• Gear discussion thread v. "I own more nifty fifties than cameras they fit"
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Waterproof film camera?
[QUOTE=H4Z3Y;35413296]Just bought one of these bad boys off ebay[/QUOTE] Camera bros
old 35mm p&s's are the bomb but all weather =/= waterproof which brings me to wishing i had the $1.6k to grab a (entry level) housing for my 5d2. my mom has a neat little olympus digital that'll go underwater, though.
I lost my old olympus waterproof camera :(
I just bought me one of these today. [img]http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5343/6898717032_e8fbca9c79.jpg[/img] [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/ypillay93/6898717032/]Fisheye 2[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/ypillay93/]Yokim-Pillay[/url], on Flickr
Hey guys, A friend of mine is studying graphic design and wants to buy a DSLR. He's currently looking at the D7000. I don't think his budget can stretch further than a new D7000 but he's a student so wants to spend as little as possible. Do you think he should get a new one or a second hand one with maybe an extra lens? Also, he said he's going to be using it for casual use and maybe with his graphic design work, so do you think the D7000 might be an overkill? Thanks a lot
well the d5100 will get similar image quality, and since he is just coming into photography he probably wouldn't even appreciate the expanded controls anyways. i'd say a nex 5n is a good starting place (though this is just my suggestion, feel free to disagree if you'd like) because of the live view function and being able to view your exposure. it really helps with learning your camera, and i think for his graphic design it would be good because of being able to set exactly as he wants before taking the image. it has the same sensor as the d7000, so raw quality between the two will be very similar. but for dslr route i'd say at most a d5100.
Just got myself one of these rigs. [t]http://ww1.prweb.com/prfiles/2011/10/12/8894682/CottonCarrierSteadyShot.jpg[/t] SOOOO nice to be able to ditch the tripod when birding.
[QUOTE=The golden;35441515]Just got myself one of these rigs. [t]http://ww1.prweb.com/prfiles/2011/10/12/8894682/CottonCarrierSteadyShot.jpg[/t] SOOOO nice to be able to ditch the tripod when birding.[/QUOTE] No sure if to call you a genius... Or to point and laugh. Awesome kit, though.
that thing looks so cool, is it heavy?
[QUOTE=Trogdon;35442171]that thing looks so cool, is it heavy?[/QUOTE] The vest part weighs next to nothing but distributes the weight evenly, and the armature is made out of machined aluminum with stainless fittings, so it weighs next to nothing too. The tightening knobs even have little clutch mechanisms so you can rotate them out of the way without loosening them. They are both separate kits. You can also use the vest to holster your camera. (Excellent when I'm on one of my hikes)
I just bought my first DSLR, a Nikon D3100. I'm so excited!
yay, bought an OM-10, came with the original box and manual and warranty and all, and works perfectly :D [editline]7th April 2012[/editline] ~OM system master race~
[QUOTE=Uber|nooB;35469596]yay, bought an OM-10, came with the original box and manual and warranty and all, and works perfectly :D [editline]7th April 2012[/editline] ~OM system master race~[/QUOTE] I love my OM-10 so much. I have a few other much nice cameras, but 9/10 I'll pick up my Olympus instead of my other film cameras before leaving the house.
Yay OM (only film camera I have/use. Until now) Sprocket rocket arrived, my uncle took some pictures with half the roll, he's told me that I should use the other half then give it back to him so he could send the film to NY to be developed. Each shot takes up two spaces (so a roll with 32 exposures will only give 16 pictures). I only have one idea of what to take a picture of, and that requires careful timing and the bulb setting(which I don't know how to use properly).
[QUOTE=Pickwickian-;35470417]I love my OM-10 so much. I have a few other much nice cameras, but 9/10 I'll pick up my Olympus instead of my other film cameras before leaving the house.[/QUOTE] yeah, i love my om-1 as well, my favourite camera ever this one is awesome too, but i think i'm gonna have to get used to checking the B-auto-manual adaptor switch often, on the first roll in this camera and already managed to lose two shots because i accidentally flipped it to bulb mode :(
How far can I push my D3100's ISO while not having a ton of noise? I'm shooting fine medium size (like, 3000*2000) JPGs
In general I wouldn't go past 1600.
