FZ70 Announced. Is This Just Another Frankencamera?

Started Jul 18, 2013 | Discussions thread
Hatstand Senior Member • Posts: 1,549
LA8 adapter...?!

I note they still support the LT55 teleconverter via a new LA8 adapter tube. That would give a max of 2040mm equiv. Panny's image stabilisation is good, but even so -  surely 2040mm is unusable without a Very Serious Tripod?!

What interests me, is the new LA8 adapter. Adapter tubes are often shared between more than one Panny model. Will the successor to the FZ200 also use the LA8? That would indicate a larger lens assembly, an expanded zoom range, and a similar overall size.

I hope so. I don't mind larger size if it means 20mm at the wide end, more zoom at the long end, and a more comfortable grip.

Forget 1200mm though, I'd rather have a lower maximum zoom and faster apertures instead. eg. 900mm would mean I could leave my 1.5x teleconverter at home, when I go to airshows...

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