Rugged Digital SLR?

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Scott Robert Ladd, Nov 22, 2004.

  1. I need a rugged digital SLR -- one that can stand getting a bit dirty or
    sandy damp.

    I don't need a huge resolution (1600x1200 is probably adequate), but I
    would like good telephoto performance for wildlife photography.

    Thanks.
     
    Scott Robert Ladd, Nov 22, 2004
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  2. Scott Robert Ladd

    GTO Guest

    Get a new D1H from eBay for around $1100. It is built around the F5 body and
    can be used to hammer in nails. The D1H is no longer produced and sold by
    Nikon.

    Gregor
     
    GTO, Nov 22, 2004
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  3. Call that advice ? Dead end products bought on eBay ?

    No, buy NEW products with full support from "reputable" vendors.

    Dave



    | Get a new D1H from eBay for around $1100. It is built around the F5 body and
    | can be used to hammer in nails. The D1H is no longer produced and sold by
    | Nikon.
    |
    | Gregor
    |
    | | >I need a rugged digital SLR -- one that can stand getting a bit dirty or
    | > sandy damp.
    | >
    | > I don't need a huge resolution (1600x1200 is probably adequate), but I
    | > would like good telephoto performance for wildlife photography.
    | >
    | > Thanks.
    | >
    | > --
    | > Scott Robert Ladd
    | > site: http://www.coyotegulch.com
    | > blog: http://chaoticcoyote.blogspot.com
    | >
    | >
    | >
    |
    |
     
    David H. Lipman, Nov 22, 2004
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  4. Scott Robert Ladd

    YAG-ART Guest

    Canon EOS 1DMark2
     
    YAG-ART, Nov 22, 2004
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  5. Nikon D1h. Built like a tank. Slightly Better than your
    specification resolutionwise (2000 x 1312 px). Sensor is
    1.5x crop - which is nice for tele.
     
    Gisle Hannemyr, Nov 22, 2004
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  6. Scott Robert Ladd

    Lourens Smak Guest

    The Olympus E1 was designed especially for you.

    Check out this site: http://homepage.mac.com/lsippu/Menu3.html
    of Finnish Photographer Lauri Sippu.
    ;-)
    Lourens
     
    Lourens Smak, Nov 22, 2004
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  7. Scott Robert Ladd

    leo Guest

    Do you mean people should not buy second hands cameras? I don't know any
    sub$1K DSLR cameras can be classified as rugged. If D1H suits his needs,
    what's the big deal?
     
    leo, Nov 23, 2004
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  8. No. Don't buy 2cnd hand dSLRs via eBay.

    But them through places that can provide a warranty or someone you know. A place where you
    can pick up the camera and examine it, look at the lenses, see if it works properly, etc.

    There are too many rip-offs via eBay.

    Dave



    | | > Call that advice ? Dead end products bought on eBay ?
    | >
    | > No, buy NEW products with full support from "reputable" vendors.
    | >
    | > Dave
    |
    | Do you mean people should not buy second hands cameras? I don't know any
    | sub$1K DSLR cameras can be classified as rugged. If D1H suits his needs,
    | what's the big deal?
    |
    |
     
    David H. Lipman, Nov 23, 2004
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  9. Scott Robert Ladd

    PDW Guest

    NEVER buy a camera from someone you know........... NO NO......Scratch that
    Never SELL a camera to someone you know!

    ;-)

    PDW
     
    PDW, Nov 23, 2004
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  10. Scott Robert Ladd

    Whatevah Guest

    If you have Canon-mount lenses, look for the Canon EOS 1D. It has a
    magnesium-alloy body, and has rubber seals everywhere to keep out dust
    and other unwanted gifts from nature.

    you can find reviews and info about it at the popular digital camera
    review sites like DPReview.com
     
    Whatevah, Nov 23, 2004
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  11. Scott Robert Ladd

    Randy L. Guest

    Scott,
    I would recommend an Olympus E-1 digital. All of the controls are
    sealed, and the body is very solid & rugged. I purchased mine with a
    Zuiko15-54mm zoom, but have just recently purchased a Zuiko 50-200mm zoom
    for it. The image quality is excellant, IMHO.

    Randy L.
     
    Randy L., Nov 24, 2004
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  12. I second this. Tough. Sealed. And a 2x crop for better telephoto weight
    for application.
     
    Robert Meyers, Nov 28, 2004
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