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Old Apr 28, 2004, 8:57 AM   #1
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Looking round at whats available it looks like I'm going to get a KM A2. I like the feel of it and where all the controls are, seems to give me all I want - I know its down points (noise etc) as well as its strong points.

I'm not much of a photographer yet - but with the A2 will be trying out a lot of stuff and learning how to work a camera (I understand on a technical level apature/shitter speed/focus etc).

I'll be doing a fair chunk of scenery type photography and little portrait stuff, will the A2's f11 stop be enough for me or am I best looking at something with higher (f22?) - I've seen several decent landscapes at f8ish so I guess it'll be ok?
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Old Apr 28, 2004, 1:17 PM   #2
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I'll be doing a fair chunk of scenery type photography and little portrait stuff, will the A2's f11 stop be enough for me or am I best looking at something with higher (f22?) - I've seen several decent landscapes at f8ish so I guess it'll be ok?
No problem. The A2's F11 will actually yield greater Depth of Field than a 35 MM film camera at F22 due to it's smaller sensor area and shorter focal lengths. Go to www.dofmaster.com for information on why this is true. Use .008 as the COF (circle of confusion) for the A2 if you want to run some DOF charts for various focal lengths.
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Old Apr 29, 2004, 3:18 AM   #3
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Nice, thanks Puck M, loovly palm app too, downloading now

Thats about all I needed to hear to convince me about the A2, sounds like just the camera for me.
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