Looking for a new camera

r_i_straw Nov 14, 2013

  1. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Looks like it's doing quite well. Surely that's Mount Rainier? Nice.
     
  2. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    That is what I ended up getting. Although I did get two additional lenses to give me some flexibility. So far I have not outgrown it and am still learning what it can do.
     
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  3. Mr. SP

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    Yes that's Mt. Rainier taken from the ferry Walla Walla
     
  4. BoxcabE50

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    Was this on the Bremerton run? The Wally has spent a lot of it's life plying that route. I rode it many times en route to visit family in B-town.
     
  5. Mr. SP

    Mr. SP Passed away August 5, 2016 In Memoriam

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    No it was on the Kingston-Edmonds route. Took it to avoid Seattle. The ferry from Bremerton takes you right in to Seattle.
     
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  6. BoxcabE50

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    Ah. OK. Edmonds is a nice place to watch ferries, other marine traffic and trains. My last ride there the Puyallup and I believe Spokane, were the vessels assigned.
     
  7. Josta

    Josta TrainBoard Supporter

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    Personally, I like the P&S cameras with manual settings and self-timer such as my Canon. I like to set it down on the layout for "eye-level" views as it's usually compact enough to do so, as well as an "inside looking out" shot (using a mirror for sighting with a temporary background) for a different perspective of the layout such as this:

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    John
     
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  8. BoxcabE50

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    Aha. Now we know how you've been grabbing all these different angles.
     
  9. Mr. SP

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    Been doing some eye level photos too. The camera is small enough to set on the railroad in most places. IMG_0215.JPG IMG_0224.JPG IMG_0238a.JPG IMG_0250a.JPG
     
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  10. Mr. SP

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    It does distance photos too. These were taken from our house IMG_376.JPG IMG_383.JPG IMG_384.JPG
     
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  11. Hardcoaler

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    Your P&S offers surprisingly good depth-of-field John. Great shots! I'd like to get a "prime" lens like a 35mm for my DX format Nikon D5100 DSLR. I think I'd make good use of it. I also have my Dad's c. 1975 Nikkor 55mm Macro lens, which mounts up just fine with my D5100. The old lens requires everything to be manually set, but it works fine. I shot these just for the fun of it as I worked on my Nissan.

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    2014-05-11 New NGK Spark Plug for Nissan - for upload.jpg
     
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  12. Mr. SP

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    The Canon Powershot 530HS I bought is really great. I'm still finding out the things it can do.
    I recommend one for both close up and distance photos
     
  13. BoxcabE50

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    I ended up getting a Canon EOS Rebel T5, with two lenses. Am learning plenty, but as yet have barely scratched the surface.
     
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