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Imagestormyla
Sep 28, 2010 9:56 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Here people can ask questions about and share experiences with various photography equipment. Please also feel free to recommend vendors for any equipment. Please tell us what you use and why you like it. Also, what equipment don't you like and why. What's on your wish list? Got any equipment that you want to sell or trade? Tell us about it!

Photo by luvsgrtdanes

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luvsgrtdanes
Sep 30, 2010 10:27 AM CST
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA~Zone 6
I Love MAM~So Happy Together
What kind of camera does everyone use? Right now I have a Canon Rebel XT with a couple of different lenses.

I am really interested in upgrading mine and have put this on my BD wish list http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/E7D/E7DA.HTM
It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

Imagercn48
Sep 30, 2010 11:07 AM CST
Name: Debbie
Lexington, VA
Whoa! That's some kind of BD present! Rolling on the floor laughing

I'm still using my little Nikon Coolpix, perfect for slipping into my pocket but have it on my to-do list to learn how to use Rick's fancy Nikon - someone needs to use it after all the $$$$ he spent! Whistling Grumbling
Imagestormyla
Sep 30, 2010 11:29 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Wow Ronnie, That is some spectacular camera! Most people do get a big party or take a cruise or something for THAT big birthday, but this is something much more practical. I hope that your wish comes true!!

Neat photo you posted! Can you tell us something about it?
ImageWild_Rose
Sep 30, 2010 11:44 AM CST
Name: Karen Allen
Fredericksburg, VA
Yep Ronnie... that is the new camera body I want too! I am a Canon person through and through. I currently use the T1i. If I can only afford to upgrade one or the other, I want to upgrade my lens first... to the 100-400mm L lens.
Instead of running after perfection, why not simply walk in faith?
luvsgrtdanes
Sep 30, 2010 1:05 PM CST
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA~Zone 6
I Love MAM~So Happy Together
I'm not a party person or cruiser so I asked for the camera. Cheese Louise, for all the babysitting and dog sitting I do they owe me that much Hilarious!

I only need the Body I have the lenses I need.

The pic is of a small glass gazing ball in my yard, using the macro lens and converting it to black and white in photoshop.
It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

Imagestormyla
Sep 30, 2010 3:10 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
That's really neat! What a great idea for a photo. I really like some of the photos that Karen has done with glass.

Here is my camera's specs. It's a Sony DSC H50. The absolute best feature about it is that the LCD screen swings away from the camera and will tilt either up or down to be able to take shots of something low to the ground or above your head, a very wonderful feature.

http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDi...

luvsgrtdanes
Sep 30, 2010 5:45 PM CST
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA~Zone 6
I Love MAM~So Happy Together
Nice camera Stormy Thumbs up
I could never get used to the screen for taking pictures.
My first digital was aCcanon elf I believe, a small point and shoot. It had the LCD screen and I could never find the subject quick enough Hilarious!
It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

Imagestormyla
Sep 30, 2010 6:10 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Ronnie, That could very well be the problem with me taking shots of the butterflies and birds. Plus, my trifocals make it really hard for me to use the viewfinder. Man...getting old is a bear... Thumbs down

I wonder if J uses the viewfinder or the screen.
luvsgrtdanes
Sep 30, 2010 6:26 PM CST
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA~Zone 6
I Love MAM~So Happy Together
I'm rather slow to begin with even with the eyepiece Whistling Then of course I have to get the subject focused, sometimes by that time they are gone. I don't know how to get faster Sad
It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

Imagestormyla
Sep 30, 2010 6:29 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Hilarious! Hilarious! Ronnie there is probably some piece of equipment at the gym or some Nintendo DS game that could help with that.
Imagesheryl
Sep 30, 2010 7:51 PM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
Yeah, I use the viewfinder only - not only is the LCD screen confusing, it really eats up your batteries. Sounds like it's a really good option for you, Storms.

I shoot with a Nikon D-70, it's not quite as fancy as the one Ronnie is shooting for. Teddy keeps trying to get me to update the body, but I haven't found a good reason yet. I decided to sink my cash into lenses instead - I have one pro lens (that is either not so great or that I haven't figured out how best to use, lol).

