Panasonic FZ30 grip is horrible

Discussion in 'Panasonic Lumix' started by Rich, Jan 29, 2006.

  1. Rich

    Rich Guest

    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, Jan 29, 2006
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  2. Rich

    ant Guest

    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.
    ant, Jan 30, 2006
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  3. Rich

    ASAAR Guest

    We're fortunate that cameras don't get to ask "Who are the best
    people?". Some more fortunate than others. :)
    ASAAR, Jan 30, 2006
  4. Rich

    Skip M Guest

    Maybe that's what happened to Rich...
    Skip M, Jan 30, 2006
  5. Rich

    HornBlower Guest

    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.

    HornBlower, Jan 30, 2006
  6. Rich

    Rich Guest

    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, Jan 30, 2006
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