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Old December 15th, 2012, 05:16 PM   #51 (permalink)
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"I made a couple 13x19" prints from images shot with the g12. They looked fantastic."

See... you hit it. One of the guys from where I work made a number of trips to Europe to see our new coiler being built and also our new guillotine shear for cutting steel 3" thick prior to entering our finishing mill. He was using a G11 and he made huge prints of the pictures he had taken of the new mill equipment as it was being manufactured and when he went for factory acceptance tests. His prints were stunning in both clarity and in detail. Seeing the prints of his photos had much to do in fostering my desire to get a G12.

How much zoom do I need? I truly don't know. The 5X zoom of the G12 may be plenty. I think about the chance of seeing a grizzly bear fishing upstream from where we are going to fish for sockeye salmon on one of the rivers on the Kenai Peninsula and I'd like the zoom so that the bear will fill the frame if I am lucky enough to see one from a safe distance. The guy who invited me along on the 2013 trip was up there this past July and got pictures of a moose cow and her calf. I felt the camera he used didn't do justice to the composition.

Getting a decent DSLR is on my wish list. Getting the money together for it is another story.

Do you use any of the multipliers with your G12?

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I learned the 4 color print process. Separate sheet for each color.

Until recently - astronomy buffs used film. CCDs were expensive, and the cheaper ones had too much noise.

I was able to get decent 8x10 from a 3MP Kodak.

As for post processing, sometimes you have to. I had a photo I really liked from kid's wedding. Small room, lots of people, you can't move stuff. I photoshopped the table away from the front of her gown to get what I wanted.
My Canon SX30 has an 800mm zoom. I mostly use it for bird identification. You would be surprised at how much you still have to crop to get a good look at a bird. It also has IS.

If you want bears - check for any articles from Moose Peterson. He has a book out with photos like you want of bears. He will mention distance, lens, etc.
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.... Until recently - astronomy buffs used film. CCDs were expensive, and the cheaper ones had too much noise....
Are you an astronomy buff, hence your name "zuben el genub"
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.... As for post processing, sometimes you have to. I had a photo I really liked from kid's wedding. Small room, lots of people, you can't move stuff. I photoshopped the table away from the front of her gown to get what I wanted...
So true. At a crowded birthday party I was snapping photos with my little Olympus digital camera with built-in mechanical zoom plus electronic zoom. I happened to catch a shot of a homely/dorky girl and for whatever reason in my picture she looked much less homely.

At the party when we plugged my camera into the projector for everyone to enjoy the pictures, she saw herself better than ever before and asked for a copy of the picture. Only problem was - - she had her sweater on backwards

A little wizardry with PhotoShop and Viola! - - a candidate for Pig-O-The-Month !!

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Postprocessing -

I know a guy who played a bad guy in one of the Clint Eastwood's Dirty Harry movies. He had his high quality studio photograph - a work in black and shades of gray of a big swarthy scowling tough guy with bushy black hair, a big black moustache, wearing a black suit and black necktie, holding a black machine gun, with two black bullet holes in his forehead courtesy of Dirty Harry.

The photo was badly worn and in very bad condition. It took me several days of hard work with PhotoShop and my Hewlett Packard scanner to produce a restored copy. But I was able to deliver a glorious restoration in every size from poster-size to wallet size.

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Are you an astronomy buff, hence your name "zuben el genub"
Yep. There's plenty of stars with oddball names to keep me occupied.
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Yep. There's plenty of stars with oddball names to keep me occupied.
Photographing obects in space is an art all its own. It's not easy to capture photos of those little points of light. And what appear to the eye as just points of light often are actually pretty spectacular and sometimes pretty *wierd*.

