How does FZ30 fare today?

Started Dec 15, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: How does FZ30 fare today?
In reply to BobT, Dec 16, 2012

I think it still fares well.  For me the handling and usability of the rings combined with just enough of a zoom range is a match that I haven't found a replacement for yet.

I've taken my FZ30 around the world with me while I was in the USN and I don't think a camera that had a extending zoom lense would have survived as well.  Many times I've turned a plastic shopping bag into a improvised rain shield using the UV Filter to cut a perfect hole in the bag and kept shooting. I wouldn't have felt safe doing that with a setup that would cause the bag to shift while I was in the moment and not paying attention to anything but the shot.

I really hope that someday I will be able to find another camera that has the handling features I want (one control dial on each side of the hand hold, ring controls for zoom, viewfinder, non-extending lens).

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