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  1. Keith Reeder

    Lumix DMC-FZ20 vs. DMC-FZ5

    Yep, you can Steve. Even with the Tcon, the combination of a compact package, very fast (f2.8 through the zoom range) lens and image stabilisation do a great job. The attached picture was from about 40 feet using the Tcon: "only" a swan, but the image quality is right up there, I think.
  2. Keith Reeder

    Lumix DMC-FZ20 vs. DMC-FZ5

    Some info, Doug... You mention that an FZ20 + Tcon is getting perilously close to the bulk and weight of your dSLR + lens. Maybe not... ;) I've just done some checking and: the Nikon D70 + Sigma 70-300 weighs 3lbs 1oz, the FZ20 + Tcon + Pemaraal...
  3. Keith Reeder

    Lumix DMC-FZ20 vs. DMC-FZ5

    Doug, the FZ5 review here http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/panasonicfz5/page11.asp is generally very complimentary to the camera, but does make a point of saying:
  4. Keith Reeder

    Lumix DMC-FZ20 vs. DMC-FZ5

    The Pana + Tcon is much lighter, and slightly more compact than my D70 + 70-300mm, Doug. And remember that you've still got 432mm + IS without the Tcon...
  5. Keith Reeder

    Lumix DMC-FZ20 vs. DMC-FZ5

    Hey Doug, I use the Pemeraal PA55H adaptor: adaptor onto camera, Tcon onto adaptor. I've not noticed any quantifiable image degredation Doug, though I've never done any on/off comparisons using my own camera, but I can say that with the Tcon in place, more light gets into the camera than...
  6. Keith Reeder

    Lumix DMC-FZ20 vs. DMC-FZ5

    Thanks Snappy - when I first read about the FZ5 there was a lot of confusion about whether it had a thread or not.
  7. Keith Reeder

    Lumix DMC-FZ20 vs. DMC-FZ5

    AAMOI, Snappy, is it possible to attach the TCON17 teleconvertor (and the like) onto the FZ5? My understanding that you couldn't, which was why I bought an FZ20 - the idea of 734mm, f2.8 and image stabilisation in such a small package is very appealing! ;) I just mention this...
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