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02-16-2008, 03:20 PM   #121
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My back up is a Leica D-LUX 2. I love that little camera. I loved the built in image stabilizer. It made me realize that I needed SR for all my future DSLR lens. Hence, Pentax came into my life! Best move I have made...


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My current back up is a Fuji S9100 but the moment the Sigma DP1 comes out, That will be my replacement.
02-18-2008, 01:41 AM   #123
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Leica D-Lux 3. Great camera - excellent manual control, raw capture, image stabilization, and native 16x9, which really changes the way you see things. It prompted me to move from a Nikon D70 to K10d because the Leica was besting the Nikon...
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*ist DS with DA40 Limited

*ist DS with DA40 Limited. It fits in the pocket of my jacket and works fine as a P&S. Zoom? Who needs it? Zoom with your feet.

02-18-2008, 01:19 PM   #125
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If I have my K10D with me, the backup is the DS. Before I got my K10D, my backup was the Fuji S6500fd as backup to the DS.

I normally have my Fuji Z1 in my pocket no matter what.
02-18-2008, 01:52 PM   #126
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Canon S40, although its not been used since I got the K10D.. Its in neded of repairs to the buttons, I think the contacts wore out!
02-18-2008, 05:19 PM   #127
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My main camera is the k100d and like alot of the people here I have a fuji F series (F31FD for me)

The fuji has a magical battery life, and great for partying and I have made some lovely travelling pics with it. Unfortunately I find it a little bit too blocky to have in a pocket at all times, I have a large smartphone which takes up a lot of space in my pockets, and carrying both can be a bit inconvenient.
02-18-2008, 06:39 PM   #128
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Fuji Finepix S5100.

Actually now that I have a K10D I am all the more impressed with the Fuji. It looks and handles like a teeny-tiny SLR and has MUCH of the functionality. It has F2.8-F3.1 37-370mm zoom (equivalent), program mode, shutter priority, aperture priority, AF and continuous AF, multiple continuous shooting modes, images can be saved in RAW format, view finder is electronic TTL, so you can use polarizers, ISO 64 (!) to 400, Multi, Center-weighted, Spot metering, auto focus /area focus/ center focus/manual focus (the latter via buttons does not work all that well). Normal focus range is 3.0ft to infinity (W), 6.6ft to infinity (T), Macro: 0.3-6.6ft (W), 3.0-6.6ft (T). It has a built in popup multi-mode flash, 15 - 1/2000 sec Shutter Speeds, CWB and some decent pre-set white balance settings, lightweight at just 11.9 oz. and powered by four AA type batteries. Hell, it'll do video too.

That's all I can think of right now, but it is about 1/3 the size of my K10D and is still perfect for some things. I like it a lot. It's not my go-to, but I won't retire it either anytime soon. It's now my "you won't catch me without a camera" camera. The picture quality is quite nice. Beautiful in some cases...

Heck, I may eventually get the next step up (S5700) when it gets real cheap in order to get a little more crop-factor (7.1 MP), ISO up to 1600 AND Picture Stabilization, not to mention a 2.5" LCD. I see the S5700 is running a whopping 159.00 at some places now... Heh. Well worth the trip.


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Panasonic TZ1. 30-300mm small enough to fit in your pocket.
02-24-2008, 05:14 PM   #130
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Samsung Digimax 201 and a Nikon Coolpix 4100 are always packed along with my K1000 for canoe trips - the K100D may find its way into my pack this summer. Still use the MGI Photosuite III software that came with the Samsung for some of my PP. Ken.
03-26-2008, 01:31 PM   #131
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My backup depends on the situation:

Pentax Optio S5i for when it needs to disappear into my suit pocket. Probably carried most.
Ricoh GRD (28mm equiv fixed lens) with wide adaptor (21mm equiv) and optical viewfinder for quality and deliberate walkaround.
Pentax Optio 43WR when conditions are rough
Pentax Optio 750z when need more flexibility (used less these days.

03-26-2008, 01:45 PM   #132
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Voigtlander Bessa 2 with a 35mm or 24mm lens. Err, I need big pockets...
03-26-2008, 01:59 PM   #133
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my backup is the camera in my phone, 2 megapixle with flash and night options

can also do video's
03-26-2008, 02:17 PM   #134
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As much as I wanted to buy a Pentax P&S, I wanted something good. Just yesterday, I received my Canon G9, but please don't hold it against me .

03-27-2008, 08:05 PM   #135
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Have a bunch of P&S cameras. First was the Olympus 4040. 3x zoom kind of big. Beautiful f1.8 lens. 2nd Olympus Stylus 710. Super small and weatherproof for bicycle use. 3rd Pana DMC-LX2. My favorite P&S at the moment. Love choice of 16:9, 3:2, and 4:3 formats. Also love raw.
Still want a Pentax P&S. Trying a few out. Have the Z10, and M50(pink). Would love to try the A40. Have tried the W30 and the one I should have bought Z750. A40 vs Z10 big chip vs big zoom!

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