Wednesday, March 24, 2010

New Camera Time

We need a new camera. Our latest has been a faithful servant but after six years and many thousand photos it's time to upgrade. Do any shutterbugs out there have suggestions?

Here are some of the best from the slew of photos that Little d took over the weekend.


Leah J. Utas said...

Damned fine pics.
I have an Olympus Stylus 810SW which is a great, lightweight general use camera. It has reasonable zoom, good macro, and a wide range of settings that will take care of most general pics.
My 35 mm equivalent is a Pentax K20D with and 18-250 zoom. If you want the annoyed look on the face of the bug in the flower blossom, then this is the equipment you should think about.
Good luck with the purchase.

David Cranmer said...

Leah, d says thanks for the kind words. And I'll take a look at the Olympus. Annoyed look on the face of the bug is exactly what I'm looking for.

Richard Prosch said...

Love the lighting on the top photo! We have a Canon Rebel that does very well. Good lenses and support.

David Cranmer said...

Richard, d was looking into Canons and was leaning that way. Gracias for the tip.

Evan Lewis said...

I need similar advice, so I'll be paying attention too.

David Barber said...

Some excellent shots there, David. I have a Fuji and I've had it probably as long as you've had yours so I'm looking to update myself but, it still takes great photos, as yours obviously does.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Our is shot, too. But we need the world's simplest camera. Whatever that one is.

G said...

Beautiful pics.

Sarah Laurence said...

Lovely photos! As a professional photographer, I love my Nikon D80. I like the 2 screens for manual settings and shoot in RAW so I have more room to manipulate the image in Lightroom. I can also use a polarizer filter by the sea. For flower photography on a DSLR, you can buy a macro lens. For example or my Nikon making the most of tricky lighting see:

I wouldn’t recommend a DSLR unless you are willing to take a course to master all the complexity, including photo editing software. They are best for printing professional quality enlargements.

For most people a point and shoot is best. I’m very happy with my Canon PowerShot SX200 with its 12X optical zoom, but it’s a bit too big to fit in a pocket. For examples see the latest five posts on my blog. In the past, I’ve had Canon Elphs, which take nice shots and fit in a pocket. A point and shoot is better for blogging since you’ll keep it with you all the time, which is why most of my posts are shot with the Canon. Most people couldn’t tell the difference. Definitely get one with an image stabilizer.

David Cranmer said...

Evan, So many quality products out there.

David, Fuji does makes a good product.

Patti, We have always gone that route but then are disappointed when we can't get that distant shot or close-up.

G, Gracias.

Sarah, We've seen the photos on your blog and they are stunning. d was originally thinking about an SLR, but something like the Canon Powershot might be just right for us at this time.

d says thanks to all for the helpful info!