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Jul 22, 2016 9:08 PM CST
Name: Der Thomaskantor
Massachusetts (Zone 6b)
Cactus and Succulents Garden Photography Cat Lover Dog Lover Houseplants Region: Northeast US
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Region: Massachusetts
Since the NGA is home to many photographers, it would be interesting to know what camera everyone shoots with and wants. In my case, I have a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 as my main camera. My dream camera would be a Nikon D5.
The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.

— J.S. Bach
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Jul 22, 2016 9:24 PM CST
Name: Wes
Ohio (Zone 6a)
I've got a Nikon L-830 and am seriously considering a $1k P&S in http://www.nikonusa.com/en/nik...

I do not need a DSLR and a bag full of lenses and accessories. I like to travel light and ease of use. BAM, this is my camera! Reviews are good and will get better. I wanna stick with Nikon. I do very little post-processing aside from sharp/unsharp.

I'd pay $1k for this P&S over a common DSLR. I feel it suits my needs better as a hack that simply enjoys taking pictures . Open to opinion...
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Jul 22, 2016 9:39 PM CST
Name: Sue Taylor
Northumberland, UK
Amaryllis Region: United Kingdom Houseplants Frogs and Toads Foliage Fan I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Container Gardener Charter ATP Member Garden Photography Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Annuals Bee Lover
I agree Wes, I've never wanted a DSLR. My Sony DSC HX200V can take a 1 inch away macro then zoom in on a bird 50 yards away. It does everything I want. I would love the new RX10 III. I've used Sony cameras for years and love their Zeiss lenses.
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Jul 22, 2016 9:41 PM CST
Southeast US (Zone 7b)
Birds Organic Gardener Permaculture Vegetable Grower Dog Lover Keeps Goats
Keeps Horses Keeper of Poultry Beekeeper Canning and food preservation Garden Photography
I've got an old Canon Rebel EOS Xsi 450D dslr and it will have have over 10,000 shutter activations on it by Saturday evening. It's been really used hard, in the rain, freezing temps, sleet, and the scorching, high humidity heat of the southern US..but its still going for now.
I don't know what I would buy if this camera gave out on me. I have not even looked at what is out there now. I do know it will be a Canon because I have so much money invested in Canon compatible lens.
I'm going to drive this one until the wheels fall off. nodding
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Jul 22, 2016 11:35 PM CST
Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
Annuals Houseplants Herbs Cat Lover Garden Photography Cactus and Succulents
Butterflies Birds Hummingbirder Garden Sages
I had 3 different digital P&S cameras before I switched to DSLR. Being able to change lenses is a big deal for me. Such a vast change in pix quality, I never look at any pix taken with the P&Ss. Currently I have a Canon 70D and will get an 80D soon. Gene
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Jul 23, 2016 3:18 AM CST
Name: Sue Taylor
Northumberland, UK
Amaryllis Region: United Kingdom Houseplants Frogs and Toads Foliage Fan I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Container Gardener Charter ATP Member Garden Photography Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Annuals Bee Lover
You never look at any pix taken with the P&S?! Really??!!
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Jul 23, 2016 3:21 AM CST

Region: Australia Container Gardener Irises Roses
I have just bought an Olympus Stylus1s. It's as close to a DSLR as I want to be. It's neat and very clever. I'm on a steep learning curve!
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Jul 23, 2016 5:21 AM CST
Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
Annuals Houseplants Herbs Cat Lover Garden Photography Cactus and Succulents
Butterflies Birds Hummingbirder Garden Sages
It is all about lenses. I have a great collection of most of the best lenses ever made. Yes, costs money. I am not interested in travelling light. Gene
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Jul 23, 2016 6:33 AM CST
Name: Sue Taylor
Northumberland, UK
Amaryllis Region: United Kingdom Houseplants Frogs and Toads Foliage Fan I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Container Gardener Charter ATP Member Garden Photography Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Annuals Bee Lover
Well with that kind of snobbery this obviously isn't the forum for me.
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Jul 23, 2016 6:59 AM CST
Name: Der Thomaskantor
Massachusetts (Zone 6b)
Cactus and Succulents Garden Photography Cat Lover Dog Lover Houseplants Region: Northeast US
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Region: Massachusetts
Wes said:I've got a Nikon L-830 and am seriously considering a $1k P&S in http://www.nikonusa.com/en/nik...

I do not need a DSLR and a bag full of lenses and accessories. I like to travel light and ease of use. BAM, this is my camera! Reviews are good and will get better. I wanna stick with Nikon. I do very little post-processing aside from sharp/unsharp.

I'd pay $1k for this P&S over a common DSLR. I feel it suits my needs better as a hack that simply enjoys taking pictures . Open to opinion...


Understand what you are talking about. Carrying a backpack full of expensive lenses is no fun. Smiling That DL 24-500 has got some serious specs! Bridge cameras are getting more and more comparable to DSLRs …
The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.

— J.S. Bach
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Jul 23, 2016 7:01 AM CST
Name: Der Thomaskantor
Massachusetts (Zone 6b)
Cactus and Succulents Garden Photography Cat Lover Dog Lover Houseplants Region: Northeast US
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Region: Massachusetts
kniphofia said:I agree Wes, I've never wanted a DSLR. My Sony DSC HX200V can take a 1 inch away macro then zoom in on a bird 50 yards away. It does everything I want. I would love the new RX10 III. I've used Sony cameras for years and love their Zeiss lenses.


