G5 or XS-1

Started May 1, 2013 | Discussions thread
Grimm
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Re: G5 or XS-1
In reply to chrisnorris, May 1, 2013

Also note the G5 has the Ext Tele Zoom option.  It goes to 1.4X and 2X.  So if you get the 100-300mm lens, you can get an equivalent 1200mm.  I don't remember what the size specification is, but for the 1.4X you have to set it to a Medium size picture, and for 2X you have to go to the Small size.  IIRC, it doesn't crop the middle of the picture like a standard digital zoom, so the picture quality is much better.  I've tried it a couple times on my G5 with the 45-150mm lens.  Granted I'm not a pro, but I see little difference in quality between the standard zoom and using the ETZ, other than the picture size.

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