what's the worst camera you've owned?

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by MonkeeBoy, Oct 15, 2003.

  1. MonkeeBoy

    MonkeeBoy Guest

    For me it was the Kodak Disc I bought as child with my pocket money.
    Looking at the pictures it produced with my more descerning eyes, it was
    utter garbage.
    MonkeeBoy, Oct 15, 2003
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    Adam F Guest

    a ricoh i think it was, all plastic lens and 110 cartridge film
    those were the days ;)

    adam f
    Adam F, Oct 15, 2003
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    Henrik Guest

    nahh, thats got to be the Canon 1Ds, it is heavy and bulky, it takes forever
    to download the images and you have to buy extra long lenses because of the
    full frame. PITA!
    but other then that it could probably do for another few months till
    something better comes out :)

    Henrik, Oct 15, 2003
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    Miro Guest

    What do you mean it takes forever to download. Dont you just hand the
    microdrive to the assistant and put in an empty one ?

    Blaming the tools ......... !
    Miro, Oct 15, 2003
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    Russ Guest

    Oh yeah, I'd forgotten about the Disk cameras - I had two - the first one
    broke and Kodak gave me another - could the neg size be any smaller or the
    pictures grainier?

    Russ, Oct 15, 2003
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    Miro Guest

    Minox ?
    Miro, Oct 15, 2003
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    Russ Guest

    Yeah, well, maybe. But Minox are cool. Disc kind of was, but only in an 80's
    kind of way.

    Russ, Oct 16, 2003
  8. Disc cameras used to piss me off. I used to have people demanding 8x10
    enlargments despite my fervent advice not to then refuse to pay for them
    because they were 'too grainy'. And 110.

    Actually customers in general pis me off. Always wanting service!!! YES it
    IS an effort to take your money, I want to finish my coffee first!!!!
    David in Perth, Oct 16, 2003
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    Henrik Guest

    Sorry Miro

    I should have mentioned that it took forever to download for the staff
    included, you know I thought of thought that I was part of the team, there
    you go, I just press the botton they do the rest - but I guess you are all
    familiar with that :) Ok, time to wake up and stop dreaming!

    have a fantastic day

    Henrik, Oct 16, 2003
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    Miro Guest

    If you read the CF directly then the camera is not part of the equation is
    Miro, Oct 16, 2003
  11. MonkeeBoy

    Henrik Guest


    shooting through a cable to a computer is great, works really well with that
    beast and I am sure with others as well!

    using many cards and exhanging them as you shoot, is another solution too,
    but you still need to get the data of the cards - so if it isn't part of the
    equation then I don't know what it is - unless of course we use the first
    solution above!

    Raw file size is about 7-10mb each using 1GB and 512mb cards, so it does add
    up in time when you keep filling up cards - these files then expands to 32
    or 64mb depending using 8 and 16-bit when processed through your RAW


    PS: I am sure you haven't thought very well about your statement but i'll
    leave that one (which ever way you look at it, it all becomes more and more
    time consuming, regardless of who does the work
    Henrik, Oct 16, 2003
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    Miro Guest

    If you can afford a 1Ds then you can afford several 6Gb CF cards, a disk
    array and a twin Xeon PC to process it. Unless of course this is a pissing
    contest and whoever has the most labour intensive process is the winner.

    I simply point out that any person shooting 1Ds and going USB is somewhat
    lacking in imagination.
    Miro, Oct 16, 2003
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    Henrik Guest

    So what Miro, you are using a XT-box then or is it a PET <you would probably
    be old enough to remember this one! :)>

    Fact is that the larger the files are the more time consuming they become to
    process (regardless of the equipment used!), sure you can buy bigger and
    better support gear.

    just where does it say or is it implied that if you own item A, you must
    also own B?

    <note the general terms used, which leaves you with nothing to comment on
    that is of relevance or can in anyway contribute>

    1Ds and USB are not compatible, however if you are using a USB connecting
    with it then you must have great imagination :)


    Please note the subject - in the subject line. having something like a
    OneDs, can be a blessing but it can also be a curse, by having to add the
    extra support equipment, or should I say higher spec equipment to cope. It
    would probably be like if you had to shoot LF and your mini-lab at home was
    only set for 645. Are you btw interested in a Sinar P ? :)

    best regards


    PS: Sorry I couldn't sleep!
    Henrik, Oct 16, 2003
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    Miro Guest

    It is generally understood that if you own one type of equipment, of the
    best kind, that you would be foolish not to back it up with equivalent
    support equipment. Why buy a Maclaren F1 if you can not afford new tyres.
    Miro, Oct 17, 2003
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    Henrik Guest

    It wasn't the tyres that was the problem, it was the bloody petrol :)

    Have a good weekend Miro

    take care

    Henrik, Oct 17, 2003
  16. Garbage are all Disk and Instamatic Cameras I ever received in order to
    test, never owned one of them personally ... horrible, most horrible
    results in every case.

    Kristian-H. Schuessler / Germany
    Kristian-H. Schuessler, Oct 26, 2003
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