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Old 03-25-2003, 01:08 PM   #27
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Since 1972, for most of the pictures I've been submitting, I used a Mamiya-Sekor 500DTL and either a 50 mm, 135 mm or 200mm generic fixed focal length lens.

For the past 10 years or so, I've been using a Minolta 370 and X7A with a 50mm or 135 fixed or sometimes a 60-300mm zoom (not a great lens...)

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Old 03-26-2003, 03:51 AM   #28
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I currently use 2 Konica FT-1's usually with a 52mm F1.8 lens, I also have a Konica 50mm F1.4 lens, a Konica 35-70mm zoom, a 28-210mm zoom and an 85-205mm zoom
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Hi! I am new to the forums although I have posted photos before. I use Sony's DSCF707 for all of my pictures. I have been using it for about a year now and am very happy with it!

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Old 06-07-2003, 05:08 PM   #30
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I'm new to 35mm photography & would like some advice on an easy to use slide film camera/lens. I've been shooting strictly digital, but want to do some slide photography. I don't know squat about SLR cameras, and any help/ suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I'm looking for something in the $500.00 range.
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Old 06-09-2003, 01:24 AM   #31
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Willie,

The Canon EOS Rebel series is a great line of cameras to start looking at for a beginner camera. They are very basic, to the point, and affordable.

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Old 06-09-2003, 03:03 AM   #32
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Hello all,

I shoot a Pentax ZX50 with either a Pentax 35-80mm or a Tamron 80-210mm zoom. Most often I use the 80-210mm. Film could be just about any type of print film at 200 or 400 ASA. Usually Kodak or Fuji. As for slides I shoot 200 ASA Kodak Elite Chrome. I am thinking of converting to shooting only slides if I can find a good slide scanner at a decent price.
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I use a Canon Rebal 2000 with an Canon 35-80mm f4, and an Canon 75-300mm USM.
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Old 06-21-2003, 10:52 PM   #34
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I agree with Chris, the Canon Rebel series provides a lot for the buck and meets the $500 price range and can be a mid range type of camera. If you shop around you can get a few lenses, camera body and filters all for $500. I myself have three canons two AE-1's that are nearing retirement after twenty-twenty-five plus years and a Canon Rebel TI, which is now my primary camera for fast photography, using sigma lenses of 24-80 and 70-300 I can capture just about anything.
For capturing fast moving trains I have found it to be easy to use, and the it advances fast enough to keep up with most trains, the down side on auto focus during dusk it has a tendency to either jump to flash mode when I don't want it to or after the first shot takes to long to adjust for the second shot. Other wise it handled nicely
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Old 07-06-2003, 07:33 PM   #35
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I use a Nikon N80 with Nikon 28-85, Tokina 28-210, and Tamron 70-300mm lenses. Some day soon I hope to move up to digital, but for now I am shooting prints. Some people say I am nuts for shooting prints instead of slides but it is my personal preference. Besides, what is the diffence when I can get results like this with Kodak Gold 100, Target 1 hour processing, and an $85 flatbed scanner.....

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Old 07-28-2003, 07:25 PM   #36
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All film stuff here. No digital - not even an auto focus in the bunch...yet!
Canon AE1-Program
Canon A-1
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Old 07-28-2003, 07:30 PM   #37
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Nothing wrong with that list you posted, David! Those are some gems!

Even though 99.9% of my stuff is digital now, I still bag a Canon A-1 with Provia slide film that I use from time to time

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Old 08-16-2003, 11:58 PM   #38
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I use a Kodak DX3600 and that's all I use. I know it may not be as expensive or nearly as professional when compared to some of the equipment you guys use but it sure gets the job done. Although, I am planning on getting a new camera. Right now I'm looking at the Canon Powershot A70, it fits right in my price range.
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Old 08-19-2003, 08:11 PM   #39
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Guilford350,

I currently use the Canon Powershot A70. It's a great little camera. You're not gonna get the faraway zoom shots but if you're fairly close to your subject the photo should come out nice. The nighttime flash mode leaves a little to be desired but other than that it's a great little camera. I'd say about 90% of my pictures on RP.net are with the A70.

I also use a Canon EOS Rebel 2000. Once I find an extra $1500 in coins in the couch cushions I think I'll buy a Canon 10D.
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I currently have in my bag

A Minolta XG-M with a 135mm telephoto, and, I believe a 50mm wide angle. I am looking to get a zoom lens for those close up shots. I shoot digital with a Fuji FIne Pix 1300, or 2600, the 2600 is new, and I have yet to use it.

I am hoping to upgrade to a higher end digital camera, but I won't be ditching the Minolta anytime soon, I have been using it for 10 years, and it has performed superbly. I usually shoot 400 speed film, but on occasion use 800 speed.

