Canon s2 IS

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  1. 112deadpool

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    I am interested in purchasing this camera. I currently have a canon a75. I want to hear some good and bad things about the S2 IS before I buy one. Any help?
     
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    The camera is really awesome. I as well referenced DPReview before making my purchase. I love it, hate to let it go, but I do have it for sale if you are interested. (I also have all extra accessories like adapter tube/lenses/filters/external flash/etc)
     
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    Finally, a thread that I can actuall offer something in :)

    I have the S2, and I love it. I read all the reviews, and they are all very positive. I don't know where you are in photography, but I'm very much a beginner. I started at BestBuy, and the guy there showed me the S2. I went and talked to one of the photographers at work, and he said that it looked like the perfect camera for what I wanted.

    I wanted to get into photography, but I didn't want to go out and spend $1500 on a DSLR if I didn't know if I would want to continue in the hobby. So, I wanted something that offered me the comforts of a point and shoot, but also allowed me the flexibility to play with appreture and shutter speed. I don't know how other cameras work, but the S2 shows you in the upper left corner if you are over or under exposed, so it's very helpful in learning how to set the two together. the auto setting is perfect if I'm just interested in getting the shot without worrying about that stuff, but the full manual is awesome too.

    I'd be happy to answer any specific questions you had, but if you are just starting and trying to learn, I would definitely recommend it. You should check out my photoblog to see the quality of the pics. I have played with some of them in Photoshop, and I have also made them smaller than what they are when they come out of the camera, so if you want, I'd be happy to show you the full sized, unadjusted pics if you want as well.
     
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    Thank you for this, this is the reason why I was looking at this camera. I want to get into photography more. Before I started my job I got an old use canon rebel film. I used it a little but not enough to get what I wanted out of it. I figure with the digital cameras I can see what the issue is while I learn and try try again.
     
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    That was what convinced me to pay the extra money for the digital...a new Rebel 35mm is about $150. I figured that it was worth the extra money for the instant reward, and the instant sight of just crappy pics. I've taken over 3,000 since I bought it June. I have no idea how much 35mm film costs or the cost of development, but it seems to me that I have got to have gotten close to breaking even...if I haven't already.
     
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    So I just bought it, I'll let you know how it works out.
     
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    You'll love it, I'm sure. Be sure to post some pics!
     
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    12x Op Zoom AMAZING!!
     
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    yup. This was taken about 3 miles away.


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    Do you know where I can find lens' that are compatible with the S2 IS?
     
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