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Lumix is a brand used by Panasonic for all their digital cameras. It includes everything from their cheapest point-and-shoot models through superzooms to their micro Four Thirds interchangeable lens cameras.

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How can I avoid a strange lens flare at bright lights when using UV filter?

I have a Panasonic Lumix GF1 with the kit 20mm f/1.7 lens. I put a UV filter on it (this one: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00004ZCJE/ref=oss_product), simply as protection for the glass. I'm ...
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Is it possible to shoot an Aurora Borealis with a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX35

I'm planning to go to Alaska to see Aurora Borealis and I have a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX35. Is it possible to get decent pictures of Auroras using this camera? Here are the specs of this camera: http:...
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Why does viewfinder spec state 3 times more dots than there are pixels?

My DMC-G2 has a viewfinder spec of 1,440,000 dots, but I read a review that says it is really 480,000 pixels: The electronic viewfinder has an extremely high resolution of 1,440,000 dots (480,000 ...
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Why is the pixel count of RAW images from the Panasonic LX5 slightly larger than the generated JPEGs?

I'm new to working with RAW images, and I'm capturing simultaneous RAW+JPGs with my new Lumix LX5, and using Bibble to view/process the results. I'm very surprised that the RAW images taken at 24mm ...
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Why does using my slave flash darken the image?

Why does my slave flash at full power actually seem to darken the image? The camera (Lumix G1) is set to M-Mode, forced flash at -2, f6, 1/30s. I set my external flash (Nissin Di466 FT) to slave mode ...
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How do non-MFT lenses work on a Panasonic GF3?

I'm thinking of buying a GF3. But the lenses are pricy, so I have to pick my kit wisely. I saw that there are adapters for it, but I'm new to lenses. Are there any problems with attaching non-MFT ...
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How can I use Pentax lenses on a Lumix FZ18?

I have 3 very nice old Telephoto lenses for an old Pentax K1000 that doesn't work good anymore, color is shot. So my wife has a new Panasonic Lumix FZ18 camera and we thought we would try to get the ...
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Do I have to use an official “Panasonic” spare battery in the Lumix TZ10?

Some companies claim to offer cheap batteries that work with this camera however I read on the description for the Panasonic battery: Panasonic DMW-BCG10E ID Secured Battery for TZ7 and TZ6,TZ10,...
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Why does lens distortion correction in Capture One also crop?

I tried to get the answer on the official forum here but it was non-conclusive for me. I am trying with a more concise question here: When I import the RAW files from my Panasonic Lumix LX100 into ...
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Should I get the prime or zoom kit lens with the Panasonic GF3?

I'm new to lenses, because currently I have the fixed lens Olympus XZ-1. I'm thinking of an upgrade, and I find the Panasonic GF3 very good. It has the option of two kit lenses: A pancake lens at 14mm ...
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Why is shutter speed almost always too long with my Panasonic Lumux GH4 in iA mode?

I recently purchased the Lumix GH4 and I am having problems with indoor flash photos. I have a zoom lens that I rarely use, a Leica DG NOCTICRON 42.5mm/F1.2, and a Leica SUMMILUX 25mm f/1.4 Lens. ...
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How does iResolution on Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 (Micro Four Thirds) work?

So there's this setting iResolution on my Panasonic camera, which allows values High, Standard, Low, Extended and Off. The manual of the camera doesn't tell me very much about this feature, so I'd ...
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Can I delete photos on my Lumix from my computer?

Just got a Lumix DMC-S5 and I am happy with the camera. I have some software that I use for a couple of other Sony cameras which automatically downloads all photos and deletes them from the card. The ...
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What is the best setup for shooting sports at night with a point & shoot camera?

I always try to take good photographs in soccer matches or in races at night, not using flash, and I have always the same result: too much blurred photos. I don't have an SLR, but I'm sure that's not ...
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Which Yongnuo trigger, RF-605C (Canon) or RF-605N (Nikon), works on the GH4? [duplicate]

I'm guessing the difference between the two is the pin config and not the hotshoe mounting. Which one do I go for?
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How to capture sunset sky with a low-end point and shoot camera?

