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Old Aug 6, 2011, 11:49 PM   #11
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Sorry, I don't think you have a hope.
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Old Aug 7, 2011, 2:05 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by katers View Post
I want to stay away from film. Well I guess if I had to choose between the low light and zoom, I would go with the zoom. It would be nice to get some decent distance photos. Especially of the eagles up on the top of the tree.
So now we're talking about just one lens that, alone, exceeds your entire budget, instead of two.

In a pinch, you could get a refurbished dSLR from Adorama.com, plus a Tamron 70-300 Di LD. That would get you started.
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Old Jul 29, 2012, 9:09 AM   #13
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Old thread I know

Film just became even more problematic for those that like to use it.
Fuji just announced they are dropping yet another line of film in 35, 120 and large format.

Say goodby to Velvia

Time to stock up the freezer while you can still find anyone with it in stock.

Velvia was another big one that many film shooters depended on, how much longer until the rest of the lineup goes the way of the dinosaurs.
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Old Jul 30, 2012, 12:20 AM   #14
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I suggest a bridge camera for the OP: either a Fujifilm HS25 or HS30... or the new Panasonic FZ200, which was just announced and is not in stores yet as of this date. The Fuji offers a manual zoom, a great zoom range, a decent electronic viewfinder and DSLR-like controls for under $400.



The Panasonic will offer a fixed f/2.8 aperture and an even better EVF. But it'll be more pricey: $599 when it hits the store shelves and its controls are probably a bit less DSLR-like.


There's also the Canon SX40, also just under $400:


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