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Old Jul 21, 2010, 4:35 PM   #131
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E-620 is an awesome camera but a lot more in price than the 2 i mentioned above!!
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Old Jul 21, 2010, 4:36 PM   #132
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see if you can find the e600, it is the same camera, slight detune in the art filters and scene mode.
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Old Jul 21, 2010, 5:00 PM   #133
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Cheers, will do.
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Old Jul 21, 2010, 5:55 PM   #134
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Cheers, will do.
The E-600 was a North American model that wasn't generally
available in Europe until recently. Currys in the UK were selling
them a few months ago. The price from Currys Ireland was around
Eur350, which probably put the UK price below 300.

They don't have them listed on the Currys web site any
more, but it might be worth checking your local Currys,
Dixons or PC World store to see if they have any left.
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Old Jul 21, 2010, 6:25 PM   #135
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JimC,

Thanks for the info, it explains a lot. I don't know how to upload pics to the site. It does not allow me to add them. The fact that the images can be changed on capture by the camera is nice to know. With the Sony the focus light seemed to come on several areas so, your explanation solves that mystery and the soft image is also explained. It would just have been nice for it to give glowing examples on my try out, but as you say the camera is probably not in its peak setup.

I am not sure if it is just I like the idea of sharply focused imaged. Being an Eye surgeon and working with quality optics n slit lamps and operating microscopes to operate on the eye and wanting precision images when I take them, maybe it is because they are all macro images and the depth of field encompasses most of the image.

Looking at the sample pics from the websites, most are not in sharp focus. May be they are just for artistic effect. Here are a few from other sites.
http://img.photographyblog.com/revie...ny_a450_14.jpg
http://img.photographyblog.com/revie...us_e600_05.jpg
http://img.photographyblog.com/revie...ntax_kx_08.jpg

Or are my standards not attainable on a consistent basis. The last one does not seem to have anything of interest in focus. In fact nothing much is in focus on enlarging the picture.
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Old Jul 21, 2010, 6:32 PM   #136
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with kit lenses, the pentax is sharper. If sharpness is your important requirement. All taken with the pentax 55-300mm kit lens

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/wi...birds-nyc.html
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Old Jul 21, 2010, 6:48 PM   #137
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I have to comment on your bird shots. I am no expert, far from it but the first 2 bird shots, the birds heads / eyes do not seem sharp / focused. Would this be be because of the AF system employed by Pentax that in fact when you are looking at your subject you don't really know what the camera is focusing on as the af points don't light up / tell you so?
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nope, it was on center point actually. I knew where it was focusing.
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Ok, thanks.
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Old Jul 21, 2010, 7:14 PM   #140
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The lost of sharpness is a dof thing. it was at 5.6. It would be allot shaper if it was at 7.1
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