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What Camera Should I Use?  
User currently offlineSOuthwest! From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 7 months 7 hours ago) and read 2311 times:

Does anyone know the best and least expensive camera for sale? I would like one that can zoom in really good and one that has super quality images. should i go Digital or Film? Thanks a bunch!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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User currently offlineUSAir_757 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 996 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (13 years 7 months 5 hours ago) and read 2270 times:

Don't go digital, there are no good digital cameras for under $1000.

Go get a Pentax ZX-30. This is the best new entry-level SLR i've seen(and I've tried all the new ones - Pentax ZX-30, Minolta QTsi, STsi, Canon Rebel 2000, Nikon N60 and N65).

The light meter is accurate as is the AF sensor. It doesn't search like in some others of the same price(Minolta QTsi, STsi, Nikon N65, Canon Rebel 2000).

The AF motor in the ZX-30 is outstanding, and a bit faster than the Nikon N90s which is $800!(the ZX-30 is $200)



Regards,
C. Wassell



-Cullen Wassell @ MLI | Pentax K5 + DA18-55WR + Sigma 70-300 DL Macro Super
User currently offlineFastGlass From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 0 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (13 years 7 months 3 hours ago) and read 2257 times:

--Don't go digital, there are no good digital cameras for under $1000.--

That is an absurd statement. Until you have tried some of the newer Nikons or Olympii, et al, I wouldn't make an uneducated comment like that.

I am not suggesting to buy a digital camera for aviation photography, but assuming that all digital cameras beneath a Nikon D1 or Fuji FinePix S1 Pro are unacceptable is totally inaccurate...


User currently offlineSouthwest! From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 7 months 3 hours ago) and read 2251 times:

thanx for ur help guys

User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Reply 4, posted (13 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2234 times:

Digital cameras are improving significantly. However, film cameras are still in the lead when it comes to photo quality. The one MAIN problem with digital cameras, is they tend to create JPEG Compersion around the photos. You see this light fuzz around the object that you are shooting at. I'm sure there are some digital cameras out there who produce very little fuzz, but those cameras are quite expensive. I'd go film for now. And maybe in 10 years, buy a digital.

Hope that helps!



"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
User currently offlineSmoberly From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2224 times:

I have an HP PhotoSmart 215 that I purchased for $200 that has blown away everyone at work. The quality of the images is OUTSTANDING. It's not suited to aviation photography, but as a point and shoot camera for snapshots, it's awesome.

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