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Hi /out/, /p/ here. What...
Anonymous 02/17/14(Mon)22:53 UTC+1 No.272132 Report

Hi /out/, /p/ here. What cameras do you take with you to great lengths, heights or depths of your journeys?

Mine is pic related.
Anonymous 02/17/14(Mon)22:54 UTC+1 No.272133 Report

point and shoot
Anonymous 02/17/14(Mon)23:09 UTC+1 No.272142 Report
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-Canon Powershot S70 for...
-Canon Powershot S70 for photos and night shots
-Oregot Scientific ATC9K, waterproof HD action cam, 135º FOV. For action stuff, wet stuff, bicycle mount, as well as time lapses of various activities
-Oregon Scientific ATC3K, water-resistant SD action cam, 48º FOV. For anything where the camera might get destroyed, also good as a "second" camera (example: HD camera on head for rope climbing with SD camera on harness pointing to the ground; HD cam on handlebars and SD camera under seat facing backwrds, etc)

--Magnus PV-3310 travel tripod
-Targus mini steel travel tripod

I'm not a great photographer or anything but I do enjoy it
Anonymous 02/17/14(Mon)23:12 UTC+1 No.272148 Report
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>tough as a tank>no need...
>tough as a tank
>no need for batteries
>delicious film grain
Anonymous 02/17/14(Mon)23:48 UTC+1 No.272181 Report
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>>272148Isn't that...
Isn't that basically the Zenit EM?

The Zenit is my weapon of choice for film, Nikon Coolpix L100 is my weapon of choice for Digital.
Anonymous 02/17/14(Mon)23:52 UTC+1 No.272184 Report
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>very good image and built quality
>got soaking wet while snowboarding for 7 days
>fell on it repeatedly while dirt biking
>still works flawless

I've also got a Cullmann Nanomax 220 tripod. Fits in every backpack and is very light. But I wouldn't recommend doing long exposure on windy days.
Anonymous 02/18/14(Tue)00:03 UTC+1 No.272189 Report
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>>272184And i also got a...
And i also got a shit ton of these fuckers. Bought the GoPro and the keycam and have won the Rollei's on the internet
Anonymous 02/18/14(Tue)00:30 UTC+1 No.272208 Report

What's a good camera for /out/ happysnaps? I take them with my phone at the moment but I'd rather have a small camera and leave my phone switched off and packed away.
Anonymous 02/18/14(Tue)01:10 UTC+1 No.272227 Report

I take my K10D when I go trekking or on the mountain.
If I'm snowboarding I'm just using my phone. It's an absolutely horrible solution, because I don't have a viewfinder and manual exposure (not to mention the awful optics), but I can't afford a compact enough digital camera with viewfinder that's shock and waterproof to some degree.
Anonymous 02/18/14(Tue)01:22 UTC+1 No.272235 Report

im thinking of getting beastgrip.
Anonymous 02/18/14(Tue)03:01 UTC+1 No.272280 Report

Fujifilm finepix s4250 - awesome dslr-style point and shoot for $150-$200. 24x zoom, pretty durable, very functional and takes good shots close and far. I took that thing everywhere. It's not compact, but I don't care.

Also have a Canon Rebel t3i with 55-250mm zoom lens, looking to get 600mm for it though.

Wildlife photographer here.
Anonymous 02/18/14(Tue)04:15 UTC+1 No.272307 Report

Panasonic GF5 reporting in.
Anonymous 02/18/14(Tue)04:21 UTC+1 No.272309 Report

I like the DSLR image quality, but every time I think about that extra lens or tripod or whatever, I think about how annoying it would be to deal with the extra weight and volume over the next tens, hundreds or thousands of miles of traveling.

Maybe I need to become a richfag and make my other gear light and small.
Anonymous 02/18/14(Tue)04:27 UTC+1 No.272311 Report

I have a Nokia Lumia 1020 and a Panasonic GX7.

