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Old May 13, 2004, 7:26 AM   #1
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I am having a problem in deciding if I am going to buy an A2 or not based on what I have read on the focus problems? Maybe some would comment? The A2 has a number of unique settings for focus, could it be that this is the cause of many of the poor focus photos. Will the camera get it right if the photographers get it right? Or is it really a design defect? It is a complex camera.
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Old May 13, 2004, 11:07 AM   #2
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While the focusing seem a bit erratic and slow when watching it happen, I have been able to get better shots in general than other digital cameras that I have used. Once I got used to it I rarely if ever get and out of focus shot. Although,I still have problems when trying to use the continous autofocus feature. I can see how some users may have problems selecting the correct focusing settings for different situations. Itreally is a complex cameraand I still get confused at times. The design and placement of controls are not what I would call intuitive. Also on the down side for me was just the overall feel of the camera. It just doe not have the feel of a presision instrument like most Nikon's do. Some of that may be because of the relative light weight. But I urge you to actually pick one up and hold it in your hands before buying.

The A2 has a lot to offer for the money and it probably a good choice for lots of folks.




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Old May 13, 2004, 11:31 AM   #3
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IMO the A2 has the best features of all the 8Mp cameras... heck it even has more features than some dSLR!

You can get it @ Costo for $899 with an excellent warranty
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Thank you for your comments. I have not seen one locally and with our small size town I do not expect any. I was considering the Olympus C-8080 as well, but the EVF on the A2 would suit me better.

Evidently the A2 has a larger learning curve even for the experienced amerature












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