Haha, do you reckon this lens is "mint"?
Check the seller.
Quote, originally posted by Kirium » It'll be a nice lens, but you'll certainly want something else to cover the wide end IMHO.
Yep, I think you're right. We'll see how it goes.
I can always hang on to my Sigma 18-50 f2.8 too.
Modified by minigolf at 11:19 PM 6-25-2009
Thanks very much for the offer.
It's photo's of building and building projects etc so, manual focus will only slow me down and make me think more about each shot.
I have a 35mm and 50mm prime to use and will more or less learn a lot just trying to use them. Using the 24-105 at the wide end distorts pretty bad too.
But, if you have a tilt shift architecture lens ?
Walked around the lake today and gave the 24-105 its first proper outing. So far so good. There was only one instance I wanted a wider lens (last image below), but used the full 105 quite a few times.
Quote, originally posted by craig_m5 » So, has anybody used/got the Leica D-LUX 4
I’m thinking of replacing our five yr old 6MP point and shoot, I tend to hang onto things... I’m aware of the Panasonic version, but the middle class woofter in me likes the Leica, aparently the way it handles (creates) JPEG's is better.. colours from the Leica look better/brighter from what i've seen.
Basically we tend to point and shoot – and waiting for a camera to boot up is annoying, anybody know how fast this thing is from boot? or have any experience with it at all.
I've never owned a Canon
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..just how fast is the D-LUX 3 from boot ??
Modified by craig_m5 at 4:11 PM 1-18-2009
Yup, got one two weeks ago. Love it.
I've had a Canon G9 and a Ricoh GR and this is so much better, mainly for the relatively fast lens. The colour profiles (only in jpeg) mode is awesome. Dynamic B&W i a sure winner too. Get it, you won't be disappointed. 3-year waaranty too, and a RAW software that is better than the Panasonic version...
Modified by TheHamofMam at 12:22 AM 7-9-2009
Ordered one of these today:
The Canon has gotten too heavy to cart on long hikes. (yes, I'm a wimp)
I'll be offloading some of my canon gear (10D, Grip, 20/2.8, 24-105L) to help balance the books. Reply if interested and I'll put an advert here b4 ebay.
is this one of those micro 4/3rds cameras?
i was looking at the gh-1, looks pretty good, but just wanted to get a cheapie compact for now to learn digital photography on, and am trying to decide between ricoh cx-2 and lumix tz-7.
anybody used/own of of these?
i need good optics, easy use, fast operation, and some zoom. video would be nice, but not essential.
Modified by Jim Bookie at 8:41 PM 1-1-2010
Yes, it's a micro 4/3rds. Interchangeable lens but no mirror box. Does 12mp jpeg/raw and 720p video.
GH1 is pretty good, even better than this one, if a little expensive unless you are doing a lot of video. Not as compact though.
I'd just bite the bullet if I were you. Any reasonable cheapie is going to cost around $500 or more, that's a big chunk of the cost of the camera you're looking at if you land up buying it anyway down the track. Of course, by then the next model will probably be out so you might pick up IQ and feature advances by waiting.
yeah thanks, i think i'll just pick up a cheapie now to learn the ropes.
can get either of these for under $600, and i reckon either one will do the job adequately......until i hanker for the x1....
congrats on the gf-1 (girlfriend one?), looks great [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
Modified by Jim Bookie at 9:23 PM 1-1-2010