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Old 02-29-2012, 12:30 PM   #21
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I never realised that, thanks.

I have seen them and was a little put off with paying that price when you could get a full SLR. Having said that I liked the look of the Canon G12 because it was small and compact but has most of the features a SLR has. I'm looking around the $600 mark and now it seems a toss up between the Canon G12 and an entry level Canon or Nikon SLR.
If I had that budget, I would go with an entry level dslr! Even entry level dslr will be better than most point and shoot. Dslr cameras have full auto settings so they are easy to use right out of the box. Once you get a feel for the camera, and learn a bit more, you can use the manual settings. I haven't had my camera on auto in a long time!

If you go with Canon, there is a lens that some call the "nifty fifty" (50mm fixed) that is very inexpensive and will be awesome for food pictures and portraits.
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Old 02-29-2012, 12:36 PM   #22
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If you go with Canon, there is a lens that some call the "nifty fifty" (50mm fixed) that is very inexpensive and will be awesome for food pictures and portraits.
The nifty fifty is not just Canon. I have one for my Nikon.
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Old 02-29-2012, 01:17 PM   #23
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I have 2 Cameras

I truly prefer my 35mm camera, that I have for a few years, despite the size, weight etcetra ... Mine is a Nikon. The seascapes, landscapes and portraits are stunning with this no fail camera.

However, for the Ephiphany ( 3 Wise Men Day ), I received a German Benq digital which takes excellent food / plate fotos ... However, I would not use this for topography shots or long distance shots.

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Old 02-29-2012, 01:22 PM   #24
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I have an older Sony Syber-shot. But I just do not take enough pictures. I had SLR Canon camera, that I finaly sold, becasue it was seating without being used.
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Old 02-29-2012, 07:32 PM   #26
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My friends'! We just don't take enough pics any more and find ourselves, in spite of having periodically gone through boxes and albums, still having more photos that we'll ever look at. I finally sent most of my old family pics to my ... well, family (don't have kids). Now if we're having a party or an event, we ask our friends to please bring cameras. Now that it's so easy to transmit pics on line, I get them from my family and can look and delete.

At some age you have to look around and say, who is going to want all this stuff? Who is going to have the time and desire to go through it all in hopes of finding something they want? I'm just creating more landfill with dozens of pics of us and our dogs and our friends, who no one in my family will know.. So, we let my sibs & nieces & nephews bring their high-tech cameras and take pics of family affairs, and we never replaced our last camera.
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The nifty fifty is not just Canon. I have one for my Nikon.
I didn't know that! I wish that I could find a decent, inexpensive auto focus 50mm for my Pentax, I have a manual right now that is fantastic, but would love auto focus.
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At some age you have to look around and say, [I]who is going to want all this stuff? Who is going to have the time and desire to go through it all in hopes of finding something they want?
My grandfather passed away a few years ago. I went down to Fl for the funeral, along with the rest of our family. One night my uncles, aunts, cousins, brother, parents, and I sat around the dining room table with a bottle of grandpas favorite liquor and boxes of his old photos. We went through each and every one. 99% we ended up throwing away. They were people none of us knew like his old war buddies. But the photos we kept meant the world to us. Each of us found photos that were important to us. Not only that, but because of that night I learned things about my family I would not have otherwise know. The memory of that night, even though we wee together for a sad reason, is one I cherish. I will remember sitting around that table laughing and drinking and reminiscing for the rest of my life.
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I didn't know that! I wish that I could find a decent, inexpensive auto focus 50mm for my Pentax, I have a manual right now that is fantastic, but would love auto focus.
What do you consider inexpensive? You could get a Sigma 50 f2.8 autofocus for $370.
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This is why I love my DSLR. This is a 50mm lens f2.0



I could likely find a sharper lens but this one was free (handed down from my dad)
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