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haresfur

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Location: The Golden Triangle
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 14, 2020 - 2:50pm



 fractalv wrote:
Hey guys, I think my camera is nearing the end of it's days and I'm looking to make a small step up (think budget). I like Canon, I've been using my Powershot SX20IS since 2011 (I bought it used even then for about $300).

Things I like about it:
Moves between macro and telephoto without changing lenses
Uses AA batteries. I use lithium AA, but it can use Alkaline in a pinch.
Has a 20x zoom (I'm having the toughest time figuring out what would be the equivelent in DLSR lens)

I still consider myself somewhat of a beginner when it comes to setting camera settings quickly and for wildlife I rely on auto features. I plan to buy used to keep the cost in line with my very limited budget. I also understand that moving to DSLR means moving away from AA batteries and not changing lenses but I'm willing to consider it to get better photos.

Any suggestions or things to consider?

EDIT: I'd also consider another point&shoot like the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS



 
I have an SX60 and really like it. It does have limitations - the main one being that it has a small sensor which seems to me to be the limit on the quality. It also doesn't have a very wide f stop. It does by old film standards have large iso range. The main thing is that the maximum zoom is something like 1360 mm (35 mm equivalent). There is no way you are going to get close without a huge chunk of glass if you go to a bigger sensor. My theory is that the camera I have along takes much better pictures that the one that's too much of a pain to lug around and gets left at home.

I don't think the battery is too much of an issue but I do need to get a second one. I missed a lot of shots in Thailand because I forgot my charger.

ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 14, 2020 - 10:29am



 fractalv wrote:
Hey guys, I think my camera is nearing the end of it's days and I'm looking to make a small step up (think budget). I like Canon, I've been using my Powershot SX20IS since 2011 (I bought it used even then for about $300).

Things I like about it:
Moves between macro and telephoto without changing lenses
Uses AA batteries. I use lithium AA, but it can use Alkaline in a pinch.
Has a 20x zoom (I'm having the toughest time figuring out what would be the equivelent in DLSR lens)

I still consider myself somewhat of a beginner when it comes to setting camera settings quickly and for wildlife I rely on auto features. I plan to buy used to keep the cost in line with my very limited budget. I also understand that moving to DSLR means moving away from AA batteries and not changing lenses but I'm willing to consider it to get better photos.

Any suggestions or things to consider?

EDIT: I'd also consider another point&shoot like the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS



 

I have no advice other than that in my experience, the mAH of the proprietary batteries vs 4 AAs is much higher. That is, cameras burn thru AA batteries but our thing with a small brick lasts a long time.
fractalv

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Location: Cornell, CA
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 14, 2020 - 8:46am

Hey guys, I think my camera is nearing the end of it's days and I'm looking to make a small step up (think budget). I like Canon, I've been using my Powershot SX20IS since 2011 (I bought it used even then for about $300).

Things I like about it:
Moves between macro and telephoto without changing lenses
Uses AA batteries. I use lithium AA, but it can use Alkaline in a pinch.
Has a 20x zoom (I'm having the toughest time figuring out what would be the equivelent in DLSR lens)

I still consider myself somewhat of a beginner when it comes to setting camera settings quickly and for wildlife I rely on auto features. I plan to buy used to keep the cost in line with my very limited budget. I also understand that moving to DSLR means moving away from AA batteries and not changing lenses but I'm willing to consider it to get better photos.

Any suggestions or things to consider?

EDIT: I'd also consider another point&shoot like the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS



ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
Gender: Male


Posted: Aug 30, 2017 - 11:25am

 buzz wrote:

I don't get it. He waited a long time to get it at his price. He says it's an awesome camera. Why is he selling it? And for how much?

 
He's dead; the kids don't want it and are too rich to care about what they might get for it. It's going in an auction, so who knows what the starting price will be. edit: The link there isn't the story of the camera that's for sale, just a page that describes the camera...

There's a Hasselblad too. And this:



buzz

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Location: up the boohai


Posted: Aug 30, 2017 - 11:06am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
A local auction house is listing one of these, new in the box:

I'm thinking I can probably grab it for $25... hellooo, ebay!

 
I don't get it. He waited a long time to get it at his price. He says it's an awesome camera. Why is he selling it? And for how much?
Red_Dragon

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Posted: Aug 30, 2017 - 9:04am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
A local auction house is listing one of these, new in the box:

I'm thinking I can probably grab it for $25... hellooo, ebay!

 
{#Eek} That's almost criminal!
ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
Gender: Male


Posted: Aug 30, 2017 - 8:52am

A local auction house is listing one of these, new in the box:

I'm thinking I can probably grab it for $25... hellooo, ebay!
islander

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Location: Seattle
Gender: Male


Posted: Jul 26, 2017 - 3:17pm

Hey gang, I'm looking for some tips and tricks for taking pictures of our product. I've been really struggling with this for a couple of weeks, so I broke down and got a couple of softboxes and a background.
The lighting has helped a bunch, and I know i need to iron the backdrop, but are there other things I can do to get good pics to show the details of our products?  The faces are acrylic and tend to reflect a lot of lights and flashes. I'd also like to get better images of the backlighting as shown in the second pic. The lighting looks really dramatic in person, but It is either washed out in pictures or the exposure is so long it is hard to focus or avoid weird glow (I'll be getting another tripod tomorrow). 

