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what type of phone do you have?
also i would suggest looking at buying a used P&S camera in your price range as something more name brand will produce slightly better quality images. just guessing as i have never met anyone that actually owns a camera made by GE
reason i ask about phone is because there is a decent chance it might take better shots than a camera made by a company that doesnt specialize in cameras

I'm not sure how to feel about your avatar.
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is it because he doesnt have a mustache like your avatar?
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what type of phone do you have?
also i would suggest looking at buying a used P&S camera in your price range as something more name brand will produce slightly better quality images. just guessing as i have never met anyone that actually owns a camera made by GE
reason i ask about phone is because there is a decent chance it might take better shots than a camera made by a company that doesnt specialize in cameras

I have a HTC EVO 4g and the camera is honestly pretty crappy. It NEVER focuses and when i try sending them it reduces quality a lot i have no clue why. but when i looked up best 15 cameras for under $150 those were one of them and i like that its one of the more bulky ones as i think they look nicer then the thin slim ones.
    
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is it because he doesnt have a mustache like your avatar?

Mostly, yes.
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I have a HTC EVO 4g and the camera is honestly pretty crappy. It NEVER focuses and when i try sending them it reduces quality a lot i have no clue why.

your probably not doing it right? (autofocusing)

*i dont own an EVO 4G nor do i have any experience with it but im guessing its that
its probably configured to resize images to low quality when sending.

check your manual ?

i bet the EVO 4g will be suffice for taking photos of pc components, you just need better lighting is all biggrin.gif
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Hey guys, I didn't think a quick little question like this deserved a thread of its own but I'm looking for a general purpose "kit-ish" lens. I recently sold my D3100 kit. I was sort of set on getting the Nikon 16-85mm (even though it was a bit pricier than I'd have liked) but apparently that's been discontinued. I've read there's going to be a 16-85mm f/4 out but I don't want to wait longer or spend too much money on that.

How is the Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4? I want to avoid plastic mount if possible, so the Nikon 18-105mm doesn't seem like a good option. Any personal experience with that Sigma or other recommendations within that budget?

Thanks.
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Hey guys, I didn't think a quick little question like this deserved a thread of its own but I'm looking for a general purpose "kit-ish" lens. I recently sold my D3100 kit. I was sort of set on getting the Nikon 16-85mm (even though it was a bit pricier than I'd have liked) but apparently that's been discontinued. I've read there's going to be a 16-85mm f/4 out but I don't want to wait longer or spend too much money on that.
How is the Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4? I want to avoid plastic mount if possible, so the Nikon 18-105mm doesn't seem like a good option. Any personal experience with that Sigma or other recommendations within that budget?
Thanks.

I cannot speak from experience, but I have heard almost nothing but good about the Tamron 17-50
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your probably not doing it right? (autofocusing)
*i dont own an EVO 4G nor do i have any experience with it but im guessing its that
its probably configured to resize images to low quality when sending.
check your manual ?
i bet the EVO 4g will be suffice for taking photos of pc components, you just need better lighting is all biggrin.gif

nah autofocusing is off. and on my other evo it never did it. but on this one it resizes to terrible quality. but so you dont recommend a camera at all?
    
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nah autofocusing is off. and on my other evo it never did it. but on this one it resizes to terrible quality. but so you dont recommend a camera at all?

oh, err.. find a cheap canon powershot then load CHDK on it? biggrin.gif
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I cannot speak from experience, but I have heard almost nothing but good about the Tamron 17-50

some say it kinda struggles with AF though . i notice that its almost the same case with any tamron lens, slow focusing.

had the same problem with my first tammy lens, though, it was an 18-200 ... cant really expect much from that lens smile.gif)
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Hey guys, I didn't think a quick little question like this deserved a thread of its own but I'm looking for a general purpose "kit-ish" lens. I recently sold my D3100 kit. I was sort of set on getting the Nikon 16-85mm (even though it was a bit pricier than I'd have liked) but apparently that's been discontinued. I've read there's going to be a 16-85mm f/4 out but I don't want to wait longer or spend too much money on that.
How is the Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4? I want to avoid plastic mount if possible, so the Nikon 18-105mm doesn't seem like a good option. Any personal experience with that Sigma or other recommendations within that budget?
Thanks.

You can still get a 16-85 at Keh.
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