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Panasonic FZ30 grip is horrible

 
 
Rich
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      01-29-2006, 09:41 PM
The grip front is too deep to grip properly, it doesn't
correspond to the way fingers are articulated and the
thumb rest is too shallow and too small to work very well.
No way would someone want to hold it by this method for
any length of time. I thought at first the deep front gripping
area would make sense, but it doesn't. They need to go back
to the older shallower front grips.
-Rich
 
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      01-30-2006, 03:12 AM
Tesco News wrote:
> "Rich" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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>> The grip front is too deep to grip properly, it doesn't
>> correspond to the way fingers are articulated and the
>> thumb rest is too shallow and too small to work very well.
>> No way would someone want to hold it by this method for
>> any length of time.


> There really is no way anyone should ever buy a camera, without having
> handled it first.



I got mine sight-unseen. All these larger cameras feel too big and bulky for
me, so I pretty-much expected this to be the same, and it is. I have small
hands (the current crop of tiny micros feel great to me, but the lenses are
too small!). The big ones all feel awkward. The Olympus something-or-other
the family has, the Canon Rebel, and this Fz30.

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      01-30-2006, 05:09 AM
On Mon, 30 Jan 2006 02:17:38 GMT, Tesco News wrote:

> What feels right to you can feel very wrong to someone else, and vice versa.
> Because of this, I never understand why people ask "What is the best
> Camera?". There really is no answer.


We're fortunate that cameras don't get to ask "Who are the best
people?". Some more fortunate than others.

 
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      01-30-2006, 06:00 AM
"ASAAR" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> On Mon, 30 Jan 2006 02:17:38 GMT, Tesco News wrote:
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>> What feels right to you can feel very wrong to someone else, and vice
>> versa.
>> Because of this, I never understand why people ask "What is the best
>> Camera?". There really is no answer.

>
> We're fortunate that cameras don't get to ask "Who are the best
> people?". Some more fortunate than others.
>

Maybe that's what happened to Rich...

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      01-30-2006, 08:18 PM
Interesting because of one the complaints Panasonic got from the FZ20 users
was that the grip (shallow) wasn't deep enough. I guess you can't please
everyone everytime. Maybe they could come up with interchangable grips. A
shallow, deeper and deep one you just pop on.

Robert


 
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      01-30-2006, 11:36 PM
On Mon, 30 Jan 2006 12:18:45 -0800, "HornBlower" <(E-Mail Removed)>
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>Interesting because of one the complaints Panasonic got from the FZ20 users
>was that the grip (shallow) wasn't deep enough. I guess you can't please
>everyone everytime. Maybe they could come up with interchangable grips. A
>shallow, deeper and deep one you just pop on.
>
>Robert
>


Sony's R1 grip is infinitely better. I figure my hands are average
sized for a 6' tall person and it occured to me that had Panasonic
either made the grip somewhat shallower or somewhat deeper,
it would have been a better grip. But then as you said, you can't
match a grip to every hand, but IMO, a shallower grip has a better
chance of working with more hands than a deep one.
-Rich
 
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