Olympus 3.2 megapixel and a Canon 30D + 580EX flash.
by Scorpioso69 - 5/30/07 12:27 AM
In Reply to: Canon S3 IS by dmdm
When my son was born 5 years ago I got the Olympus, mainly because it was cheap and had a sliding cover over the lens, so it was in essence kiddy-proof!
But it got stolen middle of last year in a burglary at my house.
I had wanted a decent Canon SLR for a LOOOOOOONG time, so I decided now was the time to take the plunge, I took out a LOAN! and got the Canon 30D 8.2 megapixel, 5 frames/sec, with the 17 - 85mm IS USM lens (much better than the stock 18 - 55mm lens, and the 580EX flash as well.
Have enjoyed it for nearly a year now, and love it to bits. Quick to setup, excellent at high ISO's, and yes, I have been is a situation where my sister's D70s with 3 fr/sec was slow and my 5fr/sec made a significant difference. Want to get the 70 - 300mm IS USM lens, very expensive, but from what I've seen worth it. Have friends with the normal 70 - 300 4.6, and it's not impressive at all. Luckily RAW mode allows one to tweak the brightness and contrast and sharpness significantly, but I'd prefer a lens that gives great shots straight away.
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