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what kind of camera are you using for photos?

Post by koimaster » February 8th 2010, 10:02am

I broke down and purchased a Canon PowerShot SX200 IS for just under $300. Makes me a better photographer already. Of course anything would be an improvement over before.
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Re: what kind of camera are you using for photos?

Post by SynMike » February 8th 2010, 3:54pm

I use a Canon G10. It gives complete control, only an SLR gives more. I've been holding off on buying an SLR until 35mm full frame sensors are in lower budget cameras.
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Post by koimaster » February 8th 2010, 3:55pm

SynMike wrote:I use a Canon G10. It gives complete control, only an SLR gives more. I've been holding off on buying an SLR until 35mm full frame sensors are in lower budget cameras.



Ok, above my head here Mike. Does it count if I still can use my old school Nikon FM carol bought me in 1982?
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Post by foghorn » February 8th 2010, 4:30pm

koimaster wrote:
SynMike wrote:I use a Canon G10. It gives complete control, only an SLR gives more. I've been holding off on buying an SLR until 35mm full frame sensors are in lower budget cameras.



Ok, above my head here Mike. Does it count if I still can use my old school Nikon FM carol bought me in 1982?



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Post by koimaster » February 8th 2010, 5:24pm

Memories!
I had an F3 and an FE-2.
I miss film cameras and darkrooms.

Love the FE-2. Nikon always made a great camera.

Film????????????? Christ I am old enough to remember my first brownie camera and I suspect it used plates!

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Post by Bahoomba » September 16th 2016, 3:31pm

In the past, I took photos that were actually used in national sports magazines - just outdoor stuff like baseball and indoor stuff like boxing. But it was the end of the film era then - and I got a different job, so had no reason to shoot for years. Back in the day, I shot with what I still considered to be the best starter SLR ever made - the venerable Pentax K-1000, affordable for a schmoe but good enough to be used in professional settings.

Years later, I picked up a digital camera and from the the word go I was lost. I was a pretty good film photographer, but I was lucky in that regard because i had the luxury of just using higher speed film and just opening her up and off to the races I went. Today, photography is a two-headed serpent - better because of the obvious reasons (no need for film processing, the advent of Photoshop, etc) and worse because settings on some cameras can be overly complicated or have to be re-learned from camera brand to camera brand. But I digress.

I post my photos here but I don't like them at all. Even at macro settings on the cameras I use, I don't think I get the crispness I'm used to. I've tried a few cameras, but I've gotten the best results with a Pentax X-5 "bridge camera" (more advanced than a point-and-shoot but not quite an SLR), and, amazingly, a pocket sized Kodak digital camera as well. I think Kodak's camera line was pretty good, but I don't think the brand even issues them any longer; well-made cameras that are the most user-friendly I've tried.

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Post by TemerityB » September 16th 2016, 5:24pm

artman wrote:I shoot mostly with an iPhone 6s now. I want to know what camera Bedlam shoots with. His photos are amazing.


That's a fact. Bedlam's work is really, really great.
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Post by biglove » September 16th 2016, 10:08pm

Back in the day, Nikon N8008. Then went to Minolta manual, can't remember the model. Then to Canon digital. Can't remember what the latest Canon DSLR I bought my wife was; but, we rarely use it despite a healthy investment in a Canon L and some nice portrait and wide angle lenses. Have macro lenses, tubes, extenders and other goodies.

Now, just my iPhone 6+. Eager to see the camera upgrades on the 7+ when we switch to AT&T in January.
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Re: what kind of camera are you using for photos?

Post by AlbertaTime » September 16th 2016, 11:17pm

Depending, I use an older Olympus C4000, or a newer Olympus SZ-12, or a Canon S110...or my Samsung S4 phone.
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Re: what kind of camera are you using for photos?

Post by bedlam » September 17th 2016, 1:46am

TemerityB wrote:
artman wrote:I shoot mostly with an iPhone 6s now. I want to know what camera Bedlam shoots with. His photos are amazing.


That's a fact. Bedlam's work is really, really great.


Thanks guys. Its just a Panasonic LX-5. Like John's it has a Leica lens. The glass matters. It was a good point-and-shoot camera 6 years ago ;-) I haven't updated for a while because it fits into my underwater housing....and it takes good pictures. I am thinking of the Panasonic LX100 with a new housing. Maybe next year.

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Re: what kind of camera are you using for photos?

Post by Wasp » September 17th 2016, 4:11am

Olympus Camedia Digital C-4000.

I'll preface with I'm not a Camera guy. Just take a picture or two now and then.
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Simple to use after the learning curve. This camera has advanced features that are laid out on the screen menu in a user friendly fashion. I use it on a tripod that collapses to 10 inches. Great feature for desktop shots. Just do a wee bit of zoom for a stabilized closeup. Used this for 7 years without issue.
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