Well I went to look at the k200. very nice camera. The salesperson was pushing another camera on me though. The sony a350. He has a used one with lens for 500. Should I buy this instead of the k200?Live mode is like on a point and shoot camera, where you can see what you're taking a picture of.
Sony I've heard ok things about, I've never personally used one.
It wouldn't be my recommendation however.. I'd suggest taking a look at a Pentax. Specifically, this one (It really is under 500$ if you add it to my cart)
It's weather resistant, 10 MP's, uses AA batteries, and all pentax lenses ever made (which, if you, or anyone you know, happen to have any sitting around from the a few decades ago, can be a real treat. Otherwise, ebay or second hand shops are a great place to pick up old, but awesome, lenses for cheap).
Good luck with your search!
I'm not sure about the newer Sonys, but a few years ago when I was looking they mostly only took Sony memory sticks. Look for a camera that uses SD cards as they're the most universal memory format.Well I went to look at the k200. very nice camera. The salesperson was pushing another camera on me though. The sony a350. He has a used one with lens for 500. Should I buy this instead of the k200?
That's true, however most of the old lenses from the 30's and 40's, even up to the 70's and 80's aren't compatible with modern digital cameras. A 40 dollar adapter for your Pentax (or really almost any camera system) will let you use basically any Pentax lens ever made, to infinity, on a digital Pentax body.?? canon and nikon have been around for a loooonng time! canon since the 30's and nikon since 1943.
Also true, some of that old M42 glass is gorgeous and they go for nothing. Although, something in the back of my head is telling me on canon they actually MIGHT focus to infinity. Not positive on this one however.Another (cheap) option for macro photography is M42 glass with an adapter and extension tubes. There are millions of these old lenses around, and you can get an adapter for $40 or so. Granted, these lenses are all manual focus, but I find that most macro work is done using manual focus anyways. The only catch is that M42 lenses won't focus to infinity on the Nikon system, due to the lens-to-sensor distance (or so I've heard).