Which camera do you currently use?

 
  Graham4405 The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Dalby Qld
Just a heads up, Photo Continental are selling ex-gov. Canon 30D's body only for $199. Could make a useful second body for some or a cheap step into the canon DSLR's for others.
"Gunzeling"


http://www.photocontinental.com.au/specials15

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  Shacks Ghanzel

Location: Sir Big Lens of the Distant Upper Hunter
Just a heads up, Photo Continental are selling ex-gov. Canon 30D's body only for $199. Could make a useful second body for some or a cheap step into the canon DSLR's for others.
"Gunzeling"


http://www.photocontinental.com.au/specials15
"Graham4405"

They look like the ones there is a bit of talk about on the various photog forums, you will need to get a new shutter installed as most of these cameras have passed the 100,000 shutter actions life expectancy. Still could be a good buy, a new shutter fitted here in Aust is about $350.
  Gunzeling Beginner

To be specific they are ex QPOL scenes of crime unit cameras. They upgraded to 60D's when they came out and these are the last of their old 30D's. These ones apparently came from units that got replaced last and did not see a lot of use, well not as much as the normal ones anyway. I missed out on the earlier sell offs (1D's for $130 - body only). It might be worth checking in every now and then. Especially when they upgrade their 5D mkII's.
I pick mine up on Tuesday and will let everyone know how it goes.
  squeakaz Station Master

I currently use an Olympus E-520. Only a small DSLR but enough to get me into trouble Smile
  BL2 Chief Train Controller

Olympus D Slr's are excellent cameras, though it seems we've seen the end of them, with the newer style of cameras like the Pen taking over.
Other makers have embraced the mirrorless style of body too, could the reign of the 35mm based SLR be over???  Smile
  Shacks Ghanzel

Location: Sir Big Lens of the Distant Upper Hunter

Other makers have embraced the mirrorless style of body too, could the reign of the 35mm based SLR be over???  Smile
"BL2"

That would mean they are no longer a SLR, more like a prosumer with interchangeable lenses.
  BL2 Chief Train Controller

Well just like the machinery the names are a changin too!
What will pros be using by then?
Smile
  Beheard Locomotive Fireman

Location: Melbourne
I've been asking a couple of professional  cameramen (moving images ) their thoughts on buying a domestic DSLR for still and moving images. Naturally enough Canon comes up, but the current Panasonic / Lumix range has really got them interested.

On Saturday one of them said that he was "buying his wife one, duty free, so he could use it"

So I might give it consideration myself, if Wayne Swann gives me back enough tax in July.
  Shacks Ghanzel

Location: Sir Big Lens of the Distant Upper Hunter
I've been asking a couple of professional  cameramen (moving images )
"Beheard"


Sure they wern't photographers ?
All the Pro Cameramen I know will tell you you buy a DSLR for stills and a HD PRO for motion, unless you are happy to put up with less than average results.
  Beheard Locomotive Fireman

Location: Melbourne
Hi Shacks,
These hacks are mainly doco and sport, RF, or triax. It was just interesting hearing their thoughts and advice on buying a still camera for personal use. In the past they would have said canon for sure.
I have seen some great stuff shot on DSLR though, but at the same time a lot of prep has gone into making it look good, and audio is another issue.
Cheers
  Shacks Ghanzel

Location: Sir Big Lens of the Distant Upper Hunter
That makes sense Beheard. I do a fair bit of still photography up here in he top end for pro camera men and they hate DSLR's with movie functions.

Word doing the Nikon forums is Nikon will drop the movie function from it's pro range.
  Beheard Locomotive Fireman

Location: Melbourne
....Word doing the Nikon forums is Nikon will drop the movie function from it's pro range...
"Shacks"


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Now asking these blokes what camera they'd recommend for the domestic market really only gets a grunt for a response. But it was interesting to find out they still like to share it between nikon and canon when they work, and for a host of reasons, which leads me to pointing out how different a lot of pro shutterbugs operate these days.
Shot ,edit, send, and someone is looking at the image in London on a site, 10 minutes after the shot was taken in Melbourne. Of course a little edit here and there, maybe a quick proof from the boss in Sydney, and presto another good earner...

