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    I had one vertical stripes appear on the LCD...

    I had one vertical stripes appear on the LCD while capturing 'flare for effect' for a class. The stripe did not appear on the captured photos. This was very distracting but did not harm the photos. ...
  2. I have an fz30 and an fz5. The fz5 takes great...

    I have an fz30 and an fz5. The fz5 takes great pictures but does not have many of the features of the fz30. I use it to take impromtu pics of the grandkids and keep it in my briefcase or purse. It...
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    You are way too technical for me. I leave white...

    You are way too technical for me. I leave white balance set to cloudy with +3 adjustment on both my fz30 and fz5. This was recommended in a book on exposure by Bryan F. Peterson and it works for...
  4. Thread: Lens Baby

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    Lens Baby

    Does anyone know if it is possible to attach a Lens Baby to the fz30? What I have read about this lens is interesting, but I am not inventive enough to know whether it can be attached or not. You...
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    Was your dial set to motion? Auto review is...

    Was your dial set to motion? Auto review is greyed in this case.
  6. Thread: First EZ

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    z30 has an extended optical zoom(EZ) that you can...

    z30 has an extended optical zoom(EZ) that you can select which changes max optical zoom from 12 to 19.1 and reduces the # of pixels to 3m. There are various settings of size and aspect ratio that...
  7. Thread: First EZ

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    First EZ

    For the 1st time since I bought the z30, I used EZ. My thought had been 'why have an 8m camera and take a 3m shot?'. Something I saw on the web planted the seed. This pic was taken about 50 feet...
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    It appears that the camera is getting higher...

    It appears that the camera is getting higher reviews than the movie.
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    Very beautiful pics. Mary

    Very beautiful pics. Mary
  10. Thread: First RDS Shots

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    I looked on the web and answered my own question....

    I looked on the web and answered my own question. Obviously I am not a hunter.
    I found prices from $8000+ to $50. If you don't mind sharing, please describe your setup.

    Thanks, Mary
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    Very good shots. Be proud of any birds caught...

    Very good shots. Be proud of any birds caught in flight with good detail. I searched for washington hawks and got a interesting list. (politically speaking). Could not identify your bird.

    Now...
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    Now that you have perked my interest just as I...

    Now that you have perked my interest just as I became satisfied with the raynox 2020, please do as gene suggested and spend the big bucks for one. I googled and found a review and found the price...
  13. Thread: New FZ30

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    I also had 7hi before i bought my first fz20 (now...

    I also had 7hi before i bought my first fz20 (now have a fz30 and fz5). I absolutely had to use a tripod for almost all pictures especially indoors. I still use it on a tripod with flash for...
  14. Thread: FZ5 Macro Focus

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    I normally do not shoot macro with the fz5 (i use...

    I normally do not shoot macro with the fz5 (i use fz30 for this), so I just tried the fz5 macro and mine focuses just like the manual says. I will say that up close with no zoom got a sharper image....
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    That was about what the estimate was on mine. So...

    That was about what the estimate was on mine. So I bought a new one. You can get a fz5 for about or maybe even less than $395. It operates like the fz20 and is much smaller. If you want to go...
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    I bought some thin foam from Michaels to place on...

    I bought some thin foam from Michaels to place on top and discarded the gadget thing and used a plastic bead box from Michaels for batteries, len cloths, shower caps, etc. I put this box on top of...
  17. This has been a lengthy and enlightening...

    This has been a lengthy and enlightening discourse. Someone mentioned velcro along the way. Thanks! I bought a package of squares and put bristly one over the LUMIX on the cap and put soft one the...
  18. WOW! just looked at your gadgets. so far the...

    WOW! just looked at your gadgets. so far the only one I am capable of doing is removing the glass from a filter to use as a spacer for the 2020. ( I didn't even cut myself.)
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    Genece and Stanstan, I bought the classic tool...

    Genece and Stanstan, I bought the classic tool box yesterday and now have everything (almost everything) snugly packed in it. thanks for posting the idea. I began visiting this site about 2 years...
  20. I bought a generic cap at a local camera store...

    I bought a generic cap at a local camera store for my minolta. found this one online that should fit the fz30.
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  21. I hestitate to suggest since I am definitely an...

    I hestitate to suggest since I am definitely an amateur, but wouldn't the on board flash been sufficient for these photos? Mary
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    I have 2 corsair(133x) that i used in fz5 and...

    I have 2 corsair(133x) that i used in fz5 and fz30 with no problems. I filled both in test mode to make sure that everything was ok before taking pics. After some unfortunate experiences with other...
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    Thanks, this sounds like a good idea. ...

    Thanks, this sounds like a good idea. Unfortunately I have purchased and given away several bags because I keep getting more stuff. Sounds like the Lowe's case will help. Mary
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    Please describe the Lowes aluminum case again. ...

    Please describe the Lowes aluminum case again. Thanks, Mary
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    genece, have replaced tripod. though in this...

    genece, have replaced tripod. though in this case, i am not sure that it was totally at fault. a family member, who shall remain nameless contributed to the fiasco. family member did not complain...
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