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The Pocket Camera Thread.

Discussion in 'Exhibition Lounge' started by Andrew Flannigan, Mar 12, 2017.

  1. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

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  2. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    A quick(ish) history of my pocket cameras in a series of (not very) random images...
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    Me, at the North Star. Taken by a friend without my knowledge when I was showing her my new Pentax X33LF. Not really a pocket camera - it was bulky and weighed too much - and only 3 and a bit MP. You will be glad to hear that I, at least, have lost weight since then! About 3 stone, in fact! :cool:

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    My next pocket camera was a Vivitar X8027 - up to 8MP! Must have been around 2012 as that was the last time we had an appreciable amount of snow! Nice camera, but tended to forget certain settings, which was a bit of a pain.

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    Next came my Canon A1200 with, you've guessed, 12MP. A nice little camera, but with a limited zoom. The dancers (appropriately outside HMV) are apparently a sundial, as well as a deeply meaningful representation of the history of Staines.

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    For while I also had an Olympus SH-1. Didn't really get on with it - superzoom, but no viewfinder and with eyesight as bad as mine, you really need one. The angel above is part of the Staines War Memorial.

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    And my current pocket camera - a Lumix LF1. Reasonable zoom (28-200mm equivalent), nice viewfinder, reasonable 'macro' facility (that's a Mint Moth on a gone to seed chive plant) etc. I really like it. So, of course, Panasonic have dropped it from the range! :mad:

    So, there you go, 5 cameras in about 13 years. And I still own four of them!
     
  3. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    Oops, forgot one!
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    Spelthorne Council Offices taken with my Olympus C-1 Zoom. 1.3MP! A gift from a neighbour who found it too complicated to use. Pretty bad distortion at wide angle - the above example has been 'straightened' a bit...
     
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  4. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    Primroses on our garden path (HX90)...

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  5. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    On the way home we ran into this swan who may have had a frog in his throat :) (Sony HX90)

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  6. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    Another plane grabbed in passing, Just got the camera out as it passed overhead...

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  7. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    Apparently a 1989 PA-28-161 Cadet that used to be registered as SE-KII.

    Amazing the info people put on this 'ere internet thingy.
     
  8. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    One thing about pocket cameras is that they tend to have small sensors, which means short focal length lenses. Which means they can provide a 'macro' mode with reasonable DOF. Like this pic of an evil invader I just grabbed.
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    Harlequin ladybird

    Mind you, I did have to crop the image quite a bit...
     
  9. Christopher David Tansley

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  12. Christopher David Tansley

    Christopher David Tansley Well-Known Member

    My pocket camera is a Canon Powershot SX170.
     
  13. El_Sid

    El_Sid Well-Known Member

    Nothing evil about that - unless you're an aphid of course...:)
     
  14. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    Or a native ladybird - the Harlequins (American invader, iirc) not only predate the native ones, but also carry diseases that the local ones have no immunity to.

    A bit like the American crayfish wiping out the English ones.
     
  15. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    Summer's suddenly sat up and is whacking us round the chops. This is our neighbour's mock orange that intrudes a little way into our garden. I don't mind when it flowers like this...

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  16. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    These poppies just showed up in our garden and very welcome they are too...

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  17. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    Seeing as all my pics on here have been effectively removed by the money-grabbing ********** at Photobucket, have an attachment to help make up for it...
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    Banded demoiselle (male). Probably.

    ETA: there were two of them fluttering about - and a third one which was mainly green. A female they were fighting over?
     
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  18. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    This thread's gone a bit quiet. How about a sqare(ish) tree to get things going again (Sony HX90) ...

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  19. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    You can get some nicely compressed perspective when your lens can zoom to the equivalent of 720mm on full frame (Sony HX90) ...

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  20. Fishboy

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