Panasonic Lumix vs Kodak vs Anything Else, $500 range, at least 10x Zoom

Discussion in 'Panasonic Lumix' started by Rich Belthoff, Jan 1, 2005.

  1. To each his own, but I don't generally take photos for art, just for
    snapshots, so it's helpful to have the date on them to remember when
    something occurred. If I take a portrait or landscape photo for something
    more than just a snapshot, I turn off the date feature. I may not always use
    it, but it's nice to have, especially if you're sending photos to others, or
    sending them by email. They can always remember the date (unlike some old
    family photos we have where no one can remember the date cause they are so


    Rich Belthoff, Jan 8, 2005
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  2. While this sounds like a good idea in theory, the biggest problem I see is
    that it'll turn my 28mm lens into a 53mm which isn't what I need.


    Rich Belthoff, Jan 8, 2005
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  3. Well I guess not everyone can be an artiste. The rest of us just take


    Rich Belthoff, Jan 8, 2005
  4. Thanks for the thoughts. The biggest drawback to the Lumix, at least in
    reviews, has been the battery life. Plus, it's proprietary (although I've
    seen on Amazon a substitute battery offered for sale).


    Rich Belthoff, Jan 8, 2005
  5. Thanks for the thoughts. I did also consider the Nikon, but I like the way
    the Lumix looks better. Maybe a silly comparison, but look and feel
    sometimes is just as important. I also thinkt he Nikon might be a bit more

    I wish, though, that someone would come out with a true 28mm digital, like
    taking the Lumix and add the extra mm.


    Rich Belthoff, Jan 8, 2005
  6. That's a problem if you really need a true 28mm, which I do. I used to have
    a 50mm on my old Pentax ME, and I could never back up far enough in a room
    to get everyone in!

    Rich Belthoff, Jan 8, 2005
  7. I thought I read somewhere that the DX7590 was supposed to take an external
    flash, but I could never confirm it on the web page (I probably just missed
    it). I use the external flash now and then on my Pentax *ist at this point
    when I need to take interior photos far away (like my daughter singing on
    stage at a chorus concert).


    Rich Belthoff, Jan 8, 2005
  8. Rich Belthoff

    Ron Hunter Guest

    If someone sends me pictures with dates on them, I know that they don't
    value the picture, so why should I? If you send the pictures email,
    then they HAVE the date, in the EXIF data. I usually either edit the
    date out, or crop the picture to eliminate it. If it is on a print,
    then I am not likely to want to display that print.
    Ron Hunter, Jan 8, 2005
  9. Rich Belthoff

    Ron Hunter Guest

    You mean you can't attach a tripod, or brace the camera against a tree,
    post, or rock? Hardly a deal-breaker.
    I agree that IS is a nice feature, and is highly desirable, all other
    things being equal. BTW, the Kodak 7590 doesn't have a hotshoe, but
    does have a jack for external flash sync.
    Ron Hunter, Jan 8, 2005
  10. Kenneth Miller, Jan 9, 2005
  11. Rich Belthoff

    Ron Baird Guest


    The DX7590 does use external flash. It does not have a flash shoe as it is
    smaller in size than most 35 mm size cameras and a shoe may make it
    unwieldy. Rather, it has a synch connection that you can use to plug in and
    fire the flash. Works very well and does an excellent job.

    Talk to you soon,

    Ron Baird
    Eastman Kodak Company
    Ron Baird, Jan 10, 2005
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