The Lumia 1020, despite its great reviews, actually has a pretty disappointing camera. The GX7, with its 16MP absolutely destroys the Lumia 1020 at everything. That shouldn't surprise anyone though.

I have the 15mm bodycap lens, the Olympus 14-42mm II, the Olympus 45-150mm, the Panasonic 25mm f1.4 Summilux, and the Olympus 45mm f.1.8. Next lens I get will be a very wide-angle lens. I was thinking the 12mm Olympus.
Anonymous 02/18/14(Tue)04:33 UTC+1 No.272313 Report

Yup they are durable, I have a finepix similiar to that model I believe, use most days at work and in 2 years only the lcd button popped off which I don't use that much anyway, can't do macro anymore but whatever, the price was good, great zoom. Will probably get somethin smaller next time tho.
Anonymous 02/18/14(Tue)04:55 UTC+1 No.272327 Report
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D3100I am considering a...

I am considering a compact digital to save weight for winter trips but I really want to keep the camera as a last resort if I start getting desperate.
Anonymous 02/18/14(Tue)05:15 UTC+1 No.272338 Report

i'm in the market for a DSLR but there are too many choices out there

Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax ':|
Anonymous 02/18/14(Tue)05:15 UTC+1 No.272339 Report
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Pentax K-XNo complaints, just...
Pentax K-X

No complaints, just a few specks of dust on my sensor that won't just die. Luckily Lightroom makes it easy to erase them.
Mule 02/18/14(Tue)07:59 UTC+1 No.272434 Report
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>Nikon D90My big camera....
>Nikon D90
My big camera. Excellent at night. Remote release, intervalometer, and assortment of glass make getting shots easier. However.... expensive, heavy, big. Whether I take it or not depends on a lot of factors.
>Sony DSCH2
Older bridge camera. Some features of a DSLR, without the cost/bulk associated with one. M/A/S/P, which is nice. Since it's a relatively inexpensive yet capable camera, this one goes with more often than not and some of my best shots have been with this camera.
>Contour Roam
Stuck to my helmet. Slide the switch forward to record, then just look at something to take a picture of it. Slide the switch back to stop. Usually set it to take a 5mp photo every second, and it does fairly well. Decent video too, but I don't have the patience to sit and edit 32GB of POV shots. Lets me get pics I couldn't get with any other camera.
For when I leave my P&S at home. Might take a shot or two with this, but chances are if I left the P&S at home, I'm focusing more on riding than taking pictures.
For the Nikon or P&S. Tree stumps, my bike/sled, fence posts, rocks... anything becomes a tripod. Small and light. Worth the money. I have a chinese knockoff g'pod with a hot-shoe fitting I machined that I use with my speedlights.

Pic related, ~1min shot of me last summer with my headlamp. Nikon on the g-pod on a rock, intervalometer for the timer (red light on the rock at the bottom right is from the little indicator on the timer).
Anonymous 02/18/14(Tue)09:55 UTC+1 No.272462 Report
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I've personally found...
I've personally found that one of the most important accessories to have when shooting pics /out/doors is a good phone tripod.

I use this. The legs are flexible and can be wrapped around just about anything. The phone mount can be unscrewed and fitted on a real camera if need be.

Set the ISO on your phone down low, crank the exposure compensation up, set the phone to 2-second shutter delay and take a pic. You'll be surprised at what a phone is capable of.
Anonymous 02/18/14(Tue)11:25 UTC+1 No.272472 Report
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>>272132Sony NEX-5NDont...
Sony NEX-5N

Dont get out as much as I'd like to though...
Anonymous 02/18/14(Tue)11:25 UTC+1 No.272473 Report

>>Nikon D90
my grandad has one of these that he never uses.. just uses an old, old, cybershot instead most of the time....
i don't understand.
it's great.

i have a Diana F+ i take on short-ish journeys where i have space for it.. it's not heavy, but it is bulky. then i've got some Samsung compact for digitals.
Anonymous 02/18/14(Tue)20:47 UTC+1 No.272634 Report

