[Tweeters] Simple Camera Question

Mary Austin-Keller maryaustinkeller at gmail.com
Mon Sep 29 12:26:23 PDT 2014

Hi Jeff -

You might like the physical controls on the new Fuji cameras. They remind me more of the old film cameras. I loved the one I rented so much I'm selling most of my canon gear and got a Fuji xt-1.

Since you are familiar with canon you may want to check out the digital rebel. Lots of people have canon cameras and you can get lenses fairly easily and reasonably priced. Plus lots of YouTube videos and chances are someone with you or whom you know will shoot canon and can either help or share lenses if that's of interest to you.

Hope that helps,

Sent from my iPhone 6 Plus

> On Sep 29, 2014, at 12:09 PM, Jeff Gibson <gibsondesign at msn.com> wrote:


> I've had such good luck with the occasional query to tweeters I thought I'd try it again.


> Oh sure, I know I've been a wee bit snarky, in some of my posts, about digital technology at times, but I do have a simple camera question that maybe one of you nature photographers out there may have a simple answer for.


> You see, I used to do a lot of nature photography - back when cameras had film - and I really haven't made much of a transition to digital yet. Using my simple manual Nikon FM, I got real professional -like results. What I usually did was use my camera for landscapes, close-ups of nature , etc. I put my little camera on a tripod and went for max depth of field.


> And that's all I wanna do now. No bird photos for me - unless they're dead, or dumb as a Ptarmigan, and thus allowing easy artistic close-ups. For some reason bird photography - the process - has always left me cold. But that's OK because many of you tweeters already do a good job of it. I'll just look at your photos.


> Anyway, I'm wondering if there are now simple, and I mean simple, digital cameras that allow easy manual operation just like my ol' Nikon. An SLR that I can use like I used to - without having to have some sort of digital argument with the damn thing, go thru 5 overrides, or whatever, just to get a simple in-depth photo. Is that too much to ask?


> As a family camera we have a point and shoot Canon Powershot SD850 IS which is capable of some pretty good photos - I've taken some remarkably good insect photo's with the thing - but it doesn't have any depth of field control really. As near as I can tell.


> Anyway, if anybody out there has a simple digital SLR out there to recommend, I'd love to hear about it!


> Jeff Gibson

> digitally challenged person

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