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Old Oct 26, 2006, 5:36 PM   #1
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I was looking at the DMC LZ3S.

Any feed back pro or con would be appreciated.

Can it take a aux. lens?

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Old Oct 27, 2006, 10:09 AM   #2
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I don't know about the LZ3S but have you looked at the TZ1? It has 10x zoom and I've seem some really nice shots from it over at dpreview.

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likewise i think you might give TZ1 a look

http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/pa...mc_tz1-review/

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Old Oct 28, 2006, 12:18 PM   #4
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It was my error to say "maximum".

I now use a Kodak Z7590 with 10x optical zoom and a Z730 with 4x optical zoom. Both cameras are 5mp. I enjoy using the z730 because it fits into my pocket and has a nice optical finder. It looks like all cameras in this size have optical finders but since I bought the Kodak aux. wide angle lens I am forced to look at the 2.5" lcd which is okay most of the time. I could pass on a electonic view finder (too see the aux. view via eye piece) if the camera had some more optical zoom.

I have earned a $100.00 certicicate from my credit card usage at Best Buy that has the LZ3S on sale (I would only have to lay out about $50.)

Do all the Panasonic cameras have Leica lenses? I miss my M3 and CL and their optical view finders). o they all accept aux. lenses?

Here is a picture taken with the aux. wide angle lens that brings the lens to a 19mm focal length.

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Old Oct 28, 2006, 11:58 PM   #5
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Yes Bill, All the Panasonics have the Leica designed lens. They are actually made by Pana but to Leica's design and quality standards. It is said that Leica has a quality control person at Pana's plant but I don't know that for sure. I did notice that Steve has the LZ3 listed on his Best Cameras list.

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...All the Panasonics have the Leica designed lens...
While I can't tell you how they differ, I'm afraid this not completely true.

The FX, FZ, LX, and TZ models use the Leica DC Vario-Elmarit Lens.
The LS, and LZ models use the Lumix® DC Vario Lens.

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Sorry, my mistake. I did not realize that. I've always had FZ models. Perhaps I should pay more attention to the spects of the other cameras.

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...All the Panasonics have the Leica designed lens...
While I can't tell you how they differ, I'm afraid this not completely true.

The FX, FZ, LX, and TZ models use the Leica DC Vario-Elmarit Lens.
The LS, and LZ models use the Lumix® DC Vario Lens.

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