Cameras

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by Holly, Oct 31, 2005.

  1. Holly

    Holly TPF Noob!

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    I know Ill get a LOT of different answers for this... My question is...

    WHAT camera do you use? What camera do you feel is best for taking great photos of outdoors and indoors all in one..?

    I know a few of my friends have the Canon DIgital Rebel... I know Nothing about cameras.. SO I am asking here because I have seen a LOT of great shots of birds out doors and PEOPLE indoors or out... Looking for help on a finding a great camera.. :)


    Thanks
     
  2. wil

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    I use the Canon AE1 (35 mm) most often with Fuji Reala 100 Then have it burned to disc so I can do what ever I need to in CS2. Once the prices drop some more I will add a digital camara to my invintory. Hope this helps
     
  3. ThomThomsk

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    In order of how much I love them, my cameras are:

    Voigtlander Bessa R 35mm rangefinder (lovely lovely lens)
    Nikon FM2n 35mm SLR (classic, all manual; will outlive me)
    Canon 10d digital SLR (very similar to a Digital Rebel)

    If I was forced to choose one from that list and I had the same requirements as you, I'd pick the 10d. The Canon is a very fine camera that will match your skills as they grow. Remember that for birds you will need a long lens, unless you want to specialise in shots with a very small brown dot somewhere in the distance...

    For indoor and outdoor people photos, you are certainly going to get noticed with a Digital Rebel, which may not be the best thing - it really depends on what kind of people photography you plan to do. It isn't something you can stick in your pocket either, so it can be a bit of a chore carrying it around. Sometimes the best camera is just the one you have with you.
     
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    I currently use a digital rebel but I still miss my old Pentax K-1000.
     
  5. Uselessdreamer1

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    i am currentally using a Canon Rebel 2000
     
  6. NYY

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    i think it really depends on your budget
    i use a 300d with the kit lens
     
  7. nealjpage

    nealjpage multi format master in a film geek package

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    Pentax K1000.
     
  8. jstuedle

    jstuedle No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I currently use a Nikon D1X for 90% of what I shoot. It has replaced my film cameras and I want for nothing that film used to do for me.
    My favorite film cameras were/are:
    Nikon F3 w/MD4 motor
    Nikon FA w/MD15 motor
    Nikon FM w/MD12 motor

    The F3 with or without the motor drive would do EVERYthing anyone would ask it too. It's a very rugged, small, and professional 35mm camera that can be had today for a very reasonable price.
     
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    Contax 167MT with Carl Zeiss 1.7T* - I use this one for "standard" photography as it's a sharp lens and a very rugged compact autoexposure body.
    Nikon F3HP with 20mm f2.8, 105mm f1.8 & 180mm f2.8 Nikkor - I use this for portraits and architectural, but it's a bit big and heavy with the power winder and the 180mm on it, hence the Contax.
    Yashica Mat 124G - Haven't really used it much yet, but it gets taken out with me!
    Contax T2/T3 - For parties and discrete action and holiday walking around type stuff.

    Rob
     

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