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    1. Member TMK-001's Avatar
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      09-20-2010 06:05 PM #456
      I've already spent way too much on another hunk of Titanium this month...

    2. 09-20-2010 08:59 PM #457
      Quote Originally Posted by Bizi View Post
      For a very low end SLR: Bing Lee advertised the obsolete Nikon D3000 with the 1 18-55VR std kit lens

      @ $599!
      Perfect for waterboy

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      09-20-2010 11:25 PM #458
      Have decided on a Canon G12, when they come out.
      Thanks for all the suggestions and help
      Last edited by VDUB2C; 09-21-2010 at 12:03 AM.
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      09-21-2010 12:59 AM #459
      It's probably an invitation for trouble, but I'll ask anyway:
      Is a new Canon 7D body, grey marketer source, a good deal at under $1500 delivered or is it better to look at the used market?

      Thanks.

    5. 09-21-2010 01:12 AM #460
      depends if you're willing to take the risk of a challenging warranty claim if required. I've never had issues until now, but being able to walk into JB and swap my 7D on the weekend was worth the extra $$ in my opinion (but then, I'm impatient!)

    6. 09-21-2010 01:16 AM #461
      Quote Originally Posted by Bizi View Post
      It's probably an invitation for trouble, but I'll ask anyway:
      Is a new Canon 7D body, grey marketer source, a good deal at under $1500 delivered or is it better to look at the used market?

      Thanks.
      I dont think it is, consider how long it would take for a warranty claim through what ever country it originated from. Then consider what could happen to it between getting to Canon or back to you. Compare all of that to how smoothly Mick got a replacement body.

    7. 09-21-2010 06:30 AM #462
      I bargained hard to get my Nikon D700 to be within $400 off Hong Kong street prices.
      At that discrepancy it makes the Aussie warranty factor more compelling to buy here than OS.

      FYI, google Roland Lim + Hong Kong street prices for updates street prices of Canon and Nikon equipment.

    8. 09-28-2010 07:06 AM #463
      I think I'm pretty happy with the sharpness of my new 70-200/2.8 II.....



      100% crop....


      and are the colors screwed in Firefox for anyone else? I think I've cocked up the color management on my PC.

    9. 09-28-2010 08:03 AM #464
      SLR gone, picked up an S95 today.... Very impressive little camera.

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      09-28-2010 08:41 AM #465
      Planning to grab one in the next week or 2 before OS trip. Where'd you get it and how much?

      Any other thoughts on the new baby??

    11. 09-28-2010 08:44 AM #466
      Micky sent me to Digital Camera Warehouse, a steal at $509' the rep is $599. I was lucky, I managed to get the last one in stock.

      Have been playing with it all night, it is spectacular for a point and shoot!

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      09-28-2010 09:07 AM #467
      I've bought glass and my D90 body from DCW Sydney. That was going to be one of the first places I look. And I'll get cash back from TRF on departure too.. Woot.

      Be sure to post some samples... And congrats.

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      09-28-2010 09:24 AM #468
      Quote Originally Posted by MickyD View Post
      I think I'm pretty happy with the sharpness of my new 70-200/2.8 II.....



      100% crop....


      and are the colors screwed in Firefox for anyone else? I think I've cocked up the color management on my PC.
      Cols look fine on my proper computer.

    14. 09-28-2010 10:00 AM #469
      Hey Micky, have those images been sharpened?

    15. 09-28-2010 04:58 PM #470
      Quote Originally Posted by Thunderceptor View Post
      SLR gone, picked up an S95 today.... Very impressive little camera.
      do you know what the diff is with it and the S90? S90 has been a great camera, so glad I got it. I take it nearly everywhere.

      I know there is no perfect camera, but for me the S90 is close enough, gives all the control I need. Easy to take motorcycle riding, cycling, bushwalking etc.

    16. 09-28-2010 07:13 PM #471
      Quote Originally Posted by TheHamofMam View Post
      Hey Micky, have those images been sharpened?
      0.8/80%, so very very slightly. I hate oversharpening.

      full size: http://mpd.smugmug.com/Other/Random-...24_5THMn-O.jpg
      Last edited by MickyD; 09-28-2010 at 07:58 PM.

