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Re: Camera Advice, Please?

PHeymont ·
In the end, I've gone with a camera that is bigger than I hoped (but I wasn't going to get all my wishes in a compact...I knew that). I've gotten a Sony HX300, with more zoom than I imagine I'll need (50x), 20Mp and Zeiss lenses. It's one of those "bridge" cameras; looks like a DSLR but lens doesn't change and viewfinder is not optical, but electronic. In fact, it's a miniature of the LCD, viewed through an eyepiece...but that's fine when the sun is too bright. AND, the LCD pulls away from...
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Travel Rob ·
Can I ask the price? Or is this a case where if you have to ask the price,you can't afford it? Lol
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GarryRF ·
Travelling as light as you do it would be an awful burden Rob. I found a lovely bargain today. A Samsung ST 72 camera. It has wifi to view the pix on my TV and its so tiny that I could tuck it into my sock. $50 US and brand new ! Its been in the stores for over a year. So its reduced ! Getting to be a collector I'm afraid ! Sounds just like your "Cup of Tea" though Rob
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Travel Rob ·
Yes Garry,you know me. Not exactly the rich American traveling stereotype. LOL I am a beginner photographer, but I pledge to get better.All the great photography on here inspires me.
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PHeymont ·
Originally Posted by Travel Rob: Can I ask the price? Or is this a case where if you have to ask the price,you can't afford it? Lol $360; Sony has reduced the "list" from $499 to $399. A few dealers are selling it even cheaper, but the guy who was selling for $319 was doing that by taking out the included battery and AC connector and selling them separately. When I heard that I didn't even ask the total...don't do business that way.
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GarryRF ·
You're a very wealthy man Rob. You have the freedom to go wherever you want. And you have friends who are always pleased to see you.
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Travel Rob ·
PHeymont- I'm anxious to see the photos with your camera! And that price is not bad for all you get.
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seanmiller ·
Reading reviews on camera brands will make you see everything from specs, info and features.
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PHeymont ·
Three-year later follow-up on my original camera-quest. Still happy with the Sony despite its size, but never made a complete switchover: there are just some times when you have to have something that's pocket size. So, sometimes that's my Samsung S7 phone, but especially on the road, it's a camera that fit ALL of my original specs. It's the Panasonic Lumix ZS-50 (TZ50 outside the US). Eye-viewfinder (electronic), built-in WiFi to link to phones, 30x optical zoom and the Leica lenses. I've...
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DrFumblefinger ·
I use the Lumix as my "on the hip at all times" camera as well. Pretty pleased with it. A still use my Canon SLR when lighting and convenience make it feasible to.
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GarryRF ·
I heard that it's predecessor the Canon G15 has all you could wish for. And as its not hot off the press anymore - its a lot more affordable now. Photo's and zoom are wonderful !
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DrFumblefinger ·
Might this camera work? It doesn't have as much zoom as you're used to but has other useful features. Try the link.
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Camera Advice, Please?

PHeymont ·
My current carry-everywhere camera is a Nikon S9400 that is always on my belt; I've also always been happy with the Panasonic Lumix TS/TZ series. The Nikon is 18.1 megapixels with 18x zoom. BUT, I find myself lacking a few items that I'd like to...
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Take-Away Travel Tips

Marilyn Jones ·
Marilyn Jones is on the road a lot, so her bag is packed with tips to make travel easier for anyone. Here are some of her latest, including comfy socks.
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Paris by Night: Fleeting Glimpses

PHeymont ·
I've never set out to document Paris at night, never had a conscious plan to record a particular area or its life. These are just selections from several visits, held together only by the late hour or by something that pleased me. Night doesn't have...
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Not a phantom menace: Camera drone nearly hits ski champ

PHeymont ·
An Austrian champion ski racer was nearly killed Tuesday when an out-of-control camera drone fell to earth bare inches from him. A photographer caught the dramatic near-collision. The skier, Marcel Hirschner, finished second despite the accident; he is currently ranked fist in standings at the World Championships, now being held at Madonna di Campiglio, Italy. He's been champion 4 times in a row. According to Ski Federation director Markus Waldner, who has now banned drones from all meets...
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Aerial attack on Milan cathedral: camera drone goes rogue

PHeymont ·
Camera drone, similar to one used in Milan incident.     Photo:Asurnipal / Wikimedia   Milan's cathedral suffered some damage early Monday morning when a small drone, equipped with a camera, crashed into a construction cable on...
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Seagull takes a camera...and a dramatic selfie