The "star parties" on Mount Tamalpias just north of San Francisco attract some pretty impressive telescopes and some pretty impressive camera gear.
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Got a book that tells you how to photograph with a film camera and a scotch or barn door mount.
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Extremely long time exposures are sometimes required. Some people at the star parties have motor driven telescope mounts that allow them to track the celestial object as it moves across the sky.
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Light pollution and poor work schedule has pretty much axed my astrophotography adventures.
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It amazes me how the teeny tiny lenses on cell phones can take as good photos as they do. But they can't do real quality work. The tiny fixed lens on a cell phone offers nowhere near the image quality or versatility of good interchangible lenses or even of a decent zoom lens.

I spent big bucks for fast lenses and long lenses and closeup lenses for my Nikons and Minoltas, It's very rewarding to see the quality results that those lenses can produce.

I spent a few bucks for zoom lenses that are handy for a wide variety of decent informal memorabilia shots at family gatherings, sports events, etc.

Yes, my cell phone snapped that spectacular panorama on that hike in the mountains. But PhotoShop can't enhance that image into the work of art it could have been had I had a Nikon with me.
On one hand the cameras in cellphones are convenient because they're there when I forget to bring a better camera, have space/weight limitations, or just didn't think I'd need to take a photo. For me it's usually on the job where it's really convenient to take some snaps instead of copying long strings of text by hand, drawing a schematic by hand...pretty much anything that saves me the trouble of writing or drawing. (There are lots of places where I have to leave my phone behind when entering a secure area. I really miss my last camera-free phone!)

On the other hand a smart phone, being a multipurpose device, will never be an adequate substitute for a real camera. Since I'm not taking the kind of shots that Bob takes, and tend to leave my 35mm camera bag behind because it's another large ~25 pound bag to carry, I'd like to get one of those cameras that fit into a jacket pocket, but have pop-out lenses that, while not as good as a "real" lens are at least able to give me a lot more light collecting area than a phone lens, and reasonable optical zoom.
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I recently ran across this website and now it got me to thinking I should get me a nice point n shoot cam and get into photography more. I just need something better then the phone cam to start. I'm going to look into it more during the new year.

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Any suggestions on a nice camera between $100 - $200 for a beginner?

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.... Any suggestions on a nice camera between $100 - $200 for a beginner?

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I would recommend an inexpensive zoom camera. I have an Olympus that's a great point-and-shoot camera. The mechanical zoom plus electronic zoom give you easy versatility. I put a decent quality plain clear filter on it to protect the lens
.... and a sun shade
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Wow, the Fujifilm FinePix S4200 looks very good and reasonable priced.I'm going to keep an eye out for it.

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Whatever camera you get make sure that it has a way to add attachments to the lens.

My Olympus has no threaded adapter ring on the lens itself, but there is a threaded adapter ring at the base of the lens. So I added hollow extension tube to hold the filter out in front of the lens and also to serve as a sunshade. To the uneducated eye that honkin' big cheap extension tube gives the appearance of a big gnarly multi-hundred dollar lens
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Wow, the Fujifilm FinePix S4200 looks very good and reasonable priced.I'm going to keep an eye out for it.

Thnx.
I saw the FujiFilm S4200 in a discount store tonight and it is not a camera that I personally would buy at any price.

There is no obvious way to put a protective filter or any other filter in front of the ridiculous mechanical zoom lens that looks like a turtle sticking its head and neck in and out of its shell

Of course omitting important features is typical of cost-cutting measures in cameras sold these days, even some cameras costing over $1000. It makes me appreciate my intelligently designed "old and clunky" metal-bodied cameras all the more, even my "cheap" old cameras.
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Even an older Panasonic Zoom - like the FZ series will shoot auto like a point and shoot, but it also had most of the modes a lot of pros use. Shutter, Aperture, Manual. It did a decent Macro. You could learn how shutter and aperture speeds affect photos. It would also let you control white balance. I had an FZ8 - It would also take 52mm filters which are inexpensive. You had enough zoom to learn about distance without carrying other lenses. Canon and Nikon also have cameras that do this.
The newer cameras also have Image Stablilization or Vibration reduction.

