Thanks for the kind words. If I did not own the FZ35 I probably wouldn't be as critical. I was like a kid waiting for Christmas. I thought this camera was going to exactly what I needed. But the more pictures I took the more disappointed I became. I began to realize trying to "make" this camera perform was not fun. I also hope a firmware solution might work. Or perhaps a better photographer can show me how good the FZ100 can be.
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