The bottom line why I bought the F828 was this:
1) Reviews from DSC above and here:http://www.luminous-landscape.com/reviews/...s/sony828.shtml
And a few others.
2) I got it for 600.00<--was about my max at the time.
3) It had 8MPs and at the time everything else was at 6.
4) It had a Carl Ziess lens
5) I was ignorant<--main thing
But aside from it's limited zoom, which I would like a little more, and its incredible deep DoF, except on closer up shots, it takes clear and sharp pictures when printed on the Noritsu 3.x series printers that Costco uses at 12x18.
But I really am yearning for that extra zoom and better Shallow DoF.
Have any of you ever seen a F828 print at Maximum resolution printed on the Noristu printer? I'd like to see what you think compared to your expert eyes. It's one thing to see a 100% image zoomed in to 200% on screen compared to the same image printed with a nice printer, like the Noritsu on Fujicolor paper. But you all know this. I'm not in anyway trying to offend your knowledge and expertise.
I do believe that the new Rebels are out with 8MPs now however. If they could give that nice shallow DoF, I'd consider buying one, but only after talking it over with all of you. I know lenses are not cheap.
Also, I'll take a couple of pics and get teh best Shallow DoF I can get using, if necesssary, my neatral density filter to lower the F as low as I can get it, and using my zoom. That is, after I get my new computer system where I want it. You all know how tha goes--those who build their own anyway.