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Re: What Camera Do You Use?
« Reply #30 on: July 31, 2022, 03:27:10 AM »
We have access to the Tardis  :D
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Re: What Camera Do You Use?
« Reply #31 on: July 31, 2022, 09:43:34 PM »
I'll be 65 years old in November and my wife wants to give a better than usual present.

So, I dug out my "bucket list" and one of the items on it was a Leica camera.

I had a look on the internet and it seems that the entry-level Leica camera is the D-Lux 7.

It looks very nice but can anyone tell me whether it is a good buy ?

Thanks in advance.
Joe



if you cant afford a Leica , best save for a rushan Zorki 4  :D .

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Re: What Camera Do You Use?
« Reply #32 on: July 31, 2022, 10:13:51 PM »
The D-Lux 7 is indeed manufactured by Panasonic.
I have the simple Panasonic interchangeable lens version (no viewfinder) and it is a very nice camera.
If you want to use it to photograph your n gauge models test the macro function before you buy it.
I read a review which says macro focusing is only possible in the wide angle setting but I always prefer to zoom in a bit (or a lot).

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Re: What Camera Do You Use?
« Reply #33 on: August 03, 2022, 07:46:52 PM »
I started with a Brownie, moved on to a secondhand Zeiss Ikon Contina and got my first SLR secondhand in my thirties - like @Lawrence, an OM10 with manual adapter. I got quite good with it and above all it did what I wanted. I also have an OM 40, but its battery went flat too quickly.

When digital cameras arrived on the scene, I used to take the company camera home with me - it never did what I wanted. With retirement looming, I bought myself a Olympus Pen E-PL3 kit with two zoom lens. This is an mFT camera, as are the digital OM cameras and I believe some Panasonic Lumix cameras, and the lens are interchangeable. The real reason I bought it though, was that with the appropriate adapter I could reuse my old OM lenses. Unfortunately in all the years I've had the camera, the adapter has never been in stock at any shop I visited.

Still, at least the camera occasionally does what I want!

Peter

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Re: What Camera Do You Use?
« Reply #34 on: August 04, 2022, 09:04:58 AM »
Peter,

My Panasonic is also a mFT camera.
There are many OM to mFT adapters on the market, I found a nice one on Amazon.de:
https://www.amazon.de/-/en/Urth-Lens-Adapter-Compatible-Olympus/dp/B088C2VY66

It will work exactly the same as the original Olympus adapter

Jan
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Re: What Camera Do You Use?
« Reply #35 on: August 04, 2022, 10:05:24 AM »
Thanks @JanW. I also saw the Urth and now I have a recommendation, will probably buy it.

Peter

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Re: What Camera Do You Use?
« Reply #36 on: August 06, 2022, 08:42:32 PM »
I started with a Brownie, moved on to a secondhand Zeiss Ikon Contina and got my first SLR secondhand in my thirties - like @Lawrence, an OM10 with manual adapter. I got quite good with it and above all it did what I wanted. I also have an OM 40, but its battery went flat too quickly.

When digital cameras arrived on the scene, I used to take the company camera home with me - it never did what I wanted. With retirement looming, I bought myself a Olympus Pen E-PL3 kit with two zoom lens. This is an mFT camera, as are the digital OM cameras and I believe some Panasonic Lumix cameras, and the lens are interchangeable. The real reason I bought it though, was that with the appropriate adapter I could reuse my old OM lenses. Unfortunately in all the years I've had the camera, the adapter has never been in stock at any shop I visited.

Still, at least the camera occasionally does what I want!

Peter

@Alcazar congratulations Peter, I don't think I have ever been tagged on a post from over 11 years ago  :o
For the record, I am perfectly happy with the camera on my Samsung smartphone now, the photographic world passed me by some years ago and my clients these days (the dogs) are much less demanding  ;)

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Re: What Camera Do You Use?
« Reply #37 on: August 07, 2022, 01:06:45 AM »
I'm a bit like you, Lawrence - I don't even take my SLR with me when I go away these days. Something else to carry, and it never gets used! My phone is my camera.
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Re: What Camera Do You Use?
« Reply #38 on: August 09, 2022, 12:56:51 PM »
Back in the days I worked afternoon shifts at a full service petrol station (after my day job) to earn enough to buy my Nikkormat FT2, and a Metz flash, and other lenses, but I mainly use the phone or a little Nikon digital these days. I also have an Olympus Pen FV (half frame 35mm SLR) with a couple of lenses that I get out occasionally and exercise the shutter and diaphrams. It's a lovely little instrument.

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Re: What Camera Do You Use?
« Reply #39 on: August 09, 2022, 02:59:14 PM »
I just use my lenovo tablet computer to take piccies of Tiree...
in the past I did use an SLR,
like this one..



I've  not used something as old as a 1853 pattern Enfield as used at Crimea.


But last week I was using a cannon.. and 1898 pattern one.
like this one..



 For the 08:00 wake up you lazy barstewards firing and flag raising at our regatta.
it being 10 gauge it's very effective.



« Last Edit: August 09, 2022, 03:07:31 PM by The Q »

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Re: What Camera Do You Use?
« Reply #40 on: August 13, 2022, 08:29:47 AM »

I had a look on the internet and it seems that the entry-level Leica camera is the D-Lux 7.

It looks very nice but can anyone tell me whether it is a good buy ?


Joe

@joe cassidy do you still want to buy one?
I just read that Panasonic has discontinued the LX100II so they will also not produce the D-lux 7 any longer.

https://www.43rumors.com/poll-panasonic-officially-killed-the-lx-zs-tx-compact-line-will-you-miss-them/

There will probably be stock for some time but still.....

Jan
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Re: What Camera Do You Use?
« Reply #41 on: August 13, 2022, 09:09:11 AM »
Thanks for the info Jan.

My birthday is in November so I have a couple of months to decide.

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Re: What Camera Do You Use?
« Reply #42 on: August 14, 2022, 05:51:51 PM »
It's not a question of who has the best camera, but an interest in knowing what cameras we all use.  :camera:  I know there are a few of us with super duper DSLR's....but not everyone feels the need to have one.  So what have you got? ???

:NGaugeForum:

I have a Canon 6D Mark 1 but it is quite big and tends to sit on the shelf gathering dust (even with a tiny pancake 40mm lens on).

Therefore my Google Pixel 4a phone is the camera that used must heavily! :angel: I find the quality is superb.

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Re: What Camera Do You Use?
« Reply #43 on: Today at 05:04:19 PM »
I have a Canon 700D and an assortment of lenses, but since I got my Samsung S20 ultra phone it has stayed on the shelf getting dusty, the phone takes excellent pictures and videos and is so much smaller and lighter.
Diane Tape



 

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