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Major camera and electronics manufacturer; makes Micro Four Thirds interchangeable lens cameras and a full line of compact cameras.

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Are there drawbacks when using Panasonic lenses on Olympus Micro Four Thirds cameras?

I'm interested in trying out Olympus' new OM-D E-M5, and since I'm used to using a normal prime (and just spent some time using one on Fujifilm's new mirrorless EVF camera), I'd like to try that ...
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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 you recommend a macro lens for a micro 4/3 camera?

I've recently purchased a micro 4/3 camera (Panasonic GF1), and I'm aware that with an appropriate adapter, I can use a large variety of third-party lenses. I'm interested in experimenting with macro ...
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What are the drawbacks of an extender (wide or teleconverter)?

I'm asking a more general question, starting from a particular case with which I'm dealing these days: I'm considering buying a Wide Conversion Lens for my Panasonic HC-X900M camcorder (see the item ...
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What does "DMC" mean?

I have seen "DMC" in many names of digital cameras. Is this an abbreviation? What does it mean? Some examples: Lumix DMC-TZ40 DMC-FZ200 DMC FT25
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Metering mode in panasonic Fz35

I am new to photography, recently I bought a new camera which is Panasonic Fz35 which has lots of nice features in it. However while browsing through the settings mode, I found an option for Metering ...
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Are the threads on all camera makes the same when it comes to filters?

Are the threads on all camera makes the same when it comes to filters? I have a couple of 52mm diameter lenses that I use with my Lumix GX80/85 and would like to buy some ND filters. Can I chose any ...
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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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Panasonic G2 rejects Lenmar battery: what should I do?

Lenmar is, to the best of my knowledge, a reputable manufacturer of aftermarket batteries. I bought a DLPBLB13 battery as a 2nd battery for my Panasonic G2, charged it up, put it in my camera, ...
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Should I stick with Micro Four Thirds or switch to a larger format before investing in more gear?

Recently I was given a Panasonic GF2 micro 4/3 camera + 14mm pancake lens for my birthday — a nice upgrade to what I have been using recently. I want to start to take my photography more seriously, ...
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How does iDynamic on Panasonic G Micro Four Thirds cameras work?

When using iA+ mode on my Panasonic G3 something called iDynamic kicks in and preserves the highlights in the image. I wonder how this is possible, and not just a part of the dynamic range of the ...
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resetting the image counter on a Panasonic DMC-G2

I found out by trial/error that the "RESET COUNTER" doesn't allow you to reset the image counter, it just increments it to the next largest group of 1000 photos (e.g. from P1000xxx -> P1010xxx -> ...
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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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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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Are the Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25mm/F1.4 ASPH models H-X025 and the H-X025E the same lens?

I just ordered a lens from a website that said H-X025E, but the box that has arrived says H-X025. Are they the same, or have I been delivered an older model? After looking around, most reviews just ...
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What settings should I use with my TZ10 at ice hockey?

I have a TZ10. What is the best setting to have the camera on for taking photos at ice hockey without the flash and red eye reduction coming on? Do I need to put in my own settings? If so how?
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Panasonic: misc files stored on memory card

This may be a Panasonic-specific question. My camera is a DMC-FT2. On the memory card, apart from the JPG files a lot of other file types can be found. Do you know what they contain and what they are ...
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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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Halos on images taken with a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS35 [closed]

Every image I take with my DMC-FS35 shows a halo around the subject. (See below) This is true in all light conditions with or without flash. INSERT IMAGE HERE
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How useful is in-lens image stabilisation at long zoom lengths on micro 4/3?

I have a Panasonic G3 with the 14-42mm kit lens. I am now looking for a second lens and would like to start with a longer kit-zoom. Something to go from around my kit lens' 42mm up to the 150mm kind ...
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Panasonic GF3 with 14mm pancake lens - which macro lens will fit?

I wonder if anyone can advise me? I have the panasonic gf3 with a 14mm lens. Is there a macro conversion lens I can buy (apart from the new panasonic one) - haven't had one before and so wanted ...
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Why is my camera overexposing with a new lens?

The aperture is set to f/4.0 and ISO 100 in automatic mode. I'm new to more advanced photography so please be patient! I just purchased a new lens - the h-fsa45200 (Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-200mm) ...
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What do I need to do tilt-shift with a micro four-thirds camera?

I'm a newbie when it comes to photography. I currently own a Panasonic Lumix GF1 and would like to learn the tilt-shift technique. How does it work, what tools do I need, what software do I need as ...
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Can I keep the 'Constant Preview' feature active during MF assist on my Panasonic Lumix?

I have a Lumix G7, here's the issue I'm in Manual mode, and I have Constant Preview on, so if I modify the aperture, shutter speed, ISO, WB, I see everything correctly in the preview. However, if I ...
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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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Can I get better results from my Panasonic Lumix DMC SZ1 in low light?

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 getting it delivered and using it in ...
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Lumix G7: Raw photos only in 1920x1440, no higher res available

On a G7 I bought used the images come with a 4592x3448 resolution for JPEG and 1920x1440 for raw. When I switch the mode to RAW only, the resolution/image size option in the menu is greyed out. Is ...
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Is the Panasonic Leica Summilux DG 25mm f/1.4 as good as the name implies?

