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    warb  10839 forum posts
    21 Dec 2005 - 1:43 PM

    he wanted to know what i wanted for christmas, he says i can have anything upto the price of 300 including delivery. im pretty sure i want a sony h1 but the manual focus ring on the lumix fz20 interests me. he says i can get back to him before noon 2moro to guarantee a christmas delivery, just thought i would check if you guys had any thoughts 1st.

    this one


    this one

    many thanks x

    p.s. i know a camera is not just for christmas and i promise to pay it lots of attention all year round.

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    David_c  9244 forum posts United Kingdom
    21 Dec 2005 - 1:55 PM

    neither , save up and get a dslr for 450. Smiledave.

    ps can you give santa my details , i need 450....

    elikag  10749 forum posts
    21 Dec 2005 - 9:55 PM

    The manual focus ring is not much of a feature as you get limited by the LCD. It's not like MF in SLR.

    If you want a P&S - Sony H-1 or Canon S2 IS.

    Or you can add up to Nikon's D50 kit ($700). It's up to you to choose.

    Ilia Kagan.

    ellis rowell
    21 Dec 2005 - 10:20 PM

    I have found no problems with the manual focus on the FZ10 (FZ20 is the same). It gives you a great advantage when you want to take a picture of which has something in the foreground you want to avoid. I have taken pictures of buildings through trees (in winter) and birds in cages, where I could focus on the subject and not on the foreground (as autofocus will). Leica have made a very good job of designing a fast wide range zoom lens.

    strawman  1022006 forum posts United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
    22 Dec 2005 - 12:59 AM

    Fuji S7000 just in range. Nikon 8700 just sneaked into your price range.

    Could you spend a bit more and reach the entry dSLRS? Tose latest Nikon and Minolta entry level dSLRs are great value IMHO.

    warb  10839 forum posts
    22 Dec 2005 - 1:19 AM

    right ok thanks, i will tell santa he can put that 300 towards yours dave as i need more time to think.

    thanks for the tips guys, will have a look around.

    22 Dec 2005 - 3:19 AM

    Quote: Fuji S7000 just in range

    Actually - well within range if you check the clearance bit of 7dayshop.
    It's a brilliant cammera too.

    ZenTog  127875 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
    22 Dec 2005 - 3:26 AM

    also some used canon DLSRs used in the classiefieds that may be in reach as well!!

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