the maximum aperture reduces at the longer focal lengths. You might well find that depth of field is narrower at the long end even when the smaller aperture is taken into account. I have no doubt that it is a versatile camera but, as with anything, its design will involve certain compromises. Mainly those will be in respect of depth of field characteristics and high ISO performance.
Your second image appears to be the uncropped version of your final shot. I see what you mean about the red cone. Since you went back several times, presumably you had some form of rapport with the performer. Would it have been possible to ask if you could move it temporarily out of shot? It is always easier to remove unwanted objects at the taking stage than afterwards.