DSCN3540 


DSCN3542 


2017-07-26_02-57-57
ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
Gender: Male


Posted: Jun 21, 2016 - 10:42am

 

Hasselblad X1D Leaked: World’s First Medium Format Mirrorless Camera


$8,995.00
ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
Gender: Male


Posted: Mar 29, 2016 - 7:03pm

 miamizsun wrote: 
Thanks for putting it in a more logical spot. R_P put it here and I promptly forgot about it.
miamizsun

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Posted: Mar 29, 2016 - 3:40pm

https://www.google.com/nikcollection/

it's now free

enjoy
Danimal174

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Location: Upstate South Carolina
Gender: Male


Posted: Feb 17, 2016 - 12:43pm

 Manbird wrote:
Hey,

There's a photography app called EyeEm. It has the basic editing features, nothing new there
but what sets it apart is the community interaction features. They give missions (themes) to
post for, prizes, contests and they also work with Getty and can get your images into Getty 
where you can collect royalties. Eye em takes a cut, of course. It's all done in a classy user interface.
Well worth the time to upload a bunch of your best stuff and see what happens. The only problem
I have is that the mac version is extremely crashy. Check it out, have some fun and make a
couple bucks maybe. 
I think I'll switch to using it on my desktop because I haave thousands of Getty-worthy photos
and the mobile app is too slow for me.

 
Sounds a little like Snapwire, which creates themes to which you can submit your images and, if your pic is chosen, you're paid a royalty fee. 
ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
Gender: Male


Posted: Feb 16, 2016 - 3:28pm

 Lazy8 wrote:


 
They're showing it on the $69 Raspberry Pi machine that we just got Charlie...
Lazy8

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Posted: Feb 16, 2016 - 3:24pm


Manbird

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Location: Oroville, Ca
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 24, 2016 - 10:33am

Hey,

There's a photography app called EyeEm. It has the basic editing features, nothing new there
but what sets it apart is the community interaction features. They give missions (themes) to
post for, prizes, contests and they also work with Getty and can get your images into Getty 
where you can collect royalties. Eye em takes a cut, of course. It's all done in a classy user interface.
Well worth the time to upload a bunch of your best stuff and see what happens. The only problem
I have is that the mac version is extremely crashy. Check it out, have some fun and make a
couple bucks maybe. 
I think I'll switch to using it on my desktop because I haave thousands of Getty-worthy photos
and the mobile app is too slow for me.
ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
Gender: Male


Posted: May 14, 2015 - 11:20am

 swell_sailor wrote:

That's handy. It also demonstrates how abstract that ppi number really is. Between 120 and 2000 works. And sometimes 1 pixel works.(Per your example)  DPI or PPI doesn't mean anything really until that fateful moment when the printer fires up and the math is applied. 

 
Just received a photo that is .057 inches wide, 9999.99 dpi. check the preview when I place it at 5 inches wide:


  It comes out to about 300 dpi when it's 2 inches wide.
ScottFromWyoming

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Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 18, 2015 - 8:41am


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Posted: Jan 27, 2014 - 2:28pm


swell_sailor

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Location: The Gorge
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Posted: Nov 4, 2013 - 12:19pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

I dunno what they were up to. But InDesign, over the last few iterations, has an info palette that gives you "Actual PPI" and "Effective PPI" so I don't even have to go into photoshop to investigate, most of the time. Printing on newsprint, I'll run anything from 120 to 2000 PPI without any worries. If I have to convert to grayscale, etc, I'll usually run a resize/sharpen action to get it down to a normal size if it's too big, but usually we're talking about logos so I just let it go.

 
That's handy. It also demonstrates how abstract that ppi number really is. Between 120 and 2000 works. And sometimes 1 pixel works.(Per your example)  DPI or PPI doesn't mean anything really until that fateful moment when the printer fires up and the math is applied. 
ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
Gender: Male


Posted: Nov 4, 2013 - 12:07pm

 swell_sailor wrote:

Right. One pixel per inch. Over 5000 inches wide. When printed at 17 inches is 300 dots per inch. 

Was that a test or something?



 
I dunno what they were up to. But InDesign, over the last few iterations, has an info palette that gives you "Actual PPI" and "Effective PPI" so I don't even have to go into photoshop to investigate, most of the time. Printing on newsprint, I'll run anything from 120 to 2000 PPI without any worries. If I have to convert to grayscale, etc, I'll usually run a resize/sharpen action to get it down to a normal size if it's too big, but usually we're talking about logos so I just let it go.
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