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What camera with wide angles lens
« on: September 01, 2008, 01:30:25 pm »
I am looking to buy a digital camera to replace my film SLR and its 24-70 and 70-210 lens, I use the wide end of the zooms alot and I don't see many digital that go wider than 35mm equivalent, any one any ideas? budget upto £200

Re: What camera with wide angles lens
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2008, 02:13:45 pm »
Panasonic LX2 or soon-to-be-launched LX3.   

I've got an LX2 and it's fabulous up to ISO 200, the noise is awful at anything more than that.

Re: What camera with wide angles lens
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2008, 02:37:56 pm »
Ricoh GX100 and GX200 are 24-70 or thereabouts.

With optional electronic viewfinder for bright sun or if you are long sighted and didn't bring the reading glasses.

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Re: What camera with wide angles lens
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2008, 04:00:56 pm »
How about staying with SLR but moving to digital SLR?  You could get a second-hand one with a 18-55mm or similar lens to start with (eqiuiv to about 27-83mm), and add wider and longer lenses later.
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Re: What camera with wide angles lens
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2008, 04:15:04 pm »
What film slr did / do you have,  as the equlivent make of dslr may be able to use your older lenses.

This is definatly the case for Canon EOS glass.
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Re: What camera with wide angles lens
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2008, 04:42:13 pm »
except the cheaper digital SLRs will make your existing lenses seem 1.5 or 1.6 times longer, which isnt ideal for wide angle.


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Re: What camera with wide angles lens
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2008, 04:45:16 pm »
Its an EOS 100 with sigma lenses, I'm really looking for something smaller and cheaper than a dslr

Re: What camera with wide angles lens
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2008, 09:51:41 pm »
Panasonic or Lumix cameras seem to offer the widest angles amongst the compact digital cameras. They use leica lenses.

The Lumix DMC FX35 has a the equivelent of a 25mm at it's widest and 100mm at the long end of it's optical zoom.
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