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Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 9:58 am
by michael747
Please share them so

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 10:41 am
by OnTheNumbers
I've both a digital SLR and compact digital. A lot of the time the compact digital is perfect. It's a little old at this stage but for what its worth the compact is an Olympus 765UZ with 4MP and 10x optical zoom. That's roughly the equivalent of a 300mm lens.

The digital SLR is a Canon 400D and I tend to use it more for learning the skills of photography and in areas where the compact is weak (name low light)

I don't take many photos when I'm flying at the moment - still in a post-PPL learning phase- but when I do, I tend to bring the compact camera. It's relatively small, light and easy to use with one hand.

I would repeat the advice oft given - buy the camera you'll actually carry around!!
If you think that photography might be a serious hobby then consider the SLR. If you just want to take good quality photos then there's are loads of really useful compacts - some with very good zoom lenses.

These two sites give really good info on camera performance
http://www.dcresource.com/
http://www.dpreview.com/

These are some of mine comparing the two types
Olympus Compact
http://www.flickr.com/photos/12715371@N00/266361440/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/12715371@N00/266361594/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/12715371@N00/353155096/

Canon SLR
http://www.flickr.com/photos/12715371@N00/1031656976/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/12715371@N00/1031657366/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/12715371@N00/453724883/

I'll bring both out to EIWT if you would like to see them sometime.

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 11:25 am
by michael747
They're some fantastic pictures OTN,

The Canon EOS 400D is a bit out of my price range at 650 euro.....
At the time i posted i had a lot of vouchers to redeem and was gonna buy a serious camera. Instead i redeemed them for House accessories, Car accessories and Grocery places.

I will be buying one before the summer though, (need one for the RIAT) And may stick to a Compact Digital, as they are more practicle

My good friend P McD has a serious Cannon G5 and is getting the G9 soon. so i'll just let him take pics for me.

Thanks for your info OTN.

Regards

Posted: Mon May 12, 2008 1:54 am
by highonsnow
Hi everyone,

I have a Canon EOS 400D with an 18-55mm and a 70-300mm IS USM lense (have a Canon Speedlite 430EZ flash but that has no relevance to zoom photography!)

I wish there were more fixed and rotor wing down my part of the country, I must go to a few places sometime during the year and get a few more snaps, I'm kinda thirsty for a few more aviation shots to add to the collection

Posted: Tue May 13, 2008 8:26 am
by C152
Got a Canon SLR Rebel XT which I got someone to bring in from the US for me, it cost $300, what a bargain and a good camera. All you need is a european adaptor for the battery, if you know someone coming back for the States that is the route to go especially with the euro being so strong

Posted: Tue May 13, 2008 3:53 pm
by highonsnow
Can you imagine getting your mitts on one of these lenses:

EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM - (Coming out this month)

Ask santa nicely..

As for the states, buying equipment over there is an absolute must, lenses over here are extremely overpriced, I agree.