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    i have a both D90 / D60, though D60 is quite light compared to D90. But i jumped to M43 GF1 and quickly fell in love with the panny. i only need a small crumpler bag to carry around. Cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JC1808 View Post
    Hi all,

    I am in big headache now....I need advice...Please...

    I own a D90 for a year plus till now. I love photoshooting, more into Macro but I am not a good DSLR user...I go places shooting Macro, joint basic photoshooting lesson etc. and I still faced difficulty using a DSLR camera...It is very complicated....secondly DSLR camera is very heavy & big..nearly half a year I didnt touch it or go for photoshooting..

    I still love & interested in photoshooting, I relaised that I prefer to have a compact digital camera which is small, light, can carry around easliy and can perform similar photoshooting like a DSLR camera. I am not sure is a compact camera much more easy to understanding comparing to a DSLR camera?

    I am thinking of selling my D90 and get a LX3 which is small, light easy to bring along for street shooting, travels and also possible to perform macro shooting, attached filters, flash etc... I dont know, is it a bad decission to sell away D90 and get LX3.....

    Seem like most of you upgrade from compact digital camera to a DSLR and is so...I am downgrading it.....

    just a couple of months back i was in the same dilemma as you. i had a D90 and a couple of lenses. problem was, i rarely went out due to the weight of all the gear i needed to carry. perhaps i'm not as patient & wise as the others. finally, i sold all my stuff & got myself a GF1. of course it doesn't have all the bells & whistles of the D90 but i'm very happy & satisfied with it. i now find myself shooting more, having it with me most of the time. as a newbie, i'm happy with making the most out of my panny while learning & see from here. i guess getting an LX3 won't be much different. it's just a matter of weighing what you want to learn now & see how you can do it with your camera of choice. like what i've read in the forum, the best camera is what you bring with you!

    hope this helps!

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    Hi, With TZ7 in shirt pocket, shooting is fast and easy anywhere but limited to certain type of
    photography since the lens is not interchangeable. With Pen2, it is a compliment and enlarge your field of photography further.

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    i usually carry both my compact and D700 when i go out...sometimes even a camcorder....! guess i'm already used to the weight....
    Nikon D700, N24-70 f2.8, N70-200 f2.8, Sigma 50mm f1.4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RezzShaz View Post
    i usually carry both my compact and D700 when i go out...sometimes even a camcorder....! guess i'm already used to the weight....
    Wow u're really well-equipped!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RezzShaz View Post
    i usually carry both my compact and D700 when i go out...sometimes even a camcorder....! guess i'm already used to the weight....
    I do the same too (without the camcorder) but my Panasonic FX8 is really outdated.

    I'm looking at getting either a E-P2 or the LX3 but I feel that if I do that, I might not be bringing my more expensive setup out anymore and thus be "wasting it".

    But to the TS; if you can afford it, own everything you want!

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    just remember that I had a cokin Serie P system ...I bought it many years ago..when I was using DSLR with a 72mm lens type.

    Is there anyway to fully make use of this P system in LX3?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JC1808 View Post
    ...still faced difficulty using a DSLR camera...It is very complicated.....
    are you sure prosumer compact camera (e.g. LX3, G11....) are easier to use than your D90?

    you will be surprised.

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    Well, not so sure about it yet but I think to explore a compact camera chances will be higher then a Heavy, big DSLR camera....as I can bring it with me all days in my bag and I can try on anywhere, anytime...as days goes I should be able to pick the skills.

    D90 will still be with me at the moment....

    =.=... just took out to shoot some insects but...cant stand it...insect is at a level above me...I try to near it (Macro)... my hand, arm already shakes like......=.=

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    Quote Originally Posted by JC1808 View Post
    Well, not so sure about it yet but I think to explore a compact camera chances will be higher then a Heavy, big DSLR camera....as I can bring it with me all days in my bag and I can try on anywhere, anytime...as days goes I should be able to pick the skills.

    D90 will still be with me at the moment....

