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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:48 pm 
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I guess I don't get it! :)

Oh well, I am basing my facts on 30 year old lenses.

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Oh well, it's my opinion and experience. You don't have to listen to it. Perhaps back when I used those cameras I just needed more experience, it was over 30 years ago, except for the Sony cams.

Yes but your experience is more then rather limited, if you have any at all.
Olympus has always had good glass. Sony's glass is not to shabby either especially once you start looking around. I find that Tokina usually produces better lenses then canon does (not including the L line up). Pentax I don't know too much about but they are owed by Hoya, and hoya is known for their filters and they make the glass in tokina's lenses.


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So Evan, were you dishing out advice on a digital system based on experience with analogue 30 years ago?

I bet you recommend GM cars to everyone too "for their reliability" :wink:

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Haha, no.

Yes, my experience is very limited with other brands. I've mainly been a Nikon shooter, for the reason that I've been most impressed with their glass, hence that's why I recommend their lenses. I do like other brands, but since I've gotten best results with Nikon, I recommend them. Sorry if I offended anybody with my post.

And no, I don't recommend GM :)

I drive Honda 8)

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as your friend is looking for lightweight system for travel and hiking, wouldn`t premium compact of some sort make the most sense.
With relative big zooms, easier to carry and protect from the elements and low weight, they are the ultimate travel/hiking camera. If it doesn`t meet the requirements and later a DSLR is needed it would still make a very good back up. So nothing to loose really.
And you did say your friend was only now moving to digital, so a good compacts wouldn`t be a bad choice in my opinion.

ie Canon powershot S90 or 95 would be my choice.


I once choose a SLR and lenses based on low weight for hiking purposes. Bad choice really as I ended up compromising too much.


http://www.cameralabs.com/buyers_guide/ ... mera.shtml


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