What camera do you use?

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#1 Jan 12th, 2015, 16:13
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Hello all,

I've sometimes liked a photo here and then asked the photographer, what camera have they used. However, of late, I have been thinking of asking most of you a simple question -

What camera do you use?

If you're happy with your camera you could additionally post a link to a photo you've taken with it (no need to post the original photo to make it easy on the server). That link may help to some extent judging the capability of the camera within Indian settings. I'm particularly cognizant of the impact of Indian setting on cameras (dust / harsh daylight, etc) hence thought I'd start this thread.

thank you
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Mine is a Sony DSC W310 12 MP.



Taken from a moving train on the way to Tirunelveli after Erode.
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Sony Cybershot. Simple.

All the photos I've posted on IM so far, recent ones here or here.
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I have different opinion on it: more than camera, brain behind it matters more!

Have seen plenty of people with great instruments in hand, but rendering lousy photographs...
#5 Jan 12th, 2015, 17:08
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I have a Canon Powershot SX210IS. It's not a big fancy SLR with a huge lens, on the front it says 14x zoom. Don't ask me about pixels, cos I don't know what they are.

I like it because it's sturdy and really easy to use. It's also a nice girly gold colour. Because I'm so gullible and like pretty things the fact it's gold cost me another 20.

It's a great little travel cam and has been with me for the past 6 years to Italy, Iceland, Peru, Taiwan, India, Asia. I never noticed a problem with any dust on my camera, it's never even been cleaned other then the lens being wiped. I think a smaller digital camera is great for travelling, I don't think I'd ever get a large SLR - maybe when I've learn what a pixel is I will.
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Phone camera. S4 mini Samsung is the phone. Absolute rubbish! Still manage to get some decent shots now and again though
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I'm happy with my old Nikon D40. Only 2 servicing per year & it is still giving satisfactory result even after 10000+ clicks. Posting one photo taken at Bakkhali, West Bengal..
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I use the archaic Canon 1000D but gets the job done.

I dont have pictures posted online but there are some random ones in my gallery here.

As old and basic a model as it is, the Canon 1000D still has an in-built sensor cleaning mechanism and I regularly change lenses in the field but havent had any dust show up on the sensor yet. This is one accidental advantage of DSLRs over the mirrorless systems that the mirror box acts as a physical barrier for the sensor against the dust.

Regarding harsh daylight, not sure if any camera can truly deliver but greater the sensor DR, the easier it is to underexpose and pull it up again in post. The best possible solution is, perhaps, to bracket you exposure and merge them. I am too lazy to do the latter, specially under the merciless Indian sun and I dont do the former as I never have the time to post-process.
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Originally Posted by BholeBaba View Post Phone camera. S4 mini Samsung is the phone. Absolute rubbish! Still manage to get some decent shots now and again though
You have similar phone to me, mine is S3 mini. I agree, the camera is rubbish!

The iphone cameras much better I think.
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Originally Posted by Fing Fang View Post You have similar phone to me, mine is S3 mini. I agree, the camera is rubbish!

The iphone cameras much better I think.
There is a world of difference. Alas, I love my crummy phone and am too technologically challenged to get used to a new one just yet..
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Thanks for the responses so far. Quite a variety. Hope to hear from others as well.
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I'm currently using a Canon 6d
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It would also be nice to hear from those that have ILCs about the lenses they use.
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I've had good results from a Hoya CP-L filter.
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Originally Posted by vaibhav_arora View Post I've had good results from a Hoya CP-L filter.
I have one for my nifty fifty but dont use it much as the initial results I got werent overwhelming and it was condemned to the drawer for being a time-waster. I will give it another try soon.
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