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Hi - New to the forum

Discussion in 'Introductions...' started by tiredeyes69, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. tiredeyes69

    tiredeyes69 Member

    Hi all, new to the forum after advice and wanted to say Hi - :D
  2. Bawbee

    Bawbee Well-Known Member

    Hi and welcome to the forums. Tell us a wee bit about yourself, your equipment and your aims in photography and we will try and help you. :cool:
  3. Just_Dave

    Just_Dave Well-Known Member


    Welcome to AP
  4. swanseadave

    swanseadave Well-Known Member

    Welcome from me too;)

    You really need to ask something to get advice though.:confused::D
  5. Chris Cool

    Chris Cool Retired

    Ah, is that how it's done ;)

    Hi and welcome aboard the AP forums - no question too big or too small :)

  6. tiredeyes69

    tiredeyes69 Member

    right are you ready, I'm wanting the moon on a stick as far as what I want !
    I have an old Panny DMC- LX2 and a Panny Camcorder HDC-SD20
    they fit in my "man bag" and take on walks, holidays and events.
    my camcorder is now DOA.

    What Camera do I get to replace them both?

    my requirements (told you - moon on a stick)
    small enough to put in my man bag
    wide angle
    zoom up to 16x (what would this be on a Panny 4/3 lens ? - 42-200 or 100-300)
    image stabilisation on video and pictures
    auto focus on all 28 - 200
    manual focus for me trying to learn (still learning)
    want fantastic photos to crop using PSP x3
    can use a small ish tripod to put on something for night shots
    LCD back screen (dont mind if it has got a viewfinder as well)
    sometimes hold camera above crowd to get a shot
    interested in the panoramic photo taking ability - looks fun
    do like to use the modes alot - night, sport, beach, etc - I need to learn what to use manually so I can create different shots. but the auto is a must if SWMBO is wanting to go somewhere and then "not hang about, messing around :) "
    Self Timer
    continuous shooting for when kids jump in pool, jet ski's and dune buggys, but must be able to zoom.
    Flash in built
    not bothered with hot shoe
    storage - SD

    my heart is saying Panny G2 with two lens (14-42)&(
    my head is saying TZ10

    Going to stick with Panasonic as I am used to them.
    Budget is £500 tops.

    which one would have the better video taking attributes (ie: auto focus whilst zooming in and out)

    Also looking for a shortish Tripod - tops of 3feet extended

    oh and where to sell my dads Pentax Z10 ? still takes film and with power zoom lens 28 -80
  7. tiredeyes69

    tiredeyes69 Member

    looking at G3 with stock 14-45 lens
    and 45 - 200 lens
    what you reckon ? would that do the job ?
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2011

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