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Old Nov 25, 2003, 2:42 PM   #11
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Low-light focusing is not too bad but it could use an AF-assist lamp like all digicams that don't have one. A bigger low-light problem is a lack of "gain up" on the EVF or LCD in low light conditions.
I wonder, can one use a small flashlight (the kind that attaches to a keychain) as a low-tech AF-assist?
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I've seen some people using those "laser pen" to help AF-assist. This guy in particular was on a low-light dance club taking pictures of his friends, and pointed his laser pen on them. I'm not sure if this works or not, but he was taking pictures with a Sony mavica or something.

Does any body have any experience with this? Specially with FZ1 - FZ10? If this laser pen trick works, it would be really easy to take picture on dark places...
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Old Nov 30, 2003, 9:17 PM   #12
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Just had a chance to do one to one comparison between the
new Panasonic FZ-10 and my old standy, the Oly 2100 UZ, at
United Center, Chicago, second level, at the Ringling Bros.
Circus. Interesting results to say the least. The Panasonic
definitely needs AF-assist, and just can't match the crispness
of the Oly at 2.0 MB. If anyone can tell me how to send these
pix along to see, I will. Panasonic has definite noise at high
tele compared to the Oly, but very nice wide angle at the other
end.
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Old Dec 1, 2003, 12:22 AM   #13
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Just had a chance to do one to one comparison between the
new Panasonic FZ-10 and my old standy, the Oly 2100 UZ, at
United Center, Chicago, second level, at the Ringling Bros.
Circus. Interesting results to say the least. The Panasonic
definitely needs AF-assist, and just can't match the crispness
of the Oly at 2.0 MB. If anyone can tell me how to send these
pix along to see, I will. Panasonic has definite noise at high
tele compared to the Oly, but very nice wide angle at the other
end.
Did you take 2MB or 4MB pictures with the FZ10?
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Old Dec 1, 2003, 12:50 AM   #14
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I took 4 MB with the Panasonic, 2 MB with the Oly
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Old Dec 1, 2003, 6:40 PM   #15
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Default Steve -- Low Light Focus Assist Light

I, too, am wondering about using a flashlight or infrared or red LED beam to assist in focusing the FZ10, which has none.

Do you or anybody else have any experience with this?

The laser sounds a little dangerous to your subjects eyes.

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Old Dec 1, 2003, 7:14 PM   #16
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The laser sounds a little dangerous to your subjects eyes.
If it's class 2 or higher.

What we need is a laser pointer that:
a) Uses a class 1 laser.
b) Displays a pattern instead of a dot.

Something like the hologram laser AF assisf of some Sony cameras but external.
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