I got a D3100 too. Excellent camera, you don't need to pay more to get great pictures. I should get the 35mm f1.8DX for low light, but the 18-55mm has vibration reduction that works really well.
I also have a Nikon FE: with velvia 50 or TMAX100, it it awesome. Better than any digital camera.
Anonymous 02/18/14(Tue)21:17 UTC+1 No.272656 Report

I used to bring one, but when you're already carrying 20kg and ascend 1000m each day, you'll think twice how much you really need it.
So these days, apart from astrophotography I don't really use it anymore. It's just not necessary. I barely ever shoot at anything but 18mm (on a crop) so unless I have to expose than longer than 1/20 it doesn't become an issue.
Besides, I can always just take a bag of rice or couscous or whatever I have with me and plant it on a rock.
In the end, putting the camera on a rock or my backpack and using a 50g cable remote works just as good. And I save carrying a few kilos which might be the difference between having to hike along a river or carrying some additional bottles of water and seeing grander vistas.
Anonymous 02/18/14(Tue)21:21 UTC+1 No.272661 Report

i've been looking into that one, but there's gotta be a catch. can you really go completely manual with it (ISO, exposure, drive, etc)? Plus lenses also cost a shitton if you want to upgrade and I also want something that's kinda weather resistant too.

Idunno if I should buy the D3100, although very well priced, for fear that it'll cost me more to try and upgrade it to the features I want someday
Anonymous 02/18/14(Tue)21:43 UTC+1 No.272673 Report
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I've been using a Canon...
I've been using a Canon SX130 for /out/ings when I don't want to lug my DSLR. Not too expensive, has manual mode, takes good pictures (I've printed some 16x20 and exhibited them), good zoom, uses AA batteries, and shoots RAW with the CHDK firmware hack. Not super duper compact, but I don't care. I just got a SX160 today, I wanted to get one before they disappear because it's the last in the series that takes AAs (and the 130 won't last forever).

Also use:
Nikon D90 (great camera but it's bulky)
Lumix GF2 mirrorless (nice and light, but battery life sucks for more than just day trips)
Various old film cameras, but not usually on outings

>I also want something that's kinda weather resistant too.
Plastic bag and a rubber band.
Anonymous 02/18/14(Tue)22:00 UTC+1 No.272683 Report

Pentax 6x7 medium format
Canon T2i DSLR
Olympus 1030sw point and shoot
GoPro Hero 2
Anonymous 02/18/14(Tue)22:02 UTC+1 No.272685 Report

>Plastic bag and a rubber band.
yeah that's true.. some of the pentax ones are weather resistant right outta the box which is nice but they're spensive
Anonymous 02/18/14(Tue)22:07 UTC+1 No.272688 Report
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>nikon d3100 with 18-55 and...
>nikon d3100 with 18-55 and 55-200 vr lenses
>minolta x-700 with various zoom and prime lenses
>droid bionic
Anonymous 02/18/14(Tue)22:21 UTC+1 No.272692 Report

again everyone's got one but me :c
Anonymous 02/18/14(Tue)22:30 UTC+1 No.272695 Report

I am impressed. I went from the a canon rebel xt to this, and this is much better
Anonymous 02/18/14(Tue)22:31 UTC+1 No.272696 Report

yeah it looks pretty good, still can't afford it though
Anonymous 02/18/14(Tue)22:35 UTC+1 No.272699 Report

>better than d3100
No surprise here.

Never ask /p/ why, you'll get lynched for this.
Anonymous 02/18/14(Tue)22:41 UTC+1 No.272702 Report

wait did you just say the rebel is better than the D3100?? or the other way around? and why no surprises? and why would they lynch you?

