What camera and lenses do you have

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    The problem for me with phone cameras is the simply don't have the photographic range I like. They're great for the casual user taking snapshots but you can't do a true telephoto or a true macro shot. With a digital or a pre-digital (35mm) there's a huge range of control a phone camera can only ever dream of having.
     
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    The best camera I ever had was a lttlle 6mp Kodak EasyShare.

    I carried that thing around in my pocket all summer long for almost ten years when my son was playing baseball.

    I dropped that thing in the ocean on accident, though, down in Myrtle Beach. I tried a 16mp camera after that but they were always blurry for some reason. The video was okay, but the pictures blew.

    This is generally the best quality I have of photos, this was on the 6mp Kodak at Cooperstown Dreams Park. Push the button once to autozoom then push it again to snap. Man, I got so many good pictures of the ball coming off the bat. The timing was perfect on the snap all the time. It held the zoom for like 5 seconds, so you had time to wait to snap the picture, but the picture snapped as soon as you hit the button. No delay at all.

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    I am waiting on an early birthday present, not high end by any stretch of the imagination and manual focus to boot but is quite useful for some photography.
    It's a 500mm that also comes with a 2X teleconverter making it 1000mm.

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    The highest zoom I currently have is a 300mm Nikon, very stable with vibration reduction technology so easy to get clear shots. The big one on the other hand is rather touchy so definitely requires a tripod for stabilization.

    Different zoom levels;

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    Arriving this week, had a modest influx of money and found a deal too sweet to pass up.
    Nikon D7100 (used) in excellent condition at half the price they go for in that condition.

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    Once it arrives I'll put my D40x up for sale with the 18mm -55mm lens and maybe even the 55mm - 200mm lens. That should off set what I paid for the D7100.

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    I had an old Konica system, 4 bodies, lots of lenses. I got allergic to darkroom chemicals (fixer I think) and sort of dropped out for a good while until digital matured. Just before I retired, I bought an entire micro four-thirds digital system with multiple lenses. I have also been using some of the Konica lenses on my new system since they are easily adapted. That yield a lens on that format with twice the focal length but no change in aperture so some neat things are possible.
     
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    Pentax K1
    Sigma 70-200 2.8
    Sigma 24-70 2.8
    Sigma 85 1.4
    Sigma 150-450 holy hell this is slow and heavy

    then i have a K3 setup with several pentax lenses.

    i do a lot of concert photography.
     
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    Right now,all I have is a Canon PowerShot SX710 HS point-and-shoot camera but I think it's time for an upgrade.
     
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    I have a 1972-vintage Nikon F2 Photomic, and a 2012 or 2013 Nikon D3200.

    For the F2, I have a 50mm ƒ/1.4 lens, a 28mm ƒ/3.5 lens, and a Vivitar 85-205mm ƒ/3.8 zoom lens, all old non-AI lenses. Although Nikon claims that none of these lenses can be used on my D3200, my D3200 and I very much disagree with Nikon on this point, and I have done so quite often.

    For the D3200, I have the standard 18-55mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 “kit lens”, and a set of macro extension tubes.

    I also have quite a collection of lesser cameras and accessories.
     
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    A Nikon D7500
    I’ve just bought a used 70x200 lens for it.
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