Panasonic's tag line for Limix is "Changing Photography" - well, that couldn't be more true in the way I was using the camera this past week at DragonCon.
Everything starts with the beauty of the fixed 25-400mm zoom lens. Over and over again I found myself lured to the eyes of so many of DragonCon's "characters". Contact lens technology, along with incredible role playing made each attendee in costume that much more real.
The ease and quality of the zoom gave me the ability to get even closer to a few more bizarre moments!
Another kick for me with the FZ1000 was my ability to be capturing still images one minute and video the next. It all happens with the push of a button and then you're right back to whatever format you were shooting in originally.
This group of knights in the 4K video below were from Medieval Times. They were on horseback and stopped every few hundred yards for a sword fight. It couldn't be more staged or hokey, but that's the fun of Dragon Con. In spite of the fun of their battling it out in the streets, I love the fact that somebody has to hold the horse and somebody else has clean up duty. Note the "medieval" shovel!
But one of my favorite images of the day came at the end of the parade as part of Atlanta's police force wrapped it all up. I took my chances to stop in the middle of the street and grab a shot while jaywalking.
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