FZ-20 & Canon TL-55 and full digital zoom...
so that's 432mm optical zoom on the camera x 1.4x with the telephoto = 604mm and then multiply by 4x with the digital zoom added for a grand total of 2419mm.
Candle measures about 4" high and 3 1/2" wide.
Shot from about 30 ft away with the flash unit on manual full power dump.
On tripod. I think you need a tripod for these indoor shots as the shutter speed with the flash is only 1/60 of a second. Outdoors at the races on a sunny day and a shutter speed of 1/2000 is a piece of cake. Any camera; even with lens stabilizers will give a better pic on a tripod or monopod.
Left click on the picture and tell me what do you think?