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      09-29-2010 02:54 AM #472
      Quote Originally Posted by vwlatino View Post
      do you know what the diff is with it and the S90? S90 has been a great camera, so glad I got it. I take it nearly everywhere.

      I know there is no perfect camera, but for me the S90 is close enough, gives all the control I need. Easy to take motorcycle riding, cycling, bushwalking etc.
      S95 adds Canon hybrid IS (google it), 720p HD video (and stereo audio recording), fixes the free-wheeling control dial on the rear, adds some aspect ratio choices, scene modes, in camera HDR and tilt-shift "miniature" mode... It's not a revolution, more evolution.

    18. 09-29-2010 03:51 AM #473
      Quote Originally Posted by MickyD View Post
      0.8/80%, so very very slightly. I hate oversharpening.

      full size: http://mpd.smugmug.com/Other/Random-...24_5THMn-O.jpg
      Stunning lens. Makes me want the Nikkor equivalent.

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      10-01-2010 01:55 AM #474
      Yeah I'm a Volvo driver

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      10-01-2010 07:01 AM #475
      Still waiting for my little brown box to be delivered.

      Don't know what's in it yet. No spoilers...

    21. 10-05-2010 10:06 AM #476
      One of the failings of the little GF1 is that the body is too smooth when your hands are moist. I haven't dropped it yet, and less likely to now with this leatherette skin.



      Covers up a few of the many decals on the body too...

    22. 10-05-2010 01:05 PM #477
      Great idea, might have to chase one up for my D-Lux4

    23. 10-05-2010 02:42 PM #478
      Yay for Spring, started wearing shorts today...


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      10-05-2010 06:35 PM #479
      is $655 a good price for a preorder of the Canon Powershot G12?
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      10-05-2010 10:37 PM #480
      awesome pic thm.

      anyone tried this?

      http://www.robertsdonovan.com/?p=168
      Yeah I'm a Volvo driver

    26. 10-05-2010 10:52 PM #481
      Quote Originally Posted by Zorg2 View Post
      awesome pic thm.

      anyone tried this?

      http://www.robertsdonovan.com/?p=168
      Most camera guys with a manual lens and SLR history know this trick.
      Usually works with just a single Len reversed.

    27. 10-05-2010 11:52 PM #482
      Quote Originally Posted by TheHamofMam View Post
      Most camera guys with a manual lens and SLR history know this trick.
      Usually works with just a single Len reversed.

      Is that the same as pulling back your foreskin?

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      10-07-2010 09:18 PM #483
      Yeah I'm a Volvo driver

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      11-01-2010 02:03 AM #484
      Any tips for a decent P&S around the $250-350 mark. My brief is it should be compact in size and easy to use.

      Am currently leaning towards a Canon IXUS 130 IS or maybe a Panasonic DMC-FH20.

    30. 11-01-2010 03:17 AM #485
      Quote Originally Posted by Lima View Post
      Any tips for a decent P&S around the $250-350 mark.
      Not much between them. Lens I'd give to the Panasonic, but the rest looks like a wash.

      Put them in your hand (or the eventual recipients) and see how they get on with the control layout. This is more important than the marginal differences between the actual cameras.

      Can't suggest anything better for the money either. You get a lot of megapixels for a couple of hundred bucks these days don't you?

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      11-01-2010 04:23 AM #486
      Quote Originally Posted by auR32 View Post
      ou get a lot of megapixels for a couple of hundred bucks these days don't you?
      Yeah, too many for the size of sensors used IMO, but I'm not the head of marketing.

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      11-02-2010 04:25 AM #488
      Quote Originally Posted by Thunderceptor View Post
      SLR gone, picked up an S95 today.... Very impressive little camera.
      Nodding. Grabbed one today from Teds. Made them price match DCW.


    34. 11-02-2010 06:35 AM #489
      sick little bit of kit, I take my s90 everywhere. Bought a little neoprene cover for it too.

      one of the more intelligent purchases I have ever made.

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