FZ1000, Infamous Back Wheel Pushing Back?

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Proacguy Regular Member • Posts: 296
FZ1000, Infamous Back Wheel Pushing Back?

It seems the FZ1000 has the back wheel pushing in operation once again. In view of the horror story I have had with the back wheel pushing in on the FZ200 that broke after 1 year, and with many other users also, are we heading back to the same problem?
Please  tell me that I am wrong!

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morepix
morepix Veteran Member • Posts: 8,796
Horror lite?

Proacguy wrote:

It seems the FZ1000 has the back wheel pushing in operation once again. In view of the horror story I have had with the back wheel ...

Ugh! But how do you know it's the push-click and not just a nice, smoothly rotating control wheel? If it actually is the old style, what a shame -- even a niggle. Ddon't you think "horror" is a bit strong?

I guess it's a way to get two control wheels for the price of one, but it sure doesn't do it very well. I've been delighted at how easy it is to operate the control wheels on my Olympus Stylus 1 and E-M10. Why doesn't Panasonic learn?

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Proacguy OP Regular Member • Posts: 296
Re: Horror lite?

Qote from the DP Review Hands on:

The FZ1000 supplies a single, clickable rear command dial. In full manual mode, pressing the command dial shifts between shutter and aperture priority. In semi-manual modes, pressing the dial toggles between exposure compensation and aperture, shutter or program shift, depending on your mode. Exposure compensation is not available in manual mode.

Seems a click wheell like on the FZ200.

morepix
morepix Veteran Member • Posts: 8,796
Re: Horror lite?

Proacguy wrote:

Quote from the DP Review Hands on:

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Gotcha. Thanks for the info. Too bad, too bad. One might almost say, taking one's lead from Colonel Kurtz, "The horror, the horror!"

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JoePhoto Veteran Member • Posts: 6,916
Re: Horror lite?

I hope the wheel is easier to turn without accidently activating the "button".

I know there are some trick ways to do it on the FZ-200 but I still have problems with it.

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Stephen McDonald
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Turn and Push Wheel

Sony moved away from the dual-action wheel this year. Now, the push part is done to choose the function, on the arrow-button cluster. You can use either the left/right buttons or the wheel to change the setting. I didn't like it at first, but after awhile, I found it to be quicker and more precise.

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cainn24 Senior Member • Posts: 4,890
Re: Horror lite?

morepix wrote:

Proacguy wrote:

Quote from the DP Review Hands on:

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Gotcha. Thanks for the info. Too bad, too bad. One might almost say, taking one's lead from Colonel Kurtz, "The horror, the horror!"

Look at it though:

http://camerasize.com/compare/#556,349

It's bigger, more robust looking.  Sure, maybe it's just a cosmetic/ergonomic tweak, but it's also possible that they reworked the whole mechanism.

Unfortunately it will probably take longer than the warranty period to find out...

John Miles
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Re: FZ1000, Infamous Back Wheel Pushing Back?

The wheel is reported as being much better than that on the FZ200:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpyCJdjYFVg

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