I hope all’s well with all.
I finally succumbed the week before last to one of the many irritating viruses doing their tour of Q Towers at the moment. But a bit of TLC, vitamin C and tablets and I was soon on the road to recovery – talking of tablets see below for a great offer on an Amazon Fire WiFi Tablet.
As regular readers will be know I love taking photos – I take many photos and videos on my iPhone which I must say takes cracking photos and even has a 2x optical zoom, quite a rarity on a phone.
However, there are some photographs that just can’t be taken on a current phone, no matter how brilliant.
Wildlife for example is one of those genres that generally needs a DSLR camera with a lens that provides much further reach, as most wild creatures prefer to give humans a wide berth and will take off if we get too close, and who could really blame them!
Whilst experienced photographers learn fieldcraft in order to stalk their subjects, physically getting closer by stealth, they still require a serious telephoto lens to get that winning shot. The size and weight of my camera bag testifies to the amount of equipment needed to cover all the shots.
I have acquired a few skills in the field and much to the great amusement of my family, a few bits of camouflage in order to get closer – but I’ve still had to invest in some long lenses to get the Wildlife pictures shown here.
But for a fraction of the cost of my biggest lens you can still achieve some stunning photographs by buying a quality ‘bridge’ camera – quite literally a mirrorless camera that ‘bridges’ the gap between the smart phones or compact cameras and the DSLR cameras.
Well, it just so happens that we have a really powerful bridge camera from technology giants Panasonic that boasts an amazing 60x zoom lens as our Today’s Special Value (TSV) for Thursday 🙂
At midnight this Wednesday, our resident photography expert Mat Trim and I will be launching the new Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ82. This camera offers a 20mm wide angle lens, great for group, family or landscape shots, and then a zoom to bring your subject 60 times closer! This is only the tip of the iceberg when talking about features though. The Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ82 will record stunning 4k video and you can even choose a video frame and save it as a still image! The camera body I use doesn’t have any image stabilisation, you have to buy a lens with it in – but this camera has optical image stabilisation built in which can help reduce ‘camera shake’ – particularly when zoomed in. Another incredible feature is the Post Focus – quite literally – you can tap the LCD screen where you would like the focus point to be, after the picture has been taken! Brilliant technology!
There are so many other noteworthy features and of course being a TSV, we have a fantastic bundle on offer. I hope you can join Mat and I – it’s worth tuning in just to see what beautiful shots Mat has taken with this highly impressive camera. You never know, you might be tempted to try one out first-hand with our 30-day money back guarantee…
Also well worth a quick mention after the above TSV presentation; if you or a family member are on the hunt for an affordable WiFi tablet – our tech expert Lee Hohbein will be demonstrating the Amazon Fire 7” Tablet available in a choice of colours and is now available at an amazing price of just £35.00!
Well ‘til next time stay focused, and watch out for the tablet …