PHeymont ·
The video above is included here because without it you might not believe the story.   A Swiss tourist, visiting the Cies Islands off Galicia in Northern Spain, was filming a seagull on a cliff wall in the area, which is a protected national...
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France catches 4.5 MILLION foreign speeders on camera

PHeymont ·
If you're the kind of driver who views the speed limit as a suggestion, you might want to avoid France. The country's extensive network of speed cameras caught 21 million speeders in 2014, and 4.5 million of those were foreigners.   The number of...
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7 Helpful Travel Photography Tips

Guest ·
Hamish McLaren shares some tips to help you take great holiday photos and use them to your best advantage.
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Google's latest: Virtually visit Loire Valley chateaus

PHeymont ·
Google has signed deals with 18 Loire Valley chateaux to create virtual tours of the popular and historic area, using StreetView and ArtCamera technology.
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A Day in Oxford

PortMoresby ·
On her way to the Cotswolds from London, PortMoresby makes an overnight stop In Oxford.
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Are Security Cameras an Invasion of Privacy

Jack Sparrow ·
In public surveillance cameras good or bad debate, the first question is whether the surveillance cameras an invasion of privacy. 37% say yes and 67% say no, according to the debeate.org in the security cameras and privacy discussion. When you are walking down the street, driving in your car, or hanging out with boyfriends and girlfriends, you will be monitored with cameras placed in public. This creates a complete picture of the private life of an individual. We all have private life, which...
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How To Take Professional Travel Pictures

adonis_abril ·
The cornerstone of good photography is the ability to take a photo that showcases your subject successfully. In order to do this, you must always be on the lookout for creative insight. You will increase the quality of your photographs and your reputation. Follow the tips provided and your pictures will stand out. When you are shooting a photo of someone, make sure that you are close to them to maximize the quality of the details on their face. This is very important, as you will want to...
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Camera Heritage Museum, Staunton

George G. ·
George G visits the largest display of cameras in the United States and explores the museum's neighborhood in Staunton.
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Travel Rob ·
Great Tips! I've been on the road a lot the last few years and for me lack of internet has wasted a great deal of time and money. In the countries I am able to , a data plan for internet, will become a must for me. A phone plan like Project Fi from Google allows you to buy data at a reasonable cost and make your phone a portable hot spot. And for countries like Japan, where you have to buy pain relievers at the pharmacy, Advil and or Tylenol brought in your carryon can save you a night of...
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Marilyn Jones ·
Fantastic tips!! Thank you!!
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PHeymont ·
Thanks, Marilyn! I bought the Rainsleeve when I first saw your recommendation, and I've already had a chance to use it...no more stashing the cameras and missing pictures just for a drizzle! I've got a favorite carry-along to add, too. I used to carry outlet strips to make sure all our stuff could charge; I switched to a pair of cube taps that plug into an adapter for wherever we are, and turn every outlet into three. Amazon has them for about $3.50, but I found them in a local hardware for...
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PHeymont ·
Rob...good point on the meds (I always have a vey small bottle filled with Advil, Ibuprofen and Immodium, even at home). But another medication thought: Take careful notes of what you take at home, and shop for it while you're away. You could be surprised. The Voltaren gel that has a $40 co-pay in my drug plan sells in Europe for about €7 over the counter. But be sure that it's exactly the formula and dosage that's been prescribed.
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GarryRF ·
If you travel outside the US remember to keep prescribed and store bought drugs in their original packaging for those Customs searches - just in case. But most basic stuff can be had in supermarkets for under a dollar. Aspirin - Paracetamol - Ibuprofen - Gel and tablets. Immodium . Vitamins and Omega 3.
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Re: A Day in Oxford

GarryRF ·
A wonderful collection of photos. Great insight on what makes Oxford unique.
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DrFumblefinger ·
I really need to get to Oxford soon! Thanks for the great post.
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PHeymont ·
What an amazing visit! I spent a day in Oxford once, I thought, but now it appears I missed almost everything but Blackwell's...
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Roderick Simpson ·
My thanks also for a great post. For a few years I used to go to Oxford twice a year to give a course. Once this was held at Wadham College, and I enclose a few pictures.
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PortMoresby ·
Especially love the interiors and another beautiful uncomfortable choir. Thanks.
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Re: Camera Heritage Museum, Staunton

Professorabe ·
Interesting and entertaining piece. I love those stairs!
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