I use the Canon SX30 right now - it has a really long zoom which I only use to identify a bird rather than trying to make an arty type picture. But it takes filters, also does manual and it's good for hiking around with as it's light. Only drawback, it doesn't shoot RAW.

The Canon and Nikon zoom cameras have aftermarket books that explain stuff easier for a beginner than the manual.
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I bought a Nikon D7000 about a year and a half ago and am still learning how to use it properly. Softly softly catchee monkey. I'm getting some nice pics now. The beauty of digital is that there are no processing costs whatsoever until you have something you want to print, and you can take many many photos looking for that one. I try to capture whatever's around me that catches my eye, from birds and other wildlife (got a nice one of a blue dragonfly last week) through to architectural/art type pics.
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I've found the 20D and the SX30 to be far different in color. If I try a picture when the rocks in Utah "flame" the DSLR doesn't really see the color. I had to up the reds in settings and use an enhancing filter. I shoot RAW for the simple reason I don't like the camera making my decisons. The SX30 only did JPG unless you used the CHDK hack.

However, the Panasonic FZ8 also shot RAW. It did see the right colors, but just not as vibrant. I just got the SX50 and it does shoot RAW. So far, not too much difference between RAW and JPG. I forget which program, but you can get it from a Linux repository.

I've seen differences in blues and violets in all cameras. Some on the red side, some on the bluer tone

I also don't like the DVf on the digitals.It's slow. I like the optical viewfinder on the DSLR far better.

The SX50 isn't bad. You can lock in if you are using the zoom. This one goes to 1250 which is handy for identifying a bird. The only trouble is Canon opened the lens a little more, making low light shots a little harder. Apparently, Canon did something with locking the ISO on certain shots. CHDK just put out the hack for the 50. I might wind up going that way.
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Just starting to getting into this... ordered a Nikon D7100 this week and got a nikor 16-85 vr off ebay. Gonna work on getting familiar with the camera when I hike this summer... going to Italy for 2 weeks (Venice, Cinque Terre, Florence, Rome, Pompeii) in the fall and am hoping to get some decent shots.

Pretty excited to get serious about a new hobby.
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Whilst waking around the Sydney Botanical Gardens looking for photo opportunities recently I heard the sound of a couple of old biplanes over the harbour; looked up and saw to my amazement there was a wing walker on the larger of the two.



Found out later they were shooting a music video for Pit Bull the Cuban American rapper.
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I can't imagine getting a serious DSLR that doesn't save photos in uncompressed bitmap format, regardless of the filename extension. Especially when multi-gigabyte storage cards are getting more and more affordable. I especially like that my Nikon body allows me to save in both raw and cooked formats, so I instantly have Internet quality JPEG images to give to family and friends, but still have the full NEF file to work of if I do take one of those "one in a million" shots.

If you're a Nikon D7100 owner, this link might interest you. It's a NEF codec for Windows (must be since it's a .exe file), and it works with a lot of Nikon AIO cameras and DSLR bodies. With this you can view NEF files with Windows viewers, just like other photos.
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I don't bother with any of the Windows viewers, Nikon ViewNX works for me.

I think taking a good pic often amounts to seeing potential and then taking a few different angles to see later on which one works best for you.

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Is anyone into macro photography? This guy was about a quarter of an inch long.

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Those are some pretty nice pictures. We should start a thread were we take one picture per day. It must be a picture taking with a camera or cell phone camera, not web stock pictures, only the ones we take with our cameras.
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The trouble with that is some days I don't feel in the mood to go out shooting and even if I do I may not come up with something I want to show the world. Then there's the weather to take into account, but we definitely should have a thread for photos we've taken ourselves.

