Lives in Australia QLD, Australia
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Has a website at http://www.ianperegian.com/
Joined on May 7, 2004
About me:

Panasonic TZ100, TZ80, ZS50, ZS40, ZS30, Panasonic SD800, Panasonic FZ38, plus add-on lenses: Nikon E17ED, Nikon E15ED, Olympus TCON17, Canon TL-55, Canon DC52B, Olympus C180, Olympus C210, Raynox DCR250, Canon 250D.
Previously owned Panasonic FZ2, FZ3, FZ7, FZ18, FZ28; Sony Mavica FD73, Sony Mavica FD88.

Author of the FZ3 FAQ on Yahoo FZ3 Group.

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  • As nobody has replied about that adapter, I would suggest that instead you could use a filter made from solar film. By doing that you don’t need to use an adapter at all. I used such a filter I ...
  • As with all zoom lenses, the ZS100 resolution and contrast tend to decrease gradually towards the max zoom. The IQ definitely does not “dramatically fall off”, even at 720mm EFL. I have tested the ...
  • The images overlap as discussed in the video.

  • 1. Apparently some are Bayer and some are panchromatic, for luminance only, and thus capture 3x the light of Bayer. They have not said yet how many of each. Discussed here at...

  • Yes, it would likely be 1/70s or faster. There is the possibility of IS though, maybe to be available when the video capability is added, using a grip, as described at 50:10 here: ...

  • I take that you meant the TZ100, as you mention "the long end at 250mm".  (The FZ100 was released in 2010 and has a max zoom of 600mm EFL.) Last year I carried out some tests on the resolution of ...
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    Apparently the mirrors of the 70mm cameras are separately tilted so that together they tile (with overlap) the entire 50mm FOV. It seems that the cameras can focus but the aperture is fixed, at f/2 ...
  • According to here : “…when capturing a 50mm image, for example, the 28mm cameras create the base image which is cropped to a 50mm frame. The 70mm camera mirrors then align these sensors to overlap ...
  • They give the L16 basic specs here: https://light.co/camera#tech-specs Apparently the L16 uses 13MP AR1335 sensors (1/3.2”, 1.1µm pixel BSI ): http://www.onsemi.com/PowerSolutions/product.do?id=AR1335
  • Thanks for your assessment of those crops, but there was no sharpening applied. The JPGs are as they came from the camera. Comparing the two full-sized images side-by-side, with the “without TC” ...
  • I tested my TZ110 last year with my shortened E15ED on a tripod for a distant target (a power pole at 30m). I found a significant improvement in detail with the TC attached, as can be seen in the ...
  • Dave, I shoot mainly stills with my TZ80 and for the small amount of 4K video I take, I tend to prefer to use my TZ110. I agree the TZ80 4K video can be slightly noisy, and 4K with the TZ110 is ...
  • Thanks for that Stuart. Ian
  • Fair enough Stuart, coming from a TZ60 and wanting the tilting screen. I’m not sure if the TZ90 has a BSI-CMOS sensor. The Panasonic UK specs say that both models have a “1/2.3-type High ...
  • As I have the TZ80/ZS60 and I’m quite happy with it, I'm not tempted by the TZ90/ZS70. The main difference is that the TZ80 has a fixed 3” LCD touch screen with 1040k dots, while the TZ90 has a ...
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