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    Digital cameras

    I'm getting a new camera and the range and array of options is a bit bewildering!

    I don't need an SLR and I want something small and easy to carry around. Basically that I can take anywhere to capture moments as I see them, but I also one that is a good holiday camera, and that I can take indoor shots at parties or social occasions. I don't need too many really complicated features but I would like some controllable settings.

    Went through reviews online with a friend last night and these are some of the ones we've shortlisted to look at. Would appreciate any feedback if anyone has/knows about any of these, or has any other makes/models they think I should take a look at?

    Canon IXUS 120 IS
    Canon Powershot SX200
    Panasonic Lumix DMC - TZ7
    Canon Powershot SX210

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    Re: Digital cameras

    Ended up getting a Sony Cybershot HX5. Seemed to get good reviews and got a good deal on it. Easy enough to use, but also looks like it will give me some stuff to play with if I feel like it.

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    Re: Digital cameras

    Lynn now I just know you would love one of these

    http://en.leica-camera.com/photograp...dition_hermes/

    only $50,000

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    Re: Digital cameras

    Comes complete with white gloves.... quite cool - and very designer!

    Funny looking back at this thread, just under two years ago and I was purchasing a digital P&S... today I bought a 24-70 f2.8...

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    Re: Digital cameras

    Quote Originally Posted by philsmove View Post
    Lynn now I just know you would love one of these

    http://en.leica-camera.com/photograp...dition_hermes/

    only $50,000
    Phwoar, is it just me, or does anyone else think that's one sexy machine? Trouble is, I wouldn't want to use it, I just want to keep opening the box, to stroke and sniff it!

    The funny thing is, in the 'making' film, it would appear that 'patting' the case, is an essential part of the operation! lol

    Congrats on the 24-70.. its my favourite lens
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    Re: Digital cameras

    May be I should not have sold my old leica f but that was nearly 50 years ago
    http://www.bjp-online.com/british-jo...record-auction

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    Re: Digital cameras

    Quote Originally Posted by Lory View Post
    Phwoar, is it just me, or does anyone else think that's one sexy machine? Trouble is, I wouldn't want to use it, I just want to keep opening the box, to stroke and sniff it!
    Yeah you wouldn't want to actually use it in case it got scratched or damaged. I see one of the sets comes with a nice bag to carry round in, so they do expect people to get it out of the box sometimes lol!

    Its like that Ferrari Hassleblad - would anyone actually shoot with it?

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    Congrats on the 24-70.. its my favourite lens
    I understand why! So far had it at a freestyle and tonight tried it out in a studio... its fab!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynn View Post
    Its like that Ferrari Hassleblad - would anyone actually shoot with it?
    I saw some photo's taken by a guy, who claimed to be something like an 'Urban documentary photographer', using a Hassleblad.. If I'm being totally honest, if I hadn't known they were taken with it, I'd have guessed they were taken by a complete novice, with a cheap compact, no lie!

    If I had something that cost that amount and was such a status symbol. I'd be ashamed to post anything, if it wasn't worthy of an award!

    I don't suffer that sort of pressure with my 550D
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    Re: Digital cameras

    By the way, something that might amuse you all...

    this week, I've been employed to repeat a job I did last year, taking photos for a school, that's basically set up as a last chance saloon, for delinquent teenagers

    Yesterday, I was called a 'bitch' and 'pedofile', asked if I worked for Al Queda, asked if I fancied sex with a boy, who incidentally looked about 11 and every sentence, anyone utters has at least 3 swear words in it...

    Anyway, I got one kid to kind of cooperate, saying what if we try to do some 'cool stuff' infront of this graffiti etc.

    And about a minute later, a kid shouted to another one in a smirking tone... What a joke, we got some white woman, who's ***pushing 40*** trying to take 'Cool' pics

    Ha ha, ***pushing 40 huh?***, made my day!

    Only two more days to go
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