The boys on the boundary... they're all waiting for the new canon to arrive soon they tell me... and the main concern is "will it be as Mac compatible as the nikon".... seems that Mac compatibility for them is a very important consideration these days, and for good reasons.

Made mention that Nikon maybe dropping there movie function....just a grunt I got...

But for a domestic camera I'm still going to have a look at the panasonic/lumix, if the tax man is kind?

For moving images I reckon there might be some cheap 2nd hand sony Z7s and Z5s on the market soon, as panasonic are challenging this market with a much cheaper new release. Great little HD movie camera the Z7, nearly broadcast quality pictures and sound.

Anyway I'll ask the boys on the boundary there thoughts about the new canon after she arrives, and they remember what model it is called.
  CodyW Junior Train Controller

Location: Launceston, Tasmania
I'm currently using a Nikon D60 with an 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II lens and a Yong Nuo 560 speedlite.

On the film side of things I use a Cosina CT1G with a 28-70mm lens and what ever film I can get my hands on, usually Kodak 400 ASA. Developed and processed at school by me.  Smile

Cody
  Gwiwer Rt Hon Gentleman and Ghost of Oliver Bulleid

Location: Loitering in darkest Somewhere
Happy to record I am still using the Minolta Dynax 60 and Provia or Sensia slide film for "best".

Recently acquired a Nikon L120 "Coolpix" for point 'n' shoot work.  Perfectly competent fairly basic camera which takes publication-quality images if well-handled.
  1989RO Station Staff

Location: kilmore
Hi all

I use a nikon D3000 with a Dx18x200VR zoom and i also have nikon coolpix s8100 for point and shoot work. For my video work i use a panasonic HDC-SD20......

Cheers rob
  Henry Herby

Location: Victoria
I use a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18 but soon to be replaced by a Nikon D700  Very Happy
  Graham4405 The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Dalby Qld
My 6 year old Fujifilm FinePix S5500 has been retired!

I did think about acquiring a Canon DSLR, and may yet do so, but for now I just went for the obvious replacement, a Fujifilm FinePix S4000. The beauty of that is familiarity and a much better specced camera for a small cost. Bought it online at iiBuy for $249. The cheapest I had seen it in shops was $349 at JB HiFi.

I've only taken two photos so far and I'm impressed...
  GrahamH Chief Commissioner

Location: At a terminal on the www.
On my recent day out to see the AK cars my Canon A550 had intermittent failures in three different ways. So I hit the web and eventually bought a Canon A1200 online (sight unseen) from OfficeWorks. Haven't done much yet but it seems more effective than the reviews portrayed it.
  Barrington Womble Photo Nazi

Location: Banned
Acquired a Canon Powershot G12 about a week ago - very impressed so far with it.
  newington Chief Commissioner

Location: Here, very occasionally.
NikonL120.

nice camera, but would be better with a manual mode as well.
  Gwiwer Rt Hon Gentleman and Ghost of Oliver Bulleid

Location: Loitering in darkest Somewhere
Also using an L120 as the "point and shoot" these days and finding it perfectly good for a lot of the better quality work as well.

I would also like a full manual over-ride on it and also the ability to use the "Night" modes without having the flash required.  The release won't fire if the flash is suppressed.

The best option I can find for glowing coloured after-dark shots is "Dusk / dawn".

Infra-red remote release would be very useful as well.
  hill123 Beginner

Nikon d500, great camera for this price!
  Graham4405 The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Dalby Qld
I won a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH25 (compact point and shoot) today. Not the sort of thing I would buy, but hey it didn't cost anything!
  coyote Chief Train Controller

Location: ..........On the other side of the Far side of the Black Stump beyond the back of Bourke.
I won a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH25 (compact point and shoot) today. Not the sort of thing I would buy, but hey it didn't cost anything!
"Graham4405"
Buying tickets in the pub raffle again Graham?  WinkMwa ha ha ha!
  Graham4405 The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Dalby Qld
I won a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH25 (compact point and shoot) today. Not the sort of thing I would buy, but hey it didn't cost anything!
"Graham4405"
Buying tickets in the pub raffle again Graham?  WinkMwa ha ha ha!
"coyote"

Nope, as I said it didn't cost anything.

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