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Old Feb 7, 2005, 7:59 PM   #21
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Boy this is a testy group. I was just posting, what I thought was a nice birdy picture and look at all the feathers that are ruffled.

Maybe I will post a really crappy picture and see what happens.:G

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Old Feb 7, 2005, 8:06 PM   #22
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Very nice shot smac!!! did you use a tripod???
No tripod, So far all shots have been hand held. Even though the literature says that the Image Stabilization may not work I have found that it works quite well. Even at total maximum zoom which works out to be 1890mm focal length in 35mm terms. I have used the included lens bracket attached to my monopod and then braced that against my stomach for more stability. But I am still breathing and walking around while shooting. Here's a big tip to anyone thinking of this lens. The Quantray monopod at BestBuy works really well in the way I described above. It just add a little more stability when you are at max zoom.

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I think your math is wrong it equates to a 1.5 or 630mm.? You could never hand hold 1890mm.
Sorry Playlong my math isn't wrong. I didn't use any math. I was merely quoting from the Panasonic spec sheet that came with the lens. If my interpretation of the chart was wrong than I apologize for misleading you.

You needn?t bother critiquing my shot of the spec sheet. I know that the Leica can do better. It was just a hurried shot to post here.

And how do you know what my hands can hold? Just kidding. Of course your right.

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That is Panasonic BS. If you want to count software that is fine, but the hardware is 1.5 x 420. Anybody who knows cameras never quotesdigital enhancement as a lens property. You might like some reinforcement.

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Old Feb 7, 2005, 8:14 PM   #23
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BTW I took the bird shot and did some improvments would you like to see?
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Old Feb 7, 2005, 8:20 PM   #24
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It was a nice birdy picture and I enjoyed it. Wish I could do the same.
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Old Feb 7, 2005, 8:40 PM   #25
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BTW I took the bird shot and did some improvments would you like to see?
With all respect. Not really. Thanks anyway.
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Old Feb 7, 2005, 9:50 PM   #26
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It was a nice birdy picture and I enjoyed it. Wish I could do the same.
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Old Feb 7, 2005, 10:57 PM   #27
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amazingly beautiful pic , so alive...
stunning
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Old Feb 8, 2005, 12:48 AM   #28
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Nice shot and example of what panasonic's tele converter is capable of. Keep em commin smac.

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Old Feb 21, 2005, 3:30 AM   #29
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The hardware is actually 1.5 X 432mm (35mm equivalent) = 648mm

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Old Feb 22, 2005, 9:52 PM   #30
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Many people on this and other forums believe that more money makes for better quality or better cost benefit. This is just not true. People who put circular polarizer on an FZ are wasting money; people who put the multicoated and thin filters are wasting money. People who buy SD cards faster then 10mbs are wasting their money. In addition, people whobuy a badged DMW-LZ10 are not getting the cost benefit of their investment. Panasonic does not make these lenses.
With high lumens as indicated in the picture, I would match a Tcon14B against the center quality of the LZ10, the only difference is I would need to do a slight edge crop, and for the money difference I will do the slight edge crop.
Can i ask why you think the multicoated uv filter is a bad idea? I am looking to get one to protect my lens and of couse I thought the HoyaUV Pro1 HMC Filter (A$56)would be best. Do you think I should save my money and just get the HoyaUV Filter (A$21). Would I notice much difference? I saw that the Hoya HMC filter does not have a front thread so this is not suitable.
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