My camera is a Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1. I made a very quick decision buying this camera. I was amazed due to its 10x zoom and its amazing Image stabilizer. And of course by its low price. But after ...
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How do I get my Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20 lens diameter?

I'm new with my camera and I was wondering what size filters to get.
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Can the Panasonic GH4 remotely fire a Canon Speedlight 320EX?

I've been using a Canon 7D with my 320EX remotely for years, but when my 7D unexpectedly went swimming with me (never to recover), I decided to replace it with a GH4, which I'd been lusting after for ...
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How do I enable picture-in-picture manual focus magnification on Panasonic G3?

When I first bought the camera, manual focusing would bring on an overlay of the focus area over the entire scene on the screen. It looks like the picture on the left here: http://shop.panasonic.com/...
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Are there issues with using Cokin/Lee style filter systems with compact cameras?

I'm interested in trying Cokin filters (or a similar system) on my Lumix LX-5. Has anyone had success with this, and are there pitfalls to be avoided such as vignetting on wide-angle shots? I've ...
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What type of USB cable is used for the Panasonic TZ40?

I have appeared to have lost the original USB charging cable for my TZ40. At my best guess, I went to 2 computer shops today to try a 8 pin mini USB. It fitted, but neither charged it... I just ...
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What Yongnuo flash and trigger works with the Panasonic GH4

I am so confused - I'm fairly new to the whole camera trigger thing, as well as new to Yongnuo and the GH4, but here's my thing: All I want to do is figure out what I need if I want to control 2 or 3 ...
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How can I remote control my Panasonic FZ100?

I want to remote control my Panasonic DMC-FZ100 from my computer via USB. It does support PTP but gPhoto2 says Error (-6: 'Unsupported operation'). libptp also returns an error. Do you know any other ...
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How weatherproof is an average modern lens? [duplicate]

I recently bought the Panasonic GH4, which is weather-sealed. I also got the 14-140mm lens that Panasonic makes for it (I believe it's the first version and they have a new version - mine is this one....
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Photo, when zoomed to actual size look unsharp, “dotted” and noisy

I am video-maker. And I tried to make timelapse video, which mean that I took several thousands of photos to glue them into video. Every photo look something like this: The idea was to zoom parts of ...
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Can I use non-Panasonic flashes on the FZ1000's hot shoe?

FZ1000's hot shoe; can I use any flashes? Or can I only use Panasonic flashes? Give me some details about the hot shoe...
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What is this black spot in images from my digital camera? [duplicate]

I've bought a used Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZX3, but the images show a dark spot near the center. It's more visible when zoomed in (first picture below), but it's also visible otherwise. It seems to be ...
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How can I clean the sensor on a Panasonic LX5 compact camera?

I've noticed there appear to be some specs of dirt on the sensor of my panasonic LX5 and was wondering if anyone had any tips on how to clean the sensor on this camera? I found this link which has ...
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Why does my Panasonic GF2 have terrible battery life?

I've had a Panasonic DMC-GF2 for a couple of years and the battery life has always been terrible. I've bought a new battery, thinking that was the problem and battery life has still been bad. I will ...
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How do I install raw drivers for my Panasonic LX100 on Windows 10?

I can't seem to find RW2 codec support for my Panasonic LX100 for Windows 10 anywhere. Or, rather, everywhere I can find drivers that might work don't seem to support Windows 10. Has anyone found a ...
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is it possible to take photographs of the Milky Way with a Panasonic FZ-30 camera?

I have a Panasoinc Lumix FZ30 "SLR-like" camera It can take raw images. It has ISO speed between 80 and 400 and max aperture f2.8 and max 60 seconds of exposure time. I am really eager to take ...
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Why is the battery on my Panasonic dmc tz8 draining in a few hours even though it's off?

