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02-12-2008, 11:36 AM   #1
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so much to choose T.T which body do i need?

i shoot in M, Av, and very rarely in Tv

i do not require autofocus

i do not require any rapid shooting capability

i might use an external flash

i need a good in camera metering system

an illuminated LCD display is an asset but i can do without illumination.

size and weight are not an issue



which SLR body should i be looking at?

02-12-2008, 01:12 PM   #2
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my personal favorite is the PZ-1

it has a lot of advantages, including a 1/8000 shutter, 1/250 flash sync (if you need it) can do autofocus, and more importantly it can use even the crippled FAJ lenses.

Camera also has spot and multi segment metering, manual, TV AV and Hyper manual and Hyper progrtam modes (with the correct lenses) that can let you adjust either shutter or apature as you want and always keep exposure as you need it.

The camera is exxentually a K10D or *istD in film version.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Gooshin Quote
i shoot in M, Av, and very rarely in Tv

i do not require autofocus

i do not require any rapid shooting capability

i might use an external flash

i need a good in camera metering system

an illuminated LCD display is an asset but i can do without illumination.

size and weight are not an issue

which SLR body should i be looking at?
Pentax LX. The best made manual focus Pentax. Excellent metering using Av up to EV -6 (that two minutes at f1.2!) with off-the-film metering during exposure. TTL flash. Outstanding build quality. Lots of interchangable accessories. It doesn't get any better for manual focus SLR (from ANY manufacturer).
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