the thing with tripod is that it is rather inconvenient at times... thats the reason why i thought the anti-shake function would come in handy... esp when u are travelling on a group tour and are always being rushed here and there so you dont really always have the luxury of setting up your tripod...
what do you think?
went to your homepage.... you have wonderful photos there!!
Last edited by oracle00; 10th March 2007 at 10:32 PM.
But I've been reading up to make sure I know what I'm stepping into. So no, H2 has no problems with dust. Because it's a fixed lens prosumer. =D
Believe you me, when you want sharp scenery photos, tripod is no hassle at all. Unless you're going into some extreme weather thing, for scenery I recommend the one I got, Slik Sprint 3-way. Very light. About 1 kg only. I don't know, if I go photoshooting overseas I'd try to avoid group tours, the priority will be different, unless you're not going to be doing it seriously, then yeah, tripod no issue I guess.
In a sense, during the day, unless you are doing IR (without mod camera) or cave shots, you shouldn't need to worry about tripod or handshake honestly, for scenery. If you plan to do at night also, then another story altogether I guess, but I know little about night photography, only some basics.
For travelling, I guess you might consider a monopod then. But then again, like I mentioned before, chances are you won't need either, most of the time. I do a lot of IR, so I need the tripod. Just sharing my experience la, haha.
when are u going to upgrade to a DSLR? and for u, which would u choose?
and dude, u really have some amazing photos there...
Prosumer not really 1K, H2 new can get for 600 thereabouts, I got mine second hand for $500 or $550 or something, can't remember. Thread's still somewhere in the forums though. If you take scenery should get Fujifilm 6500fd though, got wider angle 28mm.
If you have the money, why not? Just make sure you know what it's all about, so that you make full use of the money you've spent I guess.
I'm still debating, initially the plan was to just hang on to my H2 for one more year until I've saved up enough to whack some lenses together with DSLR, but if I get now, it would be Pentax K100D, mainly because of the value-for-money issue. Also considering getting second-hand Canon 350D or 400D, hrm. The reviews on it seem rather ok for my purposes also. Trouble is, I'm also interested in portraiture, but right now have my hands full with landscape as it is. So for me, the IS -might- come in handy.
Thanks! I think there's still a lot of room for improvement though. =)
I will think that when you get a dslr, the cost will be more than 1k easily, unless you don't think of any upgrades for lenses, flashes etc. In either case, you will probably get a tripod.
Lenses with IS are damn expensive, hehe. Yeah, you won't need a lot of lenses, I guess everyone has their area of focus, so just delve into that, and not.. As I read somewhere, "try to shoot anything that moves, and everything that doesn't as well". =D
and also btw, the anti-dust feature in both system ain't truely effective from what i heard...
another tip is to also look at the lens range you might get into, so choose the system that might give you the most advantage when it comes to lenses, accessories... etc.
guys, for those who are thinking of choosing between Sony A100, Nikon D80 and Canon 400D, here's a website that compares the 3 cameras for your consideration:
And if you had my earlier post, I said
"I might be biase to say this, but I will never consider Sony for a DSLR."
which meant it was a personal view and you felt I was attacking you on a personal level (how I got from there to here I have no idea.)
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