Personal Camera

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  1. LarissaPhotography

    LarissaPhotography TPF Noob!

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    We don't carry around our professional cameras every day. We have a little Canon that we use. It's nothing fancy since it's really just a way to get a snapshot in case some friends get together. What do you the rest of you guys use?
     
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    I'm usually carrying a 5D, although I don't haul all the gear with it I would on a paid shoot. I can tuck it with a 50mm lens and a 430ex flash in a very small bag. For a beater I use my old 20D, but I'm rarely in a situation where I'm worried about the camera.

    I recently bought a Canon G7 because I wanted a very small, pocket-able camera, but I find myself disappointed with it's quality faster than ISO 200. I like it if I know I'm only going to be outside in the daytime. I tried sticking with film for my compact point-n-shoot for a while, but dealing with film processing just annoys me anymore.

    When I can get a digital compact with an 8mp APS-C sensor I'll probably stop hauling the DSLRs everywhere. I can't believe I'm still waiting for Canon or Nikon to bring me that camera. I had high hopes for the Sigma DP1, but I don't think it cuts it for the price. I just want something that can match a 20D for basic image quality.
     
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    5D/50mm f/1.4, Kiev 4A(b)/ 50mm f/2, Olympus OM1n/50mm f/1.8, Canon A640. In that order. The A640 only goes to the pub.
     
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    abraxas No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I dunno- Some kind of little silver camera my wife shoves at me once every few months if she wants to be in the photo.
     
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    It's not often you can catch me without my Alpha's but when I don't have them my Sony cybershot P200 is a lifesaver! it's old and out of date by now but I have captured some phenomenal photos with it. I've pinned it against a few nikon and cannon P&S and It takes better pics and the lcd is way way better IMO. Ive been looking around for a new one for about a year now but have not found anything that can compare to it yet. Even the new cybershots. (Maybee it's a emotional attachment?) LOL
     
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    I started with a P&S, but gave it away to go DSLR. I too mount the 50mm on a 5D when I want my smallest form factor. Don't really want a P&S, would rather have another lens.

    -Shea
     
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    I certainly donlt carry my big SLR and lenses around with me during the every day routine. For that I use a Panasonic Lumix LX3. Mightily good little camera - though I try not to use it over 400ISO.
     
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    Fuji S700
     
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    my wife has a powershot d1000 or something, I just pull the grip off my xt and put on the nifty fifty. 1.8 is great for the bar....
     
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    JIP No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I just bought a P6000 and I love it. It is excellent for going around with my daugher because I can carry my camera, SB-800 and, my small camcorder in a small bag.
     
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    My personal camera is an Olympus Trip 35 and a decent flash that came with it.

    I only use it if Im going to a felild trip at school where I know nothing interesting will be there, just in case I see something cool, I wont have to haul around 2 lenses, a flash, and my off balance bag.

    Usually I carry around my Nikon FM10 with a 35-105mm Macro lens (its got the Non Macro capability to)
     

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