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  • #573417
    raym
    385 Posts

    I use to pack around old cheap point and shoots. but this year, actuly a few days ago, I upgraded to a Nikon D5000. Im gonna mod my bag to be able to safly store the body and lens with out having to worrie much about breaking them.

    What do you guys and gals use?

    #629486
    spruce cabin
    263 Posts

    @raym wrote:

    Nikon D5000.

    Niiiice! :mrgreen:

    I have a Canon G10.

    Size-wise, a middle of the pack camera. Have had her for about 2 years and love it. Just scored a fish-eye lens and have been messing around the house, shooting the kid and dogs with it. Can’t wait to get some action shots.

    (And looking forward to seeing some of yours.)

    #629487
    jeri534
    159 Posts

    Canon S90

    It’s about 95% of the performance of the above posted G10 in a compact size.

    #629488
    spruce cabin
    263 Posts

    @jeri534 wrote:

    Canon S90

    It’s about 95% of the performance of the above posted G10 in a compact size.

    :drool:

    #629489
    caseythefever
    10 Posts

    My buddy brings his Canon 7D, another brings some Sony DSLR. I just use the GoPro HD.

    My friend actually built a sweet dolly for the 7D this summer, out of PVC and roller skate wheels for shooting that HD video. It’s great, because we can break apart the dolly and each carry up parts of it to share weight.

    #629490
    numbernine
    104 Posts

    ray…how ya doing man?

    The Canon G9 is what I’ve been using and it takes some pretty unreal photos…..I’m considering getting a smaller waterproof camera though cause I did have some issues with moisture last year….

    #629491
    joneseybones
    13 Posts

    I grabbed an Olympus e-pl1 during the summer, thinking that it will be a great compromise in size versus quality for hiking/biking/touring. This is one of the new format Micro Four Thirds cameras that Olympus and Panasonic make, sitting between a compact and a full DSLR. It’s a new technology and many people don’t know it exists, as it’s not marketed as heavily here in North America. This page lists all the current models and lenses for the format, along with a description of its benefits compared to DSLR/compacts: http://four-thirds.org/en/index.html

    Image quality is (arguably) on par with entry-level DSLRs, although it weighs about half the d5000. The main thing I’m worried about is the autofocus speeds when shooting/filming moving objects. This is where the technology lacks, but so far I’ve yet to see serious issues when using the right lens.

    Other issue is cost, as it is comparable to a DSLR, and not many used lenses floating around like Canon/Nikon. If a viewfinder is a requirement, you have to cough up extra for the module, although there are some deals on bundled packages now (Oly e-p2 or Pana gf-1).

    Pumped to get it out on snow for the real test! :headbang:

    #629492
    firstlight
    721 Posts

    Guys
    I use two cameras

    Panasonic DMC-FT1
    Waterproof to 3m
    12MP
    HD video :thumpsup:

    Vholdr
    Contour HD 1080P
    Full HD recording :headbang:

    Cheers

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    #629493
    maniacdave
    564 Posts

    Canon G10 here as well. Have yet to pick up any of the extra lenses for it as of yet.

    That was Pontus

    #629494
    dishwasher-dave
    460 Posts

    I have a Canon s90. For what it is, I like it, although I wish the burst mode was faster for action shots.

    Jeri, curious if you have found a work around for this?

    #629495
    Rico in AZ
    559 Posts

    damn, some of you guys are hauling some hardware!
    i prefer mine ultralight,

    waterproof. though i should say, that the first time i took scuba diving in the yucatan, it leaked. sent it back to olympus and they fixed it for free.
    and it has a burst mode, good for the action. shoots like 6 frames per second. and the video, when it’s set to shoot 30 frames per second, is decent.

    it’s good enough for me. i am NOT a photographer.