For close up shots using the Fuji FinePix 1300, I focus the camera through a pair of 16x50 binoculars. (field of view is 272 ft at 1000 yards) After a little practice, it takes great close-ups. The lens on the Fuji is small enough to fit in the eyepiece of the binoculars. It's a bit unorthodox, but it has produced some really nice close up train photos. Not every one of them is a success when I do go for the "binocular shot" it takes some patience to line up the shot, but I mount the Fuji on my tripod, and that helps alot.
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Old 09-02-2003, 06:51 AM   #42
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I traded my older Canon FD gear in about 2 months ago.

My film equipment is now:
Canon Elan 7E
Canon 50mm
Canon 28-80
Canon 70-300

I'm hoping to have a Canon D10 by the first of the year and some faster glass like a 70-200 f2.8.

Most of my shots on railpictures.net are shot with a Nikon Coolpix3100 in HiRes mode with a 256 SanDisk Ultra CF. This little camera gives me 3.2mp and an optical 35-80 effective zoom. The camera is small and will fit in my back pocket so its easy to keep handy.

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Old 09-03-2003, 05:48 AM   #43
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My camera bag consists of:
-Canon EOS Rebel 2000 (The beginner body)
-Canon EOS Elan II (The rebels replacement!)
-Canon 50mm F1.8 (cheap, but one THE only lens for roster shots!)
-Sigma 70-200 EX APO F2.8 APO (My workhorse)
-Sigma 28-80 F3.5-5.6 (no longer used)
-Sigma 100-300 F4.5-6.7 (no longer used)
-Tamron 2X teleconverter (nothin like 400mm@ F5.6 for a fraction of the cost!!)
-Sunpak 555 handle mount flash

-Film is Fuji Provia 100F for slides (The ONLY slide film to use , contrary to what the kodachrome "kult" says!! ) I may mix it up with the new Velvia 100F. For black and white I use Kodak TC400N or Ilford XP2 super (love the chromogenic C41's). I've tried to get away from color prints, as slide processing through A&I is WAAAY cheaper.

-I am looking to dump off the rebel 2000 and move up to the EOS 3, and I am also looking into a EOS 10D. As far as new glass, I am looking at either the Sigma 28-70 EX F2.8 lens, or the new Tamron 28-75 F2.8. The Canon 85mm F1.8 is also on the wish list.
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Old 09-03-2003, 10:43 AM   #44
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Focal Length: 9.7 – 48.5mm
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Also a Sony P-92 and a Sony P-52 and an ancient (4 years!) Olympus Camedia 1.3 mp thing. Bought the Olympus a few years back thinking I'd get into RR photography, but it wasn't up to the task, so I waited until this past July to try the hobby once again. The Olympus does produce a remarkably clear image, but I never got used to the user interface and that put me off the brand; entirely subjective.

Scanning and printing is all Canon: i850 printer and 5000F scanner.
I've had a passion for Canon products ever since I got my first calculator when I was 12, but Sony's just too darn sexy (at the moment) when it comes to cameras. (Now, I didn't say they were any good, just sexy.) Am falling fast for the new F-828. I've heard that in the past cameras had some sort of chemically based memory, but I think somebody's joshin me.

Speaking of scanners; my other scanners are a Uniden BC895XLT (base) and a Racing Electronics (Relm) RE2000 Alpha (hand-held). Also have a Yaesu 5000 something or the other, little DC-Daylight thing for travel.
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I can see that I have the worst camera here....sigh

should I tell you guys what it is?

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why not, Fuji FinePix 40i

....now how sad is that?
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The 40i isn't a bad camera at all. It's fast, compact, has a tripod mount, and plays MP3's for those long times between trains. The 40i has twice the megapixels as my first digicam and I'll be thinking about your camera every time my MP3 player digs into my side, which is often! When I go out train hunting it's often with a friend who's on the staff of the photography department at the local college. She has most of her resources tied up in film, but enjoys shooting trains with a digital camera. The camera she uses is half as good as mine and yet her pictures always look better. Why? Because she's been doing photography since she was a kid and I haven't. It's not the equipment, it's how much you use it. We stood side by side at Harpers Ferry taking pictures last weekend and hers are beautiful and mine are headed to the recycle bin! It's about practice, reading up on the subject, and studying the photographs of people who's work you enjoy. If you can't get out to the tracks as much as you like, take pictures of the car, the house, the dog and then when you do get out on location, you'll be that much more ahead of the game. Digital film costs nothing to develop, so it's free practice.
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ICE,

It is not so much about your camera, but about your 'eye' for composing photos. Develop your style for photography first, better camera equipment will come in the future....

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Acutally I have another mp3 player...lol

Yea, I guess the camera is alright. But when I tried aviation photography.....no optical zoom is a killer!
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ICE, you take very nice photos with the camera that you use. I have a two and half year old Kodak DX3600 but it still takes some pretty nice shots.
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Guilford350, My camera has 0.2 more MPs but yours has 2x optical zoom which mine doesn't. I'd say we are in the same boat!

However, I think your photos are a lot nicer! Guess that means more practicing for me.
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