A&P What's my camera worth?

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  1. Valence

    Valence Gustav Refugee

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    Thinking of selling it to upgrade. Also would sell my laptop as well, I want the rebel xt.

    Panasonic FZ10 Digital camera. Relatively new (year and a half) Comes with 512 mb memory card, and UV, Neutral Density filter and another filter I can't quite remember. It's a good camera, just not what I want. Also included would be a camera bag, original lens hood, filter bag, charger.


    Ebay isn't helping much with this decision. I'm just curious, I'm not particularly looking to sell, but would if the price is right.
     
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    try fredmiranda.com -> buy/sell
     
  3. Valence

    Valence Gustav Refugee

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    going there now
     
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    Valence Gustav Refugee

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    Oh I know plenty about the camera itself, it's capabilities and what not. That's why I'm looking to sell it. I really found out right after buying it that it wasn't capable of doing everything that I want. hence, why i'm thinking of selling it and upgrading. Just don't know a fair price for it.
     
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    Valence Gustav Refugee

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    I'm actually thinking about selling this camera and other stuff and trading up to a d 50. I haven't heard much on OT regarding this camera yet I've found tons of reviews, and even seen that it earned awards. Found one new online for about 560 - not too bad. What does an OTer think of the D 50?
     
  6. eof

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    I have a D70 and I love it....the D50 is similar in features from what I understand. Nikon FTW...
     
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    Valence Gustav Refugee

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    The d 50 is in my price range. I'm thinking it's going to be good for what I want to do.
     
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    Be warned though you will want to buy a ton of accessories....I got my D70 for free and I have spent ~$1500 on lenses, tripod, bag, memory, filters.
     
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    the main forum talks about the d50 at least once a day.
     
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    you got off easy...;)
     
  11. eof

    eof New Member

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    No I am just a welfare fuck
     
  12. look at his avatar, if you think being him is easy you should reconsider :mamoru:
     
  13. eof

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    That is actually me...:)

    I am a fucking mess of a human being...that is like noon in the middle of a 4 day bender during graduation.
     
  14. Valence

    Valence Gustav Refugee

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    I already have spent money - I'm no noob to photography. My only limitations are time and money.

    Money was the constraint when I bought my fz10. I think If I'd gone for at least the fz20 I'd be happy. Lack of RAW or tiff, lack of apeture settings (no range, not enough) lack of interchangeable lens (though zoom is more than I'd ever want , equivalent to 400 mm)

    Dunno. I can't get as creative as I want, I can't produce the depth of field I want, I can't produce the sharpness I want, the FZ 10 just isn't capable.

    I used my dad's D1x and come home crying when I use my FZ10.

    I'm keeping my sunpak external flash, but the filters are useless to me. I'm thinking of selling it for 250 - 300 w/ filters (I bought) bag and camera
     
  15. Valence

    Valence Gustav Refugee

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    I do need a good tripod. I need two actually. Table top tripod and good pro tripod

    Lenses, I wonder if the D50 lenses work with the D1x lenses (my dad's setup is a D1x, a Nikon 35 mm that uses the same Nikon F mount as the D1x

    Fuck - I can just go borrow his.
     
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    Table top tripod + DSLR = :hsugh:

    There is a good compatability page out there...google it and you will find.

    You mentioned a Sunpak flash....I bet that is not compatable with the D50...atleast not for the kind of features you would want/expect.
     
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    I am not sure a DSLR will give you everything you are hoping for...you seem like you have a bit to learn about photography just from reading some of your other posts.
     
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    Valence Gustav Refugee

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    Hardly - I've been doing this for years pal.

    Seriously, I require more depth of field, and my current camera doesn't deliver. The f stop range is horrible. My old manual 35 mm Minolta XG-M makes it PALE in comparison. Now really, it's the lens that gives it that edge, better glass, better depth of field since you can control the shot more (more apeture settings)

    I don't really need a large zoom lens. I do mainly macro work, or work within 25 feet of the camera usually. I orginally thought that The fz 10 fits my needs because it's inbetween a p&s and a Dslr and more importantly it was within my budget at the time.

    The table top tripod is simply a way to get the camera down low without setting it on the ground. Low angles in low light is what I"m mainly trying to accomplish.
     
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    If you had been doing this for years, you'd definitely have done your homework and you'd have known that a P&S wasn't gonna stack up to a d1x, dumbass. And the amount of aperture settings isn't what controls the DOF, it is the sensor size in conjunction with aperture. f1.8 on a DX camera has more DOF than f2.4 or 2.8 on film. For the same reason, a 2mm little ass sensor on a lens that's f2.8 is gonna have massive DOF. But I'm sure you already knew that, seeing as how you've been doing this for years :hsugh:

    I hate to be rude, but don't come in here "pal"ing everyone when you don't even know which way is up.
     
  20. eof

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    :bowdown:

    Exactly what I wanted to say but can't because if I start another fight with Valence today I will get banned... :noes:
     
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    valence is just like bait or something these past 2 days around here :noes:


    I'd say get a used d70 :bigthumb:
     
  22. Valence

    Valence Gustav Refugee

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    I don't know which way is up? It's not fucking hard to deduce that a camera doesn't deliver the depth of field that you desire.

    Furthermore, it's also not hard to determine that a high end P&S (any camera that isn't DSLR or SLR) - is very limited by the integrated, non changeable lens.

    I don't quite see the point of your post. I have a good understanding of how cameras work, though it certainly isn't an engineers understanding I'll admit.

    If you re read this (you might want to brush up on your reading comprehension)

    I clearly state that the Fz 10 does not deliver the desired amount of depth of field. I can't create it with the camera I currently have.

    It would seem you are overeager to point out shortcomings of others and flame other OT'ers without bothering to read the thread.

    In response to
    I asked a simple question about the worth of my current camera. I than began discussing my options for the camera I desire. I mentioned the one I had looked at - and then in typical OT fashion I was flamed.

    Again, words you are putting in my mouth. I never said that a P&S was even close to a DSLR or a d1x. What I said, was that I chose the Fz10 because it was the middleground, not a cheap P&S but not a DSLR (something I could not afford at the time)

    I do not understand where your anger comes from.

    This forum has certainly changed.
     
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    dlsr!=more dof


    PAL!!!
     
  24. Valence

    Valence Gustav Refugee

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    I don't understand the hatred in this forum, it's turned into a snobby elitist circle jerk.

    I've researched the differences among the D50, the D70, and the DRebel XT. Found an excellent site that did a three way comparison.

    The D50 seems to produce better photos right after taking them, before post processing in photoshop. The D70 doesn't, however yields much better photos than the D50 post processing. The XT seems to produce warmer photos that are less sharp by far than either of the previous two Nikon cameras.

    The D70 has many features I want, and I can easily justify the higher price. The remote cord is one, the lighting features are another. I've found my flash will not work with either Nikon, so until I could afford the external flash, I'm out of luck. However I am planning on building a mini indoor studio for my macro shots - so lighting shouldn't be a problem. I've researched and found people use the cheap 2 dollar clamp on lights from home depot and the GE REVEAL bulbs that produce an even spectrum of white light (moreso than traditional bulbs)
    So I do not think this will effect me as much (lack of flash)
     

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