A&P Sony DSCf828

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  1. mads.

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    thoughts opinions?
    need to replace my F707.

    Either that or a D70, i want a serious opinion on the F828
     
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    IMO, the 828 is a little pricey for a point-and-shoot. I would definitely go with the D70.
     
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    D70 if you're serious about photography and think you will get into it and plan on spending more money on things like filters and lenses and etc.

    828 if you want a camera that can pretty much do everything that the D70 can without the versitility of changing lenses and being able to zoom in all the way etc. pros are that you can carry it and a filter set for it around and shoot what you want.
     
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    What are your main reasons for wanting to replace the 707?
     
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    going to study photography in university.
     
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    and its pissing me off.
     
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    What about it is pissing you off?
     
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    its starting to show its age, 128 meg space limit, ccd capture gets fucked up at times. plus the point and shoot lense is :hs:

    and i already own a nikon F60 which i <3
     
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    Well the 828 is pretty much just an updated 717. The lens goes a bit longer, a bit wider, but it's still the point and shoot lens you're talking about. If you're not completely happy with your 707, it's probably time to step up. It's likely that you'll quickly grow out of the 828. :dunno:
     
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    yeah, i heard about something like the 828 using the 717 ccd, so at full rez it creates a lot of noise.
     
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    then again ive been out of the loop since the 717 was released.
     
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    Indeed, it's quite noisy at higher ISOs. :)
     
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    :coolugh: thats good, im definatly gonna go with the 70, if i do shell out cash for a new camera. i nearly picked up a nikkor f2.8 80-200 a few days ago, 600 bucks cad, but it was dented, so i assume it took a heavy beating.
     
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    :cool: have fun man :)
     
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    I'm always helpful! :hsugh:
     
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    I was in the same bind as you, I had the f717 and upgraded to the d70..DAMN I should have done it a year early its quite a BIG difference, I love it, havent even touched the f717 since then
     
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    The macro with the 878 SUCKS!!! Too much distortion at the limit...

    I might be bias, but I would go for the D70/D70s or wait a bit and get the D50 with a better lens(the kit lens is one step above a paper roll with plastic wrap for glass)

    What kind of mem cards do you have? The D70/s is CF and the D50 will be SD. That way you can keep your memory.
     
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    Personally I would buy a used d70 before going with a D50, especially if I get the kit lens with it.
     
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    :werd: So would I. Two command dials are better than one. :)
     
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    :werd: I looked into the D50 and the d70 sounds so much more appealing.
     
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    i just got 500 bucks cash to go towards one :big grin:
     
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    and i already own a F60 with the Kit lense, if i buy anything its probably gonna be a 2.8 80-200
     
  24. I shoot with the 828 and I've never had any problems. I like it becaue it's not too expensive and it can take a beating. I've only had mine for a couple months and have already dropped it twice and banged it acouple times. it has some nice battle scars.

    I'm active and move alot so I cant fumble with expensive lenses and cameras.

    If you go on ebay you can get a 828 for 600$ I know this for a fact because that's how much my boss just paid for his!

    Here's a few shots I've taken with my 828

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    Overall I think this camera is really nice and everyone who checks it out and uses it is impressed. Oh I also provide show coverage at car shows for www.soundoftristate.com you can click on the links on the main page to see some of the cool pics I took. The quality is kinda poor because I had to really reduce the size alot and optimize the photosize for web.

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    And alot of people are impressed when they see that the camera can take video with sound!! The quality is pretty nice too considering it's not a video camera. It's funny when you take video footage of people because they are standing still waiting for the flash to go off :big grin: No one thinks that a digicam can take vid.

    i donno, sorry about my rambling. I just think it's a really good investment!
     
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    i got a 3ccd camera, no need for video :big grin:
     

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