Jenna in ATL Says:
Hey Anthony, I've no photo experience. I've been thinking about buying an Panasonic LX3, but hear there is a 4th one in the works, is it worth waiting? Also, they do sell some lenses for this camera that go over the original lens, are they worth it? Thanks
Good to hear from ya!
First off - if you have a camera now - I'll start by saying, don't buy either! That's the point I'm trying to drive home in the beginning of the first e-book.
If you have anything that you can take photos with, get out there and practice those techniques!
If you do that - and spend the $400 that the camera would cost on gas for your motorcycle, on motels and campgrounds - I guarantee you will come back with better photos!
But if you really are in the market for a new camera, The LX3 is a good choice. It works just like an SLR, in the way that you can adjust all the settings manually. The only problem with that one is that it doesn't zoom very far.
I've never tried accessory lenses for compact cameras, they just seem too expensive for what they are. Kind of gimmicky maybe?
If you've heard that a new model of camera is about to be released, wait till it comes out. Then keep your eye on Craigslist or your local camera shop for used copies of the old model. I picked-up my nearly new Nikon D200 for hundreds of dollars cheaper, because some guy just had to have the D300 the day it came out.
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