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Sun 15 Jan 2006

Which camera?

Category : Singapore Naturalist

Hmmm..do I rehabilitate my three old Canon lenses (a 50mm macro, 28-135mm and a 70-300mm) which will work with the faster Canon digital SLR body and its more powerful built-in flash, or simply use the much lighter (and cheaper) Lumix DMC-FZ30 with its single versatile lens (35mm-420mm) and short movie capabilities?

dpreview has a comparison chart that I will scrutinise and I have with me an EOS300 body to try with my lenses. I'll have to thiink about when andd where I have been doing most of my recent photography and whether the borrowed Lumix DMC-FZ20 has been satisfactory.

I have a Kent Ridge Heritage trail recce tomorrrow morning; perhaps I will try it out then. That's a long walk from UCC to Bukit Chandu, and I'd best get my wrist strap from my EOS50 in hibernation in the museum.

I am obviously half-convinced to buy a Lumix and an external flash; in which case what shoud I do with the EOS50 and its three lenses?

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