I need to know about these cameras D:
Anonymous 02/18/14(Tue)22:44 UTC+1 No.272705 Report

The D3100 is clearly better than Rebels. But /p/ hate Rebels.
Anonymous 02/18/14(Tue)22:45 UTC+1 No.272706 Report

is a rebel an auto point-n-shoot and that's why they hate it, or does it just suck
Anonymous 02/18/14(Tue)22:49 UTC+1 No.272708 Report

Just ask >>>/p/rebel
Anonymous 02/18/14(Tue)22:52 UTC+1 No.272709 Report

hmmm I seeeeeee

I'm leaning toward a Pentax but I have to save for a long time
Anonymous 02/19/14(Wed)01:19 UTC+1 No.272782 Report

Check out the K-30 or K-50 if monies are a problem. Just make sure the lens says WR.
Anonymous 02/19/14(Wed)01:22 UTC+1 No.272783 Report

thanks for the tip - yeah the k-50 looks prety nice, and B&H has the body plus 2 lenses (both say "WR") for like $800... that's gonna take me an age to save up
Anonymous 02/19/14(Wed)02:25 UTC+1 No.272807 Report


should I get a Pentax K-3 ?
im not a photographer by any means, but I like to take pictures and I just want a really good camera and I heard these were good.
but even with the K-3 it seems like there are slightly different versions of it available. its confusing. which one should I choose. I don't mind if its near $1500 for the best one.
Anonymous 02/19/14(Wed)08:49 UTC+1 No.272964 Report

There's only one K-3, although it may come bundled with different lenses. I'd really suggest getting something like a K-50 first, if you decide a DSLR isn't for you you'll lose less money.
Although if you really want one helluva camera off the bat go for it.
Anonymous 02/19/14(Wed)10:02 UTC+1 No.272982 Report

This tripod I'm talking about is about the size of a hot dog and it's meant for use with phones and smaller cameras.

Though I have a Manfrotto 055xprob for serious use. I would never take it along with me innawoods unless I specifically had some photography in mind.
Anonymous 02/19/14(Wed)19:43 UTC+1 No.273136 Report

I second having a small tripod. Some weigh less than 100g if you spend a bit more.
Anonymous 02/19/14(Wed)21:07 UTC+1 No.273163 Report
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>>273136I liek this one....
I liek this one. It'll hold my SLR if it has to.
Anonymous 02/21/14(Fri)10:17 UTC+1 No.274125 Report

Does it have any length adjustments for the legs? Doesn't look that flexible to me... even if it does collapse to practically nothing.
Anonymous 02/21/14(Fri)15:43 UTC+1 No.274186 Report

no but with the strap you can attach it to things which makes it more versatile. I also have a half size lightweight tripod that does extend if I want something more serious.
Anonymous 02/21/14(Fri)21:20 UTC+1 No.274331 Report
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40D. Fucker's been on...
40D. Fucker's been on quite a few mountains with me.
Anonymous 02/22/14(Sat)01:08 UTC+1 No.274426 Report
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Sony NEX-3n with a small...
Sony NEX-3n with a small manfrotto tripod
its a pretty good camera, i might get a better lens for low light though.
Anonymous 02/22/14(Sat)02:31 UTC+1 No.274451 Report
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>>272964ok. thank you...

ok. thank you for the kind response.
Anonymous 02/22/14(Sat)09:00 UTC+1 No.274546 Report

You're welcome.
Anonymous 02/23/14(Sun)12:04 UTC+1 No.275097 Report

Nikon D7000 with a Nikon 16-85mm lens. I bring it on all kinds of trips, including hiking, mountaineering, skiing and bicycling. Never feels too heavy and never takes up too much space. The 16-85mm range covers 99% of all the pictures I want to take, so I couldn't be more happy with this combo.
Anonymous 02/26/14(Wed)19:37 UTC+1 No.277257 Report

Interesting how most of us use general use lenses cause they are, well, useful and then somebody gets trolled hard by retards on /p/ with
>babby's ultrazoom
Diff horses for diff courses, as always
Anonymous 02/26/14(Wed)19:46 UTC+1 No.277259 Report

I'm still looking to get a nice low focal length prime for my K10D. In the last 3 years my /out/ photos were shot almost 100% at 18mm.
Anonymous 02/26/14(Wed)20:04 UTC+1 No.277268 Report

What are those Rollei things like?
Anonymous 02/26/14(Wed)20:07 UTC+1 No.277271 Report

Canon 7D
Anonymous 02/26/14(Wed)20:09 UTC+1 No.277273 Report

I have...

