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    #31
    Originally posted by Sterkoder View Post
    ....You know, I'm mostly interested in 12 x optical zoom and the very wide range on a standard lense from 33-396mm (That is a very expensive lense if I have to buy it to comlete a DSLR camera)....
    Good point – just to make it clear, when I bought my Nikon I was able to take advantage of a special offer. This was a good price for buying the body without the standard lens that normally comes with it, but including the zoom lens instead.

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      #32
      I know there might have been such an offer here in Norway also, but that's not often.
      I don't know if I'm willing to pay £200-300,- for a lense with a top range of 200mm and £350 to 450,- and more for a DSLR camera house when I can get it all pluss 196mm more in top range for £200,-.

      Suddenly prize became an issue after all....
      "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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        #33
        And for that low price, there is no reason to hesitation.My advice:BY THIS CAMERA
        On the other hand..........

        With the S1500 I can't define my own shutter speed, only up to 10 seconds.
        And if I by a full DSLR camera and a good wide range lense, that lense would have much better optics than the standard 33-390mm lense on the S1500.

        This way, in the future, I would only need to change the camera house if I want to "step up".

        Oh, I don't know...., this is hard.

        I've never experienced many too bad pictures with my present FinePix, and it's rather user friendly.
        The tests I've read, made by professional testers are mostly mediocre to good for the new S1500, but when I read what the buyers and users all over the world say, the picture changes to good to very good, and some excellent.

        My fear is to buy this S1500 tomorrow, and then after one or two years go: -"Nope, should've gone with the full DSLR...".

        I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO!!!!!
        "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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          #34
          Originally posted by Sterkoder View Post
          On the other hand..........

          With the S1500 I can't define my own shutter speed, only up to 10 seconds.
          And if I by a full DSLR camera and a good wide range lense, that lense would have much better optics than the standard 33-390mm lense on the S1500.

          This way, in the future, I would only need to change the camera house if I want to "step up".

          Oh, I don't know...., this is hard.

          I've never experienced many too bad pictures with my present FinePix, and it's rather user friendly.
          The tests I've read, made by professional testers are mostly mediocre to good for the new S1500, but when I read what the buyers and users all over the world say, the picture changes to good to very good, and some excellent.

          My fear is to buy this S1500 tomorrow, and then after one or two years go: -"Nope, should've gone with the full DSLR...".

          I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO!!!!!
          I understand that you suffer the agony of choice for the moment.When I wrote that you should buy the new upgraded Fujifilm Finex S1500, it was on the background of your experience with your current camera.It was also in order that you may not want a camera with the result of more expensive purchases when you had to buy several lenses that increase the cost a bit.

          But it is clear that you get a completely different and better optics if you buy a DSLR camera.
          But one thing I am sure of, if you choose to purchase a new Canon / Nikon then it may feel like very expensive right now, but you will not regret in a couple of years ahead.You will then be able to renew the lenses whenever you need it and still have a good camera for many years. And of course you can step up and change to a new camera if you want.

          I reckon that what I write will not help you much in your choice, but thought it was okay to write a few words in support.

          But regardless, it is a difficult choice,but I am thinking maybe you will end up with a DSLR after all ??
          Best wishes from
          Bengt Domben

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            #35
            Originally posted by Sterkoder View Post
            My fear is to buy this S1500 tomorrow, and then after one or two years go: -"Nope, should've gone with the full DSLR...".
            Been there, done that.... I always have a fear for something like this to come in the future, and it has happened many a time... buying something a little more cheap, and then ending up wanting the more expensive choice afterwards.

            Hang on until you reach Trondheim Sterkoder, and I'll let you have a feel of a Canon... some optics and the lay out of two bodies, and maybe I can give you some reassurances then...
            With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

            Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
            Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

            Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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              #36
              I might just hang on to a further trip to Trondheim, but today I was seconds away from entering through the door of the camerashop.
              Went to the farmacy, and when I walked back to my car, I thought.....; Da**, I'm going in to that guy and buy my new FinePix S1500!
              But my feet turned towards the car, so here I am still using my old camera

              And now I start to notice and can get anoyed about how unsharp some of my pictures really are. I don't know what's happening...
              "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                #37
                Big S---did you just use the phrase "I WALKED"?????

