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    im a newbie to photography and i thot of starting off with a prosumer. Am particularly interested in street scenes and land scapes.

    which one would you recommend?

    s6500fd, s5700, s8000fd, s9600, fz18, h9 or anything!

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    Do you have a budget in the first place?
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    Quote Originally Posted by juanism View Post
    im a newbie to photography and i thot of starting off with a prosumer. Am particularly interested in street scenes and land scapes.

    which one would you recommend?

    s6500fd, s5700, s8000fd, s9600, fz18, h9 or anything!
    read my sticky

    you don't seem to know what you want.. that is bad

    but anyways, if you want wideness (landscapes), you'd have to stick to fujifilm prosumers. or maybe olympus. but to be honest, i do not think much of olympus prosumers, though they can produce good photos, like any other camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    read my sticky

    you don't seem to know what you want.. that is bad

    but anyways, if you want wideness (landscapes), you'd have to stick to fujifilm prosumers. or maybe olympus. but to be honest, i do not think much of olympus prosumers, though they can produce good photos, like any other camera.
    well, might have to change the statement now as fz18 is equipped with the "28-504mm" lens now unlike the previous model

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    Quote Originally Posted by juanism View Post
    im a newbie to photography and i thot of starting off with a prosumer. Am particularly interested in street scenes and land scapes.

    which one would you recommend?

    s6500fd, s5700, s8000fd, s9600, fz18, h9 or anything!
    i've got a second hand fz20 for sale... =) let me know if you'd like to start with that. cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExplorerZ View Post
    well, might have to change the statement now as fz18 is equipped with the "28-504mm" lens now unlike the previous model
    sorryyyy

    never keep up to date..

    thanks for the heads-up

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    Streets scenes and landscapes hmmm why not start off with a decent yet cheap dslr (2nd hand) and a simple walk about lens .. which i say could put you off at a total of around 700-900 bucks.

    Performance wise i reckon should be better than a prosumer.

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    actually i think fuji prosumers are limited by the lack of a wideangle option like 28mm.. which will be very useful for taking landscapes..

    qingkai -> will greatly depend on ts's budget and needs.. i was initially contemplating to get a 2nd hand dslr with kit lens too.. but i reckon that with that same amount of cash i can get a decent prosumer to learn with + a sturdy tripod + a couple of filters and still be able to get an additional compact pns for parties.. which i did in the end.. got a S5700 and a second hand F30 for around 700 in total.. though i did sacrifice on the performance la.. =)

    to ts -> you might want to read brother night86mare's sticky.. full of useful qnas which i'm sure you'll have thought of if you had..

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    6500fd and i think 8000fd have 28mm

    at least for 8000fd, the magazine i have proclaims it proudly on an ad

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    6500fd and i think 8000fd have 28mm

    at least for 8000fd, the magazine i have proclaims it proudly on an ad
    oopz.. my bad !? lol.. thanks for the heads up..

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    Default Re: Which prosumer?

    I am a newbie and am using a Canon S5 right now. I am happy with it so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladyshutterbug View Post
    I am a newbie and am using a Canon S5 right now. I am happy with it so far.
    The S5 is a pretty good cam. Even though I am not used to its interface, performance and features are quite impressive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by juanism View Post
    im a newbie to photography and i thot of starting off with a prosumer. Am particularly interested in street scenes and land scapes.
    which one would you recommend?
    s6500fd, s5700, s8000fd, s9600, fz18, h9 or anything!
    If you don't have anything particular in mind, anything is a good find.

    Any camera can take resonably good street scenes and landscapes. What you've suggested belongs to about the same genre of prosumers. If you don't have a constant to fall back on (brand loyalty, existing menus, types of battery or memory cards etc), I would suggest you go down to the stores and try them out.
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    i have narrowed down to s8000fd and fz18

    still very indecisive on my choice yet though. anyhow, sitex is coming. do u guys think that there will be offers better than CP?

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    Default Re: Which prosumer?

    i'd say get a D40 if you don't mind the size compared to a prosumer

    the difference in the shutter lag is reason enough

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    i dont think im ready for a slr, for now

    the never ending investment...

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    Default Re: Which prosumer?

    if you treat the D40 as a prosumer

    just the body and lens kit with the freebie tripod and SD card
    you will no longer have a problem

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    Quote Originally Posted by juanism View Post
    i dont think im ready for a slr, for now
    the never ending investment...
    If what you're looking for is quality, then a prosumer wouldn't hold a candle anywhere near a dSLR. But if you're looking for features with limited budgets, then a prosumer would shine.

    You're right about the never-ending investments, but to be fair, it's because of the user, not the dSLR camera. I know and had succumbed to BBB virus - scouring through the B&S even if I've got nothing specific to buy!

    Happy hunting!
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    gurus, do u think that sitex will have good offers on fz18?

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    Quote Originally Posted by juanism View Post
    gurus, do u think that sitex will have good offers on fz18?
    All prices at SITEX, IT Show, Comex will be at RRP (Recommended Retail Prices) the same as prices at HN, BD and Courts.

    Go to Sitex 2007 with an open mind and look and shop for what you want then go to our recommended shops to get a better deal.

    Last Comex, I saw the Fuji S6500FD at $599. Then went to my favourite place and got it at $550.
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