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    Ah, and you will love the images you take with...

    Ah, and you will love the images you take with the 600 and the kit lenses. Best bang for the buck in the photography marketplace.
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    Bang for the buck, Newegg has a limited-time...

    Bang for the buck, Newegg has a limited-time offer on the E-510 (refurbed) with two lenses including the 70-300, all for under $400. Just the 70-300 by itself usually sells for over $300; with the...
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    I'd love to post some of these on one of the...

    I'd love to post some of these on one of the three POTD sites I run. For some reason I do not seem to get many Sony users submitting photos to the sites. They are boating POTD, USApotd and potdgroup...
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    Wow, I would love to show some of these photos on...

    Wow, I would love to show some of these photos on the boatingpotd.com page.

    If any of you folks would like to submit them there, I need good high-quality material.

    Lots of boating folks just...
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    FZ5 spot focus question

    I've noticed that when I shoot in spot-focus mode, sometimes I get 4 corners that appear in the center of the EVF and "bracket" the center portion of the picture. It doesn't happen everytime, just...
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    A lot of folks who use the FZ5 keep the exposure...

    A lot of folks who use the FZ5 keep the exposure set to -1/3
    Then if you do use auto-bracketing, you get a range of
    -2/3 to 0.

    The simple answer to your original question is yes.
    If you use a...
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    I can't think of any situation where it is...

    I can't think of any situation where it is absolutely necessary, but in a few shots it would be nice.

    Best example is a bird on a branch, sitting near the trunk of a tree. Even though you can...
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    Onecall.com has it May 13th in stocl for $449....

    Onecall.com has it May 13th in stocl for $449.
    One of the better online retailers, I've used them for many years.
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    Pappy: I think you will finid that "P" mode...

    Pappy: I think you will finid that "P" mode gives you the same results. And occassionally you can play with the ISO or white balamce, or set it to spot focus on your 12x zoom shots.
    C'mon,...
  10. Thread: FX7 Battery

    by trooplewis
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    There are lots of replacement batteries for the...

    There are lots of replacement batteries for the FX7 on Ebay. I have several. One of them says "For Fuji-NP40" on it, and it works just fine in the FX7.
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    The camera is just as accurate in Simple (Heart)...

    The camera is just as accurate in Simple (Heart) mode as in Program mode. The difference is that you can not over-ride as much stuff in Simple Mode, like setting white balance, spot metering, focus...
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    My 55mm Hoya SMC UV filter seems to just barely...

    My 55mm Hoya SMC UV filter seems to just barely hang on to the threads of the hood adapter. I bumped the lens cover that was attached to it against a door and it popped right off the camera. I can't...
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    I keep mine permanently set at -1/3 In addition,...

    I keep mine permanently set at -1/3
    In addition, outdoors I almost always use auto bracketing, and set that at 1/3.

    I find that when I crop, there are areas I didn't think would be overexposed,...
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    I bought a set. They are 52mm lenses, and the...

    I bought a set. They are 52mm lenses, and the threads on the FZ5 are 55mm. The lens set comes with a 55-to-52mm adapter so they all work ok.

    The WA lens adds about 30% to the field of vision and...
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    Well at least he didn't focus in on the crotch of...

    Well at least he didn't focus in on the crotch of that statue...looks like he would have needed more zoom if he had.
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    Wisecrackr; There are 4 pages of Quantaray cases...

    Wisecrackr;
    There are 4 pages of Quantaray cases on ritzcamera.com !
    Could you I.D. the one you recommend there?

    Thanks
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    FX7 battery power isn't so bad, and you can buy...

    FX7 battery power isn't so bad, and you can buy batteries cheap on Ebay to use as spares. I have 2 extras and I have only needed 1 of them once. I got the 2 for about $12 each.
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    I think the soft mode is "Natural" not "Normal" ...

    I think the soft mode is "Natural" not "Normal"

    I have had the best luck shooting in Standard mode.
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    Thanks Joe. I will look for it at Ritz on my next...

    Thanks Joe. I will look for it at Ritz on my next trip to the mall.
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    Wish I could find one that is a simple clip...

    Wish I could find one that is a simple clip "holster" instead of a full-on camera bag. It would be convenient to wear it on your belt instead of lugging a bad around.
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    you need a 55mm filter. Filterhouse.com has the...

    you need a 55mm filter. Filterhouse.com has the Hoya multi-coated ones for $18.51 and the Pro version for $6 more.
  22. Thread: LZ1 or LZ2

    by trooplewis
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    recharge time is slower than I am used to on the...

    recharge time is slower than I am used to on the LZ2, but it is a great camera for the money. If yoiu are going to shoot a lot in low light conditions, almost none of the Pannys are recommended. Low...
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    I have had mine about 3 months and have never...

    I have had mine about 3 months and have never noticed any noise issues. Seems like normal speed for a 3x zoom.
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