Jeffrey, i totally agree with Matthew and you! But unfortunately, the
whole live is complicated and so is the task of selecting the "right"
camera. And it's a big fatality if things are simplified just for the
sake of looking simple.
Having said that: At the moment, i have the honor/task to help my
brother to select the "right" DSLR for his needs. His primary aim is to
use it as a high quality movie camera, but with the option to have a
good "classic" SLR with the option to use some prime lenses for specific
tasks. I may be on the sure side to recommend a Canon, but since i have
read many positive opinions about the new Panasonic GH2 in terms of
having all the options you need to capture movies...
So, BTW - if someone already has some experience with the new Panasonic,
i'd really love to hear them!
Am 29.11.2010 21:55, schrieb prague:
> for the 2nd time in my life, i'll quote matthew rogers "you people make things more complicated than necessary" ;-)
> there are 2 possibilities.
> 1) your camera's light meter works if there is a lens on the camera or not. manual lenses are the same as no lens being on the camera, as far as your camera is concerned.
> 2) your camera's light meter is disabled if no "approved lens" is detected on the camera.
> canon is 1) and nikon (all but the expensive ones, i guess) is 2).
> in terms of making shooting VR more popular, i.e. cheaper, i.e. buy a wonderful $250 samyang/rokinon/etc. fisheye, i will never recommend anyone use nikon. :( i mean really. after all these years i've finally convinced my dad to buy a fisheye lens to make panos, and the damn light meter in the camera won't work, because there is no "certified by nikon" chip in the lens? I mean, really!!!! :-(