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Offline Cubs

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Re: Need a new camera...what are you using?
« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2021, 08:30:22 AM »
My first camera, virtually point and shoot with very little manual control, A Coolpix 3200.  For me the quality was fine, but eventually the pictures deteriorated.


My Finepix is pretty elderly these days (about 15 years-ish)  and the images are looking quite fuzzy. I'm wondering if it's the memory card though, or I'm doing something wrong with the photos when tidying them up on the computer.
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Re: Need a new camera...what are you using?
« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2021, 08:53:34 AM »
I think that the senors can be degraded in 15 years, especially if they are used often.

Offline Mick_in_Switzerland

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Re: Need a new camera...what are you using?
« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2021, 09:27:36 AM »
I have a Canon 60D and a Canon EOS 100mm Macro Lens.

There is a thread with examples here.
https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=123471.0

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Re: Need a new camera...what are you using?
« Reply #18 on: March 23, 2021, 06:59:05 PM »
And if You are interested in the pure image quality, here is a very good comparison tool (new and old one):
https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison
https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/studio-compare

These were very useful. It's good to be able to see identical scenes taken under absolutely controlled conditions, and it confirmed my suspicion that my Nikon is a bit sharper than the older Canon.

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Re: Need a new camera...what are you using?
« Reply #19 on: March 27, 2021, 08:58:39 PM »
My Finepix is pretty elderly these days (about 15 years-ish)  and the images are looking quite fuzzy. I'm wondering if it's the memory card though, or I'm doing something wrong with the photos when tidying them up on the computer.

I checked my purchase date - September 2009 so soon 12 years old.  Interesting that sensors can deteriorate.

Anyway, been trying again with different camera settings, lighting arrangements and backdrops to see if anything decent comes out.  Will post later.


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Re: Need a new camera...what are you using?
« Reply #20 on: March 28, 2021, 03:54:12 PM »
...been trying again with different camera settings, lighting arrangements and backdrops to see if anything decent comes out.  Will post later.

Managed to get some decent shots, I think.  Maybe not the camera then but the user?   ::)  However, in the past didn't seem to do all of this faffing about.  And if I try a group shot, still a weird bubble type image in the top LH corner.

Images below, just cropped and resized, then "saved for web", so the camera and lights have done all the work.  (I don't think they are too shabby.)

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Re: Need a new camera...what are you using?
« Reply #21 on: March 28, 2021, 04:02:53 PM »
The lightning is indeed very important. Now, if you need a real camera, while being lightweight, taking great pictures, and with an affordable price, I'd recommand picking a second hand Olympus Em10-II (or even better like Em5-III or Em1.III, but it already has a very good in body stabilisation, which helps a lot taking pictures without tripod) and a 60mm 2.8 macro lens.

 

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