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What Camera do you have?

Postby froglover » Wed Jan 03, 2007 2:25 pm

I am just curious what camera everyone here uses - digital or film? If digi, what brand and how many MP's, pros and cons etc. :)

I have a Canon Powershot A85 (being repaired!) which I have been very happy with until about Sep. '06 when the photos were very washed out and over-exposed. the loan camera from Canon is a PowerShot S1 IS, which is a great camera to use. My goal is to save up and buy the new Canon PowerShot G7, which has been getting rave reviews from amateurs and professional shutterbugs, as an excellent alternative to the more expensive SLR's.

So, tell us what you have and a bit about the camera. :D
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Postby Yani » Wed Jan 03, 2007 2:35 pm

Canon EOS 350D. It's digital SLR. 8.1 MP (I think) and excellent. I got it last May for Mothers Day present :P . I love this camera although it is bulky. Must read the manual but it is quite thick!

To be honest....if you like SLR...shop around and then go to Good Guys with cash if possible. You'll be surprise how much you'll pay for camera that you think is expensive.
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Postby The Estate » Wed Jan 03, 2007 2:37 pm

Canon SLR 300D digi.
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Postby midgin » Wed Jan 03, 2007 3:03 pm

Uh oh...my weak point.. I have a Pentax SLR (never use it), a Panasonic Lumix 2mega BUT has 12 optical zoom and 3 digitial zoom...wee bit bulky, a compact Pentax Optio S60 6 megapixels...my most used camera.....I also have a Mavica 1 mega digi (one of the original digi cameras) which uses floppy discs!!!
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Postby The Estate » Wed Jan 03, 2007 3:11 pm

midgin wrote:Uh oh...my weak point.. I have a Pentax SLR (never use it), a Panasonic Lumix 2mega BUT has 12 optical zoom and 3 digitial zoom...wee bit bulky, a compact Pentax Optio S60 6 megapixels...my most used camera.....I also have a Mavica 1 mega digi (one of the original digi cameras) which uses floppy discs!!!
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Geez Mid, you have a camera store. I still have me old one that tLES ROLLS, THAT COUNT FORanything :roll:
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Postby midgin » Wed Jan 03, 2007 3:15 pm

Thee, nothing wrong with the rolly film type...if you are prepared to wait for the development..... my first mentioned SLR is a rolly film type... I think Luzy uses an SLR and they do give beautiful quality photos.

It's just that I am an impatient bug#er and can't wait..
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Postby The Estate » Wed Jan 03, 2007 3:19 pm

At least I can delete my crappy ones, I do lots of deleting :oops: nothing more disoppointing than waiting till you get your pics back and half get tossed into the bin :cry:
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Postby froglover » Wed Jan 03, 2007 3:58 pm

Wow - lots of SLR's here! :D Mr FL has the old film type Canon SLR so I am looking forward to seeing what the pics are like now that we've finally bought film for it again! :oops:

I love taking macro shots (close-ups), hence why I am very keen to buy the Canon G7 with a 1cm macro range!! I must learn more about photography and make use of the manual controls. I find this site excellent for researching camera reviews (this is the G7 review) http://www.steves-digicams.com/2006_reviews/g7.html and this one is also very good with a very active forum! :D http://www.dpreview.com/

A recent pic taken with the Canon S1 IS on loan - space-age bug called a Balsam Beast!! Check out its head! :shock: :shock:
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Postby The Estate » Wed Jan 03, 2007 4:05 pm

Grassy will like that pic :P
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Postby Damien » Wed Jan 03, 2007 6:15 pm

Sony Ericsson k750i mobile phone.

2 Megapixel camera, 512Mb memory card, does macro and video.

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Postby Pam » Wed Jan 03, 2007 7:17 pm

Mine's an Olympus Camedia C4000. 4mp, focusing distance of only 2cm, which was by far the best on offer when I got it. It took absolutely spectacular macro shots back in the days when it worked properly!
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Postby abwal » Wed Jan 03, 2007 7:31 pm

Until yesterday Kodak CX6200 2MP, no zoom. Added yesterday Kodak P850 5.1 Mp 12X optical zoom.
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Postby The Estate » Wed Jan 03, 2007 7:38 pm

Hey Ab. how many times you flattened the battery :roll: me 2x first day :roll:
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Postby abwal » Wed Jan 03, 2007 7:42 pm

Still going strong on first charge.
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Postby mumchook » Thu Jan 04, 2007 9:29 am

I have had a Kodak DX6490 for a year or longer and am still learning how to use it. :(

Cannot get a good close up (didn't realise when I bought it that I would have used such a feature so much) and indoor shots are often not very sharp and I'm not sure why.

On the list for 2007 is a course to learn how to use the manual features of a digital camera better. I miss my old Nikon SLR at times...
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Postby guzzigirl » Thu Jan 04, 2007 10:12 am

and indoor shots are often not very sharp and I'm not sure why.


less light means the aperture is open longer which means that more likely to be affected by movement. If you use a tripod then maybe you'll get better shots.
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Postby froglover » Thu Jan 04, 2007 10:15 am

mumchook wrote:I have had a Kodak DX6490 for a year or longer and am still learning how to use it. :(

Cannot get a good close up (didn't realise when I bought it that I would have used such a feature so much) and indoor shots are often not very sharp and I'm not sure why.

On the list for 2007 is a course to learn how to use the manual features of a digital camera better. I miss my old Nikon SLR at times...


That's me too!! Learn how to use the manual features of my camera and also what all the various terms actually mean!! :oops: Got a couple of digital camera books, so they are a help too. Did an online CNet digi course but it was pretty useless! :(
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Postby Bulbinella » Thu Jan 04, 2007 10:57 am

I have an Olympus Digital 545 Zoom, 4 megapixals, 3x optical zoom, 12x digital zoom, has various shooting modes and video, still learning as I go, but I am quite happy with it at the moment and pleased with most of my shots, such as these two;

I just luv insects.....

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Postby Pam » Thu Jan 04, 2007 10:59 am

Bulbinella, I like the first shot - a lot!
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Postby The Estate » Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:03 am

I agree Pam, the 2nd one :roll:
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