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How can I stop the `drawing in' of the internal element to 1x zoom when the camera is turned on?

Doug Wilcox (alternate photo-gallery) (Yahoo!, FZ10 group, 17 April 2004)...

{Doug was told this trick by his friend Helen in England} ...if you tweak the zoom control towards tele as it switches on, it stops it from doing that lengthy `drawing in' of internal elements to start up at 1x zoom, and instead zooms to whatever point you select with the zoom control.

{Picture below taken by Doug Wilcox with FZ10 through a crystal ball.}

Taken by Doug with FZ10. Through a crystal ball



David Fong 2009-09-04