FZ100 - a couple of shots

Discussion in 'Superzoom Salon' started by kyteflyer, Dec 25, 2011.

  1. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
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    I've often spoken of the Panasonic FZ100 as being a PoS. I've been far too scathing in my comments about it and am now about to retract. Of course I cannot expect it to perform like my DSLR or even most of my other compacts... but in the right circumstances, its just fine.

    FZ and I took a little run in to the Canoe Pool yesterday morning and here are a couple of shots.

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    Canoe Pool Chain Fence by kyte50, on Flickr

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    Gulls Preening by kyte50, on Flickr

    I think I'll keep it.
     
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  2. BBW

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    Jul 7, 2010
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    A glorious day - with your FZ100 pictures to prove it, Sue!:drinks:
     
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  3. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
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    It's doing the job Sue. My son uses my FZ50 and apart from a small LCD it works for him.
     
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  4. Lili

    Lili SC Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
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    These look quite good Sue
     
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  5. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
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    Yeah well what do you expect from that slow lens and teeny-weeny sensor :wink:....I mean look at those reflections of the seagulls in the water. Tops!!!! You should bond a little more with it Sue. Niiiice!
     
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  6. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
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    It looks like it does pretty well after all. What were your issues with the camera initially?
     
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  7. kyteflyer

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    Doesn't the FZ50 also have manual zoom and a larger sensor?
     
  8. kyteflyer

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    ahhh... so many cameras, so little time. But, thank you, Mark. Just don't go pixel-peepin'

    It was the plasticky feel and initially I could not seem to get a good shot. I have now deleted all of the earlier shots I took so I can't even give an example. Clearly, it was me, rather than the camera. I still don't like the plasticky feel, its like a toy.
     
  9. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
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    Yeah, I don't think that the FZ100 is specifically a successor to the FZ50 (and FZ30). Their line and price point has effectively been superseded by Micro 4/3. The FZ100 traces it's lineage to the original 2MP 12x zoom FZ1.
     
  10. Lili

    Lili SC Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
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    Sue remember in the end it is you, the photographer, that matters most.
     
  11. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

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    awww gee Lili and I wanted to blame the gear! LOL!
     
  12. Lili

    Lili SC Hall of Famer

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    LOL, well ya done great here :)
     
  13. Steve 'Lord Potty' Reekie

    Steve 'Lord Potty' Reekie New to SC

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    I've had great success with the FZ100, so much so that I haven't even been tempted to go out & buy a DSLR :smile:
    Preferring to 'travel light', I can't imagine carrying around all those cumbersome lenses & whatnot.
    Everyone at camera club has the latest Canon EOS's but I've only ever used 'point & shoot' or bridge cameras.
    I've tried a few Canons but always went back to the Lumix (that being said, I do like the look of the SX30 IS)
    Anyhow, the FZ100 suits me fine. Last year I won the end of year trophy for the best Natural History shot, this Robber Fly With Prey, taken on the Lumix FZ100 with a Raynox DCR 150 macro lens.
    Robber Fly With Prey - Natural History (Passuello Cup) winner 2011.jpg
    You can see more of my recent photos here: Flickr: New Zealand Wild's Photostream
    Enjoy !
    Steve
     
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  14. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
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    Love the Canoe pool chain pic! Especially the green turbulent water to the right and the calm still cool water to the left.
     
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  15. kyteflyer

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    Jan 31, 2011
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    Really nice shot, Steve! I didnt really give it a chance, and I have far too many cameras. It may yet end up a keeper, because nobody will buy it :)
     
  16. kyteflyer

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    Jan 31, 2011
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    Thought to see how it would go on a closeup. Not fabulous, but not badly, either.

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    Leaf and Web by kyte50, on Flickr
     
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