If there were enough of us a sub-forum all to ourselves would be good!
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I understand. It is just a thought and besides, it's not like we're talking professional type of photos, at least not for me. I'm new with photography and have been posting some not so good photos on BlipFoto dot com. It is where I got the idea from.
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I'm not speaking professional by any means either, although what I think is good from my perspective will differ from another's point of view. I had an interest in photography back in the seventies and eighties but found processing costs prohibitive. I did pick up a little bit about technique and composition when I was in a camera club for a few years way back when but I'm still learning my way around my Nikon DSLR. At times I'll take many hundreds of photos in a few hours and end up having only two or four that I'm proud of...


edit: ...potential forum title could be 'Cameras and post production' thereby including still and video work, and the various post production software and techniques.
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Thinking of updating my Canon G10. I like it, but it's a few years old, and looking for something new.
Basically narrowed it down to a Canon G15, S110, or Sony RX100. The latter is considerably pricier but nearly all the reviews for it have been glowing.
I'd like something pretty compact which the S110 is, so is the RX100 worth the premium? Most of my shots are stills, macros or scenery. Low light capability would be nice which Sony's sensor would help out with.
Thoughts?

Edit: Okay, now I'm throwing the Sony NEX-F3 into the mix!
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Extremely long time exposures are sometimes required. Some people at the star parties have motor driven telescope mounts that allow them to track the celestial object as it moves across the sky.
Back in the day, we used long exposures to remove the people milling abut during an inside shot. No Photoshop, just a view camera, a sturdy tripod and lots of time.
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I'm not speaking professional by any means either, although what I think is good from my perspective will differ from another's point of view. I had an interest in photography back in the seventies and eighties but found processing costs prohibitive. I did pick up a little bit about technique and composition when I was in a camera club for a few years way back when but I'm still learning my way around my Nikon DSLR. At times I'll take many hundreds of photos in a few hours and end up having only two or four that I'm proud of...


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I evaluate both partners in the process: the photographer's ability to properly expose the film and the printer' ability to make a good print. Some photos that might look good to most people often fail because there is no shadow and/or highlight detail.

But, that was back in the day when film ruled (LOL... it was the only choice) We thought very little about digital because it was terrible. Times have changed.
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Not hard to pick where this is, but I wanted to make it recognisable yet from an angle most people don't see.
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My Olympus has no threaded adapter ring on the lens itself, but there is a threaded adapter ring at the base of the lens. So I added hollow extension tube to hold the filter out in front of the lens and also to serve as a sunshade. To the uneducated eye that honkin' big cheap extension tube gives the appearance of a big gnarly multi-hundred dollar lens
Really not an issue. Look for slip-on adapter rings; perhaps a stepup/stepdown ring. I can literally adapt anything to anything if the need arises.
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I love photography. I think being a photographer would be a nice career. Shame camera's are so expensive that it'll be hard for me to afford one
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It really depends on your goals. It can be a nice career, but in many cases, it can become just another job. No different than any other job. Especially for the newly minted photographer.

And yes, good equipment costs good dollars. Fortunately, I am old school and the equipment is "cheap." That said, there is almost no film being manufactured so I would go digital, as much as I hate that idea.

Kids today just do not understand what it was like, supply wise not too long ago.

There are many photographers out there and for the most part, not much sets one apart from another. Digital killed film and it also made it so you can't swing a dead cat without hitting a "professional."

Not sure I would take it uop again as a profession. Things have changed too much. Portraits were always an interest of mine, then I look at people like this guy:

Yousuf Karsh / Photographer

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And see just how much I have to learn. I especially love the printing.
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Bob, my dad shot pretty much exclusively with Kodachrome 64 when all of us kids were growing up. We still have loads of slides to watch (he's slowly converting them to digital). He may have used Ektachrome occasionally, not sure.
I took a few classes in high school and LOVED spending time in a dark room (actually did it first at a summer camp when I was ~12).
But, he's since moved on to a Nikon dSLR and I'm on a new Sony RX100. Makes taking shots and (if any) processing that much easier.
Have to say, making the shoebox camera in school was a lot of fun though!
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Bob, my dad shot pretty much exclusively with Kodachrome 64 when all of us kids were growing up. We still have loads of slides to watch (he's slowly converting them to digital). He may have used Ektachrome occasionally, not sure.
I took a few classes in high school and LOVED spending time in a dark room (actually did it first at a summer camp when I was ~12).
But, he's since moved on to a Nikon dSLR and I'm on a new Sony RX100. Makes taking shots and (if any) processing that much easier.
Have to say, making the shoebox camera in school was a lot of fun though!
It is a shame Kodachrome is no more. A truly great slide film with wonderful properties. Fine grain and sharp. And, if cared for, the slides will last for centuries.

