Fish Lips

Fish Lips

Lives in United States Portland, OR, United States
Works as a Regional Manager
Joined on Dec 4, 2014
About me:

Father of two, husband of one, former mountaineer/photographer, always dreamed of going pro, never bought the proper gear.

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On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review (891 comments in total)
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PeterBM: "Sadly, the FZ1000 doesn't offer a touch screen."
I disagree. I wouldn't buy it if it has a touch screen.
All photographers are not working in studio or preparing photos for hours.
When travelling, walking, hiking, you often cannot keep your hands clean enough for a good use of touch screen.

My concern would be accidentally touching the screen. My daughter cracks up at me using my iPad - "Dad, you need to learn to internet better. Oh, and try not to keep touching, brushing and tapping the screen."

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2014 at 20:59 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review (891 comments in total)
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Fish Lips: Hello,

Shot for years with a Panny FZ35. After seeing the initial issues with the FujiFilm X-S1 had been fixed I bought one. Seemed like a HUGE step up, going from the 1/2.33" Panny sensor to the 2/3" sensor in the X-S1. Along with all the other "modern" features and the price drop it was a no-brainer for me.
I shoot primarily in Aperature Priority mode, going back to my Canon SLR days and have... not... been able to get routinely decent shots with my X-S1. I get noise at 100 ISO. It's crazy. Lot of other issues as well but I'll get to the point - I've been looking into moving up to a DSLR - even the "entry level full frame" Nikon D610 is tough $$-wise when you add in suitable lenses - but the lady at Pro Photo Supply here in Portland showed me the FZ1000. WOW. I was thisclose to buying it right then and there but thought I'd research entirely too much first. ;-) So, question - are you satisfied with your results? Noise? DR? High contrast shots? Would you buy the FZ1000 again? Thanks!

The FZ200 is one that keeps coming up due to the 2.8.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2014 at 20:56 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review (891 comments in total)
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Fish Lips: Hello,

Shot for years with a Panny FZ35. After seeing the initial issues with the FujiFilm X-S1 had been fixed I bought one. Seemed like a HUGE step up, going from the 1/2.33" Panny sensor to the 2/3" sensor in the X-S1. Along with all the other "modern" features and the price drop it was a no-brainer for me.
I shoot primarily in Aperature Priority mode, going back to my Canon SLR days and have... not... been able to get routinely decent shots with my X-S1. I get noise at 100 ISO. It's crazy. Lot of other issues as well but I'll get to the point - I've been looking into moving up to a DSLR - even the "entry level full frame" Nikon D610 is tough $$-wise when you add in suitable lenses - but the lady at Pro Photo Supply here in Portland showed me the FZ1000. WOW. I was thisclose to buying it right then and there but thought I'd research entirely too much first. ;-) So, question - are you satisfied with your results? Noise? DR? High contrast shots? Would you buy the FZ1000 again? Thanks!

I uploaded a small sampling of my photos if you'd like to check them out - https://500px.com/manage#profile
Yes, I have a little fun with PP. ;-)

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2014 at 17:59 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review (891 comments in total)
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Fish Lips: Hello,

Shot for years with a Panny FZ35. After seeing the initial issues with the FujiFilm X-S1 had been fixed I bought one. Seemed like a HUGE step up, going from the 1/2.33" Panny sensor to the 2/3" sensor in the X-S1. Along with all the other "modern" features and the price drop it was a no-brainer for me.
I shoot primarily in Aperature Priority mode, going back to my Canon SLR days and have... not... been able to get routinely decent shots with my X-S1. I get noise at 100 ISO. It's crazy. Lot of other issues as well but I'll get to the point - I've been looking into moving up to a DSLR - even the "entry level full frame" Nikon D610 is tough $$-wise when you add in suitable lenses - but the lady at Pro Photo Supply here in Portland showed me the FZ1000. WOW. I was thisclose to buying it right then and there but thought I'd research entirely too much first. ;-) So, question - are you satisfied with your results? Noise? DR? High contrast shots? Would you buy the FZ1000 again? Thanks!

Yup, whites are horrible with the X-S1. Shouldn't have to stop down whenever I'm shooting outdoors during the day. Ridiculous and oh so frustrating. Shooting Multnomah Falls I couldn't get around ending up with a long, blown-out verticle white stripe. I understand the obvious benefits of APS-C and FF, but I don't routinely print 24"x36", ya know? And I don't really need the crazy depth of field of the FF. I've been shooting long enough I know how to get the result I want - most likely like most of you - and the past year has been sooo frustrating with the X-S1. The noise drives me nuts! Should not have to spend time in PP. The viewfinder on the X-S1 is massive so I love that the FZ1000 has a great one too.
XVOYAGERX - Hey, I really appreciate the response. Thank you. Going to put my X-S1 up for sale after Christmas and "step up" to the FZ1000. Sounds ludicrous to say, but in all my years shooting digital, the Panny has given me the most consistent, quality, usable results.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2014 at 17:55 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review (891 comments in total)
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Artistico: I wasn't planning to get any new cameras these days, but when the review of the FZ1000 came out, I just realised that this might just be the camera I've been waiting for since I got a Canon 350D over a Panasonic FZ30 - mostly due to concerns over base ISO noise with the small 1/1.7 sensor.

So far, I am impressed. The lens is sharper than I'd have expected at the long range, a bit mushy in the corners at the wide end, as I'd have thought, but not enough to be any cause for concern.

Stabiliser works a dream, and the programming of the camera is done right. It seems to go to 1/60s exposure at full zoom before increasing the ISO. This gives me sharp pictures every time the way I hold my camera. I've also had sharp ones down to 1/4 leaning against a door frame.

Though zooming with a mechanically coupled lens is always preferable, I found myself quickly adjusting to the power zoom, using the ring around the shutter, using the ring on the lens for manual focus assist.

Been shooting with the Fujifilm X-S1 and was ready to make the jump to DSLR but after reading this forum tonight I'm seriously thinking of giving another "bridge" camera one more try. (The FZ1000)

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2014 at 03:25 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review (891 comments in total)

Hello,

Shot for years with a Panny FZ35. After seeing the initial issues with the FujiFilm X-S1 had been fixed I bought one. Seemed like a HUGE step up, going from the 1/2.33" Panny sensor to the 2/3" sensor in the X-S1. Along with all the other "modern" features and the price drop it was a no-brainer for me.
I shoot primarily in Aperature Priority mode, going back to my Canon SLR days and have... not... been able to get routinely decent shots with my X-S1. I get noise at 100 ISO. It's crazy. Lot of other issues as well but I'll get to the point - I've been looking into moving up to a DSLR - even the "entry level full frame" Nikon D610 is tough $$-wise when you add in suitable lenses - but the lady at Pro Photo Supply here in Portland showed me the FZ1000. WOW. I was thisclose to buying it right then and there but thought I'd research entirely too much first. ;-) So, question - are you satisfied with your results? Noise? DR? High contrast shots? Would you buy the FZ1000 again? Thanks!

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2014 at 01:21 UTC as 59th comment | 7 replies
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