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Old Apr 1, 2005, 5:51 PM   #1
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:?A friend of mine ordered an FZ5 black from Adorama over a month ago. She just received an email from them saying that Panasonic is only making the Z5 in Silver.Is this true or are they just trying to make sure she buys her camera from them because they don't have black.:?
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Someone on another thread said black won't be available until May.
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Old Apr 1, 2005, 6:02 PM   #3
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Thanks Slipe, I guess their trying to push the silver ones.
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Old Apr 1, 2005, 7:57 PM   #4
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they all take the same pictures...
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Old Apr 1, 2005, 8:08 PM   #5
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they all take the same pictures...

The way the eyepiece sticks out on the FZs causes you to get a lot of reflection in bright sunlight from the silver models. It makes it hard to see the EVF well. An eye cup solves the problem completely, and I recommend one even for the black models.


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Old Apr 1, 2005, 8:16 PM   #6
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i have a silver FZ20, and no problem with reflections... of course, i stick my eye pretty close to the eyepiece... do they make an eyecup to fti the FZ'z?
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Old Apr 1, 2005, 8:40 PM   #7
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Adorama lists both the dmc-FZ5S (silver) and the dmc-FZ5B (black); pre-order either for $459. I wouldn't agree to getting a silver one if you want a black one. I have a fz5b on pre-order from amazon with an expected delivery date of April 22and I fully expect it to be black. The fz4 is silver only but nobody has that.
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Old Apr 1, 2005, 10:17 PM   #8
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Thanks Fmoore, I will suggest to my friend to cancel the order from Adorama and try Amazon. Jer
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Old Apr 2, 2005, 12:09 AM   #9
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I have a black one, so Panasonic are definitely making and shipping black FZ5s.
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Old Apr 2, 2005, 8:31 AM   #10
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I ordered the FZ5 from Onecall.com in Black, Fed ex Tracking has it in Memphis at their sorting facility, and I should have it early next week. They are selling it for 499 with free shipping, but they price matched some other sites for 457 when I asked. I have bought from them before and they have very good service, and are authorized dealers of everything they sell. If you happen to go with them, give them my name, as they have a new program that pays cash for people that refer business to them. Just send me a private message (I don't have any affiliation, just a satisfied customer who wouldn't mind getting some free cash back!)

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