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Old 16th April 2008, 22:17   #2011
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^^Lovely colors. Is that with an 18-200? No idea about the G9. Had used an earlier G7 series camera and its probably one of the most capable P&S cams.

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^^Lovely colors. Is that with an 18-200? No idea about the G9. Had used an earlier G7 series camera and its probably one of the most capable P&S cams.
yup with a 18-200 VR lens

plannning on buying a prime lens ....12mm maybe ?
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Guys, recomendation please.

We need a camera for the office. P&S, not DSLR. Need to be able to focus on small objects like a coin or a ring for example.... in an indoor lab environment. The current camera becomes blurred when you try to focus on small objects. Budget up to $750.

Also is there anything that allows instantly naming of the file right after taking the shot, rather than after uploading. It can help with a lot of confusion that happens here.
Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd Review: 1. Introduction: Digital Photography Review
This camera can focus at a distance of 1cm (60mm focal length).
There are others also from canon which have 1cm macro mode.
About file renaming, I doubt there is any camera which does so.
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guys any update on canon 450D price?
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guys ..
i am currently in new york and
need to buy some accessories for my nikon d300 ...

could you'll suggest some really GOOD shops to go to ?
Apart from B&H also try Adorama - Adorama Store, 42 West 18th Street, New York City, NY 10011

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plannning on buying a prime lens ....12mm maybe ?
12mm prime? AFAIK Nikon doesn't make a 12mm prime. They have a 14/2.8. For the D300, if you want to go wide, the best option is the 12-24/4 zoom.
What do you need a prime for? How do you plan to use it?
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^^The 55-250 IS is sharper than the 70-300 IS.
I cannot challenge this because I have not used the 55-250IS. Are you really sure it is sharper than 70-300IS, because it was beng touted as a hidden L lens in quality and price. All reviews of the 70-300IS potray it as a close alternative to 70-200mm L series, but not better. Any reviews on the 55-250IS?
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guys am visiting china and hongkong this month, please suggest me which lense should i buy for canon 450 d from outside, for zooming purpose (product photography)
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Need to be able to focus on small objects like a coin or a ring for example.... Budget up to $750.
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yup with a 18-200 VR lens
If you have the 18-200, get the 80-400 IS and the

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Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd Review: 1. Introduction: Digital Photography Review
This camera can focus at a distance of 1cm (60mm focal length)..
The fuji might break the $750 budget.
my teeny weeine canon 860 can focus to 2cm and so can the Sony H9 but if 1cm is a requirement the Panny FZ18 or Oly 560 are 2 options under $750.
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The fuji might break the $750 budget.
my teeny weeine canon 860 can focus to 2cm and so can the Sony H9 but if 1cm is a requirement the Panny FZ18 or Oly 560 are 2 options under $750.
Umm, nope it wont.
And MPower wants sharpness at close focus in 100% crops because its for LAB use.
All tiny P&S will fail there, and since there is no specialized lighting, there will be high ISO related smudging, making macro focus useless
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this is an amazing camera, one of the best Fuji ever made with the Super CCD sensor.
This is the ideal camera for Mpowers application(it has RAW mode also),
Even if light is less than ideal, ISO 400 is very much useable in this camera.
Moreover super macro mode offers 1cm miniumum focus distance.
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the best option is the 12-24/4 zoom.
The Tokina sells for 1/2 the price of the Nikon. if you are looking for a fisheye then the sigma 8mm is one option.
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I cannot challenge this because I have not used the 55-250IS. Are you really sure it is sharper than 70-300IS, because it was beng touted as a hidden L lens in quality and price. All reviews of the 70-300IS potray it as a close alternative to 70-200mm L series, but not better. Any reviews on the 55-250IS?
Well amongst the copies I tested, the 55-250IS was significantly sharper, both wide open and stopped down. It might be a case of a single bad copy of the 70-300 so I may be wrong as well as I can't be certain. The only real downer of the 55-250 is that the lens is an EF-S and hence can't be used on film bodies.

There's much difference between the 70-300 IS/55-250 IS and the 70-200 f/4L IS. Frankly I'd not compare them. I guess this 55-250 will last me until I have the money to get a 70-200 f/2.8L IS and a 2x teleconverter.
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Hey can anybdy please tell me what kind of an external lens i can use with the Cannon A700
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It is a point & shoot Digital camera with a fixed lens. You can't use any external lens with it. Normally external lenses are available for SLR & big format cameras..

Instead you get optional tele, wide and close up convertors for this model..

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Hey can anybdy please tell me what kind of an external lens i can use with the Cannon A700

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Old 18th April 2008, 17:00   #2024
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Default lens for d300

want to buy 2 lens . one very sharp for normal normal use(macro cappibility would be nice) and one for wide angle photo's(no fisheye) choices with prices are below ...



Nikon 20mm f/2.8D Ultra Wide Angle AF Nikkor Lens - $489

or

Sigma 20mm f/1.8 EX Aspherical DG DF RF AutoFocus Super Wide Angle Lens with Hood for Nikon AF D Cameras - $399

or

Nikon 16mm - 85mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX ED (VR) Vibration Reduction Wide Angle Autofocus Zoom Lens - $ 649

or

Nikon 18mm - 55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II AF-S DX Wide Angle Autofocus Zoom Lens - $114

or

Sigma 12mm-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX DG Aspherical HSM Autofocus Super Wide-Angle Zoom Lens, for Nikon AF Cameras.

or

Sigma 10mm - 20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM Autofocus Zoom Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras. - $479

or

Sigma 12mm-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX DG Aspherical HSM Autofocus Super Wide-Angle Zoom Lens, for Nikon AF Cameras. -$659

or

Sigma 18mm - 50mm f/2.8 EX DC Macro "HSM" Autofocus Zoom Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras - $449

or

Tokina 12mm - 24mm f/4.0 PRO DX Autofocus Zoom Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras $499.00

or

Tokina 10mm - 17mm F/3.5-4.5 DX Autofocus Fisheye Zoom Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras $559.95
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or

Tokina 11mm - 16mm F/2.8 ATX Pro DX Autofocus Zoom Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras. $569.95

or

Tokina 16mm - 50mm F/2.8 Pro DX Autofocus Zoom Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras $629.95


also planning to buy a P&S .. should i go for the cannon G9 ? gettng it for $460

can you suggest anyother P&S , more compact than the g9 ?
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yeah just checked out dpreviews for it. got the info. thanks GD sir.
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