FZ200 at 1200mm equivalent

Discussion in 'Superzoom Salon' started by Jock Elliott, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott SC All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    I just got back from Peebles Island.

    This shot was taken at 600mm optical zoom and full iZoom -- 1200 equivalent. At 100%, it falls apart, but otherwise I don't think it is too shabby.

    Peebles_FZ200_017_Medium_.JPG

    Cheers, Jock
     
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  2. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    not too shabby indeed!
     
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  3. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Agreed, not shabby at all. You're doing great stuff with the Panny, Jock :)
     
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  4. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    One reason I've been holding onto my micro four-thirds kit, specifically the G5, is the ability to use the Panny 100-300mm lens - for an effective 600mm while shooting wildlife, etc. Yes, the FZ200's sensor is much smaller. But if this is the kind of result we can expect when 600mm optical zoom is cropped to 1200mm, I wonder if I might not get by just fine wih the FZ200.
     
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  5. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott SC All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    That is a straight-out-of-camera, unaltered image, except for downsizing it so it could be uploaded to seriouscompacts.

    Cheers, Jock