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Old Oct 17, 2010, 2:15 PM   #111
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Learn to use external flash. It will provide excellent benefits. Flash is alway consistent lighting and it solves the noise issue. Bounce flash is especially effect with children.The Nissin Di622 is a great Canon external flash for budget conscious folks.

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Old Oct 17, 2010, 5:52 PM   #112
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Other than Nikon and older Minolta, is there any company that produces 35mm or close primes for a budget?
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Old Oct 17, 2010, 5:58 PM   #113
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sigma has a 30mm for all the major brand.

canon has 2 35mm primes for the eos mounts.
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Old Oct 17, 2010, 6:55 PM   #114
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Pentax has 3 35mm primes and one 31mm prime

DA 35mm f2.8 macro Ltd
FA 35mm f2
DA 35mm f2.4 (cheap)

FA 31mm f1.8 Ltd (expensive)
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Old Oct 17, 2010, 9:56 PM   #115
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Thank you for that answer.

I have another question.. we have till the 25th to decide if we want to keep our FZ35. The point has been brought up to buy a zoom lens. I saw them and they are very expensive. The good ones cost in excess of $400.

Should we just keep both cameras? Use the dslr for low light indoor/ outdoor situations and FZ35 when we need zoom?

Would appreciate some suggestions.
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Old Oct 17, 2010, 10:04 PM   #116
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It depends on what system you are looking at, the pentax k-x with the 2 lens kit with the 55-300mm will add about 160 to the cost of the system

With canon you can add a good zoom for 250 with the ef-s 55-250.
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Old Oct 17, 2010, 10:10 PM   #117
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I was looking at Nikon 70-300VR.
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Old Oct 17, 2010, 10:12 PM   #118
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no kit lens with that reach with the nikon. It will be an expensive lens. Return the FZ and put the money toward the nikon lens. Which nikon body are you getting?
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I have not decided yet. D3100 or D5000 or maybe a D90 second hand.
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Old Oct 17, 2010, 10:39 PM   #120
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That is why you were interested in 35mm lenses on the market. The AF-s 35mm 1.8 form nikon is a good little lens. And it is the only prime lens that will AF on the d5000 and d3100 that is sub 400 dollars.

The D3100 look to be a major step forward with 1080p, and higher iso ability then the d90 or d5000.
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