Back in the market for a camera (Read 2453 times)


A Dance with Monkeys

    Dealio is that I need one camera for everything, and I value photo quality above most everything else in my compact camera.  So I get one that shoots well and then baggit.


    Imminent Catastrophe

      Actually the best type of camera is one that doesn't need batteries.

      "Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"

       "To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain

      "The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.

       

      √ Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 20/21 July 2013

      Boston Marathon 21 April 2014

      Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 19/20 July 2014


      Needs more cowbell!

        Actually the best type of camera is one that doesn't need batteries.

         

        Heh...a 1-time use film camera...*scritch scritch scritch* *click* *scritch scritch scritch*

        Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"

        '14 Goals:

        • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

        • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)


        Imminent Catastrophe

          I always wanted one of these:



          "Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"

           "To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain

          "The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.

           

          √ Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 20/21 July 2013

          Boston Marathon 21 April 2014

          Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 19/20 July 2014


          Needs more cowbell!

            I always wanted one of these:

             

            I think you can still find those...but for a pretty penny.  Not sure if you would even be able to get film for them, anymore.  I had a beautiful 4x5 large format camera that I sold years ago (I think I got $800 for it and the massive carrying case, lens, and rail).  It just wasn't practical without my own darkroom set-up.  It paid for about half of my digital camera body.

            Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"

            '14 Goals:

            • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

            • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)


            Imminent Catastrophe

              Just picked up a Panasonic DMC-TS3. Waterproof to 12 meters, shockproof, encodes GPS position, altitude, direction of view and depth (if underwater). I'm in geek heaven. 

              "Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"

               "To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain

              "The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.

               

              √ Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 20/21 July 2013

              Boston Marathon 21 April 2014

              Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 19/20 July 2014


              A Dance with Monkeys

                Will it work in Monkeyville?


                Fat butt on couch

                  Just picked up a Panasonic DMC-TS3. Waterproof to 12 meters, shockproof, encodes GPS position, altitude, direction of view and depth (if underwater). I'm in geek heaven. 

                   

                  So it's perfect for when Trent's kid flushes it....

                  "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand

                   


                  Imminent Catastrophe

                    Will it work in Monkeyville?

                     

                    If I get selected in the lottery I'll find out.

                    "Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"

                     "To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain

                    "The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.

                     

                    √ Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 20/21 July 2013

                    Boston Marathon 21 April 2014

                    Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 19/20 July 2014

                    litenarfin


                      I love love love my Panasonic Lumix LX5. It's (IMO) nicely compact and takes amazing pictures. It may be bigger than what you are after - I would never put a camera in my pocket regardless of size, so I don't really know if it fits the bill.

                      I researched a lot before getting it, and it got consistently very high praise as one of the very best compact (not ultracompact though!) cameras. 

                       

                      As for image editing, I second GIMP as a Photoshop substitute, but I also use PhotoScape a lot, as it does what I want with less clicks, if my images don't need much editing. I use Photoshop and Photoscape side by side, and feel the compliment each other well.