The battery of my Panasonic dmc tz8 is empty after a few hours or 1 day without using the camera. It is off. I tried several new batteries no success. Does someone know what the possible problem is?
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ55 freezes on shutter release

I bought a Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ55 last year for my vacation to Florida. It is now out of warranty. It worked as expected before, during and for some time after my vacation. I experienced no issues ...
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Is it possible to tether a Panasonic Lumix G3 with Lightroom or a tablet?

I have a Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3. I purchased it because it was rated the best for non-flash, low light photography, which is mostly what I do at libraries, historical societies, etc. I saw someone ...
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Using the Lumix GM-1 for Aurora

is it possible to use the GM-1 with the standard 12-32mm lens for night photography and the Aurora? My attempts so far have been null. The manual doesnt say much. Is there general settings to use for ...
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Panasonic FZ200 SD Card - does Class 10 UHS-I improve performance in the camera over a standard Class 10? [duplicate]

I was wondering if anyone has tried multiple cards in the FZ200 to find out just how fast it needs to be to make the camera as fast as possible? I bought a kit that looks like it includes a generic ...
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Why is the GH4 considered Panasonic's flagship when the GX8 matches it in specs?

Why is the Panasonic GH4 considered Panasonic's flagship Lumix camera? After the arrival of the GX8 it is matched spec for spec in virtually every category, the only true differences I noticed being ...
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How does a Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 compare with a Canon EOS 1000D? [duplicate]

I have the chance to get a Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 (as a gift from my employer, of my choice), how does this compare with the camera I have, a Canon EOS 1000D ? My Canon works perfectly well, but is ...
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How do I get both subject and background in focus at the same time with my (µ4/3) prime lens? [duplicate]

I'm using an Olympus EM-5 Mark II and my prime lens is the Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 (40mm film equiv. focal length). I don't know if I can set the camera's focus to infinity to avoid the blurring effect ...
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Can you “environmentally-seal” any Fixed Zoom-Lens Camera?

I am trying to decide between better zoom power and value of Panasonic Lumix FZ200, improvements offered by FZ300, and larger sensor / better image quality of F1000. Won't any fixed lens zoom be ...
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Need more detail on the mechanical shutter release diy for Panasonic FZ40

I read an answer from rfusca about how to make a mechanical shutter release for the Panasonic DMC-FZ40. I can picture what you're saying in my head but I'm not sure what parts to buy. There are a ton ...
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Travel lens for LUMIX GH2 [closed]

I am a beginning photographer and own a LUMIX GH2 with the following lens: HD 14-140, LUMIX G Vario 1:4/7-14 (wide angle) and a pancake 20 lens. I am traveling to Europe and need to take a single lens ...
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Attaching a bridge camera to a telescope (62mm filter piece to a T-ring)

I'm looking into buying the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 bridge camera. While my main use for it is to shoot 4K video and some slow-motion stuff, I would also like to use it with a telescope. The FZ1000 ...
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How do I find out what firmware version my Lumix camera is using?

I'd like to make sure I have the latest firmware for my Lumix GX1 (and soon getting a GX7), but I'm not sure how to check the installed version or how to find what the latest is.
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How do I fix my Panasonic DMC-FZ35 from releasing the shutter on a half-press?

I have an older Panasonic Lumix (DMC FZ35) that has worked well for 7 years. Today I found that every time I half-pressed the shutter button to focus, it took the picture without letting me compose or ...
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GH4 auto bracket burst with shutter delay

I find extremely annoying that using the GH4 in the auto bracket mode with burst combined with a shutter delay expects you to keep pushing the button. As the shutter delay is to avoid shaking, the ...
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Lumix DMC-TZ8 - SDHC card empty

I am using an integral ultimapro sdhc 8gb class 10 in a Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ8 and when the card is put in a PC, the pictures are missing. This has happened on two memory cards and the first card ...