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What camera do you use?

This is a discussion on What camera do you use? within the Technical Photography Discussion forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Originally Posted by Bikerdoc5968 I've been a Nikon guy for more years than I care ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikerdoc5968 View Post
    I've been a Nikon guy for more years than I care to recount... I've owed the very old Nikon F, then the F2 and...well, you get the picture So when the digital bug got me, I searched for the best deal on a Nikon D80 because anything above that was just too pricy for my usage. I purchased a package that included the Nikkor 18mm~55mm zoom and the 55mm~200mm zoom. While Nikon is weighs a bit more than Canon, I really like this camera and for the price, unless you use the camera professionally for work my opinion is that the D200 or D300 dosen't offer much more for the money. I must say, I did purchase separately a Sigma 105mm Macro lens for half the price of the Nikkor version and also LOVE this lens...in fact, unless I'm doing "me too" pics, it is about the only lens I use!
    I shoot with a D80 as well - got a deal a few months ago on a "used" one with a brand-new 18-105 lens. My husband has had the D200 since it first came out and has the 18-200 lens as well as a macro. He's getting back into film with a Mamiya (serious photographer, unlike me - a serious novice). When I got my D80, I gave my daughter my Canon Powershot A590 and I MISS IT. To take decent photos, I need to use a tripod with the D80, and with my perfectionist nature, I end up spending hours setting up lighting, background, settings, etc. to shoot my orchids and still-lifes. With the Canon, I just threw it in my handbag and could pull it out wherever I wanted - different uses, different cameras, but I think there's room for both. BTW the Nikon point-and-shoots I've used are horrendous - not worth the time to press the shutter.

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    Have had Nikons since I owned a camera way back in the day. Have used the old F, F1and F2, but loved the FM more than anyone of those. It was lighter and fully manual, the only electronics being the light meter. I wore one film spindle off of it shooting Kodacrome 25 - ah the days. When the digital bug bite me, as it has most, I got a D200 the year they came out. I got the 18-200mm lens and now have the 60 mm 2.8 micro lens which to my mind is one of their best lens they have ever made - for reasons too numerous to mention. I have had some fine old Nikon glass worth thousands, all sold now because it doesn't fit my D200 without major drawbacks. My question is and has been for years - does anyone but Nikon make a real camera? I think not - until you get into medium format and larger. Phillip
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nordic View Post
    For fun, I use a Canon Powershot A550...
    Good quality photo's... just a bit limited by features.
    No RAW, no time lapse etc... very clumsy interface, after more than a year I still can't give you the button sequence to delete all images... yeah I can figure it out after a few presses... but it just illustrates...

    For more serious stuff, I love my giant old Pentax K2... It serviced 3 generations of photographers in my family so far... Fully old manual camera from the 70's. I also have Brownies and those old concertinal like cameras from the turn of the previous century




    I learned (after my first Kodak Instamatic for my 10th birthday) on a Minolta 35mm, which I bought used in 1984, and shot all through Europe for a year in college on the most manual settings possible (no flash - all shutter speed) and got some great work out of it. The film advance feature finally went and couldn't be fixed, or I would never have moved into electronics, I suspect.

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    Nice shots Maura, esp, that BW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azur View Post
    You guys have great cameras!I use Canon Power Shot A590IS and see the picture below.I don't have any lens.I planed to buy,but I give up and I would like to invest in more professional camera.
    Hear, hear - my first really good shots of orchids were with my Canon A590 - that's what got me started growing, and what pushed me into a Nikon D80 - and a tripod - and sore shoulders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catttan View Post
    Nice shots Maura, esp, that BW.

    Wish I could take credit for those, Yew, but Nordic was the photographer there. I just quoted him about using a 70s-era 35mm, like my old Minolta. I AM working on some new shots with my labor-intensive Nikon D80, and I'll post them when I get them to my satisfaction - no one should be holding their breath here. I'm really new to DSLRs, so the labor part is just me learning - probably.....

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    I'm using the Canon EOS 550D which i think is the same model as what Cathy has just purchased just named different in the UK .

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    Great photos! You all are world travelers.

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    I have already posted in this thread but I have upgraded my camera to a Canon 50D. I can't fault it other than the unending desire to buy better (more expensive) lenses.

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    I use and have used Nikon bodies and Nikkor lenses since I began shooting pics 40 years ago. Resisted moving from slides (laments that Kodacrome is no longer made) until it seemed I was getting left behind. I bought the D200 and 18-200 lens the year the D200 came out. Bought a D series 60mm 2-8 Micro to augment this computer called a camera. Recently have gone back to film with a Mamiya medium format and three of their four lenses made for this camera (Pro -TL). Going back to film has been a blast, especially with the 80mm (normal) macro lens. I have concentrated on Black & White and found a processor who will let me join in doing the developing. What a blast although seeing the world in Black & White is quite a bit different than shooting Kodacrome 25 in 35 mm. I shoot color to and the best color film I have found is Fujicrome Velvia. It's not Kodacrome, but hey, what is? Here is Atlanta there are plenty of places to get your work processed, so that is not a problem. Oh, I should mention that the move to medium format has cost less than an old F3 35 mm body since everyone has flocked to digital. It would be hard to post any of the film work here as I would have to get the negative or transparency digitized first and that is nearly more trouble than it is worth. Suffice it to say that medium format film with a manual camera takes me back and I know how to work everything on it (something I can't say about the D200 yet after all these years). I still think Nikon makes far superior bodies and glass in their professional grade camera's than all the rest combined - but that is just my opinion.

    I don't know much about growing orchids, but I do know photography and can talk about it all day. I won't, but I could. Thanks for listening, Phillip

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