Panasonic LX7. Good camera.

Panasonic FT4. Good enough for a waterproof camera.

Gopro hero3 black. It's a gopro, it does what they do.
Anonymous 02/26/14(Wed)20:18 UTC+1 No.277280 Report

Nikon L120 for all my backpacking trips.(few years old now, think the new model is an L820)

Small, light, cheap. Takes a fantastic photo. If I fuck it up I'm out $200 vs $1200 for my DSLR
Anonymous 02/26/14(Wed)20:27 UTC+1 No.277287 Report

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
24-72 2.8 F-stop
Anonymous 02/28/14(Fri)17:06 UTC+1 No.278531 Report

Pentax has 4 zooms that go below 18mm and 2 primes, Sigma has 3 zooms and 1? prime, then there are the Samyang 16 and 14.
Anonymous 03/02/14(Sun)05:47 UTC+1 No.279325 Report
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powershot A1400>compact and...
powershot A1400
>compact and pretty light
>decent quality and features like night mode
>AA batteries cuz mountains dont into 120v
Mule 03/02/14(Sun)06:56 UTC+1 No.279341 Report
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D90, 35mm prime, last night...
D90, 35mm prime, last night under the lights.
Anonymous 03/02/14(Sun)20:49 UTC+1 No.279637 Report

Holy crap that's small. How do the images turn out? I agree, AA batteries can be extremely useful. I don't hike for so long, that I'd need replacements like that but my DSLR's grip takes an adapter for 6 AA's.
I'm kinda jelly of the K-30 and K-50, they take an adapter directly to the body.
Anonymous 03/02/14(Sun)20:51 UTC+1 No.279639 Report

*if I need something like that.
Anonymous 03/03/14(Mon)03:36 UTC+1 No.279884 Report

won't get you into national geographic and can't compare to a DSLR (which i bring on day hikes).

there's noticeable noise in the images, getting worse above ISO 200. also, no stabilization.

but it does capture memories -- landscape shots, macro of small flowers by the trail, and some evening/campfire shots. i keep it in a small ziploc with a lens wipe and a scrap of cloth for padding.
Anonymous 03/04/14(Tue)22:01 UTC+1 No.280950 Report

Ah, ok. Well, I suppose when I get of my ass and actually start hiking regularly (I CBA to start, but then I like it kind of a lot) and longer distances, I'll appreciate something pocketable.
Anonymous 03/04/14(Tue)22:46 UTC+1 No.281004 Report

Hey guys, some general questions here.

My parents have a canon rebel, its pretty old probably from 1995 or so. With a 18-55mm lens I believe.
Also a Nikkon F65 with a 24-80mm lens. (or atleast thats what it says around the lens)

I know nothing about photography and it'd be nice to take some real pictures when I go backpacking or even day hiking. Would these take some good pictures or no? I plan on playing around with them in the near future.
Anonymous 03/04/14(Tue)23:08 UTC+1 No.281032 Report

The F65 is a film camera and if the Rebel is from 1995 it's a film camera as well, although if the lens says 18-55 it's probably digital.
They are both good cameras to get your feet wet and then progress, but the digicam will be better for learning.
Anonymous 03/04/14(Tue)23:13 UTC+1 No.281036 Report

That's what I intend to do with them, thanks for the reasons anon.

Could you give me a brief explanation of the difference between a film and digital camera? I will look it up later but a general description would be greatly appreciated.

