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Old 08-03-2018, 08:07 AM   #77337
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Exactly.

But in all seriousness, there are many folks who will weigh down the tripod using whatever to keep things very stable when doing long exposure shots and such. My problem was it was sitting in the house sort of ready to go. Won't make that mistake again.
Are those famous last words?

BTW, look at the Nikon line as they make a fine camera but they do not have GPS. I want a camera that puts the location of the picture taken. Sony has that capabilities in almost all of their cameras.

I'm trying to justify giving up the Canon T2i for a newer camera with GPS. We are not the aficionados like you and just basically "auto" mode. I did get Earlene to go into "tv" mode for moving side pictures.

Other item is to have a point and shoot but even the Sony requires time to activate the lens and then activate th GPS. By that time the picture has passed by at 65 mph. She also wants a camera that is light weight.

So we want a camera that weights 1/4 pound with a 15-2000mm lens. Yeah! Really?

My previous film camera that I stll have is a Canon EOS 630. I have a couple Kodak and others from the early 1900's sitting up in the closet. Nol I did not get them in the 1900's but acquired them many many years later. (I added that for Tim's sake.)
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Old 08-03-2018, 08:38 AM   #77338
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Are those famous last words?

BTW, look at the Nikon line as they make a fine camera but they do not have GPS. I want a camera that puts the location of the picture taken. Sony has that capabilities in almost all of their cameras.

I'm trying to justify giving up the Canon T2i for a newer camera with GPS. We are not the aficionados like you and just basically "auto" mode. I did get Earlene to go into "tv" mode for moving side pictures.

Other item is to have a point and shoot but even the Sony requires time to activate the lens and then activate th GPS. By that time the picture has passed by at 65 mph. She also wants a camera that is light weight.

So we want a camera that weights 1/4 pound with a 15-2000mm lens. Yeah! Really?

My previous film camera that I stll have is a Canon EOS 630. I have a couple Kodak and others from the early 1900's sitting up in the closet. Nol I did not get them in the 1900's but acquired them many many years later. (I added that for Tim's sake.)
Dale and Deb would appreciate how I solved the "GPS" problem. I bought this unit which not only provides GPS coordinates to the Nikon it's connected to (works with both my Nikons), it also double serves as a GEO tracker and records all the places you walk around, etc. Afterwards you can download what it recorded into one of those GEO apps that does mapping and it'll map out your route. Has a separate rechargeable battery in it and lasts like a really long time (I've never seen it go dead, I just recharge it every few weeks to top it off).

I know, it's pricey, but the other options for GPS have no where near the features and just aren't worth what they ask for. Syncs the time on my camera to the satellite, gives me tons of readouts, elevation, temp, barometric pressure, etc. It's one of my favorite gadgets on the camera. Always use it.

Usually you want to leave the GPS on as you're right, it takes too long to sync up and the picture is long gone. iPhones (or Androids) work best for travel mode I think, they're quick, have plenty of detail, just crappy sensor and no lens options. Although there are add-on things and I can't imagine you're taking pics with a 2000mm lens at 65mph!

You just need to do more research, Digital Photography Review is a good web site for finding cameras, lots of reviews there on all brands, I spent a lot of time there before deciding on my D750.
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Old 08-03-2018, 09:11 AM   #77339
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I hope you two get this camera issue worked out. I actually enjoy looking at your pics!

BTW, I still have a fold down Polaroid!
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Old 08-03-2018, 09:17 AM   #77340
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I hope you two get this camera issue worked out. I actually enjoy looking at your pics!

BTW, I still have a fold down Polaroid!
Ah, but can you still get film for it?
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I think I still have one of those around here somewhere too! I still today think that was one ingenious camera design. The film is ingenious in itself. As for finding any???? Best I could figure maybe at a electronics/photography swap meet or some such event, a lucky find of a case of new old stock in mint condition??
That's probably about it I'd say.
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Ah, but can you still get film for it?
I saw a guy shooting with one at our local boat regatta and races and he claims he gets his film out of China from Aliexpress.com. I didn't check it out but it may be a possibility for Tim et al to get back to picture taking.
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Old 08-03-2018, 01:36 PM   #77343
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Ah, but can you still get film for it?
That was my first thought as well, Marty. And since I’m procrastinating digging up 12 remaining dead arbor viteas I asked Google and the answer is YES!

Where To Buy Polaroid Films & Camera | Circle + Square

Tim, use that Polaroid camera and your GKs will think you are a magician. I remember watching the photo develop and being amazed.
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R U an RV Mutant too?

I had a collection of cameras that I started when I was 9. I ended up with about 200, maybe more.
Included were Polaroid from beginning to the end. Also, Kodak’s from 1888 on up.
The Polaroids were great fun at parties and with kids. Kids especially loved when I took pics and they could watch them “appear”!

BTW, had some water on a shelf this morning. I have 2 salt lamps and the bulb in one died.
How high is the humidity?
Well, it’s so high that the salt condensed the humidity overnight and made a puddle!
We are sooooo tired of rain!!!
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Ah, but can you still get film for it?
So your saying your suppose to put film in them?

Who knew!


Oh well I'll use my trusty Kodak Browne.
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So your saying your suppose to put film in them?

Who knew!
Well Tim, this here Kanuckistanian sure ain't all that adept at translating into pure Arkankneese for y'all but I' sure fire make a rootin tootin all fared good attampt at it. So to answer yer question as gud as I can then "everbuddy but youse comes to mind.
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Oh well I'll use my trusty Kodak Browne.
To answer yer next question, see above.
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I harvested my first home grown tomato today! Yeah, I know it's late and many of you have had delicious tomatoes for weeks, but this is Seattle, remember. The sun doesn’t shine consistently until July. Below is PoP of the tomato and of the lengths I have gone to to protect my harvest from critters. That's Lake Washington you can see in the background.
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Barb, we could try gardening next winter in the Aridzonia desert, or maybe just find a cheap vegetable stand along 10.
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Yuma is where all the veggies are grown. It's off i-8. Hmm, what would it take to grow veggies in the desert near Q? Soil, water, a raised bed and protection from critters. Let's see tomatoes $10/pound, carrots $8/pound.

I could bring the tomato cage from here, it's lightweight. Sounds like fun! Dirt therapy is good for all of us. The veggies are just icing on that cake. The hardest part is going to be finding decent dirt.

BTW that tomato pictured above was about the size of a ping pong ball, but oh SO tasty! There are almost 100 fruits set on the 2 vines. The plants were marked grape tomatoes, but I'm thinking 1 is some other variety.
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Someone mentioned a GC in AZ this coming winter. What would y'all think about that campground in Benson that has the observatory? Maybe early March since February seems to be the cold month down there? I'm open to other ideas.
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