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    • paleoman
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      I love bringing home pics I can enjoy all year. In fact, I enjoy hunting a good pic while I’m hunting. I use the camera on this “smart phone” almost exclusively now. My old digital just sits in its case gathering dust. For just personal enjoyment, do any of you notice any big difference or have a preference? I sure love my old “ruggedized” Nikon 35mm but wonder if anyone develops much anymore film and the cost? So, basically curious on what you all use.

    • 1shot
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      I carry my Fuji water-proof camera everyday, small, light and takes great photos…(I have some great underwater photos of trout and my trips to Belize(bonefish)). My daily wear pants are 5.11’s and the camera fits nice in the leg pocket…

      Big, fresh rub in NY…

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    • 1shot
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      Yeah, we get snow in So. Arizona, last year during January Bow season…

      Santa Ritas, looking toward Mount Wrightston…

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    • Doc Nock
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      Paleo,

      funny you bring up the Nikon. I have just this week chatted with one of our members here about my Nikon F2, and 3 Nikon lenses… seems few and far places do film development anymore.

      That is/was one of the finest cameras and had earned it’s bones around the world in many lines of work…from war correspondents to photojournalists of much acclaim.

      It saddens me that all that great ability sits languishing in my camera bags of yore.

      My small digi leaves something to be desired, but old film shooters like the creativity of fstop changes, depth of field, shutter speed control etc. This “new fangled” stuff leaves me scratching my head! LOL

      Then resizing and all that stuff leaves me even more frustrated!

    • Charles Ek
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      Doc, go put your wallet in a safe deposit box and give the key to someone responsible. OK, now you’re ready to look at the Nikon Df camera.

      BTW, it will work with your old lenses …

    • Mark Middleton
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      My other great outdoor interest, along with bow hunting, is photography. Over the years I have carried cameras such as a leica M-3, Canon F-1, and Canon 30D while hunting. They are great cameras and gave excellent pictures, but were heavier and bulkier than I wanted to deal with, and I was always trying to get them unpacked to take pictures at exactly the wrong time when I should have been hunting. I finally decided I could either hunt or take pictures, and started leaving the cameras at home while I was hunting, and often regretting that decision. This year I finally bought a Sony RX100 and really like it. It is small enough to fit in my pocket, good build quality, easy to operate, with good optics and image quality. I’ve been extremely pleased with the results I have gotten with it, and can’t imagine going out without it.

    • 1shot
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      Holy Cow Mark, I checked-out the Sony rx100, price of 750.00 and not water-proof??? I have a camera with me everyday and am hard on them, they get beat-up and after busting another Kodak I looked for a tougher cam. The Fuji XP water proof is 120.00ish, pretty tough (I got a back-up Fuji for a bonefishing trip to Belize last year and lucky me I needed it as my older camera bit-the-dust first day after an underwater photo, but it was 3years old), handy with silent operation and gets the job done…

      My only beef with the XP is that it can turn on alittle to easy while in the pocket, it will turn off automatic after like 1min…

    • Jason Wesbrock
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      For the bulk of my photos I use a Canon 60D digital SLR. For the rest, I have a small Canon digital point and shoot.

    • jason samkowiak
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      Photography is how I made my living for the last 17 years. I love my d SLR cameras and always have one close by. But my favorite in field camera for my shooting style is the canon sx160. It cost 150 bucks. Fits in pocket. Uses as batteries (important in cold weather and very convenient). Has a full range of manual setting as well as aperture and shutter speed priority settings. Also has exposure compensation! It does video and takes very good pics.

      For some one that wants control over you pics, want compact size, good image quality, and a price that means you don’t worry about beating it up this is a great camera.

    • Jason Wesbrock
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      jasonsamko,

      My point and shoot is an sx110. I’ve been seriously thinking about updating to the sx160. It’s too bad they don’t shoot in RAW mode.

    • jason samkowiak
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      J.Wesbrock wrote: jasonsamko,

      My point and shoot is an sx110. I’ve been seriously thinking about updating to the sx160. It’s too bad they don’t shoot in RAW mode.

      I agree about raw mode. sure would be nice if they had it. but if im that serious about a shot i break out the slr. The sx160 is very similar to the 110. I have a few of the 110s and a sx120 and the sx160. they are all very similar. I did a podcast on photography and mentioned the sx160 and a listener said they just bought a sx160 for 90 bucks from office max! that is a heck of deal and worth the upgrade. Otherwise I would wait for the price to drop on the 160 since you already have the 110 and they are so similar. the pics i shoot between the 110 and the 160 are identical for 99% of anything we would do with them.

      But the sx110, 120 or 160 is imo the best point and shoot for those of us that want to shoot in manual settings and still have the compact size of a point and shoot.

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