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2000-10-02-11:22:42 Steve LeHuray: > Also consider an Olympus Stylus P&S with 35mm/2.8 fixed lens. I have been > carrying mine around with Delta 400 doing street photography and the blowups > to 8x10 are very sharp. Camera is cheap, about $90 at B&H. The Stylus Epic (non-zoom). Shockingly good lens for the price, drizzle-resistant, pleasing pocketable overall package. The usual P&S lack-of-control problems, a somewhat hard-for-the-eye-to-find-quickly little hole to look through at the back, and autofocus of the lock electronically then drive the lens into position only when a picture is attempted class; but WTF, it's 90 bucks! (Or 100 bucks if stock problems force you to buy the `kit' with battery and ill-fitting case, or more if you buy the icky version with date back and `champagne' colored plastic). Or if you buy somewhere more expensive than B&H (deities forfend!). Every one of the several people I've recommmended this puppy to has been overjoyed. It's pretty much the heir to the Yashica T4's crown. Oh yeah, I think it's called something like the `MJU II' outside the US, but I vouldn't swear to it.