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    OK, it's not a 500 series Mercedes. But being a...

    OK, it's not a 500 series Mercedes.
    But being a 300 series Mercedes isn't half bad.
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    Any built in wide angle would be better than...

    Any built in wide angle would be better than using an add-on. That said, "prosumer" cameras usually have filter adapters.buy that, with the cautions I noted in my other post: camera level, split the...
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    Look for a quality 24mm rectilinear lens. 24mm is...

    Look for a quality 24mm rectilinear lens. 24mm is about as wide as you can shoot interiors without introducing distortion, which the rectilinear lens corrects.

    .8 screw-on teles do introduce...
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    "Bokeh", Japanese term that loosely translates as...

    "Bokeh", Japanese term that loosely translates as "out of focus".One way as has been noted is to use the FZ wide open in AV mode. However, the closer your background is to the subject, the more...
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    Yup, no threads. I usually have a Hoya 1b UV on...

    Yup, no threads. I usually have a Hoya 1b UV on behind it so I don't worry.
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    The HAMA multihood has an inexpensive twin: the...

    The HAMA multihood has an inexpensive twin: the HOYA multihood.

    The difference being the HAMA has an inner filter ring; the HOYA does not, which accounts for the difference in price. For the 72mm...
  7. Every camera ever made which does not have or...

    Every camera ever made which does not have or cannot switch to an f/2 (or faster) lens has that exact same problem in "low light", not just Panasonics..

    And yes, the FZ50 will excel at surf...
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    Think you got problems?

    I'm in Manhattan on business (yeah, they let you out of Brooklyn without a passport easy enough, but you gotta use the Subway 'cause the M51 bus is so slooow). I'm at Columbus Circle & 59th Street on...
  9. Redeye is caused by the on-board flash being too...

    Redeye is caused by the on-board flash being too close to the centerline axis of the lens.
    As has already been noted, a hot-shoe flash is the more likely way to eliminate red-eye.

    One other way...
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    I have my official website. All the images there...

    I have my official website. All the images there are "finished" images with frames and captions. If you want captions from those test shots, you have to dig out the Exif data for yourself.
    Those in...
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    I did.Probably because there was/is no "post...

    I did.Probably because there was/is no "post procesing", just shots right out of the camera.You did factor in there were police tapes all-about the place, restricting movement-you did think of...
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    I do not know that to be true (DSLRs don't have...

    I do not know that to be true (DSLRs don't have defaults). You have flash sync limits, which are "Defaults" by any measure.What are/is the fastest flash sync for your own particular DSLR?
    Go ahead,...
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    Do you know what Baseball players, pianists,...

    Do you know what Baseball players, pianists, golfers, teachers, opera singers, musicians, football players, skiers and photographers et al. have in common?
    Practice. Experimentation. Working...
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    The Pansonic DMC-FZ20 is not a DSLR. Oh, maybe...

    The Pansonic DMC-FZ20 is not a DSLR. Oh, maybe you meant yours. I wouldn't know since I shoot EOS and other film SLRs.The "max flash sync" for the camera I used in the tests is 1/200th sec. Don't...
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    I said: “**In the shutter speed sync "Tests", I...

    I said: “**In the shutter speed sync "Tests", I discovered (was surprised to discover) the camera has two flash sync defaults for the aperture”

    And answered: “…at 1/2000th sec. it (camera)...
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    OT. But what's your point?

    OT. But what's your point?
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    There are shots in at least six different...

    There are shots in at least six different exposure or flash test setups, each setup intended to show different (some say difficult) shooting circumstances.
    ______________________________________...
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    Test shots

    A few situational (set-up or planned) test shots. Mine.
    Still working on my various shooting settings. Most images have Exif data. Some don't.
    Will answer solid questions, will not respond to...
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    My so-called "FZ love" came from owning the FZ20....

    My so-called "FZ love" came from owning the FZ20. After testing it extensively, I decided it would serve me well as my "out the door" camera, replacing my former out the door bag that weighed from 20...
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    "Hmmm", then my FZ20's 36-432mm, f/2.8 f/2.8...

    "Hmmm", then my FZ20's 36-432mm, f/2.8 f/2.8 constant aperture throughout the entire zoom range lens doesn't exist. Better not let those other FZ20 owners hear you say that."Hmmm" my FZ20 goes out to...
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    "...go ahead: make my day"

    "...go ahead: make my day"
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    That may have been the way your worked, but not...

    That may have been the way your worked, but not me. I'm anal retentive about details. I ask specific questions. You must have been working with rank amateurs.You actually worked on shoots that had no...
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    One thing people frequently do in threads is try...

    One thing people frequently do in threads is try to force their own misunderstanding or concept on the OP. As your observation below: "Perspective" is part of composing. But his "view" is based on...
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    All that simply means is you're a pitiful, poorly...

    All that simply means is you're a pitiful, poorly organized person who ought to be playing with his games instead of shooting images.There are no "absolutes".
    Composing in the viewfinder is the...
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    I'd bet a dollar to a donut you wear a Huggie's...

    I'd bet a dollar to a donut you wear a Huggie's Husky and you just soaked it through and through:p Your brain must be cranked up on those non-name cigarettes again.
    If you knew anything about me,...
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