Digital "point & shoot"
Film "point & shoot"
Anybody used view cameras?
I have recently switched religions on two levels. First, I am now almost completely digital and second, I have switched from Canon to Nikon after 18 years. The story is, last year my house was robbed and over twenty camera and all related gear was stolen. So, in today's terms that adds up to one full DSLR system. Here is what I shoot with now:
12-24mm AFs DX
18-70 AFS DX
Nikon IR remote
Canon S400 Compact digital
Canon SD800 IS Powershot compact digital
Sekonic L-358 light/flash meter (don't go anywhere without it)
Gary Fong flash diffuser (awesome results)
Manfrotto 055 ProB tripod
Elinchrom studio stands with one white and one reflective umbrella
All the filters and doodads you would expect
Also, I used some of the insurance cash to buy a kitted out iMAC on which I run the CS3 adobe suite. The iMAC with Photoshop is essential with digital photography.
Finally, to keep it real I sourced a Yashica Mat 125-G off ebay. I use this medium format TLR quite often. There still is no comparison between a digital print and looking at a large, juicy transparency through a loupe on a light table......
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I did find it took some practice to know what it results it would produce, but in the end the results are nice soft even light rather than harsh FLASH light.
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That trip is on my list of things to do before I die, but in a whitewater kayak instead of a dory. Although a dory would be my next choice after a kayak, and way before a raft.
Have kayaked a bunch, raced whitewater slalom in the early 1990s, so it's hardly a pipe dream. Lotta my friends have done it already, but I just haven't had the time, money, etc come together all at once for that trip. One of these days.
Finally hiked partway into the Canyon this past summer while there. Oh man... just whetted my appetite for more. Hanging out at the rim doesn't compare with being down in.
I use both film and digital SLRs... the film negative is still a more archival system for images... though i am starting to get too sucked into digital... and wished some images i have on negative so i could print larger than 20x30
We've actually done the trip twice. I have photo journals of both trips on our website. The 2nd trip was with the grandfather of running dories down the Grand Canyon, Martin Litton, so it was covered by Outside Magazine.
They sent a reporter and a photographer on the trip with us. The photographer was primarily shooting wide format, and it took half the cargo area of a 18' rubber raft just to transport his gear. All my gear fit inside a medium sized Pelican case. I think he was jealous of my compact digital set-up sometimes. He ALWAYS made derogatory comments about digital gear. I think I took better pictures than he did.
2003 trip: http://dvandkq.net/Grand%20Canyon%202003.htm
2004 trip: http://dvandkq.net/Grand%20Canyon%202004.htm
Outside Magazine article on our trip: http://outside.away.com/outside/dest...-canyon-1.html