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07-15-2008, 01:24 PM   #1
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The deed is done ; )

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I looked first at the Pentax K10D, then I looked at the Canon 400D/450D
Nikon D40/D60/D80 Sony A200/A300/A350 Panasonic DMC-L1/ L10
Olympus E401/E402/E501 Fujipix ProS5

AND what do you think I picked ?

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QuoteOriginally posted by BARCUD Quote
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I looked first at the Pentax K10D, then I looked at the Canon 400D/450D
Nikon D40/D60/D80 Sony A200/A300/A350 Panasonic DMC-L1/ L10
Olympus E401/E402/E501 Fujipix ProS5

AND what do you think I picked ?

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I think you went back to the K10D - it just feels more like a camera!
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did you really have to post this in two forums?
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hey Gooshin

First posting was a mistake ! so I posted again in the correct place ! Have I committed a crime or summit !?

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First posting was a mistake ! so I posted again in the correct place ! Have I committed a crime or summit !?

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yes! you will be burned at the stake!

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yes! you will be burned at the steak!
I'm glad I'm not the OP - I like my steaks raw, just like my images
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I'm glad I'm not the OP - I like my steaks raw, just like my images

fixed....
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You went with the right camera for you. I hope it was the Pentax

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Pentax K10D: Too many bugs and outdated, although it is damn cheap right now;

Canon 400D: Wait for the 1000D instead, which is cheaper and with liveview;

Canon 450D: Can be considered, but it overexposes more frequently than I like (See: RiceHigh's Pentax Blog: K20D Exposure Inaccuracy and Inconsistency). It was also reported that its AF is not accurate for slow lenses.

Nikon D40/D60: Awfully slow AF with the kit lens. It does not support non-ultrasonic Nikon lenses too. Like Pentax, do note that most ultrasonic Nikon lenses are expensive.

D80: Old model but can be considered IMO. The shutter release is not that crisp, though. The D200/300's feel is far better;

Sony A200/A300/A350: Good choice, I think, especially the price is not high and you get good latest and usable features;

Panasonic DMC-L1/ L10
Olympus E401/E402/E501: Also, the 510/520. Don't buy 4/3 system unless you want the smallest and lightest possible DSLR owing to its small sensor format. Its sensor is only of 1/4 of the area of a Full Frame sensor. The image quality and performance differences are obvious. The small and dim finder is a nightmare. My bet is that the 4-3, as a system, is of no future, whilst as a P&S DSLR may still have its market.

Fujipix ProS5: Too expensive but good skin tones and jpegs. You in fact will enter the Nikon system too.

> AND what do you think I picked ?

Why not consider the K200 and K20, anyway?
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A bit full of crap, aren't you RiceHigh?
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Ricehigh - he already made his purchase so why poo-poo every camera he looked at....

K10d FTW.
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QuoteOriginally posted by RiceHigh Quote
Pentax K10D: Too many bugs and outdated, although it is damn cheap right now;

Canon 400D: Wait for the 1000D instead, which is cheaper and with liveview;

Canon 450D: Can be considered, but it overexposes more frequently than I like (See: RiceHigh's Pentax Blog: K20D Exposure Inaccuracy and Inconsistency). It was also reported that its AF is not accurate for slow lenses.

Nikon D40/D60: Awfully slow AF with the kit lens. It does not support non-ultrasonic Nikon lenses too. Like Pentax, do note that most ultrasonic Nikon lenses are expensive.

D80: Old model but can be considered IMO. The shutter release is not that crisp, though. The D200/300's feel is far better;

Sony A200/A300/A350: Good choice, I think, especially the price is not high and you get good latest and usable features;

Panasonic DMC-L1/ L10
Olympus E401/E402/E501: Also, the 510/520. Don't buy 4/3 system unless you want the smallest and lightest possible DSLR owing to its small sensor format. Its sensor is only of 1/4 of the area of a Full Frame sensor. The image quality and performance differences are obvious. The small and dim finder is a nightmare. My bet is that the 4-3, as a system, is of no future, whilst as a P&S DSLR may still have its market.

Fujipix ProS5: Too expensive but good skin tones and jpegs. You in fact will enter the Nikon system too.

> AND what do you think I picked ?

Why not consider the K200 and K20, anyway?
Don't you wish you could buy his opinions for what they are worth , and sell them for what he thinks they are worth?
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QuoteOriginally posted by RiceHigh Quote
Pentax K10D: Too many bugs and outdated, although it is damn cheap right now;

Canon 400D: Wait for the 1000D instead, which is cheaper and with liveview;

Canon 450D: Can be considered, but it overexposes more frequently than I like (See: RiceHigh's Pentax Blog: K20D Exposure Inaccuracy and Inconsistency). It was also reported that its AF is not accurate for slow lenses.

Nikon D40/D60: Awfully slow AF with the kit lens. It does not support non-ultrasonic Nikon lenses too. Like Pentax, do note that most ultrasonic Nikon lenses are expensive.

D80: Old model but can be considered IMO. The shutter release is not that crisp, though. The D200/300's feel is far better;

Sony A200/A300/A350: Good choice, I think, especially the price is not high and you get good latest and usable features;

Panasonic DMC-L1/ L10
Olympus E401/E402/E501: Also, the 510/520. Don't buy 4/3 system unless you want the smallest and lightest possible DSLR owing to its small sensor format. Its sensor is only of 1/4 of the area of a Full Frame sensor. The image quality and performance differences are obvious. The small and dim finder is a nightmare. My bet is that the 4-3, as a system, is of no future, whilst as a P&S DSLR may still have its market.

Fujipix ProS5: Too expensive but good skin tones and jpegs. You in fact will enter the Nikon system too.

> AND what do you think I picked ?

Why not consider the K200 and K20, anyway?


....ahhh....huh??

Hey dude, those who lead and have nobody following are just out taking a walk.

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. . . in the past I've been a major contributor to a couple of forums and on the whole very much became a better person for it and enjoyed the experience. Once you learn the basic rules of engagement, sorry I'll start that again, once you learn the basic rules of participation then forums can be excellent places to learn and teach. AND let's face it, it's all free! How many books would you have had to have read in the past to gleen such vast amounts of information?

It works like this.

I write a question in a polite and considerate manner and you guys write me a reply in a polite and considerate manner.

You guys write questions in a polite and considerate manner and who knows I might gain enough knowledge of the subject to be able to reply in a polite and considerate manner.

You never write questions whilst under the influence of drink or mind and behavioural altering drugs.

You never answer questions whilst under the influence either. You will only jump up in a start from your bed in the morning and rush to the computer to see 'what the hell did I write last night ?'

The person behind the words you are reading has feelings.

Always be positive in your contributions whether you agree with what you are reading or not.

I'm getting a warm fuzzy feeling from this forum. Or is the laptop overheating on my lap. I'm loving you guys already

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