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Re: Panasonic FZ300/330
« Reply #30 on: June 02, 2018, 01:07:31 PM »
Wowsee, that is a corking shot Andy. Did you get the close up lens with the camera?

No the shot was just taken at full zoom (high resolution setting in menu) and I just processed the out of camera jpeg file with SilkyPix and Affinity.

I think I will investigate a close up and tele along with a couple of batteries as its giving my mojo a lift  :tup:
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Re: Panasonic FZ300/330
« Reply #31 on: June 02, 2018, 01:20:54 PM »
Great to hear you're enjoying it so much.

The spare battery I got is THIS

Had to buy a bunch of dashcams this month after Mrs H had her wing mirror vapourised on the way to work, so no spare cash - but will be looking at the close up lens at some point.
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Re: Panasonic FZ300/330
« Reply #32 on: June 02, 2018, 04:23:43 PM »
Great to hear you're enjoying it so much.

The spare battery I got is THIS

Had to buy a bunch of dashcams this month after Mrs H had her wing mirror vapourised on the way to work, so no spare cash - but will be looking at the close up lens at some point.

Thanks for the page link Howard.

Sorry to hear about the mirror and hope Mrs H is OK.

I think dash cam is a necessity these days and that's on our next spend list as well.

Given the clarity and quality of the Bee shot, for Close ups, I think first off: - I will try a 52mm Closeup 'filter lens' screwed directly onto the lens, while using the iA+ mode which takes the Zoom to 1200mm equiv' (a X2 by cropping) as the in camera crop may effectively cut away the 'any edge distortion'.


I have not tried the 'extended zoom' shooting in iA+ yet, beyond a quick (shaky handheld) test on a short H burst that looks like such a method may be quite promising.

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Re: Panasonic FZ300/330
« Reply #33 on: June 02, 2018, 04:32:23 PM »
You are obviously working your way through the manual far more effectively that I have. Never even tried the extended (digital?) zoom.  ::)
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Re: Panasonic FZ300/330
« Reply #34 on: June 02, 2018, 11:06:07 PM »
You are obviously working your way through the manual far more effectively that I have. Never even tried the extended (digital?) zoom.  ::)


You are correct, the 'extended zoom' is digital , all be it at a reasonably high resolution, so the only true benefit gain will be from the optic closeup lens ; and then doing the 'digital zoom' bit on the PC by creating & cropping an even higher resolution image file in Affinity .

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Re: Panasonic FZ300/330
« Reply #35 on: June 04, 2018, 08:21:07 PM »
Shot on a dull day in between heavy showers;



And another taken in better light



I am really impressed by the Lumix FZ300 ; With good lighting it is on par with my Fuji XT1 DSLR
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Re: Panasonic FZ300/330
« Reply #36 on: June 05, 2018, 09:54:28 AM »
I am quite looking forward to trying out some close up lens filters on the FZ300 when they arrive.

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Re: Panasonic FZ300/330
« Reply #37 on: June 05, 2018, 11:38:24 AM »
I'm looking forward to seeing your pictures with the filters too. I do seem to recall that the camera wouldn't focus when I just put the close up lenses on without the extension tube. Let me now how you get on. In the meantime, if I get a chance this afternoon I'll dig out my cheap close up lens set and let you know what happens.
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Re: Panasonic FZ300/330
« Reply #38 on: June 05, 2018, 12:16:48 PM »
I'm looking forward to seeing your pictures with the filters too. I do seem to recall that the camera wouldn't focus when I just put the close up lenses on without the extension tube. Let me now how you get on. In the meantime, if I get a chance this afternoon I'll dig out my cheap close up lens set and let you know what happens.


I was wondering about the need for the extension tube, and then decided that if such was the case I would get one, hopefully with a Teleconverter when I have done a bit more research.


Not sure but the Closeup setting in the setup menu may have to be activated regarding a focus adjustment, which I guess can be set up in a Custom mode for ease (since I don't currently use the screen or its additional Fn buttons to save on the battery power).  :-\ Still lots to learn  :tup:

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Re: Panasonic FZ300/330
« Reply #39 on: June 05, 2018, 01:29:12 PM »
Just tried it - it will only focus at any kind of useful distance with the close up lens if the zoom is left at the wide end. Maybe you'll have a different experience.

The close up setting in the conversion sub menu is for using the bespoke close up lens with the extension tube, I think it sets the zoom at something like 122mm and the minimum aperture at f4 (if memory serves - it's in the manual somewhere).

Avoid the eBay extension tubes - buy cheap buy twice, the eBay one would not fit the screw thread on the camera lens - I got a Panasonic one from Amazon.
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Re: Panasonic FZ300/330
« Reply #40 on: June 06, 2018, 08:31:46 AM »
Just tried it - it will only focus at any kind of useful distance with the close up lens if the zoom is left at the wide end. Maybe you'll have a different experience.

Physics and maths were never my strong point, but I guess, with an effectively 'floating' front lens; to enable the subject to remain within a selected depth of field, the whole camera body has to be moved relatively as well. Effectively, altering the distance between it and the subject, to accommodate for the difference between the wide and zoomed ends. If that makes sense.

I guess I will find out more when the lenses finally turn up.
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