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Old May 14, 2010, 12:34 AM   #91
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I buy used lenses from them, and never had an issue. They are pretty accurate about the conditions form my experience.
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Old May 14, 2010, 1:00 AM   #92
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Great. Thanks for your input shoturtle

First thing tomorrow morning, I will check the Costco store first to see if I can get a brand new one for $199 if not I guess my next move will be to buy that used camera at Adorama.

Once I have the camera, all I need is a mentor who can walk me through the basics I am starting to read up stuff on this forum tonight... Cuz I have no clue about anything other than point and shoot ) LOL
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Old May 14, 2010, 1:12 AM   #93
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I really need to educate myself in how exposure works. Read about light, composition, technique etc... Unfortunately I am unable to take a class right now... What books or websites would you recommend to me. I have no friends or family members who are knowledgeable enough to teach me that kind of stuff...

I need some direction...
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Okay, I guess I am actually going to start a new thread on that subject under Newbie Help forum. I think that would be more appropriate. Plus I can use any and all advise I can get
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Old May 14, 2010, 2:44 AM   #95
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I really need to educate myself in how exposure works. Read about light, composition, technique etc... Unfortunately I am unable to take a class right now... What books or websites would you recommend to me. I have no friends or family members who are knowledgeable enough to teach me that kind of stuff...

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There is not much you can do about exposure, as there is not manual control on the zs3. You are really lock into what the camera is set up for.
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Old May 14, 2010, 3:33 AM   #96
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OH-ok... that's even better for me for now
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Old May 14, 2010, 3:35 AM   #97
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Just chose the type of scene you are shooting and the camera will do the rest. It is a pure point and shoot. Takes very nice photos, my friend really like her's.
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I have asked if they provide extended warranty (since I am a little nervous buying used camera). He said for $39 I can get a 3 year extended warranty from a third party company that they have been working with for over 30 or 40 years or so.
Will you pay with a credit card? Before buying any extended warranty, check with your card issuer as to whether they provide a warranty with purchase. My Chase Visa card automatically (and no extra cost) adds a 1-year warranty to any merchant's or manufacturer's coverage.
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Good point RioRico Thanks for the advise.

Shoturtle - I have almost forgotten about the fact that ZS3 was the one without much of those manual set ups... Yes, that is exactly what I needed. You are right, I guess I should be ok and just let camera do the rest. Compared to my current crapy camera the results will be much better anyways
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One more question. I have been hearing that black color is better due to reflection issues. Is there really any truth to that or is it not that significant?
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