What camera do you have?

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21. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

I have:

1) Old Nikon Nikkromat w/assorted lens (my favorite one)
2) Old Canon FTB w/50mm lens
3) Fuji FinePix 2600Z w/3X optical zoom - digital
4) SeaLife ReefMaster DC 250 w/waterproof housing and land/sea exposure settings

As the others have stated, it is the photographer - not the camera - that really counts. Though I find I do more "point and shoot" snapshot stuff with the digitals than with the old 35mm ones. When traveling, it's more of what you are willng to carry with you and amount of pack space available.

Next time we travel, the digitals go and so does my trusty old Nikon, just not with every lens I own.

22. Posted by thowra (Full Member 74 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

I took all my Latin American pictures with my good ol' Pentax Optio 330GS. It is awesome and seems unbreakable. The batteries in it lasted forever (when they were new now they are dying). It really does take good pictures, and seemed unphased by things like rock-climbing and absailing, even when bounced and crunched in between me and the rock a few times...

I also use a Olympus OM10 (Old & manual) which is great for home but very heavy to carry around while backpacking. At the end of the day, I would say you need whatever is most practical for that!!! I have now got used to the digital camera and use my Olympus only for specific pics rather than as my main camera. Not through lack of quality though...

23. Posted by rbyslipahs (Respected Member 349 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

I've taken gorgeous photos in Scotland with a simple little Vivitar Vivicam 3.3 MP (~$100), and my newer camera is a Kodak EasyShare 4 MP with 10x optical zoom. The latter has a great action shot sequence, and both are excellent for beginners. Once I'm past all this wedding nonsense (less than a month!), I'll have to post pics.

24. Posted by ChubbDub (Full Member 132 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Nikon F3... the way to go =)... standard 50mm...

If i had some $$$ definetly a Hasselblad =)!!


25. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Quoting Delthefunk

Nikon F3... the way to go =)... standard 50mm...

If i had some $$$ definetly a Hasselblad =)!!


Oooh, Nikon F3 - nice camera Kevin!

I also have a really old Exacta VXIIa and a Yashica MAT-124G twin-lens reflex. I really love the Yashica - but not a traveling camera by any means - and film? Ha! Try to find that "on the road"!

26. Posted by Peter (Admin 6611 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

I've got a Nikon F65, that all photos from last year were taken on. Since then my wife bought a Canon Ixus 500 and I love it! I've been going particularly crazy with the panorama function. What really bugs me though is the lag when taking a picture - makes it really hard to capture a moment (for instance, the kiss at a wedding!). The most recent photos in my gallery were taken on that (ie, the ones from the Great Ocean Rd last week).

I think the best results I've had to date is from a 1960s rangefinder, my Kodak Retinette that I picked up in Barcelona after my previous camera died. I loaded it up with some super expensive Fuji Velvia and snapped away (photos in my gallery from Spain and Italy were taken on that). I find it a little risky not having a lightmeter or any help focussing, but it's a very elegant camera. I should take it for a spin again some day.


27. Posted by sanquar (Full Member 63 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

I use a canon a80. It is an excellent camera for my needs. It takes AA batteries that have very good life. It has 2 custom fuctions to preset manually. I use them for a macro at 5cm and 10cm. I also have the canon underwater housing and it is rated to 40 metres though I have personally seen them work at 65m. I also like that it takes CF cards so it slots straight into my PDA.
For the price and my photo skills, I couldn't ask for more...


28. Posted by Doo (Budding Member 2 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

I have Olympus C700 for about 3 years, for now it covers my needs but in future I'm thinking about something like Nikon Coolpix 8800 Yes, I like big zoom! :)

29. Posted by meerola (Full Member 32 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

My photos are mostly taken on slide film with a Nikon F70 and then scanned with a film scanner. But as many have already said, it's not the camera, it's the person behind it. Even so I think it's important to have a good enough camera so that it won't ruin your pictures either by eg. over- or underexposing them. :)

The most important part of your camera is the lens. If that's good then the rest doesn't matter that much. If the lens is crappy, there's nothing you can do.

30. Posted by Mikey B (Respected Member 181 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Ive been using a Canon EOS 30 for the past couple of years. Either with Fuji Reala print film or Fuji Provia or Velvia slide film.

I never thought Id consider going digital but after seeing the quality people are now getting with digital SLRs Im really tempted.

However the price of a decent digital SLR still seems pretty high and besides I still get a real buzz out of waiting for the fims to come back from the processing lab.