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Old Feb 26, 2010, 4:17 AM   #21
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1. I'd bring it to Nikon's attention if they don't agree to help out, since this is a dealer Nikon is recommending (perhaps they would apply some pressure).

2. That's illegal. Don't do it.

As for the AF, that second photo doesn't appear to be in focus. But, a solid color cabinet with the AF assist light reflecting from it may have been the culprit. Make sure you focus on an area that has some contrast, half press the shutter button and make sure you get a focus lock confirmation, then press the shutter button the rest of the way down.
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Old Feb 26, 2010, 4:58 AM   #22
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well thank u for ur advice jim. I have very good news. I managed to speak to the store manager and the guy said that as long as the package is sellable, he'll accept the return. I went over and he accepted it (THANK GOD!). Unfortunately, i have realised my mistake and stupidity for not listening to Sarah's original advice (Sorry Sarah) and have now opted for the Panasonic FZ-38 as the Nikon D5000 is way too complicated for me.

I really do hope i have not wasted ur time with all the advice you gave me and hope u can still give me advice on the FZ-38 which will be delivered on Monday 1st Mar.

cya
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Old Feb 26, 2010, 5:09 AM   #23
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I haven't read through all of your previous posts. But, what was it you didn't like about the Panasonic you bought the last time around?

Look... any camera is going to take some getting used to. You can't take a handful of photos inside and make a judgment call about how well a camera performs, especially without a better understanding of it's behavior and how you may need to adjust your shooting style for a given camera model. They all have strengths and weaknesses, depending on what you're trying to shoot. As a dSLR goes, the D5000 would probably make an excellent first choice. In a non-dSLR model, that Panasonic you ordered would probably be a good bet.

But, I wouldn't keep swapping cameras until you spend more time with one and get a better understanding of why your photos are not coming out as expected. None of them are going to produce perfect results in all conditions (especially without some user input).
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The reason i didn't like the TZ7 was that the indoor low-light photos were coming out dull, unsaturated, blurry etc. Sarah explained to me on another thread that this was due to the TZ7 having a weak flash and that the FZ-38 had a flash 2-300% more powerful than the TZ7, so it should solve that issue. Also like u said, it could have been due to me not learning every function of the camera, although i did try loads and loads of settings.

FZ-38 is now my final camera and i most likely will be sticking to it for a long time. Just hope it gives me the saturated/vivid colours i'm hoping for.

Does this mean i'll be seeing u in the Panasonic P&S section???
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well thank u for ur advice jim. I have very good news. I managed to speak to the store manager and the guy said that as long as the package is sellable, he'll accept the return. I went over and he accepted it (THANK GOD!). Unfortunately, i have realised my mistake and stupidity for not listening to Sarah's original advice (Sorry Sarah) and have now opted for the Panasonic FZ-38 as the Nikon D5000 is way too complicated for me.

I really do hope i have not wasted ur time with all the advice you gave me and hope u can still give me advice on the FZ-38 which will be delivered on Monday 1st Mar.

cya
From what I've read in these threads is Sarah is indeed right. Your not ready for DSLR yet and should master the better point & shoots before making the DSLR jump. I did.
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