    =.=... just took out to shoot some insects but...cant stand it...insect is at a level above me...I try to near it (Macro)... my hand, arm already shakes like......=.=
    sounds like your mind is all set to go for a compact camera.

    stop torturing yourself by holding something you despise, go buy one compact and start enjoy

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    :P Dont say torturing myself lah~ I will sure still miss D90 and will use it again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonstomper View Post
    just a couple of months back i was in the same dilemma as you. i had a D90 and a couple of lenses. problem was, i rarely went out due to the weight of all the gear i needed to carry. perhaps i'm not as patient & wise as the others. finally, i sold all my stuff & got myself a GF1. of course it doesn't have all the bells & whistles of the D90 but i'm very happy & satisfied with it. i now find myself shooting more, having it with me most of the time. as a newbie, i'm happy with making the most out of my panny while learning & see from here. i guess getting an LX3 won't be much different. it's just a matter of weighing what you want to learn now & see how you can do it with your camera of choice. like what i've read in the forum, the best camera is what you bring with you!

    hope this helps!
    i sold my nikon dslr for GF1 too. i dont have to carry a big bag around anymore, just a crumpler bag with GF1 + dual lens, perfect for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JC1808 View Post

    =.=... just took out to shoot some insects but...cant stand it...insect is at a level above me...I try to near it (Macro)... my hand, arm already shakes like......=.=
    Use a tripod then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aspenx View Post
    Use a tripod then?
    cant...that insect almost at the ceiling level leh....how to....and toilet small also block by toilet bowl.....

    =.=....

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    DSLR shooting can be lightweight too. D50 and Nikkor 50-200 VR is my lightweight combo. Add a Raynox 250 and I am all ready for macro shoots.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JC1808 View Post
    cant...that insect almost at the ceiling level leh....how to....and toilet small also block by toilet bowl.....

    =.=....
    You carry your D90 to the toilet too?

    I don't see why you need a GF1 when D90 is portable enough for you to do that.

    I think I get what you mean though. Taking photos become a chore as the weight adds up. Shooting was so much less tedious before I upgraded. I'm considering a LX3 or S90 as a viable alternative to bring along for a holiday I'm planning. As the trip involves a lot of walking, lugging a D700 + 3 other full frame lenses might not be a good idea for most people (and sadly me too).

    Quote Originally Posted by TheChef View Post
    DSLR shooting can be lightweight too. D50 and Nikkor 50-200 VR is my lightweight combo. Add a Raynox 250 and I am all ready for macro shoots.
    You mean with the 55-200? The 18-55 might be a more useful range for most other people but D50 + either lens is indeed pretty lightweight.

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    I sold all my SLRs (3 systems) and bought a GF1. I have probably shot more often these 3 months than the last 3 years combined because it is so easy to walk around even with 3 lenses. I have an LX2 but the pix quality is nowhere near the GF1 (when enlarged) so I hardly use now unless I absolutely have to.

    If I were you I would sell the D90 as you can now still get a good price, and get a GF1/EP-1, -2. If you still need a DSLR, you can always buy later, and the latest models. If m4/3 camera is still too cumbersome, then buy a high end compact then. And high end compacts are not necessarily less complicated than a DSLR.

    DSLR bodies depreciate very quickly, while lenses depreciate much less, so you may want to keep your Nikon lenses if you cannot get a good resale price.

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    Wise of you to keep your DSLR.

    I got both.

    GF1 for daily shooting and a backup for my planned shoot.
    I always use my DSLR and Godzilla lenses for my planned shoot.

    Personal preferences I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by i120D View Post
    are you sure prosumer compact camera (e.g. LX3, G11....) are easier to use than your D90?

    you will be surprised.
    when i first shifted to the d40, even though it has the most user friendly menu, i still have some difficulty coping with it until i chance upon krw user guide.

    perhaps i'm more used to panny interface so i kinda feel that my lx3 is still easier to use than my d40.

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    you don't need a dslr to be a good photographer
    when i started out and still didn't know how to take pictures.. i also chased dslrs. felt really good to own the latest. but after a while, the burden of thoughtless shooting and poor discipline landed me with tonnes of useless shots which i had to deleeettte. waste time!

    then recently, i rediscovered an old film slr in the recesses of my house, and also spent USD 20 bucks investing in an old russian rangefinder. I shoot with a slow handphone camera these days too.

    And i realised that my approach to shooting is very different. And it is really a joy to go out shooting again. partly because of the cost of film, it takes a bit more thought to compose pictures, and in that itself, perhaps, the pictures are more yours than the would otherwise be. Partly also because you can't review immediately, and there is the fun of anticipation. And also because these cameras are much lighter than the high-tech counterparts, perhaps it is possible to make slightly more spontaneous pictures.

    and from the looks of it, you do seem like the kind of photographer who would like this sort of thing. something easier to carry, easier to use. haha won't regret lah.

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