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Old Feb 14, 2007, 2:01 AM   #1
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1. I want to build my own remote shutter cord. there was post for the same here ( http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...30&forum_id=93 ) but for the FZ30. Does the same circuit diag work for FZ50 too?

2. In the same thread it refers to a diag by another guy...which he tells that he used. http://www.dcresource.com/forums/sho...hutter+release

However the second one has a batery in it which the first one hasn't. I am confused. can some one help?


3. Is the macro lens worth buying for the FZ50. Has any one used it? I want to know about the improvement in macro focusssing. Some sites claim that is goes close to 1:1? Is it true?

4. Are there other cheaper but better alternatives than the macro lens panasonic manufactures for Fz50?

5. I want to buy a tripod, but the range these guyd come in confuses me. I want a basic one (no ball and socket, no money for that), so is a $30 tripod, 6'2'' height, good enuf? Can some one tell me the product name and model numer so that I can go pick it up please.
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Old Feb 14, 2007, 8:33 AM   #2
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1. I want to build my own remote shutter cord. there was post for the same here ( http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...30&forum_id=93 ) but for the FZ30. Does the same circuit diag work for FZ50 too?
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This one is a wired remote........but why not buy it ...it can be purchased for 10 to 20 dollars...
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2. In the same thread it refers to a diag by another guy...which he tells that he used. http://www.dcresource.com/forums/sho...hutter+release

However the second one has a batery in it which the first one hasn't. I am confused. can some one help?
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That one is for a wireless remote
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3. Is the macro lens worth buying for the FZ50. Has any one used it? I want to know about the improvement in macro focusssing. Some sites claim that is goes close to 1:1? Is it true?
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Yes it is.....I would look at the Raynox 150 0r 250......or the Canon D250 or D500

4. Are there other cheaper but better alternatives than the macro lens panasonic manufactures for Fz50?
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5. I want to buy a tripod, but the range these guyd come in confuses me. I want a basic one (no ball and socket, no money for that), so is a $30 tripod, 6'2'' height, good enuf? Can some one tell me the product name and model numer so that I can go pick it up please.
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Now a tripod without a head is not worth much......and IMHO a 30 dollar tripod is also not worth much....While I am sure you may find other options I would not consider a tripod that is any less quality than this one http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...goryNavigation
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and I can understand the need to keep in a budget but some things are just not worth owning.
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Old Feb 14, 2007, 4:21 PM   #3
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this one is a wired remote........but why not buy it ...it can be purchased for 10 to 20 dollars...
where from??? Panasonic sells for 70$$!!! And I need one with a long cable! Panasonic ones are standard and short cabled ones!
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That one is for a wireless remote
aah ok...also the other reason for me tryiong to build my own is because I am the curious guy and an engineering backgrouond makes me try to do things myself!
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Yes it is.....I would look at the Raynox 150 0r 250......or the Canon D250 or D500

would they be compatible with the camera? Or do I need adapters or things like that? I am new to photography, let alone cameras, so I have no ideas? Dnt u suggest the panasonic lens then?
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Now a tripod without a head is not worth much......and IMHO a 30 dollar tripod is also not worth much....While I am sure you may find other options I would not consider a tripod that is any less quality than this one http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...goryNavigation
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and I can understand the need to keep in a budget but some things are just not worth owning.
well the 30$ tripod i was talking abt does have a head and everything, just go to ritz camera site or fry's elec site u will see those chaps!

yes u are right, though budget is imp somethings are nott worth owing at all, so what i can do is wait and save till i have the money to buy a good pod! patience pays!

Genece, i had been studying ur posts for some time now...i believe u urself have a panasonic camera!!! Great to get a reply from a panasonic shooter!

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Old Feb 14, 2007, 9:33 PM   #4
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Most everyone one here is a Panasonic user and welcome to the club..

One other thing about a tripod if you are only going to use it for

landscape and long exposures.....You can get by with a much less

quality tripod...... Smoothness and lack of creep are much more

important when trying tofocus on a bird or animal at long focal

lengths than it is for portraits orlandscape shots, at least IMHO.

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Old Feb 15, 2007, 12:11 AM   #5
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i cannot buy too much equipment, my pocket wont permit, so i will try to gethe best i can. wait to buy it may be!

Ok I will try amazon for the lens!

I will keep bugging u now and then.

I want to learn good photography. How do I sstart.
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Perhaps you could try a cheap set of close-up filters

the quality is not as good as a macro lens but you can get an

understanding of the way they work

http://cgi.ebay.com/55mm-1-2-4-MACRO...QQcmdZViewItem
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Old Feb 16, 2007, 6:33 PM   #7
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thanks a ton, they reaqlly look like a good deal!!!
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Old Feb 16, 2007, 6:35 PM   #8
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BTW, just wanted to share a shot with my camera with u ppl....please, i am a novice so excuse the defects...but do rebuke, so that I learn!
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Old Feb 16, 2007, 8:13 PM   #9
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CAN SOME ONE TELL ME WHAT IS DIGITAL ZOOM AND HOW THIS WORKS IT'S ADVANTAGES.

I SEE MY PANASONIC DMCFZ50 HAVING 200X ZOOM, (OR WAS IT 20X) WHAT IS THAT?

hOW DO i SUE IT TO GET GOOD PICS??
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You get good pictures by reading lots of books about photography and art, looking at lots of pictures and paintings of others and taking lots of pictures with whatever equipment you own and then showing your best (or your worst)in message boards and -groups. The camera is just a tool, taking a good picture is something you do withyour mind. AND TRY TO AVOID THE CAPS LOCK KEY!!! ;-)))

When you don't have any experience with a megazoom, then please forget the digital zoom completely. It will not serve you well.



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