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  1. werner5

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    hi does anyone know how to get nice pics with the kodak z1012 IS it has an 33-396mm lens :wave2:
     
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    DO you know what features it has. I'm not familiar with that camera
     
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    nore am i, but thats pretty versatile lense.

    does it have manual features and is it digital or slr?
     
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    no it doesnt have manual features it is digital
     
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    hey guys i have to chose between the kodak Z1012 and the NIKON D40 which is the best i will be getting it the end of the month :)
     
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    Wooo Hooo!!! Eventually something on MASA that I actually understand ;)

    Having said that though, I know nothing about the Kodak you mention, but the D40 is a good snapper. I have a Canon 450D and while I enjoy the camera immensely, I find the ergonomics do not suit my small hands. The Nikon is better for me, but I got my setup for a steal. It also depends on what photos you're looking at taking. That lens will be awesome for wildlife photos. I use a 100-400IS for this. The IS is very helpful when at max zoom, but to get a really crisp shot at max zoom, it is still advisable to use a tripod, or if you're doing wildlife photography, place a bean bag over your door and rest your camera on that.

    One word of warning though, photography can get as addictive as fish tanks :whistling:
     
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    hey drew welcome to masa and guys can you please post me the latest prices on the following cameras :

    canon 350D
    canon 450D
    nikon D40
    panasonic FZ8

    i need to take the cheapest one of those i mentiond above :)
     
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    Werner, I doubt the 450D will be your cheapest option, but remember, your accessories in terms of filters, lenses etc also need to be considered and will cost the same for any Canon SLR. Both Canons you list here take the same lenses. May I be up front and ask why you are in a rush? Nikon accessories are normally cheaper than Canon. I have a Canon and a Panasonic, and they are both great cameras, but I use my Panasonic for certain things only and likewise with the Canon.

    Beware of buying according to camera body cost only as it may hurt you in the long run if you are intending to do multiple types of photography.
     
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    Ooops...

    Werner, please excuse my lack of manners. Thank you for the welcome to MASA :wave2:
     
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    its not a rush but i just want a really good camera that isint very expensive my best bet at the moment is the nikon d40 i can get it for R5000
     
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    this is were the bug bit me.
    these photos are takin by my dads kodak Z1012 :p


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    Werner, you are about to step into a world that is fascinating. For the price, I'd take the Nikon, but the photos from the Kodak are pretty good.

    When you have secured your Nikon, please try and buy Nikon lenses, at least for your primary photographic style. I payed quite a large sum of money for my Canon 100-400 IS lens that I use for Wildlife, but the optics in both the Nikon and Canon lenses are definitely better than aftermarket lenses.
     
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    oky i will be taking the nikon D40 but i have to wait for the end of the month :)
     
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