Also, the Rebel would be better for me atm, is that correct? Thanks again, sorry I know nothing when it comes to this.
Anonymous 03/04/14(Tue)23:14 UTC+1 No.281037 Report

thanks for the response**
Anonymous 03/05/14(Wed)03:13 UTC+1 No.281143 Report

>brief explanation of the difference between a film and digital camera
u srs m8?
Anonymous 03/05/14(Wed)13:16 UTC+1 No.281331 Report

I usually use my phone camera but have bought myself a bridge camera to take photos with. I bought a Fuji SL1000 and have taken a few shots of sunsets and distant sights with it so far. I'm not a great photographer but I hope to get better and I think I've started at the right place.
Anonymous 03/05/14(Wed)21:46 UTC+1 No.281510 Report

You're welcome. Umm... the difference between a film camera and a digital camera is that you put film in one and the other has a sensor + digital circuitry instead.
I suggest Wikipedia for tech stuff, and for techniques and such just Google.

>>281331 Bridge cameras are great for learning, seeing if you actually want a camera and casual use (although some go hardcore birder mode with them).

There is a really tempting Fuji X-S1 on Amazon for something like 250-350£/€/$
Anonymous 03/05/14(Wed)21:59 UTC+1 No.281525 Report


Right because having 36 exposures doesn't teach you to properly use your camera like "oh just keep snapping until you run out of memory space and then we'll upload it and you can snap more"

Fuck off. Film teaches the fundamentals.
Anonymous 03/05/14(Wed)22:00 UTC+1 No.281527 Report

Anonymous 03/05/14(Wed)22:14 UTC+1 No.281532 Report
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>>281510>you put film...
>you put film in one and the other has a sensor
Technically, film (well, negative film anyway, slides not so much) has more dynamic range for high contrast scenes, instead of blowing out highlights, though there are ways around that with digital. Different films have different colour and contrast characteristics, though you can get a similar effect from digital with white balance, curves and the channel mixer in Photoshop. Natural black and white film grain simply can't be beat. With a fully mechanical, manual camera, you don't need batteries.

Manual film cameras are also better for picking up artsy hipster chicks. Picture related, it's a pussy magnet.

Digital is cheaper to shoot and experiment with, can be better in low light (that depends on the sensor though), easier to play with in PS than doing the same thing in the darkroom (especially for colour), doesn't use toxic chemicals.

I mostly shoot digital, especially for /out/ings, but I still think manual cameras and black and white film are a good way to learn the basics and develop your eye.
Anonymous 03/05/14(Wed)23:58 UTC+1 No.281572 Report

I take my yashicamat on camping trips all the time. Take pictures that are 80% as sharp as a roller flex, 1/10 the price, and hipster bitches don't know eye difference between the two.

I'd still trade it for a rolleiflex any day though
Anonymous 03/06/14(Thu)07:10 UTC+1 No.281831 Report

>Fuck off. Film teaches the fundamentals.
Once you learn how to shoot, that is
Anonymous 03/06/14(Thu)12:55 UTC+1 No.281880 Report

i actually have that camera in your pic, haven't got it to work though
Anonymous 03/06/14(Thu)14:35 UTC+1 No.281894 Report

My day hike/short trip camera is a Pentax K1000 my dad gave me, anything longer than 2 or 3 days I have a cheapo point and shoot digital.
Anonymous 03/06/14(Thu)14:44 UTC+1 No.281896 Report

>Film teaches the fundamentals

And digital lets you experiment without it costing lots
Anonymous 03/06/14(Thu)14:56 UTC+1 No.281897 Report

While i am here ill ask for some advice..

Any good rigs for cameras/rigs for astrophography?

I hike pretty much everywhere and found some nice spots I just need to get some good gear.
Anonymous 03/06/14(Thu)16:50 UTC+1 No.281944 Report

Pentax K-30 with O-GPS1 and Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 for under $1000
Canon 6D and Samyang 24 f/1.4 for ~$2000.
Anonymous 03/07/14(Fri)04:20 UTC+1 No.282263 Report

Cheers mate.

