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Panasonic FZ50 beats the DSLRs (again!)



 
 
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Old November 20th 07, 10:36 AM posted to rec.photo.digital.slr-systems,aus.photo,rec.photo.equipment.35mm
John Adams[_2_]
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Default Panasonic FZ50 beats the DSLRs (again!)

Douglas wrote:
The DSLR devotees and worshipers of EOS will not be pleased about this.

Faced with the need for silence but having instructions to capture the
ceremony ruled out using a DSLR with their quaint clatter as a spring
loaded mirror comes to a shuddering halt against hard rubber stops and
the equally noisy “clack” of their shutters… Instead I used one of my
Panasonic FZ50 "santa's little helper" cameras in stealth mode.

No mirror to slap, no vibrations to blur the shot. No need for high
shutter speed = high ISO… None of that stuff but perfect pictures none
the less!

http://www.douglasjames.com.au/panasonic-perfect.htm

Douglas


My DSLR has live view on the LCD so I can lock up the mirror out of the
way of the LCD and do the same thing.
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Old November 20th 07, 08:24 PM posted to rec.photo.digital.slr-systems,aus.photo,rec.photo.equipment.35mm
Douglas[_5_]
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Default Panasonic FZ50 beats the DSLRs (again!)


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Douglas wrote:
The DSLR devotees and worshipers of EOS will not be pleased about this.

Faced with the need for silence but having instructions to capture the
ceremony ruled out using a DSLR with their quaint clatter as a spring
loaded mirror comes to a shuddering halt against hard rubber stops and
the equally noisy "clack" of their shutters. Instead I used one of my
Panasonic FZ50 "santa's little helper" cameras in stealth mode.

No mirror to slap, no vibrations to blur the shot. No need for high
shutter speed = high ISO. None of that stuff but perfect pictures none
the less!

http://www.douglasjames.com.au/panasonic-perfect.htm

Douglas


My DSLR has live view on the LCD so I can lock up the mirror out of the
way of the LCD and do the same thing.


Perhaps ...but you would still have had to (noisily) lock up the mirror.
House rules forbid that. I get special exemption at (some) churches because
the FZ50 operates silently. I'm not sure if you can keep the mirror locked
up or have to reset it with each shot. The FZ50 runs in silent mode all the
time.

LCD viewfinders is a very new feature arriving on DSLRs. Long overdue too.
One of my new cameras (which I hope will arrive before Christmas) has this
feature so my opinion of the best gear for the job could change soon. Also
if the D3 does have the performance at ISO 3200 it is reported to have, it
will change forever the way we take low light photos. Unless of course house
rules forbid cameras making noise!

Douglas


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Old November 22nd 07, 07:28 PM posted to rec.photo.digital.slr-systems,aus.photo,rec.photo.equipment.35mm
John Adams[_2_]
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Default Panasonic FZ50 beats the DSLRs (again!)

Douglas wrote:

Perhaps ...but you would still have had to (noisily) lock up the mirror.
House rules forbid that. I get special exemption at (some) churches because
the FZ50 operates silently. I'm not sure if you can keep the mirror locked
up or have to reset it with each shot.


It stays locked up until you turn off the live view. I could lock it up
before I enter the church and keep it that way until I either leave or
the batteries go dead.
 




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