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#41 of 53 OFFLINE   JohnRice

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Posted May 23 2004 - 06:09 AM

A cotton t-shirt works great for that. Seriously, there are different types of lens cleaning cloths and fluids for that. The cloths can be nice and most of the time the fluid isn't even necessary, but you seriously can just use a nice soft cotton cloth. Anything that is clean and non abrasive, which means no paper like tissue or paper towels. Mark, I sold this stuff for longer than I care to admit, both retail and as a manufacturer's rep and shit like that is why people don't want to buy from B&M retailers. When someone tells you stuff like that, I'm inclined to suggest you tell them they just lost a sale and why.

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#42 of 53 OFFLINE   MarkHastings

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Posted May 23 2004 - 06:48 AM

Well, the headaches are finally over and I'm pulling the trigger (thankfully not at my head, but at my wallet Posted Image) with the S1
Well, I'm sticking it to CC and buying the Canon S1 online at Wal-Mart.com. They have it for $50 cheaper than the stores. CC.com has a $50 mail in rebate, but Wal-Mart gives it to you immediately in the price without the need for mailing in recipts and then having to cash the check they send you.

After yesterday, online is my salvation...This way I don't have to deal with the stupid clerks who try to guilt you into foolish purchases.

I'll let you all know how the camera works out.

#43 of 53 OFFLINE   Andrew Pratt

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Posted May 24 2004 - 03:25 PM

Sorry Mark I missed this thread the last time I logged into HTF. The S1 does come with a nice lens cover.

As for online sites I got mine at www.cameracanada.com for a very good price as they price matched an eBay site for me but you should be able to find a good online site in the US. I'd get a reputable site to price match one of the lower priced sites from this link here

http://www.pricegrab....sterid=2301615

#44 of 53 OFFLINE   MarkHastings

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Posted May 25 2004 - 12:59 AM

Andrew, I bought it from Wal-Mart.com for $447.82 (not too bad) and I also got a 1GB memory card for $235.96 from Wal-Mart.com as well. It should be arriving here soon.

#45 of 53 OFFLINE   Andrew Pratt

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Posted May 25 2004 - 09:50 AM

Congrat's I'm sure you'll love it. Which memory card did you get? I'm pretty sure I'll end up with a IBM microdrive since I won't be able to pony up the funds for a fast enough CFII card

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Posted May 25 2004 - 10:48 AM

BTW Andrew, I've never used them but I hear universally bad things about microdrives. Considerably shorter life, unreliability and very high sensitivity to shock are a few.

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The Surround Part: Sherbourn PT-7030, Thiel SCS3, Emotiva XPA-5, Polk & Emotiva Surrounds.


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Posted May 25 2004 - 01:05 PM

I got the SimpleTech 1GB CompactFlash card. Canons site listed SimpleTech as the preferred card so that's why I went with them.

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Posted May 26 2004 - 10:36 AM

has anyone looked at the Fujifilm FinePix S5000 or s7000?
http://www.dpreview..../fujifilms5000/

it looks like a couple of reviews from some of the links in this thread give them good marks.


i'm now choosing between the fuji 5000 or the canon s1
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#49 of 53 OFFLINE   Andrew Pratt

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Posted May 26 2004 - 11:05 AM

I saw the fuji but it lacks the image stabalizer and its movie mode isn't nearly as good as the Canon's. Plus for me having owned Canon's before I felt comfortable going with them again.

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Posted May 28 2004 - 02:27 AM

A quick update:

I got my camera and all the accessories the other day. I gotta say I LOVE the feel of this camera. It feels just like a 35mm camera and not like the boxy/flimsy point-and-shoots. I brought it to work to show some of the photo enthusiasts and they even agreed that the weight felt good. Not too flimsy/not too heavy.

I bought the specially designed case for the camera. There's just enough room for the camera and an extra memory card, but it's pretty neat looking. Everyone I showed it to made a comment on how neat the case was.
http://www.powershot.../accessory.html
It's the last item in the list.

The weather hasn't been good enough for outdoor shooting, but I did a few indoor shots. The quality seems pretty good. I still need to do some fine tuning, but there seems to be a lot of potential here.

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Posted May 28 2004 - 06:12 AM

i got the canon too. the stabilizer was the deal maker. i also like the stitch assist on the camera and the stitch program, as i will like to make a lot of wide or tall shots. the fuji didnt have stitch. lotta stuff to learn how to use.. i never had a sophistamicated camera like this before. wow the batteries sure go quick. 4 double a's. gone in about an hour of playing around with the camera. the stitch is great.
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Posted May 29 2004 - 03:34 PM

SOME PICS.
they are huge, i have no idea how to make them smaller.

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Posted July 29 2004 - 04:42 PM

I'm interested in the Canon S1 IS but there's also the Panasonic DMC FZ10. 4 MP IS 35mm-420mm 12x zoom. Nice big glass. Good camera. More expensive vs the Canon S1 IS. I haven't decided which one to get. If I can afford it I'll get the Panny.
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