The desert island/ideal camera

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The desert island/ideal camera
Jun 11, 2013

So, over the past two years, I have vistied NYC,London, Prague, Barcelona, Mallorca numerous Premier league football matches, Airshows loads of family weekends away with the kids and the dog Moto GP races.etc etc

And these are the cameras I have taken with me (not all at once)

Canon Eos 30D

Canon Eos 50D

70-200 F2.8is

50mm f1.8

Canon G11 power shot

Canon S100

Sony Nex 5R

Sony Nex6

Panasonic FZ150

Fuji X100

Lieca X1

If I had the chance to do it all again but could only take one camera withe me,  it would have to be..............................The FZ150 without any hesitation

2nd would be the NEX6 woth a Sigma 30mm F2.8 stcuk on the front

3rd would be the Canon s100

What would you desert island/ideal camera be?

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cmc1 wrote:

So, over the past two years, I have vistied NYC,London, Prague, Barcelona, Mallorca numerous Premier league football matches, Airshows loads of family weekends away with the kids and the dog Moto GP races.etc etc

And these are the cameras I have taken with me (not all at once)

Canon Eos 30D

Canon Eos 50D

70-200 F2.8is

50mm f1.8

Canon G11 power shot

Canon S100

Sony Nex 5R

Sony Nex6

Panasonic FZ150

Fuji X100

Lieca X1

If I had the chance to do it all again but could only take one camera withe me, it would have to be..............................The FZ150 without any hesitation

2nd would be the NEX6 woth a Sigma 30mm F2.8 stcuk on the front

3rd would be the Canon s100

What would you desert island/ideal camera be?

The two placed on top of your list - EOS 30D and EOS 50D would be on top of my list of which one to take to a desert island

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You can't charge your rechargable camera/battery on a "desert" island with no electricity. You better take a solar charger or a camera that will take a alkaline batteries and a large supply of batteries.

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cmc1 wrote:

What would you desert island/ideal camera be?

One that I could use for self-portraits

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John Szeto wrote:

You can't charge your rechargable camera/battery on a "desert" island with no electricity. You better take a solar charger or a camera that will take a alkaline batteries and a large supply of batteries.

Well, at least a DSLR will last longer than the power-hungry EVF cameras.

Of course, the solar charger (or a charger connected to the dynamo of your bicycle) is the ultimate solution.

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In reply to cmc1, Jun 13, 2013

Interesting question.  I have owned the FZ150, and it worked very well for me.  I've also had the FZ200 (I've owned three!!!) and if I could take the latest one, that would be my choice.  If i hd to take an FZ200 picked at random; then I'd take the FZ150.   Second would probably be my G15.

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Which one turns into a sailboat?

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I would that the biggest lens and camera associated with it.

because I can use the large lens and take out the glass to use to start fire and signal for help

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I would take my 20x zoom 10 MP Olympus SP570UZ, with my seven sets of  four low-self-discharge Ni-Me-H cells. This setup would give me about three weeks of shooting.

If the island has a hotel with mains power derived from solar energy, I would take my 24x zoom 16 MP SZ-30MR with the four Li-Ion batteries I own. I would spend the nights recharging at least two of them due to taking a lot of HD video.

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In my experience of deserts, dust penetrates everything.  And being an island, I'd be by the sea.  I'd be looking for one that was sealed against dust and moisture.  If it was to be a DSLR, maybe a K5.  If it was mirror-less an OMD, and if it was a compact, perhaps one of those heavy duty Panasonics like the FT4.  Nothing else would last the island or the raft trip to my rescue.

Cheers, Rod

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Do they make an edible camera ? (nt)
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Desert island is just a term that is used when you actually mean if you could just have one or could not do without.  If we were talking about a survival camera, then. It would have to be ethe 50d with a 70-200. It would make a great club, ore or spade, they are rock solid

the FZ for me is a great true all round camera for both stills and video

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No, but a bean bag is recommened for wildlife photography as a camera support. The content of this is edible, and will forms a valuable and tasty protein portion.

Ideally, it should also have seved in some dried tomatos and "Bohnenkraut" (Satureja hortensis) which is translated into savory but is not easy to get hold of in many parts of the (English-speaking) world.

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cmc1 wrote:

Desert island is just a term that is used when you actually mean if you could just have one or could not do without. If we were talking about a survival camera, then. It would have to be ethe 50d with a 70-200. It would make a great club, ore or spade, they are rock solid

the FZ for me is a great true all round camera for both stills and video

Those heavy EOS 1Ds Mark bricks are even better for hunting and self defence...

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In reply to Christoph Stephan, Jun 14, 2013

face it, the moment you hit the beach, YOU are the camera.
Pretty silly to be wandering around asking if you've got some
electricity about you; cheese on the other hand.....

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Because on a desert island it wouldn't matter much - it's a place with very little rain but there just might be a camera shop or a Best Buy or a Walmart.

But on a deserted island I'd probably want something that didn't need a battery.  Or a solar-powered camera.  Do they make them?

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Ricoh made a solar-powered camera. http://www.thecamerasite.net/01_SLR_Cameras/Pages/ricoh%20xr%20S.htm

I almost bought one when they were new.

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since there's probably no batteries or electricity on that island.

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If I could only have one camera and one lens it would be my D5200 and Sigma 18-200 II OS HSM.

cmc, I'm curious why you would choose the FZ150 over a DSLR.

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