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Old Mar 4, 2005, 6:13 PM   #11
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Ewok: "Your premise that you would be limited to f3.5 lenses is false."

Ewok, you must have misread my post. At no stage did I say I was limited to f3.5. All I said was that most I have seen for sale have been f3.5. From what I have read here and elsewhere it seems you are right in saying these kit lenses are pretty much crap.
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Old Mar 4, 2005, 7:00 PM   #12
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I'm not sure about the Olympus, but my memory is that many P&S cameras with a good aperature rating (i.e. the 2.8 ) are only 2.8 for a limited amount of zoom, and thus aren't a constant 2.8 which you (at minimum) would often need for low light situations. I believe the Panasonic Lumix FZ series has a constant 2.8 but I'm not sure.
If you get a DSLR, one nice and cheap way to improve low lighting shooting is to get a 50/1.8 lens. At least for Canon and Nikon, you should be able to get a new one for $100 or less.:idea:
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