The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #162676   Message #3873313
Posted By: Steve Shaw
23-Aug-17 - 10:39 AM
Thread Name: BS: All welcome on this thread
Subject: RE: BS: All welcome on this thread
I never go anywhere without two cameras. One is my iPhone 6S, fabulous in emergencies and remarkably good at getting decently lit pics. Of course, you can't really zoom. My other is a titchy little Canon Ixus 285HS. It has built-in wifi so that I can upload my pics on to my iPad, thence into the Cloud, after every trip. I can zoom in and take smashing little videos with it. But here's the rub: I can shove it into the pocket of my shorts. I do know that they can't hold a candle to modern DSLRs. I admire you guys with you DSLRs and interchangeable lenses and filters. I dabbled in that meself for a year or two many moons ago in the pre-digital days, but the hassle of carrying it all around and the sheer bulk of the camera were no good for me. I'm very much a hands-free rambler and the only thing I'll ever countenance around my neck is my tiny pair of Olympus 8x25 PCI bins, even then not if I don't have to. I've got pair of DDR-made Carl Zeiss Jena 8x30 that I've had for forty years which are greatly superior (they are the genuine article, not a cheap fake copy), but they're also three times the weight so they stay at home for astronomy and birdwatching in the garden.