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What's your favorite camera for outdoor photography?
« on: August 09, 2017, 10:19:24 PM »
Post the name of your favorite camera brand, model, etc. for outdoor photography! I've seen a lot of amazing photographers on this site, and as an amateur photographer myself I'd love to know what you guys are using. And with so many different types of cameras now-a-days, sometimes it's nice to just know what works for other people. You can also show off your photography skills by posting a few of your favorite pictures!
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Re: What's your favorite camera for outdoor photography?
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2017, 07:51:43 PM »
You might have a better response posting this in the Photo and Video section  :tup:
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Re: What's your favorite camera for outdoor photography?
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2017, 10:19:19 PM »
For many years I've thought Nikon has the best glass, while their sensors are not as responsive as others. Some models have Sony sensors and are pretty good. I've never been a fan of Canon, a good combo I've looked at would be a Sony dslr with a Nikon lens adapter. It's a costly set up so I've just settled for Nikon outfits.

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Re: What's your favorite camera for outdoor photography?
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2017, 09:38:57 AM »
+1 for Nikon.  I've owned Pentax cameras and their glass and overall quality are fantastic, but after being burned really bad on a service issue (for which I was paying from the get-go) I jumped ship.  They just can't (or at least couldn't a few years ago) support their products in a reasonable fashion. 

$ for $, Nikon is hard to beat.  I use a D7100 and a kit 18-55mm ED II zoom with a 55-300mm "kit" zoom on the top end. The kicker with Nikon is that even their most budget glass (and I certainly have the most budget glass) has great clarity, and other faults are easily corrected for the most part. 

That said, I do miss Pentax a little bit for the STUNNING glass they produce at very reasonable prices.  It seems the only options with Nikon and Canon are either budget lenses or break-the-bank lenses...

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Re: What's your favorite camera for outdoor photography?
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2017, 10:19:29 AM »
Ford versus Chevy.  Canon versus Nikon, the great debate.   :chuckle:
You really can't go wrong with either.  The cost is in the glass, so once you pick one, you are probably a lifer. 

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Re: What's your favorite camera for outdoor photography?
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2017, 11:06:19 AM »
I can't think of the name but I read about another brand that's supposed to have a really good wildlife photography camera? It wasn't Dodge?
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Re: What's your favorite camera for outdoor photography?
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2017, 12:22:27 PM »
Sony is making some pretty good inroads (so Toyota). Lol
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Re: What's your favorite camera for outdoor photography?
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2017, 12:38:46 PM »
I'm a Nikon user and prefer crop sensor bodies for wildlife. Bodies are relatively inexpensive compared to the best glass for wildlife. Top quality telephoto lens (300mm and greater) are often $4,000 and up. It's also true that the person behind the camera is far more important to delivering quality images than the camera itself. Understanding wildlife and light are essential skills.
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Re: What's your favorite camera for outdoor photography?
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2017, 12:54:29 PM »
I'm a Nikon user and prefer crop sensor bodies for wildlife. Bodies are relatively inexpensive compared to the best glass for wildlife. Top quality telephoto lens (300mm and greater) are often $4,000 and up. It's also true that the person behind the camera is far more important to delivering quality images than the camera itself. Understanding wildlife and light are essential skills.
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Re: What's your favorite camera for outdoor photography?
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2017, 12:55:40 AM »
Nikon and Sony have the best sensors these days.  Shadow recovery is ridiculous.  That being said, I dumped my money into Canon and have zero regrets.  I have the 5D3 and will probably shoot with that for the next ten years.  Its not the best for wildlife, but it does everything really well.
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Re: What's your favorite camera for outdoor photography?
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2017, 07:12:17 PM »
Thanks for sharing you guys! It's great to hear from the pros :tup:
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