                Hooray! How are you feeling? Is the knee very achy in the cold?

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                  #38
                  Originally posted by ehp View Post
                  Big S---did you just use the phrase "I WALKED"?????

                  Hooray! How are you feeling? Is the knee very achy in the cold?
                  Placed it there just to check if anyone really read the post....

                  No...., yes...., I used the frase, and it's working out just fine. I'm on sick leave until 17. January though, so I'll use the next week also to strengthen the muscles around the knee.

                  Can't say I feel any difference in the knee due to the very cold weather we have, but as you all see from the amount of pictures I'm pouring out these days, I guess you understand that I'm mostly staying in my sofa at home.
                  (Not good for the rest of my body though, but there will come a spring this year also, to start any training).
                  "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                    #39
                    Walking... whether it's with own legs, canes, crutches, or a walker: it's all walking!

                    (PS: I'm so happy, S still has some time before the walker (as in gåstol)... )

                    Heel well my friend, and so fglad to see you on sofa duty! That means a lot of stuff to read from you, which I thoroughly enjoy!
                    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                    Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                    Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                    Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                      #40
                      Originally posted by Sterkoder View Post
                      I might just hang on to a further trip to Trondheim, but today I was seconds away from entering through the door of the camerashop.
                      Went to the farmacy, and when I walked back to my car, I thought.....; Da**, I'm going in to that guy and buy my new FinePix S1500!
                      But my feet turned towards the car, so here I am still using my old camera

                      And now I start to notice and can get anoyed about how unsharp some of my pictures really are. I don't know what's happening...
                      Whooa... that was a close call.... only seconds away from disaster. Have you tried analyzing why your feet turned back to the car? Was it this gutt feeling deep inside that you probably should hold a little? The reason for asking is that I know this feeling so many times, but you have a much better take on yourself, because once I'm in a shop to "look at a gadget", I normally end up buying it...

                      The focus not feeling crispy clear anymore: is this something you feel has come in time, or is this something you think you never noticed in the past because you have become a bit more critical to your own work. Mis-understand me not correct... but with some pocket cameras, I have noticed the same. I have had a couple of Sony Cybershots and after a couple of years shooting, I have also seen that the focus is not that accurate anymore... I think it has something to do with wear and tear, the focusing mechanism being a bit sluggish or not as sharp as when I bought the camera.

                      A SLR versus compact: in an SLR, the lens can be changed or upgraded, in a compact, all is in one. It sometimes feels like that in a compact, if something fails, the whole camera needs service.
                      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                      Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                      Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                      Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                        #41
                        First of all, a quote from my own post:
                        I might just hang on to a further trip to Trondheim,
                        This should of course read future trip....

                        Over all I'm fairly satisfied with my camera, other than the feeling of wanting to "step up" and the thing about the focus......, I don't know, but it might have something to do with me wanting to change camera.
                        Although I belive I sence a slight difference in fully zoomed images, but then again, I most often don't use a tri-pod.
                        When we got longer days, better daylight conditions in the afternoon and a good knee, I'll start to post pictures more often than I do right now, so then I'll see what you guys say about my pictures
                        "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                          #42
                          "A Good Knee" HOORAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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                            #43
                            Originally posted by pakarang View Post
                            because once I'm in a shop to "look at a gadget", I normally end up buying it...
                            I'd hate to see how you deal with infomercials.........

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                              #44
                              Question about two kits then:

                              Canon EOS 450D with Sigma 50-200mm: NOK 8.995,-
                              Canon EOS 500D with Sigma 18-200mm: NOK 8.395,-

                              What do you think??
                              "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                                #45
                                Or this, valid from Elkjøp this week only:

                                Canon EOS 450D 18-55mm NOK 4.495,-
                                Sigma 70-300mm NOK 1.495,-

                                Both lenses with IS and this kit for a total of NOK 5.990,-

                                What's the main difference between a Sigma 18-200mm and a Sigma 70-300mm...?? Why is the 18-200mm so much more expencive (NOK 2.995,-) ??
                                Last edited by Sterkoder; January 11th, 2010, 22:34.
                                "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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