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So...since some of us are camera buffs and whatnot, let's hear about them. What kind of camera do you use, what is your favorite lens, what kind of lighting setup do you have and recommend, do you prefer 35mm to digital...anything at all. Sound off, everyone!!

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I've got a Visioneer digital camera. That just gave away that I'm not a camera buff. It takes decent pictures and also uses memory stick which is convenient. I've had it for 5-6 years at least. I bought rechargable batteries as this thing sucks battery power like nothing I've ever owned.

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I have a Nikon D50 which is no longer made... but I love it. I have a 18-55 and a 55-200 mm lens and I just love them too. A friend gave me some extension tubes which I need to try out for some close up photos.
What I'm looking for a mid range good tripod. Any recommendations?

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I currently have an old Olympus 2.1 MP digital camera which is starting to give me all sorts of problems. I am currently considering a Digital SLR or a high 10+ megapixel Canon point and shoot, something with good macro capabilities for pen photography.

Any suggestions?

-- Edited by Jack125 at 15:17, 2007-09-21

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I have a Fuji FinePix 2.3 MP camera, about 4 or 5 years old. Works well with a tripod and uses the small XD memory card, which my new desktop has a slot for reading right on the front, so transferring pictures to the PC is a piece of cake. I have a light tent that I bought a while back that works well for taking pen pictures. Not great but pictures are good enough for what I need them to be.

-- Edited by cakibler at 15:03, 2007-09-21

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I use a little Kodak EasyShare C533 5.0 Megapixel. 37mm-111mm. This is only my second digitasl camera. My first was toshiba PDR 3300.

The Kodak takes pretty good pics when I can figure out the lighting and settings. The one thing I don't like about this is I have to reset everyhting each time the cameras turned on. I use rechargeable bateries too because like Tom this thing eats "regular" batteries for an after breakfast snack.

I use a truly top of the line,cuting edge, ultra high tech light tent made of 110 lb card stock taped together at the sides and 3 swing arm desk lamps w/ 100w bulbs...lol. Yeah it's "ghetto fabolous" but it's worked ok for me so far.

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I've got that same light tent as Dennis! I've got four digital still cameras and one MiniDV video camera that takes pretty good stills. I've sort of put them all aside except for my latest which is an Olympus digital SLR e-500. It came with two lenses that are worthless for close-ups so I added a macro lens. A pretty good set up but I think Nikkon has best stuff going currently. A little pricey, though.

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I have a Canon PowerShot A630. It's much more capable of taking good close-up photos than I am. So long as I can get good close focus and enough light to show accurate colour and detail, I'm happy. I have an ancient brass and steel telescopic tripod which helps a lot. I really admire the high-quality pen photos I see here and elsewhere but I don't think I'll be replicating that standard of photography any time soon.

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I'm still bangin away with my little Kodak easyshare. My birthday is on the 24th of this month. I'm hoping my subtle hints of wanting a new camera got through. Doubt it, but I can still hope...lol.

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Still haven't purchased a new digital camera and I must admit, I am totally confused. New models come out almost daily and are quikly superceded by new models. By the time a camera is available and can be procured, a newer model is introduced.

Sad fact is that a used superceded digital loses almost 3/4 of its' value as soon as a new model in introduced.

I just might go back to shooting 35mm color slides and scanning them into digital format.

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I didnt get a new digital for my birthday.

"By the time a camera is available and can be procured, a newer model is introduced."

True, but a new model/next hot feature is released how often? Do your research on last years models, find the best option & pay 50-75% off on a closeout. I dont have to be on the 'cutting edge' of technology. Older versions are fine with me.


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Thanks Dennis. Might just do that once my funds get replenished. Purchased 4 Mandarin Yellow Bexleys (3 prototypes), an Edison Herald and a Namiki VP this month and should have my Joe Cali pen possibly by the weekend.

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Your jaundice fetish is getting out of hand Considering an intervention. In the mean time I'll pray for you.


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I have a Pentax *ist DL, which is kind of overkill for taking pics of comics to sell on eBay, heh.

I also found a pristine Pentax MX in a pile of junk my mum was gonna give to the thrift store! I pulled it out, put in some batteries for the light meter, loaded up some film, and I'm now playing around with it a little. I love the manual controls.

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I use a Canon Powershot A590. It is a little bitty thing that used to take good pictures. I bashed it on the ground when I fell in the "Treasury" in Petra in Jordan in January and now it takes a good picture every other shot.

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Andy, you were in Petra? Sorry you dropped your camera there. I visited Petra several years ago. It was one of the most awesome places I've ever visited and I took some excellent photos (although 2 MP cameras were state of the art then).

I'm using a Pansonic DMC-FZ28. It's a great little super zoom camera, but I'm still trying to master the art of macrophotography.

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I picked up a Sony Alpha a200 last year and haven't been able to put it down since. I love that camera, and I really like the fact that it's backward-compatible with the old Minolta A-mount lenses from the mid-80s onward. One of my best lenses was probably made in 1987-88, and I picked it up for $20!

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Yes, I was in Petra in January. I spent 2.5 weeks in Israel and we did a day excursion from Eilat to Petra. It was awesome and except for my fall it was a lot of fun!

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I am not a camera guy. When I go touristing I buy post cards. Those are made by the better professional, and there are not all the people in the way.
You don't have to worry about losing or having the camera stolen either.

I have a Traveler 5.meg camera I got a couple of years ago and am just started learning to use. If it wasn't for trying to find out what my mystery pens were, it would be rotting in a drawer.

For a tent, I think I'm going to try a dammaged Ikea round paper lantern type of lamp shade. I should be able to pick one up for $0.05.

I'll go cheap before getting into Dennis's expensive complicated hi-tec tent.

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What do you think about the newest digital cameras?

I got a Sanyo 12meg camera from WalMart this year under $100!
It's a nice camera for the price! With a 4gig SD card, it can hold 1000 pics,
or 45 min of video!

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