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    I have a fren who got a Olympus compact camera but was disappointed after seeing my LX-3 pics ... she very much wanted to get my LX-3 but the only thing i advise against her is that it's not a simple point & shoot camera (though there's iA).

    I was recommending her F200EXR or Canon IXUS 870 as i feel she need not spend so much and yet getting a good camera. I think she intend to just use the camera for general photo shoot such as trips and outing with frens ...

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    be a good friend...let him/her get what she wants...

    take my advice..
    if not, after getting the F200EXR or Canon IXUS 870 and she is still not satisfied with the results..you will be blamed!!!

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    Never argue with a woman.. The more u advice against her, the more dour she will feel. Bring her to a camera shop (preferably not sim lim unless u know what u want to buy) window shop, walk walk.. test test, then let her decide.. which of us did not start photography because we want to take good pics like the pros. Do not dampen her zest.

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    Don't underestimate the passion and speed of learning in a driven woman. Recently my 19 yr old little girl wanted a Canon Powershot SX10. After all her explanation I still don't understand why she wanted it. But paid for it. Now she is happy.
    Just showed me her photos from Taiwan today. All look like sh*t like that.
    Quickly signed her up for the Basic Photography Course by Knowledge Bowl. Here, this part, is serious. Catch the enthusiasm of a young lady, encourage her, support her, pay for her course, and pay for whatever hefty investments that will be coming your way. That's a sure way of maximizing her potential. But at all times keep an eye on her to assess if her eyes still remain genuinely passionate...
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    Quote Originally Posted by doranlum View Post
    I have a fren who got a Olympus compact camera but was disappointed after seeing my LX-3 pics ... she very much wanted to get my LX-3 but the only thing i advise against her is that it's not a simple point & shoot camera (though there's iA).

    I was recommending her F200EXR or Canon IXUS 870 as i feel she need not spend so much and yet getting a good camera. I think she intend to just use the camera for general photo shoot such as trips and outing with frens ...
    Get a DSLR!
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    Quote Originally Posted by limwhow View Post
    Don't underestimate the passion and speed of learning in a driven woman. Recently my 19 yr old little girl wanted a Canon Powershot SX10. After all her explanation I still don't understand why she wanted it. But paid for it. Now she is happy.
    Just showed me her photos from Taiwan today. All look like sh*t like that.
    Quickly signed her up for the Basic Photography Course by Knowledge Bowl. Here, this part, is serious. Catch the enthusiasm of a young lady, encourage her, support her, pay for her course, and pay for whatever hefty investments that will be coming your way. That's a sure way of maximizing her potential. But at all times keep an eye on her to assess if her eyes still remain genuinely passionate...
    My story to share with all.
    You'll never know, after all the process of polishing, a gem (talent) is found.
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    swap ur LX3 with her olympus...

    then take with ur olympus and she will be awed by it. then she will want to give ur the LX3 back =p when she realise its not the camera but the person behind the camera
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    Quote Originally Posted by pooQy View Post
    You'll never know, after all the process of polishing, a gem (talent) is found.
    I can't agree more. Photography is a life skill. It's like cycling, rollerblading, playing a musical instrument etc.. Once you have acquire a certain level of proficiency, you'll be confidently snapping reasonably acceptable pictures of even simple events in daily life. Makes life more interesting. But like all skills, it needs loads of dedication...

    Quote Originally Posted by wildsoyabean View Post
    swap ur LX3 with her olympus...

    then take with ur olympus and she will be awed by it. then she will want to give ur the LX3 back =p when she realise its not the camera but the person behind the camera
    Now that's what I call a genius idea. Nothing else more I need to say. Clever, clever!

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    [QUOTE=limwhow;5231023]I can't agree more. Photography is a life skill. It's like cycling, rollerblading, playing a musical instrument etc.. Once you have acquire a certain level of proficiency, you'll be confidently snapping reasonably acceptable pictures of even simple events in daily life. Makes life more interesting. But like all skills, it needs loads of dedication...

    Very true, skills need loads of dedication.

    After the course, i believe her skills would have improve.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doranlum View Post
    I have a fren who got a Olympus compact camera but was disappointed after seeing my LX-3 pics ... she very much wanted to get my LX-3 but the only thing i advise against her is that it's not a simple point & shoot camera (though there's iA).
    just let her know that

    lx3 doesn't equate to good pictures. but iq will be better, that's about it, and more functions to play with if she bothers to learn how.

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    Quote Originally Posted by limwhow View Post
    Don't underestimate the passion and speed of learning in a driven woman. Recently my 19 yr old little girl wanted a Canon Powershot SX10. After all her explanation I still don't understand why she wanted it. But paid for it. Now she is happy.
    Just showed me her photos from Taiwan today. All look like sh*t like that.
    Quickly signed her up for the Basic Photography Course by Knowledge Bowl. Here, this part, is serious. Catch the enthusiasm of a young lady, encourage her, support her, pay for her course, and pay for whatever hefty investments that will be coming your way. That's a sure way of maximizing her potential. But at all times keep an eye on her to assess if her eyes still remain genuinely passionate...
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    +1 good advice

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    Quote Originally Posted by doranlum View Post
    I have a fren who got a Olympus compact camera but was disappointed after seeing my LX-3 pics ... she very much wanted to get my LX-3 but the only thing i advise against her is that it's not a simple point & shoot camera (though there's iA).

    I was recommending her F200EXR or Canon IXUS 870 as i feel she need not spend so much and yet getting a good camera. I think she intend to just use the camera for general photo shoot such as trips and outing with frens ...
    TS, since she very much wanted to get your LX-3.

    Just get her the LX-3.

    Recommending her other models, end up she could still get the LX-3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by limwhow View Post
    Don't underestimate the passion and speed of learning in a driven woman. Recently my 19 yr old little girl wanted a Canon Powershot SX10. After all her explanation I still don't understand why she wanted it. But paid for it. Now she is happy.
    Just showed me her photos from Taiwan today. All look like sh*t like that.
    Quickly signed her up for the Basic Photography Course by Knowledge Bowl. Here, this part, is serious. Catch the enthusiasm of a young lady, encourage her, support her, pay for her course, and pay for whatever hefty investments that will be coming your way. That's a sure way of maximizing her potential. But at all times keep an eye on her to assess if her eyes still remain genuinely passionate...
    My story to share with all.
    HAHA you damn bad XD
    Hopes she ain't using CS here if not.. Muahahaha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doranlum View Post
    I have a fren who got a Olympus compact camera but was disappointed after seeing my LX-3 pics ... she very much wanted to get my LX-3 but the only thing i advise against her is that it's not a simple point & shoot camera (though there's iA).

    I was recommending her F200EXR or Canon IXUS 870 as i feel she need not spend so much and yet getting a good camera. I think she intend to just use the camera for general photo shoot such as trips and outing with frens ...
    Hahaha you must really tell her that, you having the cam doesn't mean you can take as good pictures as her or somewhat. So, you don't have to feel sad with her disappointment.

    You did you best by giving her advise, that's it. You must emphasize that that's just your opinion. So don't blame you if she is not satisfied after the buy!

    She will understand.
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    thanks everyone !!! i guess will let her go try and let her decide on her own ..

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    Don't underestimat the iA mode on the Panasonics. They'll fill the needs 90% of the time, and for the 10%, I doubt most users will care. And if they do care... well, that's what you're there for, right? :P

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