Cameras, photos and the like.

Canada
February 27, 2007 9:23am CST
I have been a photographer for 9 years now. I'm constantly collecting old or new cameras. I'm constantly looking to buy new cameras. I buy them used or brand new. I hope by the time I am laid to rest I will have an enormous collection of all different types of cameras. I've always been interested in photography, ever since I was just a young girl. I remember being 6 years old and trying to use my grandmothers camera. I remember being 11 years old and not being able to afford a camera so I continuously bought throw away cameras and took photos with them. I remember when I received my first digital camera... I still own it. I call it my "toy" camera. She (yes, my cameras are all women) wasn't too expensive... roughly around $300.00 for 7 megapixels but she works beautifully. I have a few questions to ask, how many of you are into photography? What cameras do you prefer to use and what type of photos do you prefer to take? I personally love taking portraits, landscape/waterscape/skyscrape and nature photos. I love macro and I love closeups.
7 responses
• United States
27 Feb 07
I have been through a lot of cameras over the years. Each one a little better than the last one, both in price and quality. A few years ago Consumer Reports did a test sending out pros with different 35mm cameras. All took basically the same pics and the throw aways did amazingly well. I am on my forth digital. I may keep the last one a while as it does a good job. Point and shoot but also enough manual settings to play with, a Kodak z650. I uploaded a few here but have some on Gather and Flickr
• Canada
27 Feb 07
Same here. I personally much prefer digital over anything else though, its the easiest for me.
@Pigglies (9339)
• United States
4 Mar 07
I've taken some really nice photos with disposable cameras, but they don't even compare to an SLR. They are remarkably good for the price though!
@whykay (35)
• Malaysia
28 Feb 07
i too have been in photography hobby long. Started with just normal point and shoot, and gradually moved into SLR camera. Back in the older days, where SLR still uses 35mm film, i had spent a lot of money in this hobby. Now that with the DSLR with good megapixels, I'm happily shooting potraits, events and landacape with my DSLR...much easier..and cheaper !
• Canada
28 Feb 07
yes, cameras are getting much cheaper every day!
@jayla33 (19)
• Philippines
28 Feb 07
I love photography. I also love taking portraits, nature photos, anything under the sun. I'm new in photography because i can't afford to buy DSLR camera... do you know where to buy cheap DSLR cameras?
• Canada
28 Feb 07
you could try ebay, they have everything there.
@volschenkh (1045)
• South Africa
13 Jun 07
Amateur photographer here as well. Really only got serious about photography about 2 years ago when I got my first SLR (Nikon D50). Before that it was only compact type of camera (point-and-shoot) models. Recently bought the Nikkor 105 VR Macro lens and really love doing close-ups. I am trying my hand now at stock photography. Great to see there are quite a few photographers on MyLot. Maybe we should start some kind of club in here?
@feris0604 (303)
• Malaysia
25 Mar 07
I never really explore photography until I bought my first digital cameara a few years ago. At that time, I have to learn a lot of things, including uploading pictures into the website to make it presentable ..... etc. Only these two years, I'm into prosumer cameras which I found suitable with the type of pictures I take. I like cameras with high zooms. It doesn't matter if the camera itself has not high megapixels. My pictures are mostly on insects, birds ...... and of course, butterflies. I also like to take pictures of landscape, after rain..... very cool.
@Pigglies (9339)
• United States
4 Mar 07
I like macro photos as well, but my favorite subjects are animals (pets and wildlife). I am hoping to be afford to afford a DSLR soon. I already have a film SLR. I have a point and shoot digital and a pro-sumer digital as well. As far as old cameras, I also have an old Kodak Brownie (that I'd love to sell, but I'm not sure what it's worth). I also have an old Polaroid, that I have some black and white film for to try it out, but once I play around with it, I'm probably going to look into selling that one as well.
• United States
3 Mar 07
Okay, I am a photographer also. I have the following cameras: Sony-DSC P50...was first digital that I bought 2 MP (ridiculous but awesome back then) Canon EOS Rebel (was used as a cheap backup) Nikon F-100 (was my best friend for many years) Nikon D-200 (my new best friend) And my son has his first digital that I bought him for Christmas. It's a decent 6 MP for him to replace his Canon point and shoot and his Nikon APS (both of which I've already gotten rid of.) I will be completely honest. I haven't touched another camera since I got my D-200. There has been no reason too. The quality is unbelievable and the transition from the F-100 to the D-200 was as easy as pie. I am going to sell all of the other cameras and if anything ever happens to my D-200, I will just replace it. I refused to go digital SLR for a few years as I thought the quality could not possibly be the same. But I'm printing pics on the same C-41 machine that prints film pics so that's kind of a moot point, you know? Anyway, I have a few cameras for sell if you want one. Just let me know.