FZ300/330 Lens Tests - Can I use f2.8? f8?

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FZ300/330 Lens Tests - Can I use f2.8? f8?
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I have just put about 88 tripod shots on Google Photos.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/yZSLQEc946KbRLcS9

Click on the 1st file, and "i" for Info, and you will see file name:

60028-Z1040517-r1500.jpg

The 5-digit prefix means 600mm EFL, f.2.8.

Click on another one further down and you get e.g.:

02550-Z1040593-r1500.jpg

So this is 25mm EFL, f5.0.

They are in order from 600mm to 25 mm EFL, then f2.8 to f8.

EFLs are 600mm, 500, 400, 300, 75, 50, 35 and 25. And odd-ball 51 which is really 50mm.

f-stops are f2.8, 3.2, 3.5, 4.0, 5.0, 5.6, 6.3, 7.1 and 8.0.

I may add some more at around 200mm, 150 and 100 EFL, not sure yet.

Conclusions? I love f2.8 (I shoot quirky objects in low light more than ultimate fur and feather outdoors), it has a bit of "special light" in it, different from f4, to my eyes.

I shall avoid f8, but f7.1 is OK and f6.3 is fine.

And yes, it's a beast of a lens.

Best camera to buy right now is a spare FZ330, in case this one dies, but I don't shoot high volume, so it may see me out . . . like so many things, these days . . .

Have a nice day,

Mike

PS the boring bits: All SOOC, Aperture Priority Mode, Vivid Photo Style, 0 Contrast, 0 Sharpening, -5 NR, 0 Saturation, AWB 2 clicks towards Amber, Single AF box with size adjustments, no i-Settings, no filters and no lens hood.

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