FZ70 Announced. Is This Just Another Frankencamera?

Started Jul 18, 2013 | Discussions thread
Ronomy Veteran Member • Posts: 4,062
Re: FZ70 Announced. Is This Just Another Frankencamera?

Cyril Catt wrote:

I like the 20-1200 mm range, but at over 600 g it would be like going back to lugging a DSLR again

Not really - think about how many lenses you'd need for a DSLR, to cover 20mm through to 1200mm... and how big and heavy they would be. Not to mention how much they'd cost. Isn't that the point of a superzoom?

I'm already in DSLR territory by taking a teleconverter when I go to airshows with my FZ200. If I had 1200mm (actually just 900mm would do)... I could ditch the teleconverter and half the weight...!

I like how the camera handles with the TC connected. Depth of field is a lot narrower tho. Sometimes I prefer to shoot with the digital zoom instead because of this. But I have also shot using the TC and digital all the way out to 2040mm equivalent with good results...hand held too! TC conversion must be turned on for the IS to allow you to get these shots tho.

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