You can do 6400 if you know what you are doing
[QUOTE=Trogdon;35505095]You can do 6400 if you know what you are doing[/QUOTE] Even when you know what you're doing, how are you going to avoid noise at 6400?
Not wanting to [I]avoid[/I] noise but I want the image to look good when downscaled to around half of the original size
[QUOTE=Ohfoohy;35505261]Even when you know what you're doing, how are you going to avoid noise at 6400?[/QUOTE] overexpose the image, or combine multiple of the same exposures (burst a couple shots, stitch them together). noise is random, and in darker areas. overexposing gets rid of the noise in dark parts, by making it easier for the sensor to guess the correct color, and combining exposures will get rid of the noise being random. i've taken clean shots at 6400.
Spot healing set to content aware and at 1px. Get to work.
I'm looking for a relatively cheap camera which I can get close-ups of metal, wood, walls etc. I know nothing about cameras so help would be appreciated. Use 'relatively cheap' as the price range, I don't know what is and isn't considered cheap. Also general help with cameras would be helpful too, blame Dai if I've done something wrong too.
Yes! I replaced the backup battery on my Minolta 7000 a few days ago but it didn't work at first. Always turned off after pressing the shutter button and I thought I had broken it but today I went to try out the batterys on my xbox controller, just to realize they were empty. Put 4 fresh ones into my Minolta and it works just fine. So happy that I won't need a new analog slr. :)
[QUOTE=ZombieDawgs;35513653]I'm looking for a relatively cheap camera which I can get close-ups of metal, wood, walls etc. I know nothing about cameras so help would be appreciated. Use 'relatively cheap' as the price range, I don't know what is and isn't considered cheap. Also general help with cameras would be helpful too, blame Dai if I've done something wrong too.[/QUOTE] You'd really need to give us a budget of some sort but I'm pretty sure there are compact cameras that do okay macros For the record (and because I like to brag) I fucking [I]love [/I]the closeups I can get with my D3100's kit lens. It's amazing, specially after reading page after page of "why kit lenses are cheap and dark and plastic and shit" on review sites.
[QUOTE=ZombieDawgs;35513653]I'm looking for a relatively cheap camera which I can get close-ups of metal, wood, walls etc. I know nothing about cameras so help would be appreciated. Use 'relatively cheap' as the price range, I don't know what is and isn't considered cheap. Also general help with cameras would be helpful too, blame Dai if I've done something wrong too.[/QUOTE] For a average camera and a lens which can pull of decent closeups you're looking at around $600-$1000 Of course, you can go really cheap and do things like get extension tubes for kit lenses, but the quality might not be ideal.
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I got a shitload of Schneider Xenon f/0.95 C-mount lenses, and traded it for something else what suits me more. So this (with the exception of the canon 11.5-90mm TV lens): [URL="http://www.flickr.com/photos/leevmeister/6889195594/"][IMG]http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7125/6889195594_bacf6f4033_c.jpg[/IMG][/URL] [URL="http://www.flickr.com/photos/leevmeister/6889195594/"]DSCF1524.jpg[/URL] by [URL="http://www.flickr.com/people/leevmeister/"]Leevmeister[/URL], on Flickr turned into this: [URL="http://www.flickr.com/photos/leevmeister/6925166962/"][IMG]http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5118/6925166962_dbea4b2651_c.jpg[/IMG][/URL] [URL="http://www.flickr.com/photos/leevmeister/6925166962/"]Canon 7s with 50mm f/0.95 "Dream Lens" (and 50mm f/1.8)[/URL] by [URL="http://www.flickr.com/people/leevmeister/"]Leevmeister[/URL], on Flickr Yes, i am very happy with that Canon 7s with the dream lens.
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