FZ1000 for African Safari

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Golfing Bob Regular Member • Posts: 111
FZ1000 for African Safari

I am trying to decide which camera to take on Safari and would like some feedback from anyone that has used the FZ1000. Thanks for your help.

Panasonic FZ1000
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PerH Contributing Member • Posts: 902
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Golfing Bob wrote:

I am trying to decide which camera to take on Safari and would like some feedback from anyone that has used the FZ1000. Thanks for your help.

Here is some pics from my safari to Tanzania 2015 with FZ1000:

https://www.dpreview.com/galleries/7927425375/albums/panasonic-fz1000#page=3

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OP Golfing Bob Regular Member • Posts: 111
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Wow Awesome Pictures.

Digital Nigel Forum Pro • Posts: 10,244
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Golfing Bob wrote:

I am trying to decide which camera to take on Safari and would like some feedback from anyone that has used the FZ1000. Thanks for your help.

These albums were mainly shot with my FZ1000;

https://www.flickr.com/photos/recliner/collections/72157659473606682/

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jonno35 Regular Member • Posts: 455
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I've not been on safari but I have had some great shots cruising Norway, wildlife, vistas mountains, ideal camera for those things.

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dwightr8
dwightr8 Regular Member • Posts: 458
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Golfing Bob wrote:

I am trying to decide which camera to take on Safari and would like some feedback from anyone that has used the FZ1000. Thanks for your help.

Here's some pics from our 2018 safari in Tanzania. Most were taken with my FZ1000, a few with a ZS100 and a few with a Canon SX50. For me, I felt the FZ1000 to be about the perfect camera for this type of situation. Since we were in a vehicle most of the time, size and weight aren't a major consideration (although I do carry the FZ1000 when hiking too).  Most of the time the animals were close enough so the reach of FZ1000's lens was more than adequate.  Having the camera ready all the time and being able to shoot quickly is very important.  You never know when something good is going to pop up.

I basically use my images for slide shows, posting on the internet, and printing a few small to medium sized prints so again the FZ1000 fits the bill.

My wife and I both felt the safari was the trip of a lifetime and having good pictures to look at helps us relive it from time to time.

We'll look forward to seeing pictures from you when you return.  I'm sure you'll enjoy it immensely.

https://dwightreed.smugmug.com/Tanzania/i-TFCB9jM

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PerH Contributing Member • Posts: 902
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Golfing Bob wrote:

Wow Awesome Pictures.

Thanks

During the whole trip, I used iZoom to get close enough

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Anders_K Contributing Member • Posts: 532
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PerH wrote:

Golfing Bob wrote:

Wow Awesome Pictures.

Thanks

During the whole trip, I used iZoom to get close enough

This confirms why I find the FZ1000's optical zoom too limited for wildlife shooting. Otherwise it is a fine camera.

BTW 4k videos are awesome for shooting moving animals.

PerH Contributing Member • Posts: 902
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Anders_K wrote:

PerH wrote:

Golfing Bob wrote:

Wow Awesome Pictures.

Thanks

During the whole trip, I used iZoom to get close enough

This confirms why I find the FZ1000's optical zoom too limited for wildlife shooting. Otherwise it is a fine camera.

BTW 4k videos are awesome for shooting moving animals.

I can't see any problems with iZoom, I'm more than happy with my photos from the trip. I have also made enlargements and posters with got results. It is very bright light so you do not have to worry about long shutter speeds.

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Nywrecker
Nywrecker Contributing Member • Posts: 972
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Last year I took the FZ1000 on safari to Tanzania. The camera was great I got very good shots and printed several of them to 12x18 and came up fantastic. I do however can tell you that several times I needed more zoom reach. In some cases ja achieved that by shooting at 800 mm equivalent with the sensor cropped.
you can see some of the pics at https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/61819281

Holmes375
Holmes375 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,907
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Anders_K wrote:

PerH wrote:

Golfing Bob wrote:

Wow Awesome Pictures.

Thanks

During the whole trip, I used iZoom to get close enough

This confirms why I find the FZ1000's optical zoom too limited for wildlife shooting. Otherwise it is a fine camera.

BTW 4k videos are awesome for shooting moving animals.

On the contrary, I think PerH has nicely illustrated the superb versatility of the FZ1000.

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