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    Default Yashica T5 Zoom is here!!!

    The Yashica T5 Zoom has landed in Singapore. Just saw it in Ruby Photos this pm. Costs a whopping $320. Like the design.....very metallic.
    Check it out, man!

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    minor point but think it's a T Zoom or a T4 Zoom, not T5 Zoom....

    hmm... so it's cheaper at Ruby. Does $320 include GST? Fotoguide quoted me $325 (GST included)....
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    Originally posted by mpenza
    some reviews here.....
    http://www.photographyreview.com/Poi...1_3108crx.aspx
    Yo mpenza,

    Do you have one of these T4 or intending to buy the T5? Me a bit interested, hehehehehehehe.....

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    nope. I did saw a T5 (T5 has no zoom) at The Camera Workshop, listed for ~$240. You might want to take a look.
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    Bought the T Zoom.... would try out during my Switzerland trip with Provia 400F..... hope I got the right slide film it's my first time shooting slides.
    Last edited by mpenza; 17th November 2002 at 05:00 PM.
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    Originally posted by mpenza
    Bought the T Zoom.... would try out during my Switzerland trip with Provia 400F..... hope I got the right slide film it's my first time shooting slides.
    Aren't you gonna try shooting with normal film first to get a feel of the cam? Can post pix if you do? Me quite seriously thinking of getting this cam for 'just in case' purposes

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    Originally posted by jcryan55
    The Yashica T5 Zoom has landed in Singapore. Just saw it in Ruby Photos this pm. Costs a whopping $320. Like the design.....very metallic.
    Check it out, man!

    well, saw a number of that T zooms last mth
    at Anthony collection, same level as Alex photo (2nd flr)
    peninsula plaza

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    Originally posted by xmen1977



    well, saw a number of that T zooms last mth
    at Anthony collection, same level as Alex photo (2nd flr)
    peninsula plaza
    Any idea on the price?

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    Cathay Photo equoted me at $310 (excludinbg GST) but the Marina branch didn't have stock when I went down. In the end, I got it for $320 at Fotoguide. Probably could bargain down even more (I was initially quoted $325 and the guy agreed to my $320 offer immediately)....
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    Originally posted by mpenza
    Cathay Photo equoted me at $310 (excludinbg GST) but the Marina branch didn't have stock when I went down. In the end, I got it for $320 at Fotoguide. Probably could bargain down even more (I was initially quoted $325 and the guy agreed to my $320 offer immediately)....
    Yo Mpenza, thanks for the info

    Aren't you gonna try shooting with normal film first to get a feel of the cam? Can post pix if you do? Me quite seriously thinking of getting this cam for 'just in case' purposes

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    decided to jump straight to slides and try out.... development doesn't seem to be very expensive so don't mind. will let you know the results when I get it processed after my trip.
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    funksoulava, just an update.... the focussing is fast but the shutter lag is quite terrible, also the fastest shutter speed of 1/360s might be limiting under bright sunlit places. Would let you know more when I get back the slides...
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    Originally posted by mpenza
    funksoulava, just an update.... the focussing is fast but the shutter lag is quite terrible, also the fastest shutter speed of 1/360s might be limiting under bright sunlit places. Would let you know more when I get back the slides...
    Yo Mpenza,

    Thanks a zillion! You're always ready to help, really appreciate that!

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    You're welcome

    Just got back the slides. I love them! Exposure is great most of the time (even better than some taken by the 602) and feel the images are very sharp too (no other good cameras to to compare against). There're a few overexposed slides but think that's due to me compensating by +1.5EV probably too much. Even the night shots turn out great, e.g. under the following conditions (following pic taken with the 602):
    http://mpenza.clubsnap.org/view_phot...e=swiss&id=aaf
    (ISO200, F2.8, 1/2s)

    (I was using ISO400 and wide-angle (max F4.5) for the T Zoom. probably close to 2/3s. The longest exposure was 2s.)
    Last edited by mpenza; 26th November 2002 at 10:06 PM.
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