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Old Dec 1, 2003, 3:30 PM   #1
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My aunt is a professional photographer and I was showing her my FZ1, she was very impressed! I told her that it was F2.8 through the entire zoom and she didn't believe me. She said that for it to be 2.8 "the lens would cost thousands of dollars."
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Old Dec 1, 2003, 5:24 PM   #2
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She said that for it to be 2.8 "the lens would cost thousands of dollars."
It's probably true in a professional dSLR camera since the lens is much bigger and heavier with more glass because of the larger sensor...

On your camera the CCD is tiny (hence a much smaller and less expensive lens) for the same effective f/2.8 and collects less light because of the smaller area -> How high in ISO can the FZ1 goes until the noise level overwhelm the image? :?
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How high in ISO can the FZ1 goes until the noise level overwhelm the image? :?
Well, after 200 it starts to pick up some noise. Here's some noise at f2.8 and 400 ISO:

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That's where the difference is with larger sensor (and larger lens with the same aperture) you can achieve much higher ISO (@ a cost)!
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