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    Quote Originally Posted by liarliar View Post
    If you have been using digital cam most probably shall be used to live view. It helps a lot without having to rely on checking the exposure meter in the viewfinder to acertain if you get the desired exposure. If you do get older dslr models without live view you have to get familiar and get to the sweet spot for each and every differnt type of lenses you may mount on the cam. Its a challenge if you look at it the positive way, a challenge to shoot just like a 'blind' skilled swordsman.
    i trusted the live histogram on the EVF a lot when i first bought my camera...but it always disappoint me and i never used that after using it for a few month..turn it off as it is not "ZUN" at all....rely on my instinct is more "ZUN"..
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    Quote Originally Posted by jlpk007 View Post
    i never really care about the focal length(until now)..cause using FZ5..just zoom to the distance i like.....but i do love scenary and always find my lens not wide enough...have to step back a lot still cannot achieve what i want..
    I really have to reconsider as...i am tight on budget..having spend a bomb on my tour..
    hahah... well I've done a little research and I'm not surprised that you didn't find your camera wide enough. The focal range for the FZ5 is 36 mm - 432 mm. I had the equivalent of the wide end for my 24-105 on a crop camera (i.e. 24mm x 1.6 = 37mm about there.)

    It sounds like you like nice wide angle lenses. unfortunately the ultra wide angles (UWA) out there are not exactly within your budget, the most feasible one for you now would probably be the EF-S 10-22mm (16-35mm equiv. on crop cameras), but that would cost a few dollars short of 1k haha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jlpk007 View Post
    i never really care about the focal length(until now)..cause using FZ5..just zoom to the distance i like.....but i do love scenary and always find my lens not wide enough...have to step back a lot still cannot achieve what i want..
    I really have to reconsider as...i am tight on budget..having spend a bomb on my tour..
    Some do not care about wide lens - says just take a step back and you gott a wide angle shot. May be true tosome extend but the reason like like UWA is to use them and shoot at a tilted angle. I just like the persepctive distortion. As for telephoto, the longer the better. Anything short of 500mm plus 1.4x telecon so that autofocus can still be achieved is my honey and drugs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by liarliar View Post
    Some do not care about wide lens - says just take a step back and you gott a wide angle shot. May be true tosome extend but the reason like like UWA is to use them and shoot at a tilted angle. I just like the persepctive distortion. As for telephoto, the longer the better. Anything short of 500mm plus 1.4x telecon so that autofocus can still be achieved is my honey and drugs.
    i care...that why when i step back still cannot get the effect at all..haiz...
    wide lens are so expensive one...got cheaper one bo less than 500?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jlpk007 View Post
    i care...that why when i step back still cannot get the effect at all..haiz...
    wide lens are so expensive one...got cheaper one bo less than 500?
    You'll have to look to the second hand market, and its condition won't be very good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calebk View Post
    You'll have to look to the second hand market, and its condition won't be very good.
    only considering two brand...Canon and Pentax ........
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    Quote Originally Posted by jlpk007 View Post
    only considering two brand...Canon and Pentax ........
    No difference. Wide angle optics are generally found in the $700-1000 range new, so with your budget, you'll only have to be looking secondhand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calebk View Post
    No difference. Wide angle optics are generally found in the $700-1000 range new, so with your budget, you'll only have to be looking secondhand.
    guess i will go for pentax.with my budget
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    Quote Originally Posted by jlpk007 View Post
    guess i will go for pentax.with my budget
    Pentax UWAs are cheaper?

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    Quote Originally Posted by calebk View Post
    Pentax UWAs are cheaper?
    sorry what is UWAs?
    Sorry if i sound stupid
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    Quote Originally Posted by jlpk007 View Post
    sorry what is UWAs?
    Sorry if i sound stupid
    Ultra Wide Angle (lens)

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    Quote Originally Posted by calebk View Post
    Ultra Wide Angle (lens)
    i c..thanks...
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    I still cant decide which body to get..haiz/.//
    Canon Eos1000, Alpha 200(cheap price) but high ISO noisy...Pentax k200d...(haven tried a real one yet in sg)
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    do take note of diff brand use diff lens and some body can only use certain lens even same on same brand. eg. canon 5D use EF lens only. 40D use EF and EF-S lens

    canon have EF and EF-S lens
    Nikon got AP and AP-S, Some with VR some without, FX and DX... etc
    Olympus and panasonic DSLR using 4/3 lens
    blah blah blah...

    BTW if u want to know what lens Olympus and Panasonic DSLR using, you can visit

    www.four-thirds.org

    read all these before your decision.
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    Quote Originally Posted by egnaro View Post
    do take note of diff brand use diff lens and some body can only use certain lens even same on same brand. eg. canon 5D use EF lens only. 40D use EF and EF-S lens

    canon have EF and EF-S lens
    Nikon got AP and AP-S, Some with VR some without, FX and DX... etc
    Olympus and panasonic DSLR using 4/3 lens
    blah blah blah...

    BTW if u want to know what lens Olympus and Panasonic DSLR using, you can visit

    www.four-thirds.org

    read all these before your decision.
    Er, Nikon's differentiation is using the term DX for lenses that have a smaller image circle, not AP and AP-S.

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    Hi jlpk007, just found this 1-wk old thread.

    My advice:
    - before you buy that camera, think about the long term eg will you be using the camera 3 years down the road because that will probably decide the type of lens you will need. Diff brands have diff type of lens and price

    - use the kit lens first if your camera comes with one - usual case. Do not buy any lens yet. After using awhile, then you will naturally 'know' what type of lens you want.

    - you really need to understand lens and all its jargon f(number), shutter speed, etc, otherwise there will not be any informed decision making because then you will not know what the lens can and cannot do. A good place to start will be ClubSNAP's Photography 101 for Newbies

    - other useful sites:
    This site will explain what EF, L-series, etc for Canon lenses and other notation used by the major lens vendor.

    Photozone has a lens review section as well.

    Tamron site has a site where it allows you to have a look at how the focal point changes the perspective of subject.


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    Quote Originally Posted by two200 View Post
    Hi jlpk007, just found this 1-wk old thread.

    My advice:
    - before you buy that camera, think about the long term eg will you be using the camera 3 years down the road because that will probably decide the type of lens you will need. Diff brands have diff type of lens and price

    - use the kit lens first if your camera comes with one - usual case. Do not buy any lens yet. After using awhile, then you will naturally 'know' what type of lens you want.

    - you really need to understand lens and all its jargon f(number), shutter speed, etc, otherwise there will not be any informed decision making because then you will not know what the lens can and cannot do. A good place to start will be ClubSNAP's Photography 101 for Newbies

    - other useful sites:
    This site will explain what EF, L-series, etc for Canon lenses and other notation used by the major lens vendor.

    Photozone has a lens review section as well.

    Tamron site has a site where it allows you to have a look at how the focal point changes the perspective of subject.


    I am both happy and sad for you have taken the first slippery steps to the expensive but rewarding world of photography!
    THanks ...i have decided 3 choices...pentax k200d,canon eos 1000d, Canon eos 450d..
    Should be buying in the next few weeks or so..when i am free..need to get use to it before going for my tour
    OLympus EP3 17mm..

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