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Investing In A Digital-Want To Pay US$1300-$1500  
User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Posted (11 years 9 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3228 times:

http://neoseeker.pricegrabber.com/search_getprod.php/masterid=631180/ut=424b1386633bd66a

I am a Minolta fan, and I have been considering this as my next camera. I have a Minolta 700si now. I have 3 lenses.

WILL I BE ABLE TO USE THOSE LENSES ON THIS CAMERA? I am not familiar with the compatability from normal SLR Cams to digital.

Is this a good camera for aviation shots? It seems as if the battery life issue may be the downfall, so I will definitely have to buy an AC Adapter.

Any opinions?


[Edited 2003-02-28 21:00:17]

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User currently offlineRsmith6621a From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 194 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (11 years 9 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3183 times:



How about a Fuji S-1 off of e-bay for starters, those are going for between $850.00 and $1600 and one dealers has a kit .

The other choice might be the S-602 or the Nikon Coolpix 5700.

Best Wishes



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User currently offlineKLAX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 9 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3178 times:

Looks good Chad, but I suggest going to www.dpreview.com and browsing all available selections for that price range. Also, remember to include all the accessories. Case/Storage/Lenses(if SLR)/etc...

-Clovis



User currently offlineAA 777 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 808 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (11 years 9 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3159 times:
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Brand New Canon D10 $1400USD at Ritz Camera

http://www.ritzcamera.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?productId=13076301&location=GOSC8N&storeId=10001&processRequest=10002&tmreturn=true&prp=541166674&langId=-1&catalogId=10001

AA 777
Matt



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User currently offlineWietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (11 years 9 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3151 times:

NO you cannot use any lenses with this camera. This is not a SLR. It is an SLR "type" camera, but not a genuine one. There are but a few Digital SLR cameras. (the ones you can put normal lenses on)

- Canon D60, 10D, D30, D2000, 1D, 1Ds
- Nikon D1, D1X, D1H, D100
- Sigma SD9
- Fuji S1, S2
- Pentax *ist D
- Kodak DCS14n, DCS760, DCS720X

Thats about it, If there are missing, please fill me in!

Wietse



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User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 5, posted (11 years 9 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3133 times:

LOL... This is to complicated. Please, give me your opinions. I am new to the digital world and want to make a good investment. I dont want to pay over $1500.00 for the body. WHATS THE BEST CAMERA OUT THERE FOR THIS PRICE? Thanks.

User currently offlineAA 777 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 808 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (11 years 9 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3124 times:
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See my post above. Brand new **Just announced** Canon D10 for $1495 at Ritz Camera. Also see above post for the link!

AA 777
Matt



CRJ-700 FO
User currently offlineHkg_clk From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 999 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (11 years 9 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3125 times:

The 10D at $1495 US is a real bargain - it makes all the pseudo-DSLRs (I think they're also called ZLRs) like the Minolta 7Hi, Nikon Coolpix 5700 etc very poor value.

The image quality on a real DSLR as compared to a ZLR will be much much better.




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User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 8, posted (11 years 9 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3118 times:

Thanks guys, anymore opinions? I would like to hear them. Also, could you post photos you have shot with a digital camera and label what camera it was taken with? Thanks!



User currently offlineAn-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3950 posts, RR: 40
Reply 9, posted (11 years 9 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3076 times:

I use Sony DSC-F717. Get a teleconverter for that too.


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Alex.



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User currently offlineBoeingholiday From Austria, joined Apr 2002, 456 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (11 years 9 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3054 times:

Good day, I'm using a Coolpix 5700 myself and I'm NOT satisfied, I get a 90 percent rate of unsharp and blurred photos. Not because I can't handle this camera or not that I use a wrong setting. In cases which come out to be difficult the 5700 doesn't go well with them.  Sad

User currently offlineKLAX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (11 years 9 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3051 times:

Chad, that Canon DSLR sounds sweet as a mofo...man if I had 1500$ I would blow it on that in an instant! Big grin

-Clovis


User currently offlineScooter From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 856 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (11 years 9 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3041 times:

For $1500, there is currently nothing better than the new Canon 10D. The only downside is that you'd have to invest in some lenses if you don't have any already.

You might want to pay close attention to Nikon over the next few weeks as well - I wonder how will they respond to the 10D?


User currently offlineGocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4355 posts, RR: 19
Reply 13, posted (11 years 9 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2996 times:

If I didn't bought my Nikon D100, I would've gone for the Canon D10 becuase of the price. But I have never used a canon and have no lenses for it. I think $1500 for a D10 is a bargain and im sure its better then the D30 and the D60. That camera is gonna be a sell out.

Maiznblu, maybe you should talk to your "local" PHs in San Diego, I think they use digital SLRs. Least they do here.

Kevin
U.S. NAVY



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User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 14, posted (11 years 9 months 3 days ago) and read 2986 times:

Kevin, I have a PH buddy whos TAD to my workcenter. Hes been helping me out a lot. Im going to show him the D10. The cameras they use on board ship are the Nikon models that run close to $9000.00 a pop. A little out of my league.  Big grin

Thanks guys, after all this extra pay I get on my next "ADVENTURE", will help me get the cash.  Big thumbs up




User currently offline2912n From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 2013 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (11 years 9 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2980 times:

Chad...SInce you are going out on a short cruise you may want to look at picking up something on a port call....Might be some deals out in Singapore or ???

My advice would be to go with the D10 and slowly build up a collection of Canon lenses. There are lots of good lenses available on the used market as well..

Tony


User currently offlineGocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4355 posts, RR: 19
Reply 16, posted (11 years 9 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2969 times:

Maiznblu, I've showed my D100 around my command and they commented on it like "you got the same ones as the PHs do on ships" but mine is not nearly worth $9,000. But I got to check out the camera when the Vice Admiral gave us his lecture. Anyway, have fun on your adventure. I can't wait for my first cruise. After that, I'll have enough money for a Nikkor 80-400mm VR.

Kevin



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User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 17, posted (11 years 9 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2937 times:

short cruise


Short? I heard our "Cruise" doesnt start till June. You figure it out. LOL! Ughhh!  Big grin

Anyhow, If we go anywhere like that, it would probably be to early for me to have enough money to get one there. By the time I get back, the D10 might be a few hundred less?


User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 18, posted (11 years 9 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2942 times:

GoCaps...



Retail Price: $6310.00

You know the military isn't frugal. That price is cheaper than they pay.


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