Camera Talk

Discussion in 'Aquarium Photography' started by Seano Hermano, Sep 12, 2010.

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  1. bsutton

    bsutton Feather Duster

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    How long have you had that camera? Thats the exact camera my wife wants for Xmas. Whats your personal opinion on it?

    Brian
     
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  3. missionsix

    missionsix Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I agree. I like my camera;D
     
  4. Seano Hermano

    Seano Hermano Giant Squid

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    I like the camera. I got it in late Feb. - early March of this year, shortly before thee newer model came out. It's really nice. There is a newer model out, the P100...not as good. Its only 10mp apposed to 12 on this one & the optical zoom is only 2 more, than mine.

    My camera has 24x optical zoom, 12mp. with an ISO setting of b/w 64 & 1200. It is a wide angle 'super-zoom camera', hence the 24x. It is great for macro shots, as-well as those weird angles & far-distance shots. Sometimes I wish I could get in a little closer though. Which an SLR with a macro lens will do better. But this camera isn't meant solly for macro. If I wanted that I would have gotten the SLR. I really like the angles screen, which I couldn't get with an SLR. This allows for unique angles for outdoor photography.

    All-in-all, it's a great camera. I would recommend it to anybody, if you want a nice camera, but can't shell out the money for a pro. If you want a camera mainly to take shots of the aquarium, I would recommend an SLR. I just can't get the aperture fast enough for taking shots of moving fish.
     
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  5. bsutton

    bsutton Feather Duster

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    You think this is a good camera for action (sports) shots?

    Brian
     
  6. Seano Hermano

    Seano Hermano Giant Squid

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    I have to say that I don't know. I've never really tried. I know it has an 'action' setting, but I don't use it.
     
  7. mcfarrow

    mcfarrow Skunk Shrimp

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    I only buy manfrotto tripods now. I've had too many close calls in the past with cheapos.
     
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  9. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I've got a 20 year old Manfrotto that I used with a 4x5 and 8x10 camera. After 20 years it still has no issues. I'm on the verge of getting a new tripod for 2 reasons. I'd like something a lot lighter and I can't stand the ball adjustments.

    just my thoughts, I'm not up on the latest and greatest tripod tech

    J
     
  10. Seano Hermano

    Seano Hermano Giant Squid

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    Thanks for the opinions. I think I'll get this one when I get a tripod. For now I bought a 53" Targus from(yes..) Walmart.