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Old Aug 23, 2010, 12:10 PM   #41
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With every passing day I lose interest in the “MOS driven” FZ100
and am now waiting to hear more about the FZ45/40. After all,
that is the true successor to the FZ38/35 and maybe going to be
the real performer for Panasonic in 2010/11.
I'm not sure anymore what the FZ100 was intended for, besides
to compete with Canon and Fuji models? Maybe within another year
or two Panasonic can "tweak" the MOS sensor and improve the IQ
...... who knows?
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Old Aug 23, 2010, 2:52 PM   #42
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Thanks for the kind words. If I did not own the FZ35 I probably wouldn't be as critical. I was like a kid waiting for Christmas. I thought this camera was going to exactly what I needed. But the more pictures I took the more disappointed I became. I began to realize trying to "make" this camera perform was not fun. I also hope a firmware solution might work. Or perhaps a better photographer can show me how good the FZ100 can be.
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Old Aug 23, 2010, 3:09 PM   #43
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I must have been pretty sad about sending back the FZ100.

This guy showed up along with a buddy at my pond.

It was killing me to send it back.






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Old Aug 24, 2010, 8:21 AM   #44
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Clint,

I recognize those guys,...they post over on DP forum. They just stopped in to invite you to a pixel peeping party.

It's really hard to believe the flap over the FZ100. I have noted that most FZ35 owners reject it. Like you, I hope they get some sort of fix. I think the features of the camera are the best in the field,.....so far.

Thanks for your valuable input to my decision to delay my purchase. You were very helpful.

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Old Aug 24, 2010, 8:42 AM   #45
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Jack I hope they can fix it also. They might even have a price drop. If they can get it up to the level of the FZ35 I'll buy it. I saw a post over at DP about some pictures with FZ100 by someone in Sweden (all in Swedish). He got much better results. He must be a lot better than me!! I couldn't get mine to look that good. It's amazing the wide variety of "experience's" this camera has generated.
Here's the link - go to the bottom and look at the ISO ranges 100 to 1600. I'd really like to know how he did it.
http://www.cyberphoto.se/?http://www...cle=FZ100svart

Look in the Testbilder tab and go to the bottom
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Jack I hope they can fix it also. They might even have a price drop. If they can get it up to the level of the FZ35 I'll buy it. I saw a post over at DP about some pictures with FZ100 by someone in Sweden (all in Swedish). He got much better results. He must be a lot better than me!! I couldn't get mine to look that good. It's amazing the wide variety of "experience's" this camera has generated.
Here's the link - go to the bottom and look at the ISO ranges 100 to 1600. I'd really like to know how he did it.
http://www.cyberphoto.se/?http://www...cle=FZ100svart
1600... I'd like to know that also.
The funny thing is, and I wish I could find it right now, I saw this link on another forum. There though the pictures were being bashed.

How did the return work out? B&H treat you fair or give you a hassle?
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Old Aug 24, 2010, 12:07 PM   #47
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It's really strange there is such a diversity of results.


B&H was hassle free!! Very good customer service. I sent in the email request Sunday and they responded with the RMA on Monday and today I shipped it UPS to them.
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I must have been pretty sad about sending back the FZ100.
This guy showed up along with a buddy at my pond.
It was killing me to send it back.


Someone hit a deer on the road behind us and about 6 of these guys ate good for a few days.


I forgot to mention what one buzzard said to the other - "You sure get a lot to eat for only a buck!"
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Old Aug 25, 2010, 9:42 AM   #49
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Jack - go here http://digitalman.smugmug.com/Other/...81600675_XQFpf

take a look at the O - original - that's the full size - I dl'ed a few to check the EXIF - what do you think??

Look at the one with the Washington Monument and field full size.



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This is really quite a forum,.....

In contrast to other forums, two members can take a different course on a camera purchase, after a trial period, and don't feel they have to call each other blind, stupid, or crazy. You guys do it right and it's fun to be along for the ride with you.

Thanks to you and Clint for sharing your experiences with the FZ100.

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Jack - go here http://digitalman.smugmug.com/Other/...81600675_XQFpf

take a look at the O - original - that's the full size - I dl'ed a few to check the EXIF - what do you think??

Look at the one with the Washington Monument and field full size.
Clint,...I looked at a few of those and they certainly don't look very good in the original size, but I'm not sure what that means. I guess I've never looked at any pictures in the "original" size before.

The debate on the FZ100 rages on and I'm a bit shell shocked, frankly. I'm not much of a pixel peeper and never print large. Basically, I've been happy with every digital camera I've ever had, all the way back to 2mp models. So, I suspect that I will have the FZ100 or the new Canon (when and if), as the burst modes are something I value.

I think you are performing a valuable service to forum members with your continued discussion of the FZ100. It will help many of us be happier with our decision to buy or not. I hope you will continue to investigate the FZ100, and I suspect you will. Thanks!

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