Such are the properties of a black and white film.

Not so sure we can say the same for digital files.
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Took this pic of a male brushtail possum a few mornings ago on my way to the station. Poor bugger seems to've lost his left eye, possibly in a fight with someone's cat. Every other time I've taken pics of possums with the flash, both eyes glow red.
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Morning all

It has started to dawn on me that me and my Sony RX100 are not really a match for one another. I mean, its a fantastic camera, but it seems like it is really not for me. Does this make sense?

Being a canon shooter, I have grown up on DPP.

I think I bought the RX100 on recommendations and great reviews and it's larger sensor in a smaller body. But being a RAW shooter, I needed to install more software to my computer. Yeah, I know, real photographers would use light room, aperture or photoshop. (With what Adobe is doing where you need to create an account with them to use their software.... I would just rather not do so)

Using DPP and Photomatix I can pretty much get what I need done.

Anyway, I did install Sony's raw converter and, it is very awkward to use. Slow, I mean, bump a slider and it renders the whole image in sections and takes a few seconds to do this, and this is on a quad core i7 MBP with an SSD installed and 8gb of ram). DPP never has this issue.

Still, using the Sony software, I just don't dig it. So, that is one major issue. Yeah, I can shoot JPGs but why!?

- The RX100 has glitched a few times with in camera HDR shots.
- It has turned on while in the bag and the lens got stuck trying to extend and rather then retracting, it simply drained my battery leaving the LCD on. It was in movie mode.
- In camera battery charging, no using the camera while charging because the camera is the charger!? Seriously!
-Size, great compact size that is almost too big for your pocket and too small for a bag.
- Slow lens, but makes up for it with a larger sensor.
- Power button easy to hit. So easy, I have turned it on roughtly 1/3rd the time I pick it up or pull it out of my pocket.

Like I said, I do believe it is a good camera, but not right for me. Sad it took 650 bucks to figure this out.

The thing still may be usable to me, however, but it does kind of irk me.

I have started to think about the G15 in its place since it has the articulating screen which would be a real boon since my knees are shot. The G15 has faster optics, but smaller sensor, so it if it is not one thing, its another. A wash with the RX100.

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Looks like the G15 does NOT have the articulating LCD screen. Bummer
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The Canon SX50 HD does. It shoots raw also.

I have programs in Linux that will convert to a png format including this version of CR2. I don't like tiff. DigiKam isn't half bad. Resembles Camera Raw in Adobe.

I'm not buying into Adobe's new stuff. I do have CS5, but Adobe isn't adding the new Canon raw to 5. I have most of the older versions and I can still use them. I don't like Lightroom's way of filing. I don't like DPP, either. Never did.

I might just check out CHDK Canon hack.

I do like the 50. I had the SX30. The 50 moved the on/off button to where it wasn't so easy to push by mistake. The macro seems to be better. The lens is slower and a few other things were changed. I just got some ND filters. You can use the older fixed polarizer since the lens doesn't rotate like a DSLR.

I felt the same way about a Panasonic. I didn't like the FZ5 and gave it to my daughter. She loved it. I bought a used FZ8 and still wasn't happy. That one was cheap enough to give away, so a friend that used to use a film SLR is extremely happy with it.

Since I also have a 20D Canon, the lights and most of the extras fit the SX 50
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Ah... hello thread! I feel the photo bug bitting so time to dive back in

Recently I have been lugging myself down with gear when I go out. Even while going "light" Light in this case usually involves a canon 5DmkII (the last few times its never left the bag) my bread and butter lens 24-105mm f/4L IS along with a 17-40mm f/4L, a few filters, also never leaving the bag and a sony rx100.

