Advice needed: Anyone used a Panasonic FX50K?

Discussion in 'Panasonic Lumix' started by dabhand, Nov 11, 2006.

  1. dabhand

    dabhand Guest

    I saw one of these at costco for $330 or such. Anyone with anything to
    say about it who's actually used one? It has a Leica lens and they
    make splendid binoculars so that's a good indication, right?
    The package I saw has 7.2Mp and comes with 512MB memory, battery and
    docking station charger, wires ect.
    I'm just getting back into the hobby after about 20 years. My last
    camera was an entry level Pentax K1000 SLR and I'm wondering if
    someone can answer a few questions about the newer technology.
    I have a laptop pc with usb, firewire and wifi and an HP Officejet
    5610xi All-in-One printer.
    1) Can you do B&W with a digital camera?
    2) This is some kind of folded lens? Are there drawbacks to that
    should concern anyone?
    3) It sounds like it does macro, wide angle, medium and telephoto
    lengths. Is this correct?
    4) We used to have various lens filters for color and effects- this is
    all done in post with some kind of software now, correct? Any comments
    on how they compare?
    Here's the best no nonsense specs I could find but I'm not sure what
    they all mean.
    http://www.lyd-billed.dk/piz.asp?id=220&aID=8523
    Thanks for your time.
     
    dabhand, Nov 11, 2006
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  2. "dabhand" <> wrote in message
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    >I saw one of these at costco for $330 or such. Anyone with anything to
    > say about it who's actually used one? It has a Leica lens and they
    > make splendid binoculars so that's a good indication, right?
    > The package I saw has 7.2Mp and comes with 512MB memory, battery and
    > docking station charger, wires ect.
    > I'm just getting back into the hobby after about 20 years. My last
    > camera was an entry level Pentax K1000 SLR and I'm wondering if
    > someone can answer a few questions about the newer technology.
    > I have a laptop pc with usb, firewire and wifi and an HP Officejet
    > 5610xi All-in-One printer.
    > 1) Can you do B&W with a digital camera?
    > 2) This is some kind of folded lens? Are there drawbacks to that
    > should concern anyone?
    > 3) It sounds like it does macro, wide angle, medium and telephoto
    > lengths. Is this correct?
    > 4) We used to have various lens filters for color and effects- this is
    > all done in post with some kind of software now, correct? Any comments
    > on how they compare?
    > Here's the best no nonsense specs I could find but I'm not sure what
    > they all mean.
    > http://www.lyd-billed.dk/piz.asp?id=220&aID=8523
    > Thanks for your time.


    Much has changed over the years, but the basics are the same.

    A modestly priced digital camera can be a good way to start, expect that at
    some point you will likely upgrade to a dSLR camera with all the usual
    trappings.

    Its twice as much fun as film, you can do much more than we ever could
    before. B&W conversion is a snap.

    I would encourage you to get a digital camera, get out there are shoot lots
    of images. I expect you will rediscover the joy of photography.

    you might also subscribe to rec.photo.digital and
    rec.photo.digital.slr-systems

    Rudy
     
    Rudy Benner \(All_Thumbs\), Nov 11, 2006
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