Digital Camera Purchase Advice. Please.

Discussion in 'Photography' started by EnjoyDialup, Nov 10, 2005.

  1. EnjoyDialup

    EnjoyDialup Guest

    Years ago I used a Pentrax SLR camera. All the settings could be manually
    set, and I could put on a different lens or filter.

    I'm now looking for a digital camera that performs similar to that old SLR.
    I'd like to be able to manually control things, put on filters, or just go
    automatic when I am feeling lazy. I especially miss things like having a
    manual focus ring.

    Does anyone have any personal experience with this kind of digital camera.
    Can anyone recommend the good and the bad.

    Price is not as important as the camera's performance.

    I have read some reviews, but I'd rather hear from people who take photos
    for a living, rather than people who write articles.


    - You know you want to...

    "Every time he tries to get me he gets himself" - Nigel Howe
    EnjoyDialup, Nov 10, 2005
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    Graham Cluer Guest

    Canon 350D

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    Graham Cluer, Nov 10, 2005
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  3. I hav a pentax and am amazed at wat they pack in. The lenses are
    excelent too. If you've used one before I strongly suggest you get
    another. The only problem I have with them is it takes for ever to get
    used to a particular model!
    bren_gillatt[at], Nov 10, 2005
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    UC Guest

    Stop doing that.
    None does.
    UC, Nov 10, 2005
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    simon Guest

    Sounds like you need to look at the Pentax *istDL.
    If you've used a Pentax film SLR it will feel just the same.....

    I bought mine from (and got excellent customer


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    simon, Nov 10, 2005
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    Whiskers Guest

    I think Leica have now released a 'digital back' for their 35mm SLR.
    Whiskers, Nov 10, 2005

  7. Digital is not a bad thing. Sure film is better than most consumer digital
    Sure there are, but you have to be willing to pay thousands of dollars. Then
    you have to look at the savings in film purchasing, film processing and
    negative storage. There are many advantages and disadvantages to both film
    and digital, and obviously you didn't look them up.
    newfysnapshot, Nov 12, 2005
  8. I use the Nikon D70 at the moment, and have been looking to upgrade from
    that as well. The best I can tell you is look at what you need and try out
    as many digital SLR cameras as you can until you find a camera that suits
    your needs.
    newfysnapshot, Nov 12, 2005
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