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Old Apr 21, 2005, 1:39 AM   #11
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Thanks Harj! Appreciate it.

Decisions, decisions...

Petax - love the size of the thing, great value.
D70 - all around great cam, and great value. But the size of the thing.
D50 - less expesive, and even better value - a few fewer bells and whistles, a bit smaller.

The Rockwell article really has me sold on the electronic shutter synching at all speeds. And I do use this on the FZ-1v2. Kinda rules out the Pentax, but I dunno. Am I placing too much emphasis on this feature?

Reading up on the 3/4ths system. CCD doesn't seem to have the same high iso capability as the other DSLRs. Plus, there will have to be a limited lens selection. Pana/Oly are going to have to pull something out of their hat on this one. The only inticement I see is price.
Nick the D50/D70 are edible ;-)

the *istD is chewy

the Pana 4/3 unknown flavour.

Am busy reading up on the *istD
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Old Apr 21, 2005, 7:07 PM   #12
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I've been keeping an eye on the Leica digital forum and from what I can tell a lot of the Leica Digilux2/Pana LC1/ and Rangefinder film camera users are really hoping that there is a Pana/Leica lens 4/3 DSLR and are willing to pay serious $$$ for it.

I agree with Nick and John, in that what ever Pana do it will have to be pretty special if its to stop people moving over to Canon/Nikon/Pentax dSLR and I kind of believe that waiting till March 2006 is way too late.

I like the Pentax but I've read some mixed reviews on it but then again theres been a new firware update to the cam. Teh Nikon D50 looks good - very edible. We'll just have to wait and see what the reviews will be.

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Old Apr 21, 2005, 9:58 PM   #13
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Nick the D50/D70 are edible ;-)

the *istD is chewy

the Pana 4/3 unknown flavour.

Am busy reading up on the *istD
...uhhh, a victim of my own schtick! :G
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Old Apr 22, 2005, 2:29 AM   #14
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D50 preview. Non-edible:arrow:

http://www.letsgodigital.org/html/re...nikon_D50.html
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Old Apr 22, 2005, 5:27 AM   #15
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Just read that review - the D50 looks like a cracking camera and they could be onto a winner. No sign of any sample picts and I'm wondering how much they'll be charging for the camera+lens.
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Old Apr 22, 2005, 11:50 AM   #16
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According to DCResource the D50 with 18-55 lens $899
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First pricing on the D50 here in the UK with the 18-55DX lens is £650GBP=$1244.00. Thats the same price as the D70 + DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70 f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED lens. The D70s is priced at £899=$1720.

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Old Apr 23, 2005, 12:45 AM   #18
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According to DCResource the D50 with 18-55 lens $899
looks a cracker deal
http://www.letsgodigital.org/html/re...nikon_D50.html
D50 does not rotate Portrait Images and uses SD cards no big deal.
+ You can tap into the Nikon F series lenses some of the best glass around.

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Old Apr 23, 2005, 6:07 AM   #19
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Tell ya what... as long as I can tap into those lenses when I want, and the D50 has an electronic shutter, I really don't see the D70 providing anything meaningful - or there aren't any "deal breakers" associated with the D50. In fact, all things equal - including price, I would go with a smaller size camera.

Seems almost that Nikon is canabalizing their own DSLR line with the D50. It's "too good".
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Old Apr 23, 2005, 11:19 AM   #20
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I found this post by Dr. Shene on dpreview on a DSLR upgrade - very valid points of view if you ask.

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...essage=9891695

Here's part 2 of the thread.

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...essage=9891697

Ok this thread goes on :

Part 3

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...essage=9891708

Part 4

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...essage=9891975

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