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I was in a busy Hong Kong street last week and saw a keen amateur or pro
take some photos of the Christmas lights. What drew my attention was that
the camera he was using was a SLR (usual black casing) and the screen was
larger than the mainstream type (Canon and Nikon) -like 2.5" or 3", I didn't
note the make and didn't venture to ask what camera it was as I thought I
could look it up. Having trawled through Canon and Nikon all I could see
was a Nikon with a large screen (12Mp) and I am sure the one I saw was not
as bulky. So if anyone has any ideas I would be grateful.
 
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"Chef!" <chef888@bigfoot.com> wrote in message
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>I was in a busy Hong Kong street last week and saw a keen amateur or pro
> take some photos of the Christmas lights. What drew my attention was that
> the camera he was using was a SLR (usual black casing) and the screen was
> larger than the mainstream type (Canon and Nikon) -like 2.5" or 3", I
> didn't
> note the make and didn't venture to ask what camera it was as I thought I
> could look it up. Having trawled through Canon and Nikon all I could see
> was a Nikon with a large screen (12Mp) and I am sure the one I saw was not
> as bulky. So if anyone has any ideas I would be grateful.
>
>

The KonicaMinolta 7D has a 2.5" LCD screen.

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A bit off topic but I'm pretty dissapointed that the D70 doesn't allow
me to zoom in closer to review the focus of shots. There is just one
zoom level which isn't nearly enough to see if it's a sharp shot.
 
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There are many prosumer cameras that look like interchangable lens SLRs. I
would guess it could have been one of those.
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"Chef!" <chef888@bigfoot.com> wrote in message
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> I was in a busy Hong Kong street last week and saw a keen amateur or pro
> take some photos of the Christmas lights. What drew my attention was that
> the camera he was using was a SLR (usual black casing) and the screen was
> larger than the mainstream type (Canon and Nikon) -like 2.5" or 3", I
didn't
> note the make and didn't venture to ask what camera it was as I thought I
> could look it up. Having trawled through Canon and Nikon all I could see
> was a Nikon with a large screen (12Mp) and I am sure the one I saw was not
> as bulky. So if anyone has any ideas I would be grateful.
>
>
 
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paul <paul@not.net> writes:
> A bit off topic but I'm pretty dissapointed that the D70 doesn't allow
> me to zoom in closer to review the focus of shots. There is just one
> zoom level which isn't nearly enough to see if it's a sharp shot.

Yes there is a way to zoom in closer. You have to press a few extra
buttons. Check the manual.
 

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Paul Rubin wrote:

> paul <paul@not.net> writes:
>
>>A bit off topic but I'm pretty dissapointed that the D70 doesn't allow
>>me to zoom in closer to review the focus of shots. There is just one
>>zoom level which isn't nearly enough to see if it's a sharp shot.
>
>
> Yes there is a way to zoom in closer. You have to press a few extra
> buttons. Check the manual.


Thanks!
Hold down the iso button & spin the main command dial. That almost
doubles the zoom & is quicker to pan around.
 

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Arthur Small wrote:

> What lens do you have on your D70?


The wrong lense (which I'm working on fixing) but I shoot a lot in low
light hand held. My little 3MP let me zoom in more.
 
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On Tue, 28 Dec 2004 13:18:01 -0800, in rec.photo.digital paul
<paul@not.net> wrote:

>The wrong lense (which I'm working on fixing) but I shoot a lot in low
>light hand held. My little 3MP let me zoom in more.

Another dslr vs P&S difference. Most, if not all P&S have a macro
function/capability. You need macro lenses on a dslr to get as close. II
still forget at times moving from a 990/5700 to a D70.
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>>The wrong lense (which I'm working on fixing) but I shoot a lot in low
>>light hand held. My little 3MP let me zoom in more.
>
> Another dslr vs P&S difference. Most, if not all P&S have a macro
> function/capability. You need macro lenses on a dslr to get as close. II
> still forget at times moving from a 990/5700 to a D70.

I believe the poster was refering to "zooming" in on the LCD screen after
the
picture was taken - atleast that seems his complaint to me. Does the D70
only
allow one zoom level on reviewing the images after they are taken?
 
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overall, are you pleased with the D70's performance and value for money?

"paul" <paul@not.net> wrote in message
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> Paul Rubin wrote:
>
> > paul <paul@not.net> writes:
> >
> >>A bit off topic but I'm pretty dissapointed that the D70 doesn't allow
> >>me to zoom in closer to review the focus of shots. There is just one
> >>zoom level which isn't nearly enough to see if it's a sharp shot.
> >
> >
> > Yes there is a way to zoom in closer. You have to press a few extra
> > buttons. Check the manual.
>
>
> Thanks!
> Hold down the iso button & spin the main command dial. That almost
> doubles the zoom & is quicker to pan around.
 

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Chef! wrote:
> overall, are you pleased with the D70's performance
> and value for money?


I'm really not experienced enough to say. It's more work than my old P&S
digicam (I'll figure it out eventually) & requires more lense expense
than I expected. I really should have gotten the $600 anti-shake lense &
a $150 macro adapter, or even better a $1500 anti-shake tele, the macro
adapter & a $1,000 wide angle lense. From what I read the CCD is
significantly better than the 8MP digicams with less noise & purple
fringing but with one of those I could have got macro ability,
anti-shake & 2MP more pixels of sharpness & detail. It seems to have a
boatload more info in the pixels though compared to my old 3.3MP P&S
pocket sized digicam: I can do a heck of a lot of adjusting in photoshop
before the noise is visible. It's not terribly sharp though that's
partly my 28-200 non-anti-shake lense & great sharpness is supposedly
not to be expected of any affordable DSLR. Figure the cost of an extra
battery, 2GB microdrive, lense filter/protector, remote is extra, good
lense(s), full software is extra & you are looking at $3,000 or more. I
shoot a lot of pictures though so I wanted something that wouldn't
dissapoint & it's my only expensive toy.

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> "paul" <paul@not.net> wrote in message
> news:m92dnQ5gxNTpmU_cRVn-jg@speakeasy.net...
>
>>Paul Rubin wrote:
>>
>>
>>>paul <paul@not.net> writes:
>>>
>>>
>>>>A bit off topic but I'm pretty dissapointed that the D70 doesn't allow
>>>>me to zoom in closer to review the focus of shots. There is just one
>>>>zoom level which isn't nearly enough to see if it's a sharp shot.
>>>
>>>
>>>Yes there is a way to zoom in closer. You have to press a few extra
>>>buttons. Check the manual.
>>
>>
>>Thanks!
>>Hold down the iso button & spin the main command dial. That almost
>>doubles the zoom & is quicker to pan around.
>
>
>
 
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