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Old Jan 29, 2006, 10:33 AM   #1
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How much does the conversion setting in the menu display affect the use of a telephoto lens, or does it matter?
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Old Jan 29, 2006, 10:46 AM   #2
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I can see no difference. Except you get a warning to set the zoom as high as possible....On the FZ10 and 20 it started the zoom at 6X but it seems to do nothing on the FZ30.
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How much does the conversion setting in the menu display affect the use of a telephoto lens, or does it matter?

I am not familiar with this menu item at all what is it supposed to be about?
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How much does the conversion setting in the menu display affect the use of a telephoto lens, or does it matter?

I am not familiar with this menu item at all what is it supposed to be about?
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Old Jan 30, 2006, 8:59 AM   #5
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Rduve...........

There is a setting in the REC menu of the FZ cameras ( last item)

the setting is conversion and you have the choice of

Off---tele--- or wide

On the FZ 20 the tele setting started the zoom at 6X to avoid vignetting and I think the wide would only allow you to zoom to 2X but since the FZ30 has the mechanical zoom you just get a warning screen to the effect of, you are in that mode and to set the zoom to as much tele or wide as available.but I see no advantage to it at all.
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Old Jan 30, 2006, 9:12 AM   #6
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Genece, I, for one, do appreciate your responses and advice. It has really been great assistance to me, a novice. In going through the record menu, I just kept wondering exactly what the conversion setting was for, but could not find a clear answer other than to what setting to use.

Thanks again for your expertise.
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Rduve...........

There is a setting in the REC menu of the FZ cameras ( last item)

the setting is conversion and you have the choice of

Off---tele--- or wide

On the FZ 20 the tele setting started the zoom at 6X to avoid vignetting and I think the wide would only allow you to zoom to 2X but since the FZ30 has the mechanical zoom you just get a warning screen to the effect of, you are in that mode and to set the zoom to as much tele or wide as available.but I see no advantage to it at all.

Thanks a lot. That was news to me.
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