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Old Oct 1, 2006, 11:01 AM   #31
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C&N are rumoured to be looking harder at full size sensors again

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Old Oct 1, 2006, 11:05 AM   #32
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Can you post a link to the source of those rumors ... if possible

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Old Oct 1, 2006, 11:33 AM   #33
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heres one, its been repeated on a few other forums as well, but this is the source

http://www.nikonians.org/dcforum/DCForumID38/15591.html

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Old Oct 2, 2006, 3:33 AM   #34
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Just went thru those and some other stuff on the net.

Going by those ... the ones who buy into Nikkor DX or Canon EF-S lense
will be anyway left stranded.

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Old Oct 2, 2006, 3:40 AM   #35
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oh sure, that was always going to be true
canon run 2 streams as it is
2 streams of equipment is likely for nikon too
pro will be so low in production it will be indeed expensive
for the rest
wanna be pro will somehow make them feel good, and they will be cheap because they will be punched out like toasters

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Old Oct 2, 2006, 3:50 AM   #36
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Sweet,

Let it be then.

Just a couple of more questions for Oly users.

- Both the Nikkor kit lenses have been said to be difficult to achive accurate
focus manually ... hows the ZD kit lenses in comparison ?

- Nikon D50 has flash xsync of 1/500 where as Oly E-500 has that as 1/180 ...
should I be worried about that ? Will using an external flash solve the problem
(if it is at all) on Oly ?

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Old Oct 2, 2006, 4:09 AM   #37
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nikon have the fastest dslr flash sync around
canon are 1/250th
i think, f you are into action stopping speed, at full light values it could be handy
not critical though, given other options

way back when kodachrome was king i used flash all the time
the range of exposure on slide film being less
nikon had the market then, because you had to shoot asa 25 or 64 to get published

funny that digicams commonly have flash sync right through the speed range

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Old Oct 2, 2006, 6:03 AM   #38
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now im definately getting off topic here, so i appologise for that
ive been checking out images from fuji F30 in steves review

this tiny camera goes out to 3200iso, and umm, well not bad
at 400, ummm, u sure thats 400?

fuji cleverly use a different size(1/1.7) for their 6th generation CCD
but it goes to show
there are some answers coming for small sensors to combat noise

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Old Oct 2, 2006, 7:42 AM   #39
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Or if Olympus do decide to move up to larger sensors,
I think they are quite capable of starting out with a clean
sheet of paper and layout a design on how to be able to
use the same ZD lenses on larger sensors.

(I am just personally inclined towards the idea of larger
sensors ... but I might be very much wrong)

But this could be rather exciting to see in the future how things
shape up.

Till now ... I am all in favor of buying the Olympus kit.

If only it can be clarified that how bad is the situation of accurate
manual focus on Nikkor kit lense and how it is compared to ZD
kit lenses.

(sorry for being pushy but I need to be satisfied with what I
plan to buy)

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Old Oct 2, 2006, 9:44 AM   #40
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If you by "full frame" sensors mean 1-to-1 with 35mm film: only the top cameras where the bodies cost $3-5000 are likely to get that.

If you are an intermediate photographer, planning to within very few years become a professional photographer with special needs (for example lots of long teles "cost what they will") and therefore are willing to one day to buy a super-expensive top camera, you should consider all the brands on the market.

If not, it does not really matter what you buy as all the current DSLRs are very good.

If you have a special issue (in my case: 1) dust or rather the lack thereof, 2) my e-300 had the right shortcut buttons on the back (you should only occasionally have to go into a menu to set something), 3) the lower end Canons (20d) didn't have spot metering, ...), buy a camera that addresses that issue. If you have no special issues, buy the one you think looks best hanging over your shoulder. Why not? Your camera is also your fashion statement?

But go and buy one and start taking some great pictures. And good luck with whatever you buy.

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