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5/28    Hey kngharv, you said "it's *IMPOSSIBLE* to make a good 6x zoom."
        http://csua.com/2002/06/16/#25111
        But Nikon and Canon came out with a 11X zoom. The 18-200mm.
        Ironic how times have changed eh?
        \_ You haven't justified that they are "good", only that they exist.
        \_ Tamron also has a 28-300mm.  Don't know if it's good though.
           \- i own an older version of this lens which i bought very cheaply.
              it's only useful for situations when you want to shoot
              something but shooting isnt a priority but other things
              are ... like not carrying multiple lenses, or not having
              to swtich lenses a bunch.  also it is a cheap way to get
              out to 300mm. they way i would phrase it is "a 10x is
              out to 300mm. the way i would phrase it is "a 10x is
              going to have a number of compromises".  this is pretty
              obvious if you understand the issues ... i.e.  it isnt a
              kngharv opinion but an engineering+economics statement.
          \_ soft when wide open, soft when zoomed. I also used the
             18-200mm VR. The VR is a joy, but the image quality really
             sucks at either end unless you're at f/8.0, which makes it
             useless at night time. In short, I hate using super zoom
             lenses, partly because I shoot mostly at night. Prime baby!
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so, the piece of glasses/plastic at front of your camera will be the bottleneck on the image quality. For just average image quality (which is what you want, and there is nothing wrong with that), just get the cheapest 2 megapixel camera you can find on the market... unless, you are a gadget geek and want the woo and ahhs from your friends. A word of advice: 2x zoom is good for normal uses, and the shorter end is more important than the longer end. It only has a 3x optical zoom, but it may be sufficient if you only need 1280x1024 --twohey \_ My S330 is a 2 MegaPigal camera. If you want 6x or greater in a decent camera that doesn't cost $1000+, you're looking at Fuji or Olympus. It's not the newest or the best, but it's still the nicest camera I've ever had. The colors are great, and although it's just 21MP and 3x optical zoom, I can only recommend it. com had some great objective criteria when I was trying to decide. Also, keep in mind that I will buy a regular 35mm film camera if I ever want really high quality images. Right now, the SLR is not quit there yet because they can't make the size of the sensor equal to those of 35mm. It has virtually nothing to do with image quality, unless you're using a recording medium with low resolution (like film). If you are talking about images on computer screen, perhaps. If you are talking about large prints, then, digital still got a long way to go compare with Leica or Contax. Then again, most people who is serious about photography tend to use medium format anyway. Even my camera, which is two generations old, produces better 8x10 prints than cheap film cameras. I love how they dismiss the case of the four murdered firemen. Are you sure you're not taking some incredibly minor issue that was poorly reported on and using it to push your own agenda? At each performance seven performers take the stage for ten minutes a piece to tell the audience an autobiographic and funny story. All of the stories in each show are loosely tied to one of the seven deadly sins: ENVY, GREED, PRIDE, LUST, SLOTH, WRATH and GLUTTONY. The cast and the sin change with each show, although some performers repeat. On the eighth and ninth performances, we'll encore the best performances in two shows recapping all of the sins. Running time is approximately 70 minutes - no intermission. It's good but only a desperate movie going public could boost it to the top 10 overall movie list. BA plays CIA Wonder Boy Jack Ryan (they mushed the script so for a young Ryan). Unfortunately BA's character is a moron and BA is also a moron. Bad script combined with moronic actor does not make for a believable top notch intelligence character. Also disappointing are the villains who have minimal motivation and are never fleshed out at all. This Critic also objects to the PC-ification of the book where the terrorists were arabs, not re-fried Nazis who have nothing to gain from a nuclear war. C \_ I also forgot to mention to lack of reality of the whole aircraft carrier thing. Some decent car chases (no where near as good as the chases in Ronin, but still pretty good) along with good fight scenes and plot development. There were weak parts in the background story but it wasn't glaring like Sum or say Art of War. ok, you're officially an idiot, and are fired from motd movie critic. those were the worst chase scnenes i've ever seen in any movie. i walked out of the movie after about forty minutes of those idiotic car chases between luxury cars on shitty european streets. IMHO, the photography, the settings and the cars were well chosen in Ronin. MMC \_ the H in IMHO stands for humble, and yet you have appointed yourself motd movie critic. guy who happened to like Bourne Identity and the chase scenes in Ronin. I thought other motd readers might like BI, so I mentioned the parts that I liked about it in comparison with other movies motd readers will probably have seen. When and if the MMC reviews these movies, you, loyal motd reader, will be the first to know! Well, except in Men in Black, ID4 and DS9 where a poor black man saves the galaxy. Asian men have often saved the galaxy as well (Consider Sulu in ST:TVH, ST:UC and "Harry" in ST:Voy, given the economics of the 23rd and 24th centuries both could be considered "poor" as they don't earn anything except room, board and promotions). LSF never really leaves that level and takes the viewer on a child's arcade-comes-to-life fantasy while SWI sets the stage for deeper issues of good and evil and the nature of man. Other times you want bubble gum with good vs evil and the nature of man thrown in.