Koolest And Most Value For $$ Camera Of The Year!


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I personally feel Canon a40 is the koolest and value for $$ camera of the year!! i have 1 mysef...wat do u tink?!?
 

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just becareful of the 'bashing' you will get for saying that
 

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No,lah.... no bashing....

It's a good value for money budget camera, but there's many better cameras around too.

Just go out and enjoy yourself and take some great shots and post them here.

:)
ps. me also A40 owner...
 

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Coolest and most value for money camera is......

Phenix with 50/1.7! All for just S$160, and crushes any consumer digital camera photographically!
 

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Originally posted by YSLee
Coolest and most value for money camera is......

Phenix with 50/1.7! All for just S$160, and crushes any consumer digital camera photographically!
hahaha.......:D

for everybody's info, YSLee was referring to the camera i bought from China when i came back to Singapore. (yes i'm back!!!!!!!!!!)

it's an original China made, mechanical / manual camera with a built in light meter and comes with a 50mm f1.7 lens. Mount is Pentax K mount.

best of all, it cost me all of SGD$157 - for a fully functional SLR with a 50mm lens. it has depth of field preview, hotshoe, self timer- everything u would expect from a proper SLR :cool:

i was deciding between the SeaGull equivalent and finally picked the Phenix for its metal shutter curtain compared to the cloth one of the SeaGull.

and it comes with a certain smell i was unable to detect on any of my much higher end Japanese made camera bodies ;p
 

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Originally posted by Red Dawn


hahaha.......:D

for everybody's info, YSLee was referring to the camera i bought from China when i came back to Singapore. (yes i'm back!!!!!!!!!!)

it's an original China made, mechanical / manual camera with a built in light meter and comes with a 50mm f1.7 lens. Mount is Pentax K mount.

best of all, it cost me all of SGD$157 - for a fully functional SLR with a 50mm lens. it has depth of field preview, hotshoe, self timer- everything u would expect from a proper SLR :cool:

i was deciding between the SeaGull equivalent and finally picked the Phenix for its metal shutter curtain compared to the cloth one of the SeaGull.

and it comes with a certain smell i was unable to detect on any of my much higher end Japanese made camera bodies ;p
Welcome back. Btw, have you consider going into camera business in Sg? :p :D

I would be interested to know more about this camera. Care to do a simple review and post some pictures using this?
 

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Originally posted by Goondu


Welcome back. Btw, have you consider going into camera business in Sg? :p :D
well i did think of buying those Phenix / seagull cameras in bulk and selling to schools here for kids to learn photography.......

an interesting business proposition, the camera business ;)


I would be interested to know more about this camera. Care to do a simple review and post some pictures using this?
yup will do.....still trying to figure out the *gasp* Chinese manual. Good thing i paid attention to my chinese teachers during my school days - it really helps! haha ;)

for those who find Chinese a struggle, perservere, for one day u may be using a China made camera :D
 

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haha, Red Dawn, China and Russia have many good and cheap optical devices. Dig dig...
 

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haha, Red Dawn, China and Russia have many good and cheap optical devices. Dig dig...
l *almost* bought this Great Wall brand medium format camera, for SGD$300+. it looks really classic. i was told it's going to be a collector's item soon, since it's no longer made...........

hmm..maybe i should have bought that one too....:dunno:
 

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My understanding is that a cloth shutter is preferable for street photography because it is almost totally silent. I think some Leicas have a cloth shutter?

Hmmm... when you coming back?.....;p
 

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Originally posted by StreetShooter
My understanding is that a cloth shutter is preferable for street photography because it is almost totally silent. I think some Leicas have a cloth shutter?

Hmmm... when you coming back?.....;p
:bsmilie: You have D30, you have 1v, you have a metal Phinex, wow man, how many hands do u have?;p
 

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any picture of this fantastic SLR?
 

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Originally posted by Red Dawn

yup will do.....still trying to figure out the *gasp* Chinese manual. Good thing i paid attention to my chinese teachers during my school days - it really helps! haha ;)
Errr... it's a mechanical camera.. I always thought they were pretty straightforward.
 

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Mechanical SLR cameras has been around probably longer than I've been alive (or even longer than my grandfather?).

Unless this SLR has stuff like 1/4000 shutter speed or ability to shoot something like 4 frames per second (mechanical some more) or some kind of super-computer auto-focusing..... else what's the big deal?

:)
 

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That's because you need to take reading lessons.. it's

S$157

and crushes any consumer digicam photographically.
 

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dont forget that mechanical SLRs technically do not need batteries to operate... modern AF SLRs and Digital Cameras will just die without battery power
 

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At the end of the day, you will realise that it's the photographer and not the equipment that counts! The more functions, the more things can go wrong...
 

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