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StarryMom Feb 18, 2005 10:15 AM

I'm new to the forums and to the panasonic fz20 camera (I haven't even had it a week and have fallen in love!) I was wondering what tried and true products are used for the following:

    My last camera was just a FujiFine Pix 3800 so all of the manual features are taking a bit to learn :) I would really appreciate if some advice can be given on what brand, size, price, etc for those two lens/filters I am looking to purchase :)

    nooner Feb 18, 2005 10:48 AM

    Read through this. Use a linear polarizer.
    http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...:arrow::arrow:

    http://www.users.bigpond.com/vkelim/DMCFZ10/

    StarryMom Feb 18, 2005 12:05 PM

    thank you so much!!

    LoveLife Feb 18, 2005 5:42 PM

    StarryMom wrote:
    Quote:

    I'm new to the forums and to the panasonic fz20 camera (I haven't even had it a week and have fallen in love!) I was wondering what tried and true products are used for the following:
      My last camera was just a FujiFine Pix 3800 so all of the manual features are taking a bit to learn :) I would really appreciate if some advice can be given on what brand, size, price, etc for those two lens/filters I am looking to purchase :)
      Learn camera first.http://www.cs.mtu.edu/~shene/DigiCam/ No circular, Linear it is less money and works better. Get UV first. Fliter should cost you no more then $40.00 for both. Save money be wise. Spend it on a good macro, WA or Tele.

      TimvdVelde Feb 18, 2005 5:45 PM

      Just buy the cheapest pola you can get !

      (for me this was a circular srry lovelife :G)

      Uv filter is pretty useless... unless you intend to cratch the lens (which is very hard to do!)

      nooner Feb 18, 2005 5:52 PM

      I think you should have a UV on all the time for protection of the lens. Dust and scratches are possible and you don't want to replace the lens. Cheap insurance.:arrow:

      TimvdVelde Feb 18, 2005 5:56 PM

      true.. But the lens itself is coated really good and all lenses since 1992 are anti-scratch. Its truly difficult to get a scratch. I once rubbed my lens with my shirt (clean) and afterwards I saw some sand on the lens... I thought.. OH NO it must have scratcehd! but I don't see anything the lens is still crystal clear. And the uv-coating on the lens is to thick to get through...

      I've read an article about the uv-filters / moneywasting.. trying to find it now.

      nooner Feb 18, 2005 6:01 PM

      It's an endless discussion that been heard here many times. It's up to each person as matter of personal use. 2cents.

      LoveLife Feb 18, 2005 6:02 PM

      TimvdVelde wrote:
      Quote:

      Just buy the cheapest pola you can get !

      (for me this was a circular srry lovelife :G)

      Uv filter is pretty useless... unless you intend to cratch the lens (which is very hard to do!)
      I did not say the cheapest. Hoya series B coated both sides $22 Linear and $20.00 UV in 62mm. What brand and was your CPL coated? CPL is not needed for the FZ. UV and third party adapter used to protect lens and mechanism from dust and dirt. :cool:

      See LP CPL side by side.... http://lovelife.smugmug.com/photos/15139825-L.jpg

      TimvdVelde Feb 18, 2005 6:09 PM

      Yeah I know.. But in holland.. a new polarizer linear costs 30 euros (about 40 dollars). And I had a bargain from ebay circ. polarizer for 15 dollar :)
      New circ. polarizer costs 60 dollar here.. so If I had bought a new one it would have been a linear

      ok now ? :G


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