Replace FZ1000?

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photography 50 New Member • Posts: 7
Replace FZ1000?

Hi All,

I'm reviewing my gear. Have a Panasonic FZ330 & more recently the FZ1000. I'm happy with the images from the FZ1000, but slightly concerned by its lack of weather sealing. More concerned re dust than rain from the environments I sometimes photograph in. Taken the 330 into dusty environments (sensibly) with no problems, but it would help to have a bit more flexibility in low light. Panasonic menus and layout are sensible and straightforward as far as I'm concerned.

Most of my photography is urban / industrial plus railways, ships.

Three questions:

• anyone used the fz1000 in dusty environments, however cautiously? (Incidentally, I looked at the fz2000 and there are contradictions as to whether it is weather sealed.)

• perhaps try the em5iii c/w 12 - 200 lens (inspite of horrible menus) because both are weather sealed?

• or maybe just stick with what I've got and enjoy it? (And save money at the same time!)

Thanks in advance for your thoughts.

Nigel

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Martin_99 Veteran Member • Posts: 4,539
Re: Replace FZ1000?

I would just use FZ1000 with care and don't care if manufacturer wrote weather sealed or not in specs. If break, buy Olympus

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Martin_99 wrote:

I would just use FZ1000 with care and don't care if manufacturer wrote weather sealed or not in specs.

I'll happily second that. Most cameras, even the ones not 'weather sealed', are rugged enough to handle a reasonable amount of moisture or dust without any problems. As long as you use it in a sensible manner (I'd avoid monsoons and sandstorms) you should be fine. And if eventually it breaks down, then start looking for a replacement. But for now, don't worry too much and enjoy shooing!

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OP photography 50 New Member • Posts: 7
Re: Replace FZ1000?

Thanks both for your thoughts. Appreciated.

Nigel

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photography 50 wrote:

Thanks both for your thoughts. Appreciated.

Nigel

I got my FZ1000 used in good condition for $300. At that price, it's essentially disposable.

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Aberaeron Forum Pro • Posts: 10,184
Re: Replace FZ1000?

photography 50 wrote:

Hi All,

I'm reviewing my gear. Have a Panasonic FZ330 & more recently the FZ1000. I'm happy with the images from the FZ1000, but slightly concerned by its lack of weather sealing. More concerned re dust than rain from the environments I sometimes photograph in. Taken the 330 into dusty environments (sensibly) with no problems, but it would help to have a bit more flexibility in low light. Panasonic menus and layout are sensible and straightforward as far as I'm concerned.

Most of my photography is urban / industrial plus railways, ships.

Three questions:

• anyone used the fz1000 in dusty environments, however cautiously? (Incidentally, I looked at the fz2000 and there are contradictions as to whether it is weather sealed.)

• perhaps try the em5iii c/w 12 - 200 lens (inspite of horrible menus) because both are weather sealed?

• or maybe just stick with what I've got and enjoy it? (And save money at the same time!)

Thanks in advance for your thoughts.

Nigel

If you know that you are about to use it in a dusty environment, switch it on so that the lens extends beforehand to lower the risk of any dust being sucked into the lens and hence the camera internals. Also if there is any dust deposited on the lens barrel during the shoot, either blow that off or wipe it clean before switching off.

Do not be alarmed, these are just belt and braces, common-sense things you can do to lower the slight risk of dust ingress.

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