My budget is around $1200 along with $1000 for a decent telescope and rig (I asked in the telescope thread as well)

Ill see if I can find a 6D under 2k if I can.
Anonymous 03/07/14(Fri)17:08 UTC+1 No.282550 Report

$1200 won't get you a 6D unless you're lucky on the used market. Does your scope of choice feature a computerized mount? If not, the O-GPS will probably help more than the FF sensor in the 6D.
Anonymous 03/08/14(Sat)20:28 UTC+1 No.283169 Report

What telescope are you looking at?
Anonymous 03/08/14(Sat)20:56 UTC+1 No.283178 Report
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>>272472Same.Looking at...

Looking at getting a NEX-6 though, this camera's my first foray into a 'proper' camera and I'm realising how much I miss viewfinders.

Would probably buy an OMD-EM5 if I had the money, solely for the weather sealing.
Anonymous 03/09/14(Sun)15:09 UTC+1 No.283541 Report

Depends, you can find some good telescopes dirt cheap from gumtree from some desperate sellers.

Like I see saw a Celestron Astromaster 130EQ for $80 and and a 14-inch Meade Dobsonian telescope for $800 once, and a Bintel BT200 f/5 HEQ5 Pro GOTO for around about the same price.

So its a bit of a patient hit and miss.

(ironically you will never find such bargains when you aren't looking for one, but when find them everywhere when you arent. Just how the universe works I guess, so just pretend you aren't looking)

just like >>282550's post, since I am not looking for a camera atm. I come across a 7d Canon +2 lenses, 3 filters, wireless trigger, a bag and an 8gb memory card for $2,200

Anonymous 03/09/14(Sun)15:12 UTC+1 No.283543 Report

(ironically you will never find such bargains when you *are* looking for one, but find them everywhere when you arent. Just how the universe works I guess, so just pretend you aren't looking)

..Sorry, it's late..
Anonymous 03/10/14(Mon)14:15 UTC+1 No.284176 Report

Used market then? I'll have a look around, maybe find some Eurofag stores.
I agree with >>283543
Anonymous 03/11/14(Tue)08:28 UTC+1 No.284638 Report

Nikon D300s
Anonymous 03/14/14(Fri)08:37 UTC+1 No.286114 Report

You guys might be able to help with this. I'm looking for a waterproof camera for my /out/ activities. What properties should I look for in a good camera?
Anonymous 03/14/14(Fri)09:49 UTC+1 No.286135 Report

See if it's one that takes pictures.

Get that one.
Anonymous 03/15/14(Sat)03:57 UTC+1 No.286545 Report
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Canon 7D. it's my...
Canon 7D. it's my workhorse for /p/ stuffs and with a weather sealed magnesium alloy body it's pretty much indestructable unless you somehow manage to use it as a boat anchor. it would make a damn good boat anchor though.

pic related is what i wanted but very hard to justify the price of the 1D mk IV even when i bought the 7D. my next body will probably be whatever the 1Dx successor is or the 5D mk IV.
Anonymous 03/15/14(Sat)05:59 UTC+1 No.286607 Report

Pentax can say they are weather resistant but moisture can still seep in and it's better not to risk it . A cheap 1 cent bag will have more water seal protection than some cheap gaskets
Anonymous 03/15/14(Sat)06:04 UTC+1 No.286609 Report
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cheap dslr
Orion Optics
Baader MPCC
Anonymous 03/15/14(Sat)06:07 UTC+1 No.286612 Report
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>>286545It might have...
It might have some fancy parts but internally it has very fragile components like the PCB board

Not much of a workhouse it makes people believe that they have a workhouse and find out that it stops working
Anonymous 03/15/14(Sat)06:21 UTC+1 No.286615 Report
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>>286612This. The only...
This. The only acceptable /out/ cameras are made of solid granite.
Anonymous 03/15/14(Sat)18:34 UTC+1 No.286812 Report

