Intro by Skip Cohen
I've written a lot about the diversity of Panasonic's Luminaries many times. Here's another great example. They're not only diverse photographers, but educators as well. In this short post my good buddy, Bob Coates, takes the FZ1000 out for a spin.
I've been shooting with it myself for the last few weeks and it's remarkable. And if I find it an amazing camera, think about its potential in your hands as a professional photographer!
Check out more from Bob Coates and all the Luminaries with a visit to the LUMIX Lounge. There's new material being posted every day! Plus, Bob should already be on your radar. Check out his blog, Successful-Photographer.com for a never-ending stream of content to help you better define success for your business and skill set.
My wife Holly calls it harrassing cause I used to have to get very close to the birds to fill the frame and they often would leave in a snit at being disturbed… I call it photography while I study and capture behavior images. I really enjoy photographing birds. At her parents place which looks over the marsh in Delaware I’ve plenty of subjects.
I was curious as to how the Lumix FZ1000 would perform and I gotta tell ya it ain’t bad at all. Having a 400mm f4.0 lens is quite good. I’m even more impressed with the ability of the digital zoom going to 1600mm. At that zoom range some detail it starts to soften but being able to fill the frame from a long distance is more than worth the trade-off. Here is a sequence to show the range of the camera…
If I’m going to have one camera for vacation, or just to have at hand daily – that does almost everything I need – the Lumix FZ1000 is the one.
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