Very impressive!
The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.

— J.S. Bach
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Jul 23, 2016 7:05 AM CST
Name: Der Thomaskantor
Massachusetts (Zone 6b)
Cactus and Succulents Garden Photography Cat Lover Dog Lover Houseplants Region: Northeast US
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Region: Massachusetts
gasrocks said:I had 3 different digital P&S cameras before I switched to DSLR. Being able to change lenses is a big deal for me. Such a vast change in pix quality, I never look at any pix taken with the P&Ss. Currently I have a Canon 70D and will get an 80D soon. Gene


I think a 70D with good lenses will always have sharper images than a P & S. But in my experience they are not that bad. Smiling
The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.

— J.S. Bach
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Jul 23, 2016 8:03 AM CST
Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
Annuals Houseplants Herbs Cat Lover Garden Photography Cactus and Succulents
Butterflies Birds Hummingbirder Garden Sages
Yes, P&S are getting better and better all the time. If I did want to travel light, that would be the way to go. If I was just shooting for fun and memories, again might be the way to go. I sell pictures for a living. I have to have the best quality. Highly competitive out there. Just moving from a P&S to a DSLR does not necessarily get you better pictures. In fact, the #1 complaint from first time DSLR users is: Hey, I was getting better pix with my P&S. It is about lenses. The DSLR allows you to use better lenses which will produce better pix. But the kit lenses sold with many DSLR are no better, many worse than some P&S lenses. Gene
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Jul 25, 2016 9:00 AM CST
Name: Terri
Hudson Valley, NY (Zone 5b)
I have a Nikon DSLR.

I upgraded to a DSLR from a Canon P&S. i still like the Canon, but I was having trouble taking pictures of fast moving objects (my dog) with it. I started looking at Canon & Nikon DSLRs, plus some of the new mirrorless / MFT cameras. I hadn't totally made up my mind when a photographer friend / person who did the pictures at my wedding, started selling her Nikon gear to change over to Canon. She was selling her first DLSR, which also happened to be the camera she used at my wedding (which was also the first wedding she did). I jumped at the chance to get it. It was a D80. Great camera, and I love it to bits. It did start having issues about a year after I got it, so I sent it to Nikon to be fixed, but also got a D7000 for Christmas and use the D80 as a back up / husband camera.

I'm also always keeping my eye out for a good deal on a MFT to use when traveling. Traveling with a DSLR, plus a few lenses really takes up a lot of room, lol.
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Jul 27, 2016 12:56 PM CST
Utah (Zone 7a)
Cell phone. *Blush*
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Jul 27, 2016 1:07 PM CST
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Composter Daylilies Garden Photography Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Region: Alabama
I bought a NIKON p600 when my other Nikon died. It is very lightweight and fit my style of hobbyist photo taking of plants and wildlife. I don't try to take professional shots, but I like decent shots of vacations, garden photos, and animals. The 60 x works great for me. I also love that I can take a photo and make a short recording of what the photo is about. With my memory this has really been a plus, no notebook and pen necessary. It has good battery life, and fits my style. It is worthless for action shots. Don't expect a point and shoot to take professional looking photos,but there are lots of shots I could not take with a DSLR that I can get with my little P600, because there is no way I could afford a great lens and camera to take distant photos like I can get with my little 60x camera.
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Jul 27, 2016 5:12 PM CST
Name: Suga
Coastal South Carolina (Zone 8b)
Bee Lover Garden Ideas: Master Level
I have the Nikon 3100DSLR camera and have one zoom lens. It's just what I have and I do enjoy it. I take a lot of nature pictures especially ones of my flowers and a lot of birds and animals. When I'm not using that camera I use my phone. Whistling
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Aug 9, 2016 5:01 AM CST
Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
Birds Hummingbirder Hybridizer Irises Lilies Peonies
Sempervivums Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: United States of America Vegetable Grower Hostas Heucheras
I use a Canon with the built in zoom. I also use my cell phone Hurray!

I would like to find something not so bulky. Any suggestions? I took some nice zoom shots of buffalo and elk at Yellowstone this summer. I am not at home or I would upload one.
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Aug 9, 2016 7:52 AM CST
Name: Der Thomaskantor
Massachusetts (Zone 6b)
Cactus and Succulents Garden Photography Cat Lover Dog Lover Houseplants Region: Northeast US
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Region: Massachusetts
bluegrassmom said:I use a Canon with the built in zoom. I also use my cell phone Hurray!

I would like to find something not so bulky. Any suggestions? I took some nice zoom shots of buffalo and elk at Yellowstone this summer. I am not at home or I would upload one.


Is your Canon a point-and-shoot or a bridge? Smiling

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The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.

— J.S. Bach
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Aug 9, 2016 2:16 PM CST
Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
Birds Hummingbirder Hybridizer Irises Lilies Peonies
Sempervivums Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: United States of America Vegetable Grower Hostas Heucheras
It looks like the first camera on the top link. Just without the extra lenses. Mine zooms out far. Doesn't that sound techy lol.
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