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Re: Cameras and Photography Advice Forum
« Reply #30 on: June 15, 2011, 12:22:26 PM »
Heat Haze - the bain of everyones life in photography  >:(

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Re: Cameras and Photography Advice Forum
« Reply #31 on: July 15, 2011, 05:39:01 PM »
I had a 50 D in my hands on the summit and I can't wait to start spotting.
I also know already how to use the timer  :-D

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Re: Cameras and Photography Advice Forum
« Reply #32 on: October 19, 2011, 06:15:51 PM »
Bought this one for my canon 7D:
http://www.sigmaphoto.com/shop/50-500mm-f45-63-apo-dg-os-hsm-sigma

Oh lord what a lens.

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Re: Cameras and Photography Advice Forum
« Reply #33 on: October 19, 2011, 09:40:41 PM »
Nice one Tomas,
I look forward to seeing the results and hearing some first hand feedback on what you think of it 'in the field'.
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Re: Cameras and Photography Advice Forum
« Reply #34 on: December 18, 2011, 05:36:26 AM »
Hi Folks can anyone give me advice as to what would be a nice not to expensive camera.. I live very close to the Esperance port and the camera iam using at the minute is not up to standard as you have seen in the pics i have posted

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Re: Cameras and Photography Advice Forum
« Reply #35 on: December 18, 2011, 06:02:37 AM »
Hi Peter

These two shots were taken by a Nikon Coolpix with 7 X zoom.  The models keep changing but I think the zoom is important

New Diamond at Port Pirie
From about 500 metres away
http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1203711

Radiance of the Seas at Circular Quay Sydney
Close up from ferry wharf
http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1457917

Both with some help from Picasa

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Re: Cameras and Photography Advice Forum
« Reply #36 on: December 18, 2011, 07:28:48 PM »

For the moment I would advise: Canon IXUS 230 HS.


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Re: Cameras and Photography Advice Forum
« Reply #37 on: December 19, 2011, 01:48:31 AM »
Thanks for your help i was looking at this camera
Fujifilm FinePix S4000 - Digital camera.....  or the  Fujifilm FinePix S4000 14 MP Digital Camera with Fujinon 30x Super Wide Angle Optical Zoom Lens and 3-Inch LCD  i see what you guys think before i purchase Both seem like they are decent cameras the first onbe is about 100 dollars cheaper

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Re: Cameras and Photography Advice Forum
« Reply #38 on: December 19, 2011, 03:10:35 AM »
Hi again Peter

Its your decision.  Nikon owners and Canon owners are usually as loyal to their brands as Ford and General Motors car owners are to theirs.

Try Google searches with the word Review before the product name.  Some of these are very comprehensive, particularly for DSLR cameras. 

Also look for comment about zoom cameras.  Here is one of many results http://www.dpreview.com/products/search/cameras

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Re: Cameras and Photography Advice Forum
« Reply #39 on: December 19, 2011, 09:47:54 AM »

30X Zoom? That really is a no go zone for me. Useless.

But as Clyde says: your decision, your money.

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Re: Cameras and Photography Advice Forum
« Reply #40 on: December 19, 2011, 11:28:10 AM »
Having previously had the Fuji 6900z camera the real dislike is the electronic zoom lens, it could be very difficult to get it to the right zoom range. I moved on to the Panasonic DMC-FZ50 and it is heaps better in that respect, unfortunately Panasonic no longer make a manual zoom bridge camera. However the Fuji HS20 is a manual zoom so might be worth a look?

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Re: Cameras and Photography Advice Forum
« Reply #41 on: December 19, 2011, 01:30:12 PM »
Thanks again folks i will work something out. Not good on cameras but i have been using the computer for 15 odd years so iam OK in that department.. In answer to you question Derek Re
Do you use manipulation software to enhance your pictures?  no i do not  once again thank you all

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Re: Cameras and Photography Advice Forum
« Reply #42 on: December 19, 2011, 01:38:04 PM »
Also i forgot to mention the ships i take photos off are no further than 500 to 1000 metres away,depending where i take the shot..I can get very close when they are berthing.. so maybe just need a moderate to good camera they are not long range shots although ships anchored in the bay are about 3 miles out... I have bored you all enough on this subject so ill let you know what i buy

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Re: Cameras and Photography Advice Forum
« Reply #43 on: December 20, 2011, 09:03:47 AM »
My advice

Go for a good quality Olympus SLR.

The bodies are average, but Olympus have a well deserved reputation for having an excellent lens.

Also try not to use the maximum zoom,on any camera,unless absolutely necessary.

In 35 mm terms 50 mm to 135 mm produce excellent results in general terms.
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Re: Cameras and Photography Advice Forum
« Reply #44 on: December 20, 2011, 10:31:34 AM »
This is the camera i think i will purchase

Canon PowerShot SX130 IS Digital Camera - 12.1 Megapixel + BONUS Canon Powershot Case PSCM2 + SanDisk 4GB Card. Save $42

Thanks for your help 

Peter
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