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 Post subject: Panasonic fs7
PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:18 pm 
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I have a fs7 for my next build. What have you guys found to be a good slave flash for this cam? Baby slave? Is the cam better for close or far away pics? Thanks for any feedback on this cam. I’ve never built with a panny cam before.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:30 am 
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My favourite go to cam, l have four. Yep l like a baby slave (mounted 2 foot above) with them as the flash is weak. However In my opinion they are a better daytime cam, the colour and clarity is unmatched. The internal battery is 3.7v, I run three 1.5v externals (in series) with no problems.

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 Post subject: Re: Panasonic fs7
PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:44 pm 
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Day footage ... no baby slave

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Twilight footage ... no baby slave

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Night footage ... no baby slave

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Night footage ....wireless baby slave .. ISO was set the same in the snow pic and the fall pic of the porcupines (two different spots)

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 Post subject: Panasonic fs7
PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:58 pm 
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I love this cam. I use this cam lots without a slave at all. I use it for closer shots. Or tight areas where the animal is going to be close as shown in the pics. I am also like Trevor and like it with a baby slave. But most of mine are without a baby slave. Day footage is great as is night footage.

All the FS series cams are good as far as Panasonic’s. FS7, 6, 3, 5, and many others use the FS15 as well. The FS6 & 7 have same battery. The FS3 and 5 use same battery. The FS7 and FS5 are both 10mp cams and the rest are 8mp. I would say the FS7 and FS3 would be my favs outa the 4 cams. The FS7 is tops in my mind tho.

I run two 4.5v battery holders ran in parallel or I use 3 18650’s ran in parallel. The 18650’s run a crazy amount of time. So long I am not sure. Plus they take up less room. But if you don’t already use 18650’s in your cam setups for other purposes the AA’s do exceptionally as well. Reason for so much power is due winter climates I face in Sask. Cold is hard on my batteries.


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 Post subject: Re: Panasonic fs7
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This is an FS3 with no baby slave. The cam is close. The flash is the same as the FS7 (Panasonic states) I posted this so you can compare as the specifications of all the FS cameras say the flash is the same.. or close to the same. You can draw your own opinions and conclusions.

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I have a fs7 for my next build. What have you guys found to be a good slave flash for this cam? Baby slave? Is the cam better for close or far away pics? Thanks for any feedback on this cam. I’ve never built with a panny cam before.


You will like the Panasonic cams as well.. any questions .. ask away ... I will help in any way I can.


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A couple Build pics...

Top build is in a pelican 1040 case and the bottom case is taller and is a S3 3000 by underwater kinetics. They are cheaper than pelican and I actually like them better. We can access them easily up here in Canada.

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Thanks for the info. Looks like it will be a good cam.


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