Ronnie, what made you decide you wanted to upgrade? 18 megapixels, whoa! That's incredible. I think I'm still working at 6.1 or so.

Deb, most of these hi-tech cameras have an A function, which stands for Automatic. You should start playing with it with that setting, to see if you like it or not.
luvsgrtdanes
Sep 30, 2010 8:59 PM CST
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA~Zone 6
I Love MAM~So Happy Together
Sheryl, I think the bigger mega pixels make sharper images, better for big prints. My son has a large printer that can print poster sized photos, not that I would go that big. After we redo our family room I want to cover the walls with photos. I like the idea of the video too, I think it would be neat to capture a hummingbird in action, things like that.

Storm maybe the slow focus problem could mean I need more than reading glasses Whistling
It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

Imagestormyla
Sep 30, 2010 9:30 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Could be Ronnie. My niece bought me a Nintendo DS last year for my BD because I had been complaining about post meno memory loss. She gave me a game for it to keep exercizing your brain.

Then a friend told me about a game for it to improve your vision. I'm sure that if I did both of them regularly they would do quite a bit of good.. Hilarious!
ImageBecks
Sep 30, 2010 9:32 PM CST
Name: Becks
Northern Va
I use the Canon T1i - very happy with it so far, still sooooo much to learn - my point 'n' shoot is a Canon G9, takes fab pix for a non DSLR and easy to throw in my purse or jacket pocket - I'd like to add some more lenses to the T1, I've got a great macro and a decent superzoom - next on the list is a wide angle zoom and a telephoto zoom - but, for the time being I'm happy with what I have - I feel I need to learn more before I sink more $$ into it :) I know I can always add it to the "Christmas wish list" - but I have my eye on an iPad Sticking tongue out

This was taken last summer with my little G9 - through a screen window :)

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Imagestormyla
Sep 30, 2010 9:45 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
OOOOO BEcks, I have my eye on one of those Ipads too.

I also have a small Canon pocket camera. It is Powershot SD 200.

That is a beautiful photo.

i need to learn how to use the cameras that I have before I buy any more.
Imagesheryl
Oct 1, 2010 7:47 AM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
Oh boy, what a shot! Gorgeous, Becks!

Ronnie, I know what you mean about printing out posters, lol. But it seems like I spend more time downsizing the photos I do take (I don't do Raw format, but I do shoot large/fine, just in case I need a new poster.. Whistling ) mostly to put them on line. I didn't notice- your wish-camera has a video component? I wonder if that makes the camera any heavier? That's a great thing about the Canon Rebel series - they're great for smaller hands.

If anyone is interested, this page gives you some short blurbs on the each of the little settings - for both a DSLR or a point-n-shoot. It starts off with all of the yadda yadda about aperture and stuff that can be so confusing, but if you skip a page or two, it gets to the little letters/pictures on your button, short and sweet. http://tinyurl.com/29nnwlj
luvsgrtdanes
Oct 1, 2010 8:54 AM CST
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA~Zone 6
I Love MAM~So Happy Together
I've never done raw either Sheryl, my son does it for work a lot. I use the large/fine setting all the time. Sometimes I'll be uploading a photo and thinking dang what the heck is taking so long then I'll remember it's to large!

My very first good camera was the film canon rebel I loved it, bought it used from a friend for about 300 dollars 15 years ago. That's the reason I wanted to stay with canon, I like the way it felt in my hand. I waited quite a few years for the DSLR and got it for my BD. I hadn't thought about the newer one being heavier, maybe a trip the the camera store first to give it a try might be worth it. I could sneak up there and that way if I don't like the feel I can throw them some other hints Whistling
It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

Imagesheryl
Oct 1, 2010 9:30 AM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
Teddy just said something else that might interest you - Nikon just upgraded their video to add auto-focus. Evidently people were having real problems with focusing on one object and trying to move quickly to another, or it moved, and really was a bear to get going. So make sure your new Canon has AF - if it doesn't yet, it will soon; seems like Canon and Nikon are pretty much neck-and-neck on the new developments.

And it will be so great to have with the girls.... Lovey dubby
Imagestormyla
Oct 1, 2010 9:37 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Gals, What is "shooting raw"?

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