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Digital or Otherwise?

Posted by pink_warm_mama_1 (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 14, 13 at 12:58

Have scads of photo equipment based around a Canon AE1 and a Nikon, and wonder what to do with it now that everything's gone digital. Should I start over? If so, what basic digital camera do you suggest? Thanks for your help.

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RE: Digital or Otherwise?

I have thousands of dollars of Canon A-1 equipment laying around.

I finally went with a Canon PowerShot which is already an older model.

I like the newer PowerShot SX50 HS with it's 50X zoom.

The choice will have to be yours. You may want an SLR which uses the interchangeable lenses etc, but your old lenses may not be adaptable to the newer cameras.


RE: Digital or Otherwise?

hmmm I'd always heard that canon lenses will fit canon cameras. I would talk to someone at a camera store

RE: Digital or Otherwise?

Some will, but you will have to buy adapters. I wasn't going to buy all new lenses so I decided against an SLR camera.


RE: Digital or Otherwise?

A few of the new digital camera puts the anti-shake mechanism at the sensor instead of in the lens's focusing system. The advantage of moving the anti-shake to the sensor is that older lenses are yet useable and new lenses are less costly. The camera body is more expensive.

For non-interchangeable lens cameras, it makes little difference where the anti-shake sensor is, except one camera maker claims they can use the anti-shake to shake the sensor to try to dislodge dust particles on it. This is more critical for cameras with interchangeable lenses where dust has more chance of entering the camera body.

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