Tuesday, February 14, 2006

A new camera

I’ve got my new camera, a Panasonic FZ-30.

Zoom is controlled via a mechanically linked zoom ring located around the lens. No hissing zoom drive motors here.

Focus can be done automatically or via a electronically linked focus ring that sends a signal to the focus drive motor. Fly by wire, if you like that aviation cliché. Ok, throttle by wire or brake by wire if you are an automobile person.

After attaching the lens hood, I’m quite certain it’s a marketing trick to tap into the group of consumers who want maximum visual impact.

On a different note, here is a photo of myself. It is quite a rare specimen as I rarely agree to have my photo taken. Much less pose for a daft photo.