I just read this article about a Panasonic plant closing due to protests
I hope this doesn't affect their camera production. I love Panasonic cameras!
#1. "RE: Panasonic in Peril? " | In response to Reply # 0Larry E30 Nikonian since 27th May 2009Mon 17-Sep-12 01:41 PM
Deep down - I REALLY want a Panasonic GH1 w/7-14mm,14-140mm,and a 100-300mm.(or do I?)
But I know I'd miss my D5100 high ISO low noise,and my vast asortment of lenses.
GH1 - I could just keep my glasses on...and be used to the swivel screen framing...for;
I basicly started on digital with a Nikon 8400...same concept.
And with my wide converter on =ing 17mm @35mm conversion...
GH1 w/ 7mm = wow IN 4to3 format
And GH1 can shoot square ...possably the best format ever made.(or a format I greatly like...ha)
So - I guess - I'm content with my power-punch Nikon SLR system,and my eturnal Nikon8400 w converter.
But at least twise I fully put up my Nikon system (for sale or trade);for this GH1 system.
I'm HOT for the 7-14mm,and the square ,and swivel GH1.
O happy day - HOT EQUIPMENT / Larry
#2. "RE: Panasonic in Peril? " | In response to Reply # 0avm247 Charter MemberMon 17-Sep-12 05:11 PM
Bummer. My wife wanted a P&S and I ended up getting her a Panasonic Lumix (can't remember the model number) but it works pretty well, not as small or wide as a Canon Elph P&S our office recently got for site inspections, but good enough. (I'd never give up my DSLR but for a P&S, the Panosonic was plenty nice.)
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#3. "RE: Panasonic in Peril? " | In response to Reply # 2snegron Nikonian since 05th May 2007Mon 17-Sep-12 06:40 PM
I have been tossing the idea of a travel camera in my mind for some time now and narrowed down my choices to the following three:
- Lumix GX1 (silver)
- Lumix G3
- Nikon D3100 or D5100
I was leaning toward the Panasonic models, but I might have to re-consider.
#4. "RE: Panasonic in Peril? " | In response to Reply # 0
I didn't see anything in the article to indicate what was made at the closed plants. We don't even know that they were making cameras there. Furthermore, this sounds more like a short-term disruption, not anything that is putting the company in peril.