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01-18-2013, 07:36 AM   #1
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Hi I am a new member

I have been taking photos for 60 years and enjoy cameras however my skills are not as good as they were when I started.
My eyesight is a hindrance. I had a pentax film camera a few years back and am thinking of getting another high end point and shoot or a low end dslr.

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The plus and minus of newer DSLRs - the viewfinders are smaller and lack the split-screen focus tool (unless you modify them). The plus side - the autofocus is much more reliable which should help remove a lot of the guesswork for your old eyes.
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Silverfox, welcome. Looking at your profile I see you already have a K-01, what are your early impressions? Looking forward to seeing some of your work. I too am high mileage, 1st camera was a brownie hawkeye. I really prefer a viewfinder camera for outside and bright sunlight shooting. Again welcome...Cliff

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Welcome! If you already have a K-01, you pretty much have a good camera, much better than any P&S and only slightly bigger. Getting a DSLR will only help with fast focusing on moving subjects. I like to use liveview mode even on my DSLR to make sure I get the focus right, because a lot of viewfinders on new digital cameras are pretty small and dark
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