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Old Jul 18, 2010, 6:19 PM   #91
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the sony 75-300mm is not a very good lens. the pentax 50-200mm is ok, the 55-300mm is a much better lens.
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Old Jul 18, 2010, 8:05 PM   #92
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ditto. The Sony 75-300mm is not a great lens and tends to be a bit softer on it's longer end (as do most similar lens designs). You'd be better off with the Sony or Tamron 55-200mm instead, or if you wanted something longer check out the Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 AF Di LD Macro.
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the tammy 70-300mm is just a little bit better, but still soft on the long end. to get sharp photos on the long end with 300mm reach, you will need to go to the sony 70-300mm G lenses at 700 dollars
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Old Jul 19, 2010, 7:15 AM   #94
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285. Where please?
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Old Jul 19, 2010, 1:15 PM   #95
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Right, update.

Now, i have the choice, today to buy a 2nd hand, 2 week old Samsung NX10 for 320 or a brand new Sony A450 for 299.

The thing that i like about the NX10 is its size. Very compact but still useable like a mirror DSLR.

Which one guys?
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Old Jul 19, 2010, 2:22 PM   #96
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There are not that many lens option for the nx10, but is is a very photographer friendly camera. I like the layout better the the sony nex's
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Old Jul 19, 2010, 3:33 PM   #97
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Not too bothered about extra lens at the moment as i am sure there will be more in the future if i needed some.

Unsure what to go for now as they both seem like a good deal. The Sony is bulkier though while the Samsung is small and compact but still a DSLR (No mirror, i know)

At 299 the Sony is a very good deal.
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if you shoot action the a450 is the better option, all the contrast base AF system are not as good for action photos.
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Not planning on shooting sport, do have a 3.5 year old daughter though! Is it that bad with the NX10?
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it not bad, but it will not keep up with the action as well as a dslr. Kids run pretty quickly. Contrast base AF is a not as fast as phase base AF system currently. Olympuse EPL-1 has subject tracking, it does a ok job for action, but no where near as well as my T1i.
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