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PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2008 2:05 am 

I'm thinking to buy a Panasonic's DMC-FZ50K, but I'll love to get some lenses with it, maybe a wide angle and telephoto. Buying those 2 from panasonic cost me as much as the camera itself, can you recommend another brand with a good price/quality factor?


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2008 2:46 am 
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Have you considered options such as the Olympus E-410 Kit Double Zoom Kit (14-42mm & 40-150mm lens), the Sony Alpha A200 + 18-70mm Lens Kit or the Pentax Pentax K100D + 18-55mm Lens?

The reason I ask is that ultimately DSLRs offer much more flexibility and you can keep and reuse any lenses you acquire if an when you upgrade in the future.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2008 7:08 am 
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I'm with Bob on that one - these lens attachments for compacts and superzooms are all very well, but they're big, heavy and expensive. If the superzoom doesn't offer the range you want, go for a DSLR instead.

OR consider a sueprzoom with a longer range like the Panasonic Lumix FZ18!

See: ... _DMC_FZ18/

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 5:24 am 
thank you all for your answers.

Now that i've read almost every review on this site of cameras within my budget range, I'm thinking seriously in buying a DSLR. All the super zoom models are noisy and grainy in certain situations, and that "purple glow" on some scenes is something I don't want for me.

I think the Olympus E-510 is the right choice for me. I use glasses for working, and the liveview feature is a must for me (maybe because my older super zoom camera had it). I would like to get the Sony A300, but it seems a little expensive for me, so I'll wait till it's release date, and then I'll read its review here :P , so I can make the right choice.


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