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  •  Canon makes damn good cameras. (7+ / 0-)

    My 2nd digital camera was the A70, which was state-of-the-art and 3 whole megapixels!

    I still have it, but I have to rap it against my palm like a pack of cigarettes to get the screen to work.

    I believe in democracy, civil liberties, and the rule of law. That makes me a liberal, and I’m proud of it. - Paul Krugman

    by Gentle Giant on Thu Mar 14, 2013 at 06:40:31 AM PDT

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    •  My DSLR is a Nikon but for compacts (4+ / 0-)

      I've always gone with Canons. The current one is an Elph 310. I had to go poking around to get it because Canon had stopped making it a few weeks before I needed to replace the previous one and all of the new versions were being panned in reviews.

      •  Currently, (3+ / 0-)
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        I have the 6meg Nikon D70 DSLR. I've had it for years and it's a great camera.
        I have the Kodak Z981, 14meg and 24X zoom, for my walking around camera. I used to work for Kodak and was loyal to the brand. Still too bulky for my shirt pocket, but not as heavy as the Nikon. It's a very good camera.
        I have an iPhone 3gs. Don't use the camera much.
        I have the Canon A70, but with the Kodak, I don't have much need for it.

        I had a Sony Mavica with the mini disc recorder. Slow, but great for its time. I had it in the interior kangaroo pocket of my denim jacket and it smacked the door jam when I got in my car, smashing the display. It would still take pictures, but I couldn't view the shot before taking it.
        I called Sony Service (India) and was put on hold for about five minutes after explaining what happened. He came back on and actually scolded me in his accented English: "The damage to your camera is your own fault and we have no liability. We can not help you." click.
        Love Sony cameras. Will never buy one again.

        I got my wife the Panasonic TZsomething. 7 or 8 meg with a 10x zoom. Small. Rugged. Fits in my pocket. Easy to use. Takes great pictures. Built for Panasonic by Leica. Yeah, Leica.
        If I buy another digital camera, if anything happens to the Kodak, it will probably be a Panasonic or Leica.

        I know a lot of photographers that put down Kodak. Actually, they make very good cameras at the higher end of their offerings. The bodies are plastic, but if you know how to treat a camera, that won't be an issue.

        Kodak's technology is in the Canons and Nikons. No, Kodak's cameras aren't as good, but it's Kodak technology that made the Canon and Nikon great.

        Not so much anymore.

        I believe in democracy, civil liberties, and the rule of law. That makes me a liberal, and I’m proud of it. - Paul Krugman

        by Gentle Giant on Thu Mar 14, 2013 at 11:02:21 AM PDT

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        •  My DSLR is a Nikon 5100 (4+ / 0-)

          I absolutely love it.

          I have an iPhone 5 that actually IS capable of taking a decent picture...under the right conditions.

          Pretty much all cameras these days are made of plastic. For reference, my last film SLR was a Nikon N6006; I actually still own it but haven't used it in a number of years. The body is part plastic, the original lens and the zoom lens I bought to go with it are mainly metal. So the change is a relatively recent one but one I just sort of roll with.

          •  My film slr was a Fujica. (3+ / 0-)
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            It was recommended by the salesperson. I was looking at a Pentax. Damn her.

            I still have it, but it needs new felt and seals. I don't like the expense of film and don't develop my own pics, so...

            I've tried to sell it or take store credit in trade. No one wants it. It would come with the Cokin system and several filters, a 28mm wide, a 50mm standard, a telephoto and a 500mm mirror lens that has lost its rubber gnurling, but the optics on all my lenses are clean and undamaged. No one wants them.

            No one makes an adapter from Fujica to Nikon. I looked. I wish they did. That 500mm didn't get enough use to justify its cost.

            I believe in democracy, civil liberties, and the rule of law. That makes me a liberal, and I’m proud of it. - Paul Krugman

            by Gentle Giant on Thu Mar 14, 2013 at 12:14:23 PM PDT

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