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Any regrets for leaving camera at home?
« on: March 26, 2013, 06:35:04 PM »
Today I was just heading to the shops for something and spotted this out of the corner of my eye. Needless to say when you need it you just don't have your camera, luckily I had the cell phone to catch a quick pic before he headed off. Los Angeles is always full of surprises. Does anyone else have similar experiences?
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Any regrets for leaving camera at home?
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Re: Any regrets for leaving camera at home?
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2013, 07:21:50 PM »
That's the exact reason I love my iPhone. And with great editing apps like snapseed its really replaced any yearning I have for a mirror less or micro 4/3 small walk around.

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« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2013, 07:28:29 PM »
I was driving out to Agoura Hills one evening and saw the most spectacular sunset with moon and only had my iphone and the shots were horrible.  Starting looking for a small pocket camera right after that.  Finally settled on getting the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V with 20x zoom but now I'm waiting for reviews on the new Canon 20x that is coming out.  We'll see.
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Re: Any regrets for leaving camera at home?
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2013, 07:43:32 PM »
Very cool! What kind of phone took that pic, Gary?

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Re: Any regrets for leaving camera at home?
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2013, 07:47:18 PM »
I live out in the country and see wildlife occasionally and wish I had my DSLR with me.  Its usually far enough away that I even my 400mm lens is not enough.  No hope of a iphone or my G1X catching it.  Maybe a SX50, but light is going to be a issue for a camera like that.

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« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2013, 08:11:21 PM »
I live out in the country and see wildlife occasionally and wish I had my DSLR with me.
Same here. On occasion I see a wombat wandering back to its burrow in the early hours, around sunrise (they are purely nocturnal creatures). Do-able with the 5D3, which I have now made a habit of carrying with me on most weekends.....just in case :)
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« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2013, 08:30:55 PM »
One night, while walking home from the local bar, I saw bigfoot and Elvis, but with no camera to take a picture, nobody believes me....

Seriously though..... the site where I work is secure.... fences all around.... 3 kilometers by 8 kilometers in size, and contains a firing range.... It is the perfect spot for wildlife.... the firing range is crawling with wildlife. (It is a career ending move to shoot anything other than targets). Problem is, no cameras allowed. I have seen deer by the thousands, bear, moose, wolves, coyotes, fox, a cougar, there are several Osprey nests, an eagle nest, scads of Red Tailed hawks..... I keep having to chase wild turkeys away....AND I CAN'T TAKE PICTURES WITH MY CAMERA!!!!!
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« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2013, 08:38:00 PM »
I keep having to chase wild turkeys away....AND I CAN'T TAKE PICTURES WITH MY CAMERA!!!!!
LOL. Just take a Nikon and explain that it's not really a camera....;)
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Re: Any regrets for leaving camera at home?
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2013, 08:53:12 PM »
I remember telling myself, "Leave the camera, it is 6am and you are just going to the dump.  What shot could you possibly miss???"

My first non-zoo mountain lion is all...  Ever tried taking a picture at 6am with a 3 year old Blackberry phone while trembling from excitement?  Not the same as my 7D w/ the 70-200 2.8 that is always on it...   

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« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2013, 09:35:09 PM »
Who hasn't regretted that? Once that comes in mind is about this time last year. I was down in Saigon and me and my American friend were about to go out to dinner when we passed the building made famous by Hubert Van Es' shot taken during the fall of Saigon 1975. An Air America helicopter is lifting people of the roof of the Pitman apartments building in downtown Saigon, the building served as living quarters for CIA staff and Aid staff for some years during the American war in Vietnam. This is not a regular tourist site and you are normally not allowed to go up there. However, me and my friend speaks decent Vietnamese and decided to ask the security officer if we could have a look around and maybe get up on the roof. He let us get up there. Neither of us had a camera, only phone cameras which weren't up to the job in the late afternoon sun. We got ourselves a few pictures at the site, but the quality were just not good. A good memory for both of us though. A couple of weeks later I picked up my S100 which I carry more often and I have a new smart phone with a much better camera.

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Re: Any regrets for leaving camera at home?
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2013, 09:55:02 PM »
Just get a Sony RX-1 or Fuji x100s and carry it with you at all times :)

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Re: Any regrets for leaving camera at home?
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2013, 10:18:22 PM »
Very cool! What kind of phone took that pic, Gary?


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Re: Any regrets for leaving camera at home?
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2013, 11:19:59 PM »
No regrets ever. My iPod Touch 4G has a .7Mp camera and shoots 720P video. Both the photos and the video are good enough to post to the web :) It takes dy-no-mite cat videos ;)

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Re: Any regrets for leaving camera at home?
« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2013, 11:25:10 PM »
Lots of time I see opportunities that I capture with my iPhone.    More to the point I will have my camera in a backpack and miss a shot since it was readily available.  Iam good at transporting, poor about carrying to shoot

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Re: Any regrets for leaving camera at home?
« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2013, 04:40:40 AM »
as they say the best camera is the one you have with you

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