Subject:   RE: contax sl300rt and hmmmn 5mg dsct1-sony
Date:   2005-12-07 03:06:08
From:   cougarwitchusa
Response to: RE: contax sl300rt and hmmmn 5mg dsct1-sony

hey, its me again-been awhile-
anyway-I decided on the contax sl300rt, and have been using it since shortly after I wrote you here.
I have not had the need to make larger than the 8x10 or 9x11 sizes so it has worked really well.
now the negatives-in extreme darkness-like shooting bands- I cannot see anything in the lcd screen to be able to focus--so it ends up a hope ya got the shot.
and reds-- in macro-- or even standard--like my roses- while outside--
ouch talk about bleed-- and lack of definition, ansel adams would be crawling in his grave!! at my horrific blow ups.!!
however for the ability to get shots over the heads of crowds or from below-- the twist lens
is a great asset.
the size is convenient, but I have dropped it a couple of times, it managed to handle it.
of late tho'
there is noise when powering it up, and taking pictures, and selection of single, multiple, and video, like the mechanism is ??grinding, or weak.
I went to a battery store thinking the battery was weak and that was the cause-they however doubted that that was the problem and they wanted like $50.00 for a new battery. so I decided to wait.
I have now ordered one online tonight for like $20.00 so maybe?? It will solve the problem.
another thing--the battery really runs out very quickly--I have an sd256 in it so I never seem to get that full-before the battery dies out.
I would say this is a generally good camera-- but I am now after another --I am looking at a couple of the
the panasonic lumix dmcfx9(red) 6.37 mp with 3xoptical,4xdigital zoom, and the anti shake stuff and I also believe it has the assist focus for darklite ,
I found a pretty good deal $310.00 and if you verbally call them you get a bonus of tripod and other assorted goodies. at Broadway video.
I am also a bit interested in the nikon coolpix s4--it has the twist lens and 6mp, as well as a 10x optical zoom(is that real??) and 4x digi zoom--ie 38-380 focus capability--which makes me drool .grin.
but a reviewer mentioned lousy darklite.
pricing around $315.00--- so again I am in the quandry-- but if it comes down to lighting then It will so far have to be the lumix.--
and the good -- the lumix uses the same sd card as my contax.--saves a couple of bucks.
so what do you know and think of me now!!grin
what do you think of these choices??
you gave me good advice before and I look forward to some more!!
and ya enlargements--here I come.
and I also do have a feeling that a new battery might be the fix for the contax. we will see.
I awaaaait your thoughts!!
oh and thank you for being out there to answer my q's I appreciate it.