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Old 01-27-2011, 09:48 PM   #21
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Is the Panasonic capable of taking macros-normal shots and zooms WITHOUT changing the lens?
(The fuji I currently use can....) It's pretty simple and fairly compact.
Absolutely! Excellent macros! The Raynox isn't good outside unless the air is very still, it's more for extreme macrophotography - studio style. Macros are very easy with the FZ-35 and I'm sure will be even better with the newer fz-100.
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Old 01-27-2011, 09:57 PM   #22
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My macros on Flickr so you can see how well the Panasonic does macros. I believe these were all taken with just the fz-7, fz-18 or fz-35, no raynox added! (click on first and then next, etc.)
Macros - a set on Flickr
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Old 01-27-2011, 10:02 PM   #23
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So the Raynox is an additional lens specifically for achieving even BIGGER macros? NOW you're talking.
How big-long is that one? I'm assuming it also screws on. You don't have to take anything off before it screws on do you?
One two three ready for Super mac! Ooooo Am I thinking right?

Can it go right into taking zooms with it on too??? That would be really wonderful if it's like that!!! Now you got me wiggling in my seat.....
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I haven't gone for a look yet... I'm a bit lost on that last post. What's fz-7, fz-18 or fz-35,
Are those.... different cameras or f-stops????
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Old 01-27-2011, 10:41 PM   #25
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I haven't gone for a look yet... I'm a bit lost on that last post. What's fz-7, fz-18 or fz-35,
Are those.... different cameras or f-stops????
Those are the different models of the Panasonic I have had over the past 6-7 years. I was noticing that all those early macros in my Flickr set were taken with the older, much more limited model! Remember when I sold the fz-7 and the fz-18 on eBay? Got enough to buy the fz-35!

Like I said, you'll have fun using the Raynox, a separate item, indoors. I think the link is up above in one of my comments.

The magnification is so great, the subject and photographer must be still. So bring the flower into the house and put it on a table! The Raynox adds a chunk but it's easily handled, snaps on the end of the regular lens, you can zoom a little bit but there is no need to zoom except to avoid vignetting.

On my fz-35, I can set it for macro and zooom way out, without any extra lens.

You're gonna have a blast!
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That's what I was thinking, but wanted to make sure I understood right. Lucky girl! I'll go in and take a look at the photos now.
OK Fancy pants! You got me into searching using a term like that. vignetting...Vignetting - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
NOW I know too! Oooo I'm learning so much good stuff today!
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WONDERFUL!!!! Oh how you make me long for summer with such beauties as those all dangling before my eyes!
Were they taken with out the Raynox?
I LOVED your Gerbera daisy! It would look awesome blown up on a dining room wall. BRAVO!
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Old 01-27-2011, 11:23 PM   #28
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WONDERFUL!!!! Oh how you make me long for summer with such beauties as those all dangling before my eyes!
Were they taken with out the Raynox?
I LOVED your Gerbera daisy! It would look awesome blown up on a dining room wall. BRAVO!
You're right! And you can have your pix make into those cool wrap-around canvas mounts that would be perfect!

When are you ordering your fz-100? We'll have a shoot-out in West Virginia!
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The camera store is suppose to call me when the new lines come in... I thought he'd be calling me sometime this week but not so...
At least I had some time to research things while I was waiting...AND had a chance to look at the Canon even though the girl did not know anything about it. I did not like how you had to double click on things to switch it to the eye viewing mode...Too much looking to see if it moved and if I screwed it up you had to click it some more again..YUCK By that time the bird has flown the coop!
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We (Roger mostly) does the research, checking the reviews, then we check the prices and order online, the camera usually arrives in a day or so.
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