LGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1947 times:
Too be honest, from what I have seen from the F707 I am not too impressed. Mr Abbot is a master but other shots I have seen do not seem to warrant the money for it.
For me its :-
This discolouring at the bottom left corner worries me still - i have seen numerous shots from many different photographers in different conditions and I notice the same discolouration. Now, some photogs say its weather, fence, smog what ever but I actually thing is an F707 'thing'
Planenut From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 107 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1929 times:
One thing I forgot to mansion is the photo is straight from the camera all I done was resize it and the camera was on the default settings. So it gives you a good idea of the quality. Sometimes you don't always get that because a imaging program can work wonders.
The dark area could have been Dean as I was unknowingly standing next to him
EGFF From UK - Wales, joined Sep 2001, 2201 posts, RR: 13 Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1907 times:
Hey Steve, yeah great pics ... nice to see you getting up close and personal with the big guy (Dean)
Dean is a great photographer and judging from your shot Steve your doing a great job, keep the pics coming!
EGBB From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1909 times:
I have now had my 707 for 3 months and believe it is the best value for money camera on the market. Yes, the Canon D60 is better than the Sony but you have to ask the question is it a £1000 difference better?
I had to spend extra on the purchase of a B300 converter to get the more distant shots and the smaller aircraft we get here at BHX but I believe this has been worth every penny.
I had my camera in May, so I think the early problems with the dark left hand side have been rectified by Sony and, therefore, this has not been a problem for me.
The 1500$ difference in my opinion isn't justified only because of the image quality. The difference shown in the pics isn't worth spending an extra 1500$. On the other hand the D60 offers you also more possibilities, because you can use different lenses.
Perhaps one day, when the D60 are given away for 1000$ or less, ....
dominguez(dash)online(dot)ch ... Pushing the limits of my equipment
EGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12426 posts, RR: 40 Reply 17, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1805 times:
I am not impressed by the F707, considering its price tag and limitations, I'd say it wasn't worth the money. If you look at the image quality between it and the C2100, there is absolutely nothing in it, and when you consider the C2100 has twice the focal length, and half the price, its no contest.
I chose the Pro90 over the F707, because for £800 I could get everything that I needed, and still get good pictures, whereas the F707 would have cost me £1100 to get the same goodies (£950 for the camera, £140 for the B-300, £100 for 128mb memory stick, £40 for some more batteries...).
Clickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9461 posts, RR: 72 Reply 18, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1800 times:
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what about the Nikon Coolpix 5000? I shopped between that and F707, what you give up in optical zoom you make up for (in my opinion) with the ability to shoot planes close up and fill the frame (28mm wide lense) and you can fit the 5000 thru fence openings...
LGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 21, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1790 times:
I am certainly not entering a 'my camera is better than yours' war! in fact i dont think anone is...
I simply have a few reservations with the F707 and dan simply commented on the camera.
And we are, after all, all commenting on the 2 photos above...no more...no less...
I actually find this thread very interesting as long as people comment on good/bad points of cameras and as you say not a my cam is better than yours. as long as people simply pass comments on their views and why they do/dont like certain cameras...i find all this very interesting
Skymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 23, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1752 times:
Understand entirely your decision to move to the 707 (although I've not been happy about you using it at my local airport, but that's another matter )
Actually, I'm not going to make a judgement on which is better based on the above comparison either, and certainly not on whether the Canon is worth twice the Sony - each to their own, based on their own preferences and budget. However, my own choice was easy (if expensive), and was made to a large extent on the basis that I'd already invested close on £2000 in Canon lenses and wanted to continue shooting some slides on my existing SLR.