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>On Wed, 28 Jul 1999, Dave King wrote: > >> Another thought for you Rafe -- that Contax G2 is a *very* sweet little >> camera, especially for personal work. Zeiss lenses..... >> > >What in particular recommends this camera? It's a little technological jewel. Feels good in the hand, compact, fast auto focus, quiet, good motor built in, great lenses. But it is pricy, and it is a rangefinder type viewing system to boot - good for some, not for others. >The choices are bewildering. I *used* >to think Nikon was king of the hill, but >not quite so sure anymore. Some of the >"new" lenses seem very cheaply built. Nikon is certainly still as good as any, and better than most. I thought that about the lenses too, but mine are holding up well. >What about my existing Nikon lenses? Is Zeiss >better, in your opinion, than the old >(1980s-vintage) Nikon lenses? Measurements wise, maybe a little. Practically speaking, the Nikkors from that period are still about as good as anything out there. >Others have advised me that FE bodies can be >had "real cheap" on eBay, but I haven't bothered >to look for myself yet. I had figured $350 for >a "mint" FE body, but maybe better deals can >be had. Go for mint. >And very suspicious of these new wonder- >cameras, though wondering what-all I might >be missing ! Well, there's a fine can of worms for you. To my mind, it kinda boils down to whether you ever need to work fast in bad light or not. Dave - Please: Stay on topic. Trim quoted messages. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.
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