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Hello, I'm a 7 yr old labrador crossbreed who's /img/avatar2.jpg has just retired. We enjoy two daily walks but he can't make up his mind which is the best camera to buy and take with us so he can photo me chasing squirrels/rabbits etc as well as general shots of the countryside..

He has a 20+ year old Canon AE-1 and a Nikon Coolpix 885 (3.21 Megapixel) - I think he's going to throw the Canon away but keep the Nikon just for indoor/party shots..

I know he likes Nikon & Canon as he keeps reading camera magazines and muttering "I think I'll buy a Nikon D80 or D40x with a 18-135mm lens" or "No, I'll get a Canon 400D with a Sigma 18-200mm lens" or "A DLSR will be too big so I'll get a Nikon P5100 or a Canon G9"..

Personally, I think a DLSR will be too big for him to carry around on our walks as he could find it gets in the way when we're scrambling over stiles and through bracken etc. Plus it could make it harder for him to throw my sticks and balls a long way with that round his neck and he might not be able to set it up quickly when I shoot off after a rabbit etc..

If he got any good shots I think his aim would be to blow up the parts with me on, touch them up on his computer, print them out at A4 size maximum and then either frame them for the wall or use smaller size pictures for putting on mugs/beer mats etc as presents..

Any help with his choice of the five cameras mentioned above would be greatly appreciated as, most importantly, it should mean if he's happier - I'll get longer walks!.

Woof.....Caster..

Comments (35)

Get him to have look at the Panasonic LX2, which is what we use. It' simple enough for even dumb humans to use as P&S yet has full controls available for more serious work and an excellent lens. Nicely pocket sized, so it can b tucked out of the way during his training sessions..

Regards, one of William's friends...

Comment #1

'Perhaps you could get him to look at the my link below (fast_angel). I've had all kinds of cameras pointed at me, but I'm only really happy when it's a little compact. Big black cameras can be both intimidating and boredom-inducing for a dog out on what should be a nice walk. Lens changing, that's the worst thing, and if I see a tripod then I just know I'm going to get ignored. Recently my owner acquired a Fuji 9100 that was like an SLR but not nearly so tedious to use, lenses don't get changed on it and that leaves plenty of space in the bag for more important doggy things. I've noticed I often get better walks when that camera is used.

You'll just need to convince your human that he will get just as good photos with it when the weaather is nice, and you will get longer and more interesting walks because the zoom is not quite so long...'.

Please visit me at:http://www.pbase.com/johnfr/fast_angel..

Comment #2

Many thanks for your info - I've passed it to my owner and he's going to Leeds tomorrow to have a look at the Panasonic, Fuji and G9..

Regards.....Caster..

Comment #3

The canon 400d and Sigma 18-200 lens is a fine choice, and the one my owner uses to photograph me on our daily ramblings to replace his aging Canon A1's..

Here is a photo of me using this set up....

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And a couple on the beach....

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Dont forget, the Nikon doesnt have auto focus, so requires a lens with AF built in..

Sam the springer spaniel..

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Comment #4

Thanks for the info Sam and I've told him to also look at the Canon 400D + Sigma lens. He's quite excited as the last time he went in a camera shop was over 7 years ago..

I think his initial thoughts are:-.

D80, D40x + E400D perhaps too big and bulky..

G9 + P5100 could be OK but will they get as good photos as the DSLR's + what are the zoom lens adapters (TC-DC58C & TC-E3ED) like for photographing me at distance (he used to have a 60-300mm Tamron and a Tokina Doubler with his Canon AE-1) - I guess at his age he'd prefer to let the lens rather than his feet do the walking! Plus is the auto focusing on them a bit slow?.

Panasonic LX2 + Fuji 9100 - open mind..

Thanks again + nice to see your pic's as well as those of fast_angel. I've managed to get him to upload one of me with an early girlfriend called Cookie who used to live next door - I'm the one on the right. He used his Coolpix 885 and I don't think it's too bad but apparently he's still using me as an excuse to get his new gear!.

Http://www.flickr.com/photos/16966628@N04/1808205990/.

All the best.....Caster..

Comment #5

Matt simpson wrote:.

Dont forget, the Nikon doesnt have auto focus, so requires a lenswith AF built in..

For the sake of clarity:.

The Nikon D80 does have AF and works with all but the most esoteric of lenses..

The Nikon D40x does have AF but needs AF-S lenses from Nikon or any of the Sigma lenses listed below:.

Http://www.sigmaphoto.com/news/news.asp?nID=3356http://www.nikonusa.com/template.php?cat=1&grp=5.

To the OP..

Not sure exactly where you live but Fotosense in Bolton must be easy traveling distance. Take a look at their prices before you go to Leeds:.

Http://www.fotosense.co.uk/.

Chris Elliott.

*Nikon* D Eighty + Fifty - Other equipment in Profile.

Http://PlacidoD.Zenfolio.com/..

Comment #6

David Hughes wrote:.

