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User currently offlineBA787 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 2596 posts, RR: 7
Posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 2615 times:

I need a cheap ish fairly decent digital camera thats suitable for taking photos at LBA or MAN , any reccomendations?

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User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3303 posts, RR: 30
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 2610 times:

For what purpose? Uploading to a.net, or your own personal collection?


"About the only way to look at it, just a pity you are not POTUS KFLLCFII, seems as if we would all be better off."
User currently offlineStealthZ From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5696 posts, RR: 44
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 2600 times:
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Quoting KFLLCFII (Reply 1):
For what purpose? Uploading to a.net, or your own personal collection?

What sort of question is that, I would think there should not be much of a distinction between taking quality photos for one's self or for Anet.
Guess it depends on one's personal standards!



If your camera sends text messages, that could explain why your photos are rubbish!
User currently offlineGman94 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1239 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 2585 times:

I just bought a Fuji Finepix S9500, it is a 9mp prosumer camera with a 10x (300mm) opitcal zoom. I gave it it's first run out at the RIAT yesterday and I'm pretty pleased with the results, though I did go through 5 packs of batteries in 8 hours. If you go for it though be careful where you buy it from I've seen it priced between £320 and £600 on various websites, I bought mine from amazon.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...-3191323-9539605?v=glance&n=560798

Here's one of my shots from yesterday with the camera:




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User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3303 posts, RR: 30
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 2585 times:

Quoting StealthZ (Reply 2):
What sort of question is that

Answered your own question:

Quoting StealthZ (Reply 2):
Guess it depends on one's personal standards!

 Wink



"About the only way to look at it, just a pity you are not POTUS KFLLCFII, seems as if we would all be better off."
User currently offlineViv From Ireland, joined May 2005, 3142 posts, RR: 28
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2525 times:

Quoting StealthZ (Reply 2):
there should not be much of a distinction between taking quality photos for one's self or for Anet.

There is a huge difference, notably in the areas of composition, centering, and cropping. Try applying the rule of thirds on Anet and see how many acceptances you get ...

[Edited 2006-07-19 16:11:13]


Nikon D700, Nikkor 80-400, Fuji X Pro 1, Fujinon 35 f/1.4, Fujinon 18 f/2
User currently offlineAzza40 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1052 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2489 times:

I use a Fuji s5600 for my own persoanl purposes and it is doing me fine. Just need to remember to buy rechargable batteries!

Aaron  sly 



Not been on here for a good 2/3 years!
User currently offline9VSPO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2487 times:

Quoting BA787 (Thread starter):
I need a cheap ish fairly decent digital camera

How much have you got to spend?


User currently offlineStormbringer From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 145 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2460 times:

I've gotten alot of good shots with a simple Canon Powershot A75. All the Powershot series are great for a basic digital cam. Only downside is that you are limited to 4x optical zoom, and the digital zoom gets a bit grainey.


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User currently offlineStealthZ From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5696 posts, RR: 44
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2452 times:
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Quoting Viv (Reply 5):
There is a huge difference, notably in the areas of composition, centering, and cropping. Try applying the rule of thirds on Anet and see how many acceptances you get ...

Absolutely agree but these factors are independant of camera choice

Cheers



If your camera sends text messages, that could explain why your photos are rubbish!
User currently offlineFanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1984 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2390 times:

I have been happy with my Lumix DMC-FZ5. It combines the advanced electronics of Panasonic and a fine Leica lens (for much less than a Leica brand camera). As I cannot afford a true digital SLR, this one has most of the features you would find on one. The best feature is the 12X optical zoom; my only complaint is that you have to purchase a specialized battery if you want to carry a spare (a good idea if you are doing a lot of shooting at one time, such as at an air show). The 12X telephoto (400 mm equivalent is really handy when you have to shoot from a parking lot. I got mine 2 years ago, so I don't know how much prices and models have changed; I got a good deal and excellent service from J&R in New York City (over the Internet). The camera has gotten very good reviews.


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User currently offlineBA787 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 2596 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2312 times:

I have a maximum of £250

Not much, just want a decent camera to use for some amatuer photography and trip reports

Tom


User currently offlineAzza40 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1052 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2291 times:

Quoting BA787 (Reply 11):
I have a maximum of £250

Fuji s5600 cost £199 for me, and has done me proud!

Aaron  swirl 



Not been on here for a good 2/3 years!
User currently offlineBA787 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 2596 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2270 times:

Quoting Azza40 (Reply 12):

Cheers, thats my sort of pricing lol

Tom


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