It's not easy to find a Panasonic FZ5 in stock.

Discussion in 'Panasonic Lumix' started by Charles Schuler, Apr 17, 2005.

  1. The supply channel seems to be empty. I'd bet that Panasonic is busy right
    now. Sales must be remarkable.
    Charles Schuler, Apr 17, 2005
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    Tony Hwang Guest

    FZ5? For size? Why not FZ20?
    I like my 20.
    Tony Hwang, Apr 18, 2005
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    Jack Rosier Guest

    Lotsa luck finding a FZ20k.
    There isn't a REPUTABLE seller with one in stock.
    Guess I'll just have to be patient for a couple or three more weeks....
    Jack Rosier, Apr 18, 2005
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    Ed Barron Guest

    Please explain! dpreview says it is "Highly Recommended', its highest
    level of praise!

    Ed Barron
    Ed Barron, Apr 18, 2005
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    Ron Hunter Guest

    That's what happens when parents let children use the internet without
    Ron Hunter, Apr 18, 2005
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    Ron Hunter Guest

    Well, price may have some part in making that choice. Some of actually
    don't have unlimited funds to indulge our hobbies. Professionals view
    the price issue in a totally different light. To them, it is a matter
    of spending money on good tools to make more money. To a hobbyist, it
    often is a choice between a new camera and a trip to see Grandma.
    Ron Hunter, Apr 18, 2005
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    Ron Hunter Guest

    Perhaps they have 50,000 of them on a ship which is just leaving the
    harbor where the camera are assembled....
    Ron Hunter, Apr 18, 2005
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    Ron Hunter Guest

    Ignore the children and their comments, Ed.
    Ron Hunter, Apr 18, 2005
  10. That was precisely why I chose the FZ5 over my wife's FZ20. Size, bulk,
    weight etc. The capabilities are the same as the FZ20 with two
    differences: the lens is only f/3.3 at full zoom rather than f/2.8 (with
    fewer elements I recall), and there is no hot shoe. Apart from that -
    same camera, same capabilities. No surprise the initial batch sold out so

    David J Taylor, Apr 18, 2005
  11. Very little at maximum zoom, according to the two test images I took.
    Haven't compared barrel distortion at wide-angle, though.

    David J Taylor, Apr 19, 2005
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    Vic Dura Guest

    Is Nara in China?
    Vic Dura, Apr 19, 2005
  13. Where do you see this?
    When I add one to the cart it says "currently available"...

    Alan Strassberg, Apr 19, 2005
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    Eric Babula Guest

    (Alan Strassberg) wrote in
    It is available, now. For a time on the Panasonic site it was listed as
    Ship Date of 30 May 2005 (when you went to check out), and then changed
    to 01 June 2005. Now, it seems to be available on the Panasonic website.

    I'm not sure what happened. A number of sites seemed to show it
    available just after April 10th. Then, suddenly, all of them changed
    their sites to say "Not In Stock". Strange to me. But some sites seem to
    have it in stock now, so all must be ok again.
    Eric Babula, Apr 20, 2005
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    Pete Fenelon Guest

    Sign me up for an EOS-1Ds Mk 2 *now*. ;)

    Pete Fenelon, Apr 20, 2005
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