digital camera newsgroups ?

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Bob, Jun 6, 2005.

  1. Bob

    Bob Guest

    Hi Group,
    I'm having a little trouble finding a good digital camera NG. Anyone know of
    one? I'm considering a Panasonic camera because I've had good luck with
    their consumer products. But their cameras are not real highly rated. Any
    ideas?
    Bob
     
    Bob, Jun 6, 2005
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    Clyde Guest

    Real newsgroups? Sorry, there are any good ones. Too much noise to
    signal ratio. Lots of flaming and narrow minds. I quit reading digital
    camera newsgroups.

    Go to http://www.dpreview.com They seem to have good information and
    forums that are more polite. Of course, their forums are broken down by
    brand, so you tend to get real owners who usually like what they have.

    Clyde
     
    Clyde, Jun 6, 2005
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  3. Bob

    Clyde Guest

    Oops. There are NOT any good newsgroups.

    Clyde
     
    Clyde, Jun 6, 2005
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  4. Bob

    Bob Guest

    Thanks Clyde. You're right, it's a shame what's happened to this group with
    some of the people who hang out here anymore.
     
    Bob, Jun 6, 2005
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    Coyote Kyle Guest

    Suck it up, crybaby.
     
    Coyote Kyle, Jun 6, 2005
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    shooter Guest


    You can also look at http://www.tomshardware.com/index.html I looked
    over lots of models before I decided on my first digital.
    RG
     
    shooter, Jun 6, 2005
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    Hecate Guest

    The Panasonics are very good with excellent lenses if you want a
    compact.

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    Hecate - The Real One

    Fashion: Buying things you don't need, with money
    you don't have, to impress people you don't like...
     
    Hecate, Jun 6, 2005
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  8. Bob

    Bob Guest

    Yes, I am considering their DMC SZ5. They seem to be an excellent value as
    well.
    Bob
     
    Bob, Jun 7, 2005
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    Hunt Guest

    As has been said already, the S/N ratio is very high on most digital photo
    NGs - like this one is exempt!

    I would suggest that you check out rec.photo.digital.zlr (I believe that all/
    most Panasonics fall into that range). Be prepared to receive several OT posts
    to your inquiry, just read between the article [lines].

    Hunt
     
    Hunt, Jun 7, 2005
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    seaside Guest

    seaside, Jun 7, 2005
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  11. Thanks for that useful comment....


     
    You_Know_Who~, Jun 7, 2005
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  12. Bob

    Clyde Guest

    Your point well illustrated, Bob.

    i.e. In normal, polite, personal, human interaction people don't talk
    that way to each other. Well, not for long. If they do they soon find
    they don't have any friends and no one wants to be around them.

    I'm not sure why it has become OK to be inhuman to people, just because
    we interact with typed words rather than face-to-face.

    OTOH, I'm not sure we let them get away with it either. In real life,
    they would get punched in the face for half the stuff said in
    newsgroups. More commonly, most of us would walk away and stay away from
    many of the people we keep arguing with in newsgroups. I guess I'm doing
    more and more of that now.

    Clyde
     
    Clyde, Jun 10, 2005
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    Hecate Guest

    Which is the best advice. Ignoring them hurts more :)

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    Hecate - The Real One

    Fashion: Buying things you don't need, with money
    you don't have, to impress people you don't like...
     
    Hecate, Jun 11, 2005
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    Kevin Guest


    Too bad you are real good at giving other people advice, but you can't use
    it yourself.
     
    Kevin, Jun 11, 2005
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    Ken Wright Guest

    Ignore the rest of their products, and concentrate on reviews of their
    cameras.

    Lots of different cameras to meet lots of different needs, so you'd need to
    be more specific with what you want to do with it, what size pics you will
    be looking to get out of it, what sort of size camera you are thinking of
    etc.

    Some nice picks at the moment:-

    Nikon coolpix 5600, circa £160, compact but not pocket size
    Olympus C-7070, circa £350, cross between D-SLR and compact really - great
    reviews
    Canon Powershot S2 IS, circa £390, cross between D-SLR and compact really -
    great reviews

    D-SLR - Canon EOS350D, or Nikon D70s or Nikon D50 due shortly - All circa
    £600 upwards depending on kit.

    Some excellent places to look at for reviews

    http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/

    http://www.steves-digicams.com/hardware_reviews.html
     
    Ken Wright, Jun 12, 2005
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