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    Holy Crap what an amazing store. About 1/2 a block and two stories of all the equipment anyone would ever want! I could not believe my eyes. I felt like Alice in Wonderland.

    did you know that they give out pretzels and pop to make sure that you don't faint while you wonder around in a daze. And you can't swing a cat without hitting a person who is unbelievably happy to help you. they have counters with all the major brands of cameras: Pentax, Nikon, Sony, Canon, Olympus. I got to hold and play with them all. Behind each of these counters are 2-4 young men who can answer any question you may have about them. One such young man told me that the Canan and the Sony have the image stabilizers in the body of the camera while the Nikon and Olympus have them in the lense. Which he said would mean that I would end up paying more for lenses. So now I'm back to thinking again...... In terms of feeling comfortable the Sony and the Olympus felt great. the canon felt big and the nikon was fine. *sigh*

    I didn't understand the hours of operation until I saw that 90% of the employees were wearing skull caps. So the hours are set to not interfere with the sabbath.

    You give your order and then go pay and then pick it up. No waiting in line they have so many people manning the counters. Separate lines for cash or credit. Whole separate entrance for returns.

    I now understand why TI said :
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    that's just 4 blocks from my hotel!!!! I will journey on over there.
    ... and she was never heard from again.
    I wouldn't have left except that they were closing.

    If you ever have a chance, I would totally recommend going. For someone like me who's used to seeing either small stores or camera counters, it was wonderful!
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    Arrgggh!!! But what did you buy???!!??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iguanasan View Post
    Arrgggh!!! But what did you buy???!!??
    My question exactly!
    I have the catalogue...drool...and it's almost the size of a small telephone book!
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    Indeed, that store is impressive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bambi View Post
    One such young man told me that the Canan and the Sony have the image stabilizers in the body of the camera while the Nikon and Olympus have them in the lense.
    Is that correct? I haven't seen a Canon with inbuilt stabilization yet.

    And I heard there is issues with the body stabilizers not being as effective as the Lense stabilizers. But I don't anything about the in-body stabilizers so I can't say myself.

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    With image stabilizers the way it was put to me is the ones in the lens are tuned to that lens, the ones in the body are a jack of all trades, masters of none. It's one more thing to fail, if it fails in your body a repair shuts you down, if one fails in your lens your down one lens for repair.
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    According to this site - a year old - Canon and Nikon are both lens based:

    Image Stabilization - Lens vs. Body
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    I have been there too. The door men give excellent directions as well. All I could afford was a Giottos monopod which I'm very happy with.

    On the stabilization front my Canon 40D uses in lens stabilization.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Aussie View Post
    Is that correct? I haven't seen a Canon with inbuilt stabilization yet.

    And I heard there is issues with the body stabilizers not being as effective as the Lense stabilizers. But I don't anything about the in-body stabilizers so I can't say myself.
    Canon and Nikon have it in the lenses, and Olympus, Pentax and Sony in body.
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    I have In camera stabilizer in my Pentax and I can hand hold my 75-300 at full zoom and pull off a pretty sharp image still. I used it alot with the pelicans at the wier this past summer and I works quite well for other birds/dragonflies/butterflies etc.
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