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Old Nov 29, 2011, 11:02 AM   #11
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"Though I still stick to the statement that why do you want to upgrade from an fz40..... "

I've been hearing a lot of great things about the camera; and I do want two cameras, in case one has problems. Having two in the same series would be a big plus, for user friendly. Right now, FZ150 is top of the FZ line. The tilt, etc. LCD is another plus. The price now, is cheaper than what I paid for the FZ40.
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Old Nov 29, 2011, 11:05 AM   #12
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Wes, I have considered that extender.

Well, if a new model comes out with a longer zoom; then I guess I'll have three FZ's.

Living in the Country; I use full zoom, handheld quite a bit.
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How about 'putting the cat amongst the pigeons' ???

Not sure how this camera has tested out, has a larger sensor and x26 zoom..... Fuji x-s1..... OK, not a panny
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Old Nov 29, 2011, 8:18 PM   #14
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Hi Square One; nope, I'm totally sold on the FZ.
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Why not keep this camera, add a tcon and get an SLR instead because no matter what it is, all these cameras suck in low light
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The FZ-150 is much improved in the low light department due to it's new sensor/processor combo. It's even faster than the older model also. A very fine,versatile camera.
I'd look at adding a quality converter to that if you want more reach...
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Why not keep this camera, add a tcon and get an SLR instead because no matter what it is, all these cameras suck in low light
For my type of shooting; lights in the dark, etc. I find the FZ40 stunning! I used the "Night scene" mode, & handheld full zoom to a house's lights reflecting on the lake, & was pleasantly surprised that it turned out as good as it did. On the tripod it was amazing.

I've had SLR's in the past, not interested at all in them anymore.

I will be keeping the FZ40 as my backup camera.
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Old Nov 30, 2011, 11:06 AM   #18
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Thanks Simon!
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Hi i recentyly bought a FZ150 and first impressions are good,the 1.3x extra on the standard lens does not seem to lose any noticeable quality for video but i cant seem to find out if the 1.3x intelligent zoom works if the 1.7x pana extender lens is fitted on the camera,i do a lot of wildlife so all the magnification i can get is needed at times.Chris
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Just got my 150 and I played just a little bit with it. The greatest thing is the speed, it's amazingly fast, it's like it takes the picture before you press the shutter. Great for shooting kids, you can really catch that fun expression or move.
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