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rjphoto31

Member Since 02 Aug 2012
Offline Last Active Dec 13 2012 09:18 PM
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In Topic: Another 'what Camera?' Thread

18 August 2012 - 05:43 PM

Hello.

Seeing as you already have prior experience with Nikon, you might as well, stick with it. The D7000, as I understand (I don't own one) is one of the best "enthusiast" DSLR cameras out there. I would advise against older models, seeing as they are already "outdated", a newer model will still have top-of-the-line features for many years to come. I too am looking for a DSLR, and I have been very interested in the SONY A65. This camera has very up to date technology and, for sports photography, offers burst rates equivalent to those in pro DSLRs from Nikon and Canon: 10fps. It my be worth looking into. Also, the Sony lens range is very good, and you can purchase older Konica Minolta lenses that also mount on the camera. As for canon: the gap between the 60d and 7d is putting me off, I too wish there was a camera in-between!

Hope this helps!

In Topic: I Need Help Buying A Camera

17 August 2012 - 03:07 PM

Hello. I have been the owner of a Panasonic DMC-FZ100 for almost 3 years now, and I can't imagine a better camera with which to start more serious photography. While it is still considered a point-and-shoot camera, it offers full manual control over pretty much anything. The image quality is, in most cases, very good. It can shoot RAW, if that is something that you like. I don't know anything about Panasonic's newer version, the DMC-FZ200, but, seeing as it has a constant F/2.8 aperture, I am sure that it is even better than mine for portraits. I would check it it out. Read some reviews, check out the competition, but I think that type of camera is right in your price range.

In Topic: "25mm F2.8 Lense", Equivalent To 50mm In 35mm Format

17 August 2012 - 02:58 PM

Hello. When the lens is listed at being "25mm", this is what the focal length of the lens would be if it was used on a camera with a full frame sensor (or 35mm film). If it says it has a "50mm equivalent, than that means the sensor of your camera 1/2 as big as a full frame sensor, therefore the focal length of the lens "doubles". I am curious what camera you have (micro four thirds?), I know some of those have a 2x crop factor. So it should be the other way around: "50mm for your camera, 25mm equivalent focal length with a full frame sensor/35mm film". Hope this helps.