I need $250 LOL

United States
September 11, 2008 1:08pm CST
I was thinking of saving up for a DSLR but then I got to thinking. Why not just buy the conversion lense adaptor for my camera (Olympus SP-500UZ) and then buy the Wide Angle Lense and the Telephoto lense for it. The total for all that is around $250. Versus a new camera or a used camera this is pretty good. Plus I like my camera. What do you think? Do you know where I can find a money tree to shake the $250 out of? LOL
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
11 Sep 08
Oh dear too funny - my grandson, 6, actually asked me if we could plant money plants in the garden his words exactly when I looked at him, "you know Grandma we need more money too" Should have followed his advice - if you see any seeds for those plants or trees let me know and I'll gladly nurse them along :)
• United States
11 Sep 08
If I ever find any I will gladly share lol.
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
11 Sep 08
LOL - I'm playing for just a few minutes then need to clean and take care of 3 dozen eggs :( After that I am determined to write - no boring assignment until Monday. I'm FREE :) ha ha ha like that really happens but will have some time to work on my stuff. Want to do a really really good job on that first article for AC.
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@drannhh (15002)
• United States
11 Sep 08
We call it seed money, too. Is that AC article for their marketplace? That is a very good promotion and good luck on your article. I really like AC and think it is a wonderful place to express oneself and earn a bit at the same time. There are so many different ways to earn there.
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@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
11 Sep 08
Take you $250 and put it in the bank and save for a better camera. The add on linses will give you a poor quality picture and will be money poorly spent. You will not be happy with the results. I ahve tried the add on lenses for a point and shoot camera and tehy are less than worthless. The first time I though it was the camera and lens combination but after the seocnd and being told that the extream ends may not produce the picture quality I am used to I decided it is not worth it. Don't waste your money. The Olympus 500 UZ is a good little camera and if you try to use an extra Telephoto lense you will need a quality, sturdy, tripod and a remote shutter release. Even then your photos will be hazie and poor color reproduction.
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• United States
11 Sep 08
Ok. Thanks for the info. I wouldn't exactly call my camera a point and shoot camera I mean it is not as sophisiticated as some digitals out there but it is certainly not point and shoot. I do happen to own several sturdy tripods that I use with my film cameras and their lenses. I was trying to find an alternative to buying a whole new camera set up to which I would not be able to afford to buy more lenses for.
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@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
11 Sep 08
My first digital camera was an Olympys UZ 2MP camera and it took great shots. I had the extra lens for it and I was not happy with the results. I hate to see someone spend the moeny and be disappointed with the results. Once you buy the DSLR Body any money you spend on lens will be an investment because they can be used again on a new body.
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@drannhh (15002)
• United States
11 Sep 08
Is that retail price, street price, or eBay price, lol? Have you seen this article? http://digital-photography-school.com/blog/should-you-buy-a-dslr-or-point-and-shoot-digital-camera/
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• United States
11 Sep 08
amazon price
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@rocker21 (2717)
• India
14 Sep 08
Lol i think mylot+HardTypin work is the answer
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@trickiwoo (2703)
• United States
12 Sep 08
My advice would be to just spend the extra money and get a DSLR. Besides just being able to change lenses, there are a lot of other advantages to a DSLR. DSLRs have a larger, much more powerful image sensor. This means that your images will look better. They will be higher quality with more detail, color depth, and dynamic range... as well as less noise and grain. A DSLR will also allow you full manual controls. You can choose what aperture, shutter speed, ISO, white balance, etc. to use, and you can even manually focus. DSLRs are also made out of a higher quality, sturdier material so they're tougher, stronger and will last a lot longer. Additionally, there is absolutely no shutter lag with a DSLR. The camera is also faster than a point and shoot. They don't take as long to start up, and they can shoot a lot more frames per second. So you are definitely better off putting that $250 towards a DSLR instead of towards lens adapters for your current point and shoot. Especially considering you can get a used DSLR for around the same price! For just $249 you can get a used Canon Digital Rebel in excellent condition on Adorama.com. On the same website, you can get a used Olympus E-330 for $224, a used Olympus E-500 for $224, a used Nikon D1 for $279, a used Canon EOS 10D for $294, a used Canon EOS 60D for $299, and a used Nikon D70 for $309... all in great condition! Or you can check Craigslist or eBay for other used DSLRs! As for where you can get the money... well, you can do what I did! I bought my first DSLR using the money I earned from selling stock photography on this website http://submit.shutterstock.com/?ref=2197 In just a few months I had enough to buy a $700 DSLR! Or you can try entering photo competitions! These websites have photo contests you can enter with cash prizes: http://viewbug.com/ and http://skillfights.com/signup?ref=294 Good luck!
• Canada
1 Oct 08
Just keep on plugging away here on MyLot and on as many cash sites as you can find. Did you find that $250 yet? That's the amount of a gift card that Boomertowne was supposed to send me (a prepaid Visa) but which they did not send me because they went under and took my points with them.
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