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Old Nov 6, 2003, 5:24 PM   #1
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The B300 shots are the ones of the moon, the squirrel and the birds.. All the B300 shots are at full zoom, the moon shot was from a tripod but the others were hand held with the camera resting on a ledge...
I have had my FZ1 for about three months now and I love it, I get a much higher percentage of good shots compared to the Olympus C700uz that I traded in to buy it.....Here's a link to the shots please give them time to load, all the pictures are straight from the camera with no processing.......

http://www.mets4life.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/allsorts/
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Old Nov 6, 2003, 6:29 PM   #2
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Very nice
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Old Nov 7, 2003, 7:04 AM   #3
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Thanks, one thing of interest that I found when using the B300 was that I get much sharper shots if I screw it directly to the tube rather than to the UV filter that I use to protect the lens..The only drawback is that the B300 is a big heavy lens and it doesn't feel all that secure to me so I handle it carefully..
A solution to the problem would be a metal tube like the one I used with my C700uz, maybe there is one out there somewhere that would fit the FZ1...
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Old Nov 7, 2003, 7:20 AM   #4
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Thanks, one thing of interest that I found when using the B300 was that I get much sharper shots if I screw it directly to the tube rather than to the UV filter that I use to protect the lens
I've noticed that when I try and take closeups of the moon with the UV filter in place (always leave it on of course) there is a little "ghost image" of the moon. I'm guessing that might because the filter is not multi-coated? This Saturday is a lunar eclipse. I'm going to remove the filter to avoid the "ghost" and see what kind of shots I get.
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Old Nov 7, 2003, 10:32 AM   #5
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The only drawback is that the B300 is a big heavy lens and it doesn't feel all that secure to me so I handle it carefully.
The threads in the adapter start about .5mm into the adapter resuting in only about a half turn of connection with the b300 before you run out of threads. Removal of that .5mm of plastic with sandpaper will allow at least one and a half turns and a much more secure connection.
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Old Nov 8, 2003, 10:28 AM   #6
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I have taken quite a lot of moon shots, but I have never come across a ghost image, maybe it is the filter as you suggest. The filter I use is an ordinary hoya uv not the more expensive multi coated model, I guess you will have the answer tonight when you take your eclipse shots...
I was hoping to take some of my own tonight but we have overcast skies today and its reported that it will be a disapointing eclipse for observers here in the UK..
Hmmmm, so thats nothing new for us here, I look forward to seeing your shots if the weather stays fair for you....
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Old Nov 8, 2003, 10:44 AM   #7
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Fred, thanks for the tip about the threads in the adapter, I was aware of this and had allready sanded my tube down as you suggested, but to avoid damaging the plastic threads I had been leaving the uv on and screwing the B300 on to it. The pictures were not as sharp as B300 shots taken with my C700uz, so I took the filter off and there was a noticable improvement in sharpness, but I still wish I could find a metal adapter for peace of mind..
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I agree, Dave. Frequent on/off with filters is going to take its toll on those plastic threads. A metel adapter would be best though it would be difficult to remove the part interferring with the start of the threads. I have considered getting another plastic adapter and experimenting with that. They are only $11.18 at http://www.partsolver.com/Product.as...tutePart=False
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Thats a good idea Fred, I just looked on Panasonic UKs web site and you can order the adapter online for 8.31, so i will order one just in case I ruin this one, and as you say it would also give a chance to experiment..
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This Saturday is a lunar eclipse. I'm going to remove the filter to avoid the "ghost" and see what kind of shots I get.
post your shots man.
i tried to take a few pictures but they are all pretty bad
show me yours
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