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Any of you guys that have worked with the Panasonics ever used a TZ3? Girl I know has one and said I could have it if it would work for me. Don't see them listed but thought maybe one of you guys might know what they are like. :)

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First thing I would do is borrow it and play around with it some. That hands on time may prove valuable.

 

I always check a cameras accessible settings in the Manual or Program mode and how fast it can take a pic once it is powered up. The LZ8/LZ10 takes around 3 sec. to warm up and extend the lens. Pic to pic time is about 1.5 sec. The Bigfoot Boards shutter time is programmed at 3 sec. to prevent blurry pics. Looks like the TZ3 is about the same or maybe a tad faster warming up. I use the LZ8 on trails with no problem.

 

I don't worry about how long it takes the camera's flash to charge because I always use a Vivitar 2800 Salve flash with the Bigfoot 12 sec. TMS (Trailmaster Slave) timing. I do a camera flash capacitor mod to conserve battery power. I use a 2.2 or 3.3 micro farad capacitor. Either one has worked for me.

 

Check the LZ8 hack here: Most all of the Panasonic cameras are about the same as far as hacking them.

http://www.hagshouse.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=52664

IR if wanted: Mine is white flash.

http://www.hagshouse.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=52663

 

 

Here are the reviews:

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/panasonictz3/

http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/panasonic/dmc_tz3-review/

 

Operating Manual

http://service.us.panasonic.com/OPERMANPDF/DMCTZ2.pdf

 

Here are the settings I use in the Panasonic LZ8:

http://www.hagshouse.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=54459

 

LZ8 Review (Compare to the TZ3)

http://www.steves-digicams.com/camera-revi...lz8-review.html

 

Bill

Edited by ko4nrbs

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Thanks!! I'll give it a whirl.

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