I’ve got a soft spot for fast, normal lenses, and while I normally shoot with a Pentax DSLR, Panasonic’s Leica DG Summilux 25mm / F1.4 ASPH has had me sneaking drooling glances at Micro ...
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Panasonic Lumix G 25mm f/1.7 ASPH vs Olympus M. Zuiko 25mm f/1.8

I want to understand what are the advantages of Olympus M. Zuiko 25mm f/1.8 over Panasonic Lumix G 25mm f/1.7 ASPH because Panasonic is twice as cheap. Looking at specs those are pretty much the same ...
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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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Panasonic GF3 - stuck on monochrome?

My boss has just purchased a Panasonic GF3 camera, and every photo he takes is in monochrome - he's certain it's a software issue since it says 'mono' on the LCD display. He's thoroughly checked the ...
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Transfer Panasonic raw files (and videos) to android

I am looking for a way to transfer raw images and video to my android phone from my Panasonic camera. Wirelessly is preferred but using cables should be ok as well. What I'm not really looking for us ...
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SD card will not click into place

I think this is a repair job, but thought I'd throw a question anyhow! I have a Panasonic lumix gx80 /85 which is just over a year old. I have not dropped or mistreated it, but now I find that the SD ...
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Is it possible to operate the Panasonic GH1 via just the EVF if the LCD is broken?

Simple question for those who have used a GH1: Is it possible to fully operate the camera using just the EVF if the LCD is broken? Or are some menu items only accessible on the LCD?
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How to take a photo of defects on a mirror?

Taking a picture of a reflected image of object is depicted in this image. Camera focus is on the image of a piece of paper. Besides the depth of field (cheap Panasonic DMC-FX8 in makro mode, compact ...
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My Lumix GH4 flash has stopped working — what can I do? [closed]

My Lumix GH4 internal flash has stopped working. It's not in silent mode, electronic shutter or in HD. I've tried resetting the camera and now am at wits end. Any advice?
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Is the Panasonic Lumix 14-42mm or 20mm pancake better for night shots?

I'm a total noob on photography, and I own a Lumix G2 camera. I accidentally broke the default 14-42mm lens, so I'm thinking of getting either a replacement of that or buying a new (more expensive) ...
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Why are some of my photos coming out almost completely purple? [closed]

Some of photos that I took look like this one. Look at the purple picture, it is supposed to be exactly the same as the one on the right-wall, window, etc. Nothing purple in it at all. This happens ...
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Sunrise and sunset photography with a small digital camera

I have a new camera (Panasonic TZ 30) and I am a relatively inexperienced photographer. I will shortly be doing a journey as tourist at the famous monolith, Uluru in Central Australia. I was thinking ...
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Image App GPS - how does it work

I use Image App on my Android tablet with my Panasonic GX80/GX85 while out on walks to record GPS location data, and wondered if there's anyone out there who could fill in some detail regarding HOW it ...
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What is the Shading Comp. setting on my camera, and how do I use it?

My Lumix GX1 has an on/off SHADING COMP. setting in the Rec menu, and it's set to off. What is this setting and what effect would it have when turned on? When do I ...
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Alternative to 4/3 camera without compromising quality

I have a Panasonic DMC L1 (the first 4/3 camera) with Leica zoom lens and an Olympus fixed focal length lens. The Leica lens has developed a problem and the insurance can't repair it. They are going ...
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LX10 Battery Hack to external battery or USB port?

I just got a Lumix LX10 and the battery life is abysmal when running cellphone remote control through wifi, which I need to do because I have a physical disability. How hard would it be to rig up an ...
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Where can I find an organic photoconductive film (OPF), Camera or Sensor alone?

This technology was announced in 2016, but I couldn't find any trace or update about it later. Is there any camera using it ? If not how can I buy any from Panasonic/Fujifilm ?
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Why is my new Panasonic Lumix 35-100/2.8 lens making strange sounds?

I just bought the Lumix 35-100/2.8 lens. It focuses and zooms fine, but it makes a tiny weird sound all the time, even when not focusing. I have turned the stabilisation system off and switched to ...
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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 get the photo filenames from my LX5 to continue from a given number?

I have a lovely new Panasonic LX5, replacing my LX3. I am using the same SD card as in the LX3, which already has the folders 100, 101, 102, ... 116 (yes, that was a thousand photos per folder...). ...
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What external flash can I buy for my Panasonic lumix DMC-FZ200 camera? [duplicate]

I never used external flash. Please tell me what to look for in an external flash for my Panasonic DMC-FZ200 camera.
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Panasonic GH4 vs. a Canon 1200D for still photography?

I currently have a Canon EOS 1200D and really need to upgrade as I want to start doing more high quality video. Has anyone had any experience with a Panasonic GH4? I've heard it's really good for ...
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Which settings are needed to display manual focus aids on the gx9 when using manual lenses?

I have recently got a panasonic gx9 camera to complement my canon system. I have been struggling to get manual focus aids to work, I have at one point managed to get it to display some kind of ”zebra”...
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