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Old Apr 4, 2007, 11:11 AM   #1
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Hello I am considering buying the H2 or H5 camera I have read all the reviews for it anybody think there will be a benefit from what I have now besides the image stabilization?
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Old Apr 7, 2007, 4:04 PM   #2
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Old Apr 8, 2007, 4:35 PM   #3
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Cool photo I am just wondering if its worth the money to buy a H2 or H5 vs the f828 that I have.
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Old Apr 8, 2007, 6:16 PM   #4
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Hi Cyberf828,

I own an f828. Great camera.

Your question requires a bit of self 'interrogation'.

I suggest you forget about the cameras and focus on what you want to capture as a photographer.

People? Sports? Pets? Landscapes? Etc. Etc.....

Then determine what you want to do with your captured images.

Share with family & friends? How? Print? Post on the Web? Email?

Perhaps you want to sell images, etc. etc.

Once you measure your own photographic needs, you can easily research which type of camera can serve you best. This all takes effort but it is well worth it.

Hope this is of some help.
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Old Apr 18, 2007, 11:07 AM   #5
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I am into everything if its in front of me I shoot it. I just want to know if its a better camera then the F828 or keep what I have and save my money. I am expecting the H2 and H5 to have a price drop once the H7 and H9 are available.
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Old Apr 18, 2007, 4:25 PM   #6
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Well, if you insist:

You are sitting with an 828. costs you nothing to keep.

Here are some links to my 828 images which show the 828's abilities, IMHO:

1) Fast action sports: http://www.nickphoto123.smugmug.com/gallery/607536

2) Through glass: http://nickphoto123.smugmug.com/gallery/534800

3) Flowers: http://nickphoto123.smugmug.com/gallery/531388



If you are saving for something, I suggest save for the H9 which has the latest technology vs. the H2 and H5.

I pre-orderd the H9 and the main deal maker was the 31mm at the wide end.

If the H9 only had 36mm I would have never pre-ordered it.

The 828 will keep you in good stead until you can get the H9.

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Old Apr 21, 2007, 4:49 PM   #7
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Nick very cool photos the 828 does take great photos. Whats the general settings you keep yours at?
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Thank you Cyberf828,

Settings depend on the subject. If I remember correctly, the Water Ski images are all manual exposure and manual focus. This reduced shutterlag to almost zero.

The Aquarium shots involved an off camera flash on some shots.

I shoot and then look at the Historgram and the image on the LCD to evaluate an exposure.

Remember you are digital now. Make your first few shots of a subject test shots.

Your camera will provide feedback regarding exposure. etc.

Digital makes this possible and it costs nothing to do.

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