And I call this light!

I ended up picking up an Olympus E-PL3, a nice little camera due to it being more SLR like and interchangeable lenses and smaller form factor. Well, the camera is awkward to use, the I need to press a button to release the controls for exposure. Too much fiddling so I ended up shooting in P to get things in the ball park then dial in a little exposure compensation.

Good thing I did not spend a whole lot on the camera and kit lens.

The one thing I did like was the size. I was able to hold the olympus one handed when not in use.

But I got to thinking, perhaps I am making too much work for myself. A couple zoom lenses, at slow apertures at that? The lenses are bulky, heavy, but at least produce quality images. What do I mean about making too much work for myself?

Too many options. When using the zooms I often find myself saying, "I wish I had more zoom" or "could go a bit wider" in other words, even the zoom lenses were not enough. I was focused more on gear and what I need to get any shot I came across rather then just keeping it simple and going out to shoot.

So, I think I am going to try an experiment on my next outing. A single camera and single lens. A 5DmkII and 50mm f/1.8, perhaps a couple step rings and a circular polarizer (and spare battery). And perhaps my sony rx100.

This should drastically reduce my weight and force me to think more about my shots.

Anyone adopt a "one camera one lens" approach?
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Me, me!

Seriously, I just keep my 70-300mm lens on my Nikon D5100 and that's it. For my purposes, that's usually sufficient. Oh, sure, there are times I wish I could take pics of something too close for that lens--but those are usually peacocks and, well, they move around! So if I wait a moment, they're far enough away that it all works out okay. (I'm stationary, sitting at "my" chair at the patio table, and snapping pics of the critters who visit my yard, including peafowl, hummingbirds, parakeets, and various others.)

I ALWAYS take my camera outside with me because I just know that the one time I don't, something amazing will happen and I'll miss it. I always say that if I don't have it with me, a pterodactyl will land in my yard, go for a dip in the pond, stand on its head, do a little dance for me, and take off. And NO ONE will ever know about it except the pterodactyl and me!
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Sort of.... my camera only takes one lens at a time.

If I have to travel light e.g. hiking, I'll make do with a 24-70mm on my old 350D with a EF-S 10-22mm as wide-angle backup.

My standard loadout is 16-35mm, 50mm, and 70-200mm in the bag with the 5DMk2 to cover all eventualities.
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If you can even do two lenses travelling light. I brought only a 70-300mm lens on the Kawasaki, and no way could I get a pic of Spider Butte in De Chelly. I've now got the Tamron 18-270.

No way was I going to put anything in the hard bags of the Kawi. The Vulcan had a can of pop explode in the bag and wiped out his Nikon point and shoot.
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Well, the experiment has started


fuzzy by slitherjef, on Flickr

Not sure if this is going to be a "photo a day" type of thing, as I am not sure I have that much commitment

5DmkII + 50mm f/1.8 @f/2 I think
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Well, got out to do some shooting today, 5DmkII and 50mm f/1.8 with circular polarizer. Really harsh conditions to be shooting in, under a bright mid day sun with clear skies, but I figured I would try to make the most of things anyway. Here are a few highlights:


Fall foliage by slitherjef, on Flickr



fallcolor by slitherjef, on Flickr


fall light by slitherjef, on Flickr
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I shoot with my Samsung Victory when the camera's working, and my Nexus 10 for photospheres.

For actual serious work, I use a Canon Rebel XTi. Its getting dated but I love it to death and plan to run it until its gone. I have my photographs over at Google+, search me "William D." or "William Dibble". I like to shoot buildings, nature, cars, anything that strikes my fancy.
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I'd say you succeeded - gorgeous Fall colours! I'm envious.... the folliage started turning properly here last weekend, just as a couple of nasty Atlantic lows rolled in bringing dull wet and windy weather.
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