    #629496
    wasatch surf
    979 Posts

    Nikon D5000

    Vholdr HD

    #629497
    barrows
    1490 Posts

    Leica DLUX 4. Small and light, with full manual controls. Will shoot 3 frames at full res in continuous mode. I use manual focus and prefocus so the shutter trips when I push the button. I have used full fledged SLR film cameras in the past, but I am more likely to get a good shot with the smaller camera, as it is so much easier and faster to use that I take more shots.
    What is the image sensor size on cameras like the G-10?
    I am a little frustrated that none of the compact cameras feature the same image performance as a full sized DSLR-this was not true in the days of film cameras-I have a Nikon 28 TI film camera that will take as good a photo as any film camera in terms of image quality (albeit not telephoto) but there seems to be no digital equivalents of the smaller high quality film cameras.

    #629498
    Taft
    287 Posts

    @barrows wrote:

    What is the image sensor size on cameras like the G-10?

    no tecno geek with the numbers and all, but it seems that compacts have topped out at about 10megs. any more just creates a lot of noise in low light, just cramming more info into the same sensor size.

    nice camera by the way.

    I bought a lumix lx3 last winter. leica 24mm lense with panasonic softwear.

    it does lack the depth of field and image clarity of an SLR, but I never question if i’m going to pack it or not.

    #629499
    raym
    385 Posts

    @numbernine wrote:

    ray…how ya doing man?

    The Canon G9 is what I’ve been using and it takes some pretty unreal photos…..I’m considering getting a smaller waterproof camera though cause I did have some issues with moisture last year….

    woah buddie, missed you last year!

    what are you been up to?

    #629500
    joneseybones
    13 Posts

    @barrows wrote:

    Leica DLUX 4

    Sexy camera dude!

    @barrows wrote:

    What is the image sensor size on cameras like the G-10?

    This is a prosumer, yet still compact camera, so the sensor size is 1/1.7 inch. Though I’ve heard good things about the image quality.

    @barrows wrote:

    I am a little frustrated that none of the compact cameras feature the same image performance as a full sized DSLR

    I believe digital is getting there, although this is a very new field being tackled by manufacturers. Take a look at the Micro Four Thirds format cameras from Oly and Pana (4/3 inch sensor):

    the Sony NEX camera (APS-C sensor):

    and Samsung NX100 (APS-C):

    Canon and Nikon have both stated they are getting into the EVIL (Electronic Viewfinder, Interchangeable Lens) game. They all have flaws, but really this is a brand new market with only a small user base, so it will take some time for them to perfect it.

    #629501
    jcocci
    699 Posts

    Depends on how I am feeling that day and weather as well. If I feel like lugging some extra weight I bring my Nikon D300s. I lugged this thing with me on the Haute Route this past April. I have a lowepro bag with a chest harness for easy access and I can ride with it if I choose to. Otherwise its a Canon G10.

    #629502
    zerodog
    93 Posts

    I take my s90 all the time. It takes some really nice photos but it is snail slow for action shots. At least compared to an SLR. I do take my Nikon D300s out a lot of the time too. This year it will be the 300s or my D3s, or even both. I finally found an acceptable bag to carry the DSLRs. An F-stop Loka. But my Dakine Poacher pack fits the smaller F-stop ICU’s “internal camera unit” quite nicely as well. It will just depend on the size pack I want to drag around. I did a review on the Loka in the gear section. Can’t wait to try this pack for some touring. Should be really good.

    #629485
    Jason4
    443 Posts

    When I want serious pictures I take along a Canon 7d and last winter I was hauling around a 70-200 f/4L and a 10-22. I’ve since added a 24-70 f/2.8L to the kit too. The packs getting heavy but I’ve been happy with the shots. As soon as I can get my hands on one I’ll pick up a G12 as the lightweight alternative when I’m traveling or don’t want to pack the entire kit.

    #629503
    Colin
    153 Posts

    Been using a Nikon d200 for the last few years…now moving to canon I think. Cheaper glass, and the loyalty program is nice when all is said and done. On that note, anyone want to buy a d200 and some nikon lenses? :thumpsup:
    Also shoot with a mamiya 645 pro when it’s reasonable (aka only resort/sidecountry). Still can’t beat MF slides for image quality…unless you have 40 grand for a MF digi back…

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