nikon 5700 vs. minolta 7hi

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by baca, Aug 24, 2003.

  1. baca

    baca Guest

    anybody can tell which wins competition/?

    or maybe wait for something new?

    best regards

    baca, Aug 24, 2003
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  2. baca

    grenner Guest

    I also went with the 7Hi for Rosita's reasons plus I am left eyed and the
    zoom control for the Nikon is on the right of the back. The 7Hi has manual.
    I also do a lot of Macro work and I liked the Macro on the Minolta better.

    If you wait for something better you will always be waiting in the digital
    camera world.

    grenner, Aug 24, 2003
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  3. manual.

    So does the 5700.
    Steven C \(Doktersteve\), Aug 24, 2003
  4. baca

    Ed Ruf Guest

    Depends on your needs. If you want long focal length the 5700 wins. To me
    that made the choice. I'd used a 990+TC-3 for years and had a friend with a
    7H (not Hi) that I tried on our weekend morning outings walking our dogs.
    Fro me the 5700 and TC-15 won. FWIW I also have the ES-5700 battery grip
    which I use with rechargeable NiMh AAs. and the WC-80 gets it down to 22mm
    when I need wide angle. However, I work on the long end of the focal length
    most of the time, so this drove my choice. YMMV.
    Buy what best suits your needs now and enjoy it now. Something better will
    always come out later. Learn to use what you have to the fullest and then
    upgrade in a few years.
    Ed Ruf Lifetime AMA# 344007 ()
    See images taken with my CP-990 and 5700 at
    Ed Ruf, Aug 25, 2003
  5. baca

    grenner Guest

    Manual Zoom on the 7Hi not manual mode which both have. The 5700 does not
    have manual zoom.
    grenner, Aug 25, 2003
  6. Ok, i didnt know where you were coming from there.
    Why is manual zoom really relevant anymore? I very rarely use it on my sony,
    i find that i can get much more precise movement with the pressure sensitive
    button on the barrel.

    personal preference, i guess ;-)
    Steven C \(Doktersteve\), Aug 25, 2003
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