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Bob Bufkin

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Cameras
« on: May 22, 2007, 05:47:40 PM »
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I'm in awe of the photos I see here.  All I have is a cheapo digital from Kodak and was wondering what type cameras you're using for both model photos and outdoor use?
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Re: Cameras
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2007, 08:27:13 PM »
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Some of the 'little' digital cameras provide very good results. About 4 years ago I had a basic 2.3 Mp Canon Powershot that provided excellent results and one image was even blown up to A4 for the back cover of an enthusiast magazine over here.

The pics from 'down under' in last week's proto photo were taken on a Canon 30D with a Canon 24-105L len. I also have a Canon EOS 350D (think it goes under a different name in the States) which provides similar results. It really depends on how much you want to pay and how much versatility you require.

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Re: Cameras
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2007, 08:29:03 PM »
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I use a Cannon S3 .. Before that a Kodak

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Re: Cameras
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2007, 10:10:01 PM »
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Don't knock "little" digital cameras.

All of my stuff is done with a Canon A520 (it was <$200) over a year ago.

Take a look at this: http://conrail1285.com/news.asp?storyid=28

But then again, that monster Tom got is REAL slick. I want image stab so bad, I can taste it.

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Re: Cameras
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2007, 06:42:39 AM »
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But then again, that monster Tom got is REAL slick. I want image stab so bad, I can taste it.

I'm a big fan of image stab, and the only dslr that has it built in is the Sony Alpha 100.  It's not quite as good as IS built into the lens (2 stops compared with 3), but much cheaper.

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Re: Cameras
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2007, 12:48:33 PM »
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Cheep image stab = good tripod Big or small.

I still have my bean bag that works great and you can plop it on any flat,
round serfice. Like a fence post or car fender and not scratch anything.

Try this ...
Hold camera against your forhead with both hands
Press both your elbows in toward your chest and press down.

Three point stable position.

This may not work on all ocations but I have taken shots at 15th of sec tack sharp with 35mm this way.

One other trick if shadows are giving you a problem in daylite ..use the flash!

I supprised Mr Ameling one day I stopped at Conneaut Ohio to get the NKP Berk pics. Had a great walkthrough of the musiem that day.
He said I was the only one he has ever seen use flash in day light to fill shadows besides him.


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Re: Cameras
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2007, 07:48:15 PM »
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This may not work on all ocations but I have taken shots at 15th of sec tack sharp with 35mm this way.



I'll go one better than that.  With the IS, I can get a shot in focus at 1/5 second at 35mm.  My favorite shots are at twilight, and where a tripod would not work out.

The beanbag is a good idea, though. 

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Re: Cameras
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2007, 09:01:59 PM »
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But then again, that monster Tom got is REAL slick. I want image stab so bad, I can taste it.

I'm a big fan of image stab, and the only dslr that has it built in is the Sony Alpha 100.  It's not quite as good as IS built into the lens (2 stops compared with 3), but much cheaper.

Someone better watch his accuracy...  :P the Pentax K100D (6MP) and K10D (10MP) both have built in shake-reduction.  ;)

Not to say the Sony isn't nice, the Pentaxes can still use any K-mount lens ever made, though.

And small cameras are good too, with N-scale, software such as Helicon Focus, or a free alternative (CombineZ) seem to greatly help, too.

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Re: Cameras
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2007, 11:09:12 PM »
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Someone better watch his accuracy...  :P the Pentax K100D (6MP) and K10D (10MP) both have built in shake-reduction.  ;)

You're right, I never noticed that.