I am looking to buy my first camera for plane spotting (up till now I have just been a rego taker) and have found a good price for a Fujifilm Finepix S2950. However i have a few questions about it:
The camera has 18x optical zoom. Is that good? All other enthusiasts seem to talk about zoom in mm (eg. 200mm lense) so what does 18x zoom translate into? Do I have to buy a seperate lense to stick on the front of it? Lastly, without meaning to be intrusive, what would you guys say is a good price to spend on a decent camera?