Foggy8

Lives in United States San Francisco, CA, United States
Works as a Sales
Joined on Apr 18, 2008

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  • One reason I use a small camera rather than a phone to photograph is because of the optical zoom lenses rather than the prime lenses on phones.
  • An iphone with a 28-140 optical zoom.
  • I will check out the A650. It’s a good looking design, but a bit bigger and not as wide as what I want. There are many camera choices where 3 of the 4 features are solved. Thanks for your ...
  • Thanks for your suggestion and amazing research that you are cataloging. My defaults are the camera must use SD cards, and have greater than 6MP. So, maybe post-2006 cameras only??? Your photos ...
  • The Canon A1200/1300/1400, like other cameras, meet three of the four parameters.  A 28-140 lens, OVF, pocket sized, but only a 1/2.3” sensor instead of the 1/1.7” or larger. Canon A1400 16MP ...
  • And it shoots RAW files too!
  • Yes, ultra compact. And I would consider the Canon S100 an ultra compact.
  • Created discussion thread Camera search surprise
    The dpreview camera search is a wonderful and helpful database. Surprisingly here’s a combination that yields zero results: Pocket size, premium compact sensor ~1/1.7”, optical viewfinder, 30mm ...
  • I thought that I would never sell my Nikon FM2 which I bought in the 80’s because of the mechanical shutter, but I sold it three years ago because my eyes are not as good as they used to be. I ...
  • That’s a good point. In fact, right now if you want to get into film you can get a good SLR with lens for probably $40. Might not be a 50mm lens and it might not be a Nikon FM2, but, something ...
  • Interesting. Does the photo industry need to do a better job of marketing or are most people just happy taking pictures with their phones?
  • I agree. Some of these plastic SLR bodies are priced amazingly low, and that it's a great way to get started in film photography. Unfortunately, the 50mm lenses are a little bit pricey.
  • I stand corrected. I forgot about the Nikon FM2, Olympus OM-1, etc. SLR cameras that are small and have a mechanical shutter will hold their value. Canon AE-1 has done well too even though the ...
  • Created discussion thread The 35mm camera in 5 years?
    When I get the hankering to shoot 35mm film I enjoy using either a 35mm rangefinder or a point and shoot 35mm camera. I like the smaller size and lighter weight compared to an SLR camera. If the ...
  • Created discussion thread Fixed lens camera description solved
    My previous post reached its post limit. I did sell my fixed lens camera online and described the lens on the camera simply as 24-90 with no mm designation. Thanks to all the responders for their ...
  • Created discussion thread Tiny Combo
    A local camera dealer had a Panasonic 14mm f2.5 in their used department, and I purchased it because it's such a cool looking pancake lens. So, before I sell my Panasonic GF3 body, I had to take a ...
  • Thanks! I'll try it.
  • Here's one where the highlights got clipped because I was unable to physically get close enough to the flowers because of a stairway handrail in the way to AE lock the highlights. From where I was ...
  • Congrats, enjoy. The pocket size and 24-120 zoom range makes a perfect walk-around camera.
  • Right. I am still testing out this procedure and getting used to the fact that the image on the monitor looks too light, but I'm leaving it like that. Here is a photo of the original RAW exposure ...
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