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hi

I've been thinking about an upgrade from a NIKON D-40 to a Panasonic LUMIX FZ-200.
the pictures I've seen with the LUMIX look Amazing. Vs mine that I find very average.!. so is it worth the upgrade ,or would you recommend something else?.

anyone owns this Camera to share his/her experience with me ?.
should I buy it or wait till the Next generation: FZ-250 comes out ?

Thanks in advance
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the FZ200 is a brilliant camera but it isn't a DSLR. The lens is really good for its class but if you want to really expand your usage, it is rather limiting. That said, if you never plan to print larger than 8x10 and if you don't plan to really specialise, the FZ200 is more than adequate for most uses.
 

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Thanks for your Reply.
yeah, I have No Plan to use it for Printing. it's mainly for taking Pictures of Watches and post'em on Forums .

I would Love to be able to take quality Shots (to my Standard) like this:
(a good friend to these for me. don't know what he uses)




if I had no option but using a DSLR ,which one would you recommend for $ 600 ?
 

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You would need a much larger sensor to get that sort of Depth of Field.
Keep your D40, get a Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G and a MicroNikkor 40mm f/2.8G ;)
You'll get way better results for about the same $
 
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AWESOME.
your Help is Much appreciated :-!.

many Thanks again for your Valuable info.
 

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You're welcome. An alternate route with a budget of $600 is the 40mm f/2.8 and a tripod and a quick release cable and a desk lamp from IKEA
 

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IMHO, It's not just the camera but how it's used. AKA technique I have both a Canon t1i from 2006(?) or so and a Canon 7D from 2 years ago. Sure the 7D is waaaay better but if I follow the limitations/parameters of the t1i I can still produce some fine pictures. That being said I would never use a non-DSLR as a primary camera as I think it's too limiting. Especially in Depth of Field. Just my 2 cents worth. Nikon's are nice too just don't tell any of my Canon shooting friends that ;)
 

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You're welcome. An alternate route with a budget of $600 is the 40mm f/2.8 and a tripod and a quick release cable and a desk lamp from IKEA
the Good News is that I already have these Gadgets. so No Extra $$$ has to be spent on :).



IMHO, It's not just the camera but how it's used. AKA technique I have both a Canon t1i from 2006(?) or so and a Canon 7D from 2 years ago. Sure the 7D is waaaay better but if I follow the limitations/parameters of the t1i I can still produce some fine pictures. That being said I would never use a non-DSLR as a primary camera as I think it's too limiting. Especially in Depth of Field. Just my 2 cents worth. Nikon's are nice too just don't tell any of my Canon shooting friends that ;)
True.
it's like a Race Car. an ordinary person won't Know how to drive it Right. you need a Real Caballero ;-).
in my Case, i'm No Professional but with the right equipment ? "SLR" will help me achieve my Goal.. hopefully.


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IMHO, It's not just the camera but how it's used. AKA technique I have both a Canon t1i from 2006(?) or so and a Canon 7D from 2 years ago. Sure the 7D is waaaay better but if I follow the limitations/parameters of the t1i I can still produce some fine pictures. That being said I would never use a non-DSLR as a primary camera as I think it's too limiting. Especially in Depth of Field. Just my 2 cents worth. Nikon's are nice too just don't tell any of my Canon shooting friends that ;)
I've shot a Billboard/BusShelter ad campaign using just a 4 year old D700. It's not the camera that matters. Well the Lens matters more...but personal vision is everything.
To those who like to compare Nikon and Canon, I often say: if you're debating the merits of these two brands, you're not taking pictures.
 
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