Old 09-13-2006, 06:46 PM   #1
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what kind of camera do you use for railfanning?
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Old 09-13-2006, 06:47 PM   #2
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what kind of camera do you use for railfanning?
I use a vivitar vivicam 3815 with the stock len's still in it its a little thing but it works and thats all i care about
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Old 09-13-2006, 07:43 PM   #3
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I use my Nikon D50 with the lens it came with 18-55 zoom.
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Nikon D50, D2Xs (not mine but I get to use it alot) with 17-55mm F2.8, 70-300mm, 1000mm F8 Manual Focus deal $85 at Wolf Camera, other lenses which arn't mine but I use alot..
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Old 09-13-2006, 08:53 PM   #5
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Got me a Nikon D70 with the 18-70mm lens and the chepo 70-300mm. Its a GREAT camera, and has never let me down!
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Old 09-13-2006, 08:59 PM   #6
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Canon 20D with various standard class of lenses....but when I first started out about 26yrs ago...my first camera was a Canon AV-1, then an AE-1P, then replaced with a Nikon F, then very recently on eBay I bought 3 Ricoh XR-P's, including various lenses and a pelican case for under $150.00 for all.

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Old 09-13-2006, 09:06 PM   #7
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Kodak DX6490 and Canon 350D are my two cameras. Both are great cameras and I use each one every time I train watch.
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Old 09-13-2006, 09:31 PM   #8
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I use a Kodak Z730. 5.0 megapixels. But not a whole lot of zoom to it. I want to get a Kodak Z650 or P880 in the future though.
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Old 09-13-2006, 11:49 PM   #12
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For me, it's a Nikon D70s. Love it.
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Old 09-14-2006, 12:02 AM   #13
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Canon 300D

Canon 70 to 200 mm f4L
Canon 10 to 22 mm Super Wide Angle
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My next purchase will probably be L glass to fit between the super wide and the telephoto. The kit lens has obvious flaws, but works decent part of the time. After that, I think about replacing the camera.


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Old 09-14-2006, 12:24 AM   #15
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what kind of camera do you use for railfanning?
Canon Powershot A520. In other words, one of the smallest cameras around that can get photos on RP.net. But definately not the cheapest as shown by the photos it takes!

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Old 09-14-2006, 01:16 AM   #16
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Nikon CoolPix 3200, 3.2 MP, 5.8-17.4mm 1:2.8-4.9 lens.
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Benq DC E300 and its 3.1MP.I hope to change it and get Canon 350D.
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Canon Powershot A520. In other words, one of the smallest cameras around that can get photos on RP.net. But definately not the cheapest as shown by the photos it takes!

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Too many lenses to list. Got the standard 18-70 kit lens, a 55-200, 70-300, 12-22 SWA, amongst others.

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I use the Powershot A520 too. I like it, it beat out my SLR, but it does have some drawbacks for me, namely the AI, lack of easy manual focusing, slow operation, limited apertures, it's too small (it's small size contributes to crooked photos which I must straighten (becuase of how I hold it)), and running through batteries at an outrageous rate. It has cost me several shots, yet netted me several good ones, so it was worth what I paid for it, but I will replace it once I graduate in May with one that better suits me.
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I have a Digital Rebel XT and I use it with two lenses. The ones I own are the 70-300mm IS, and a cheapo 28-70mm lens that was made before I was born.
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Usually, I use a Fuji Finepix S5100, but I'd like to replace it with a more megapixel camera, so that I could start entering contests and such(most generally require at least 5 megapixels). I also just picked up an ancient Minolta SRT-201, completely manual, from a kid in my AP Photo class, for use in that class. All it needs is batteries and it will rock! It replaces the only completely automatic SLR on the market, the Minolta Maxxum 3(which I bought not knowing there was such thing as an "automatic SLR"). Isn't "automatic SLR" generally an oxymoron?
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Kodak DX6490 and Canon 350D are my two cameras. Both are great cameras and I use each one every time I train watch.
Please explain this puzzling behavior.
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Old 09-14-2006, 04:50 AM   #23
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I still use my Canon EOS 1000F (35mm) with 35-80mm and 70-300mm lenses. This year I'm asking Santa for a wide angle lens.
I also carry a Sony DCS-W5 that gives good colour ("color" for everyone south of the 49th) and resolution. It is a really good camera, but it feels weird taking pictures with something that much smaller than the SLR.
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Old 09-14-2006, 06:47 AM   #24
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Assorted Canon EOS film cameras for most of my RP photos prior to 11/03
Digital Rebel 11/03 - 11/05
Canon 20D 11/05 - present

The other cameras are still around too, but the 20D is used the most, by far.
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Old 09-14-2006, 07:25 AM   #25
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