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01-14-2014, 08:51 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by guru4u13 Quote
Still don't know exactly how to pronounce the name to this day...
Me neither, but how about "star-ist dee"?

01-14-2014, 12:47 PM   #17
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QuoteOriginally posted by Gray Quote
how about "star-ist dee"?
That's how I've always pronunced it......
01-15-2014, 07:34 AM   #18
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I have mine of course since it is my only good camera. *ist DS.
What a kinda dumb name.
01-15-2014, 09:24 AM   #19
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I bought one off of eBay last week and it should be arriving today. So, I guess I have mine!
My D arrived only to discover it has a busted shutter. Now I no longer have mine.

01-15-2014, 12:39 PM   #20
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My D arrived only to discover it has a busted shutter. Now I no longer have mine.
bummer! keep looking.
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EBay easy.
Even Amazon.
01-15-2014, 01:49 PM   #22
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This one cost me $92 with a kit lens shipped. The seller claimed it worked. Sure, it goes click and whirrr but that's just the mirror in action. The seller is cool though. I will be returning it so he can either sell it for parts or sell the lens separately.
01-15-2014, 03:50 PM   #23
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My first DSLR and still clicking. Passed through a couple of years of wifely snapshots and now my son has it. I'll take it back if he moves on

01-16-2014, 12:37 AM   #24
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I gave my *istDS to my daughter a little over a year ago along with the 18-55 and (IIRC) a 28-200 Tamron. She only uses the 18-55 and shoots only in jpeg. *sigh*

I showed her (and her husband who shoots jpegs in his Canon T3i) the benefits of RAW with a short Lightroom lesson. They got religion.

Barry

PS - If anyone is interested in the Tamron, let me know and I'll send more info and a few photos.
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My father still has his *istD - though it's recently been supplanted by a Lumix "super-zoom" thingy (up to 1200mm FF equivalent length O_O ) Anyway, he has found no reason to change from it in he many years he's had it.
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This one cost me $92 with a kit lens shipped. The seller claimed it worked. Sure, it goes click and whirrr but that's just the mirror in action. The seller is cool though. I will be returning it so he can either sell it for parts or sell the lens separately.
Well, *ist D $109 at KEH
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Nice find! I better hurry up with getting my refund so I can place an order! Thanks!
01-18-2014, 04:37 PM   #28
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I still have mine, I shot over 50,000 photos with it doing professional real estate photography. I bought another several years ago with a katzeye for use with manual lenses... I love these cameras....

I retired the istD last year, a k30 replaced it for real estate use...
01-27-2014, 01:19 PM   #29
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My first DSLR (had all of two months :P) and I see no reason to trade up. =P I don't mind the small sensor, it has no crazy bells and whistles to trip me up, it's just a nice solid little camera. Have the battery grip for it too, whole thing for $130cdn.

My first film camera was a Chinon CE-5; I wasn't sure if I'd stick with photography so I went cheap film. (Also kinda why I cheaped out with the *ist but I've happily settled down into it.) Funnily enough I use the lenses I got with that camera more than I do the kit 18-55 that came with the *ist. =) And I'm sure once I get the proper M42 adapter (that can actually focus to infinity) I'll be using my Pentacon 50mm even more than the Chinon. Funny how I keep regressing. =D
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It was my first DSRL, The only feature that i miss is shake reduction, but i think it's a very great camera, beautiful colours, ergonomic body (expecially with battery grip), and it's very good with manual lens. I love it and i still use it

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