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    You have better luck with ebay...I spend tens and tens of dollars : (. Thanks for the tip I will look that up,,,,maybe it will fit my Tele-touch wide/macro. Your post sent me on a mission and i discovered in the same lot that my buy included a Ricoh FF-90 with a close up adapter and a tele conversion lens attachmentsthat snap on . Extraordinaire. I also discovered that my Yashica MF-2 has threads.

    to get back on thread... I have a fuji discovery compact 290Zoom 38-90mm. In the wholesale lot I got a Olympus Infinity Zoom 80 and another Oly XB40AF. I tested the electronics with fresh batteries but haven't run any film. Trying to find a cheap source for 12 exp.film as testing 24 exp.with horrible results hurts a bit. The Infinity was mistreated or a beater for fishing trips which would be what I would use if for. The XB40AF isn't zoom but it sports a 27mm lens. Well gotta run,,,,still work for a living. Bye.
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    One 35mm zoom compact that I liked was the Canon Prima 35mm with a 38 to 65mm zoom lens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christopher Walrath View Post
    Goes to show two things. A chimp can screw up a photo with a Linhof. And Ansel could have nailed it with an Instamatic. The photographer makes the camera, not the other way around. Great shots.

    <nods agreement> So true.
    The poplars (?) shot is the sort of thing I would aim my Canon PC lens at, but for a compact, these are really pleasing photos. My favourite camera though remains the Olympus XA and you can really turn out beautiful images with that if you refine your skill beyond just being a "point and shooter" carrying a compact.
    “The photographer must determine how he wants the finished print to look before he exposes the negative.
    Before releasing the shutter, he must seek 'the flame of recognition,' a sense that the picture would reveal
    the greater mystery of things...more clearly than the eyes see."
    ~Edward Weston, 1922.

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    The Leica Z2X with a Vario-Elmar 35-70mm is pretty good too.

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    bait and switch

    the cheap P&S is simply a convenient bait and switch

    you bait the kid interested in photography with a P&S
    after a few rolls developed and some prints made
    if the kid is still interested in FILM, you switch
    switch them to a proper SLR of whatever they want and can afford

    with the prices of semi-pro gear, it is easy to be set up with N8008 and two autofocus zoom lenses for less than $100

    just keep shooting!
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    Only a photographer knows the true value of infinity

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    Thw whole purpose of a P&S is that you can slide it into your shirt pocket easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poisson Du Jour View Post
    <nods agreement> So true.
    The poplars (?) shot is the sort of thing I would aim my Canon PC lens at, but for a compact, these are really pleasing photos. My favourite camera though remains the Olympus XA and you can really turn out beautiful images with that if you refine your skill beyond just being a "point and shooter" carrying a compact.
    Thanks for the nce comments the trees are actually Silver Birch and as soon as I saw them I thought of Ansel Adams shot of the Aspens,I know I am not within a million miles of tht masterpiece but it was still the inspiration
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