The used camera
that I got on eBay, was waiting for me in the Treehouse mail room on
Friday when I got back from an afternoon trip to the library. Henry’s
photo-video-digital in Toronto was really quick to deliver my new/used
FZ35. I wasn’t expecting it until Thursday of the next week. Hooray.
spent most of my waking moments since then getting to know this more
sophisticated member of my used Lumix camera collection. This model came
out in 2009 and can still be purchased new.
there is a picture of breakfast and other familiar subjects so I can
get a feel for the new longer lens and additional features. A visit to
the Treehouse flowers gave me some more comparative results.
a few more options and controls than the earlier FZ Lumix cameras, and
it is fun to explore the possibilities. Next it was up to the dam for
shots of the lake and Mount Shasta.
It is very satisfying
to have worked my way up to the array of features that this camera
holds. Because I started with the TZ1, and learned every possible
combination of controls it offered before I moved up to the TZ3, I was
prepared explore the new features that came with it. Stepping up to the
FZ5 was exciting because I was already familiar with most of its
functions, so I could begin experimenting with focus, aperture, and
speed combinations while using the electronic viewfinder.
later, the FZ8 appeared on eBay at a price I could afford, (it was
missing the selector wheel and had scratches on the LCD display). Those
things were not important to me because I rarely use the LCD display,
and I could switch the dial with a toothpick.
Another 10,000 pictures
with the FZ8, and now I have the FZ35. I already know how to work most
of the manual functions so I can focus, (pun intended), on the
enhancements, right out of the box.
I amassed about
400 pictures Friday night and Saturday. There are some really nice ones
that I hope I can put in slide shows for tomorrow’s blog. In the
meantime, it was nice of this bee to be a test subject for the new
I took a lot of Sundial Bridge and Sacramento River pictures Saturday afternoon.
That is the big news at the moment. I wonder if Henry’s rushed my delivery to beat the snowstorm? Whatever the reason, I will be writing good reviews about them.
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