I think you mean diamond.
Anonymous 03/15/14(Sat)20:32 UTC+1 No.286854 Report
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>>286812I don't...
I don't know how to craft that...
Anonymous 03/15/14(Sat)21:59 UTC+1 No.286895 Report


no joke the internals aren't anything fancy, but most of the time a shutter mechanism wears out long before you have any failure of parts on the PCB itself. i have dslr's that are ten years old and still work flawlessly despite the abuse.
Anonymous 03/19/14(Wed)21:22 UTC+1 No.289319 Report

This. Barring physical damage, electronics work a lot longer than comparable-quality mechanical parts (knockoff Chinese shit is still knockoff Chinese shit though)
Anonymous 03/20/14(Thu)00:34 UTC+1 No.289400 Report
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Any good strategies for hiking...
Any good strategies for hiking with a DSLR and keeping it ready and safe.

I hate keeping it around my neck.. uncomfortable and it bounces on my chest.
Anonymous 03/20/14(Thu)00:53 UTC+1 No.289415 Report

i usually put my head and one arm through the strap for the reasons you described. It sits more at my side, or you can slide it around front if you want to be really ready.
Mule 03/20/14(Thu)02:23 UTC+1 No.289482 Report

This is how I carry my camera when I'm hiking around on the track. When I set up to shoot, it moves to the front.
Anonymous 03/21/14(Fri)20:52 UTC+1 No.290381 Report
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Inexpensive, safe and practical.
Anonymous 03/21/14(Fri)21:09 UTC+1 No.290395 Report

Look for the Blackrapid rs-7

Very comfy
Mule 03/22/14(Sat)07:39 UTC+1 No.290605 Report
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godfuckingdamnit>send a...
>send a lens out to a shop for repair a few months ago, get it back, works better but not 100%
>Be shooting the biggest race I've ever shot at, like HUGE deal in the sled world
>On the mountain, "MEDIA" safety vest on
>Dodging ice chunks and snow, and keeping an eye out for sleds cartwheeling down the mountain towards me
>Zoom out
>zoom and focus no worky
>hike (or, slide on my ass) the whole way down the goddamn mountain, hook up phone, fire off angry email to company
>At least the lens is still under their warranty
>Spending another $500-ish on a kit lens tomorrow to get something useable for the rest of the weekend's racing

>pic very related
Anonymous 03/22/14(Sat)09:30 UTC+1 No.290624 Report
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>>290395This.I love my...
I love my BR strap.
I also use a Tamrac sling bag if I don't want it to get bumped.
Anonymous 03/22/14(Sat)09:31 UTC+1 No.290625 Report
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>>290605Shit, that...
Shit, that sucks.
Anonymous 03/22/14(Sat)09:34 UTC+1 No.290626 Report
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I just ordered the new...
I just ordered the new GoPro.
Now I need to start doing something worth filming...
Mule 03/22/14(Sat)14:54 UTC+1 No.290681 Report
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>>290625Words cannot...
Words cannot describe how pissed I am that an "authorized repair facility" fucked up a repair job on an extremely common lens. Huge pain in the ass for something that should be a non-issue.
Anonymous 03/22/14(Sat)15:29 UTC+1 No.290687 Report

I've got a smaller one that is currently in storage that I bought for cheap due to me being in the middle of a house hunt. I also have an EOS that I got to do some beginner photography. I've only used it a little, I really need to get /out/ more.
Anonymous 03/23/14(Sun)19:37 UTC+1 No.291398 Report
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>>290605I feel you... I...
I feel you... I received my camera from the service centre recently. Not nearly as bad a job as yours, at least mine works properly.
Anonymous 03/23/14(Sun)20:08 UTC+1 No.291416 Report

I got the first gopro for a birthday present when they wernt very popular. I was super excited, and then I got it and realized that I lived a boring, normal life... Let me tell you I love the camara, but I always feel so bad because 90% of the time it just sits in my room.
Anonymous 03/26/14(Wed)00:40 UTC+1 No.292699 Report

I like fishing, and since it has the waterproof housing, I was thinking about dunking it in calm pools to see the fish
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