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Just had a call from Santa...


warb 11 839
21 Dec 2005 1:43PM
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

or

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 9 244 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2005 1:55PM
neither , save up and get a dslr for 450. Smiledave.

ps can you give santa my details , i need 450....
elikag 10 749
21 Dec 2005 9:55PM
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 10 2.0k United Kingdom
21 Dec 2005 10:20PM
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 11 22.0k 16 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2005 12:59AM
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 11 839
22 Dec 2005 1:19AM
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.

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 12 7.9k 1 England
22 Dec 2005 3:26AM
also some used canon DLSRs used in the classiefieds that may be in reach as well!!

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