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Old 18 March 2007, 13:58   #1
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Awesome new camera

Just bought a Panasonic Lumix FZ50 with the Leica 12x stabilised lens. It is an upgrade of my old camera - the FZ10. I was very pleased with the old one but the latest model is even better. The lens is pretty much the same but the controls are more camera like and it's 10mp instead of 4mp. To be honest - as I always say - the megapixels aren't the most important criteria - the good thing though is that I can zoom in even further!!!

It really is an awesome camera and the lens is so versatile I don't think I will go to a digital SLR even though I have always used 35mm Canons and Nikons.

Even better I bought the camera off Ebay - £510 in Jessops - I paid £260 from Hong Kong and it came in 4 days!!!
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Old 18 March 2007, 14:01   #2
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Photos are wide angle - full zoom and then digital crop. Don't know how good they will look at 800x600 but you can see the awesome range of the zoom. Notice the crap light levels and taken at 100 ISO - image stabilisation works really well - beware of some cameras that just whack up the iso instead of moving the lens around.

By the way that BT building was over 4 miles from where I was standing!!!
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Old 18 March 2007, 14:01   #3
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Old 18 March 2007, 15:01   #4
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Impressive .... just about to change mine, I'll go check that one out
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Arrrr... the old jpeg atrifacts are showin' there Codders. But the verticals are nice and straight in the wide angle shots.
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Shore pictures are for wussies...

Cod, anyone can take a picture from shore, what really sets the men from the boys is the pictures from the boat, just ask Limeydal...Speaking of boat... taken yours out lately? If you haven't taken it out at least take a picture of it and post it for your fans you celebrity you....
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Dream on Pat. still waiting for a pic of Cod and his new sheep.
In all fairness: in any group someone has to be in the " bottom of the bucket" and Codders does a great job of keeping the rest of us about 1 inch from the bottom.
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Arrrr... the old jpeg atrifacts are showin' there Codders. But the verticals are nice and straight in the wide angle shots.
I don't think raw images would quite fit on this site......
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Old 18 March 2007, 23:17   #9
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Cod, anyone can take a picture from shore, what really sets the men from the boys is the pictures from the boat, just ask Limeydal...Speaking of boat... taken yours out lately? If you haven't taken it out at least take a picture of it and post it for your fans you celebrity you....
Limeydal gets just a little better weather than us!!!

These aren't too bad though given the conditions - taken last year with the old FZ10.

It doesn't help that our harbour is now landlocked - they are starting dredging on Wednesday.
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great pics i've got the FZ30 - the 8mp older version of the Z50 - I don't know of a better combination of camera with that Lecia zoom that takes better pictures of without spending about £1k and hauling round extra bits in a bag!

interesting that you bought it from Hong Kong, always worried i'd be faced with a customs man on my door demanding i pay more for it . ive had year or twos worth of use out of mine now, so i might investigate an Z50 import if thats the sort of genuine saving you can get.
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