We just got back from a week in Northeast Ohio with friends and the FZ300 has become my travel camera of choice. While it's got a smaller sensor, it's my favorite camera to take with me for just about any trip. Weighing in at 1.5 lbs and with a 25-600 mm Leica DC Vario-Elmarit lens, if I miss a shot, it's sure not going to be the camera's fault.
Right now Panasonic's got a special program to extend the warranty from 1 - 3 years at no charge. There's also a special discount on Adobe Cloud with your purchase. Just click on the camera to the left to find out more. Put those two bonuses together with a camera in the under $500 price point and you've maximum bang for your buck!
As you look at the images I wanted to share from the trip, remember, my focus is on the marketing and business side of photography. I rarely photograph anything except for the fun of it, but I'll match my passion for clicking the shutter with anybody!
The image above was sunset on Lake Erie, near Perry, Ohio from the new observation tower below. I tend to shoot a lot in IA mode - "Intelligent Auto" and "Aperture Priority".
I also love shooting close-up and a trip to Szalay's Farm stand in Akron gave me more opportunity to play with this little gem of a camera. The fall corn is blown up 50% and cropped. This camera captures outstanding color and detail.
On the backroads in Ohio, there's no telling what you might see. The pheasant was a grab shot out the window of the car. I'm not sure which was more fun to see - the bird or the signs across the street! After watching last night's debate I know I'm not the only one wishing to go back in time. (I know political statements don't belong in a blog post, but think about the chuckles the homeowner who saved these old signs is having!)
The FZ300 is a lot of camera and includes most of the features creating all the buzz about Panasonic's LUMIX line, including 4K video. I also have a lot of fun playing with some of the camera's creative presets, which are all about personal taste. The images below are from a winery on the Lake and shot in standard mode, "Expressive", "Silky Monochrome" and "Impressive Art".
Mirrorless technology is a kick to explore, especially since you're working with smaller lighter hardware. Panasonic's tagline for the LUMIX line is "Changing Photography," but don't take my word for it, visit the Lumix Lounge and check out images from the Luminary team, one of the most creative and diverse groups of artists in photography!
Welcome to Luminary Corner. Besides being a recognized member of the professional photographic community, each post author is a member of Panasonic's LUMIX Luminary team.