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Beginner Zoom ring and Digital camera

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Last response: in Computer Peripherals
October 26, 2004 9:48:36 PM

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Hi there

Planning on buying me a new digicam and need some assistance please?

Well here are my options . Minolta Dimage A2 , Olympus C-8080 with
telephoto lens
or Panasonic Lumix dmc-fz20 with wide angle lens.

So my question is , does a zoom ring on the lens help for easier or better

Its said that its better to get a good 5mp rather than a 8mp (less noise).

Dslr will work out to expensive including lenses and all.

But any other suggestions will help.



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October 27, 2004 12:04:33 PM

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Can't speak for the others but the olympus zoom ring is a fake... it doesn't
physically zoom teh lense, it is just an electronic switch that works no
different to button on the back of the camera. And it's pretty slow to

A zoom ring has no effect on focusing, that would be manual focus and a
faocus ring, which you can do with the olympus. Noise with the olympus at
anything over 100 ISO is bad, VERY bad in lowlight. I had one for 3 days
before returnng it and going with a digital Rebel.

Craig J Hadfield AKA EnglishBob
Canon Digital Rebel 300D