Get him to have look at the Panasonic LX2, which is what we use. It'simple enough for even dumb humans to use as P&S yet has fullcontrols available for more serious work and an excellent lens.Nicely pocket sized, so it can b tucked out of the way during histraining sessions..

Regards, one of William's friends..

I agree, I like mine for outdoor walks when my Nikon D200 is too large. Well made (metal body), wideangle Leica lens, sensor and LCD, has RAW, fully manual if you need it..

Not so good indoors or at high ISO. Used it on this Fairfield Horsehoe walk in the UK Lake District, and in Positano, Italy:.

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Alex..

Comment #7

Chris Elliott wrote:.

For the sake of clarity:.

The Nikon D80 does have AF and works with all but the most esotericof lenses.The Nikon D40x does have AF but needs AF-S lenses from Nikon or anyof the Sigma lenses listed below:.

Http://PlacidoD.Zenfolio.com/.

I stand corrected..

BUT, if the D40 'NEEDS' lenses with auto focus motors built in (expensive?), then the D40 DOESN'T have auto focus (its the lens that allows it to be used as an auto focus camera)..

The D80 does have a built in motor, therefore can be used with any AF lens (that fits).They are both great cameras in any case..

The trouble with a P&S is with shutter lag. If the dog is moving, then the time between pressing the button and the camera taking the photo can be a short distance out, so will effect your photo..

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Comment #8

He returned from Leeds really blown away - couldn't believe the size and weight of the Nikon P5100. Muttered it looks too small to be able to do what it says on the packet but, if it does, it should be fantastic (+ even better for him with the 3 x zoom attached on occasions)..

On the down side there wasn't a Canon G9 in stock to compare it with so he has to wait until a weekend trip to Harrogate to see/feel them side by side..

Apparently the DLSR's were really mouth watering but he's ruling them out as they just aren't practical for our walks if he wants to forget about the camera being there until it's needed. The same goes for the Fuji 9100 and a good deal which he was shown on a Canon S51S - he just couldn't get them in his pocket..

That leaves him with the Panasonic LX2 and a TZ3 which was shown to him - I think he's very impressed by the Leica lenses and he'ill do a bit more research on them before before the weekend..

Chris - thanks for the Fotosense info - I did some research for him and the prices I'm working on are the P5100 for 257 inc 1GB Fujifilm SD Card; the G9 for 336 inc 2 x Sandisk 2GB SD Cards (with zooms added they'd be 427 & 436 total - so not a lot in it) and will now get to work on the Panasonics..

Any further advice for him on either the P5100, G9 or the Panasonic LX2 & TZ3 choice would be much appreciated...

Comment #9

Matt simpson wrote:.

I stand corrected.BUT, if the D40 'NEEDS' lenses with auto focus motors built in(expensive?), then the D40 DOESN'T have auto focus (its the lens thatallows it to be used as an auto focus camera)..

Matt,.

In that case not a single Canon DSLR is AF! All EOS DSLRs use in lens motors:http://photo.net/equipment/canon/lens-motors.

Nikon is simply catching up by smaller evolutionary steps with what Canon did in one jump over a decade ago..

AF-S type lenses are not particularly expensive. The 18-55 kit lens goes for about 65 on Ebay the 18-135 for around 160 and Sigma's well regarded 17-70 HSM f/2.8-4.5 for around 230..

Your comment re AF was, of course, made as something of an aside from the main thrust of your original post but these forum have a very large readership so it seemed worth setting the record straight..

Chris Elliott.

*Nikon* D Eighty + Fifty - Other equipment in Profile.

Http://PlacidoD.Zenfolio.com/..

Comment #10

Caster the Dog wrote:.

Chris - thanks for the Fotosense info..

My pleasure! Like most people I look for good competitive online prices but I do like to feel that there is a shop where I could go and complain if things went wrong. Fotosense usually (but not always) has good prices and a shop where you can collect or just call in and visit. I bought my D80 there..

Another online retailer with a shop front that might be geographically useful for you to check out and visit is:.

Http://www.ukdigital.co.uk/.

They are based in Clitheroe. I have bought from them in the past as well. Their shop address is listed in their contact details..

UKdigital have cameras on display at their shop premises. Fotosense have accessories on display and the expensive cams etc on warehouse type shelves in adjoining rooms but they always seem happy to dig stuff out for you to examine etc..

For the record I have no connection with either business other than as a satisfied customer of both..

Chris Elliott.

*Nikon* D Eighty + Fifty - Other equipment in Profile.

Http://PlacidoD.Zenfolio.com/..

Comment #11

Hi Caster,.

I don't know how old he is but the important thing with the LX2 is to read between the lines. If he thinks 100 ASA is normal, 200 is fast and 400 is far too fast for everyday use, then the LX2 will appeal. Although using raw - mostly unnecessary - is the answer if he like to shoot all the time at 800 ASA. And, of course, it's got full manual controls available but, again, these are unlikely to be needed. The program shift is useful and the EV compensation works wonders when experience says over-ride the poor dumb machine..

Or he could carry the thing in one pocket and a meter in the other. But David's old Lunalite meter is far, far bigger than the LX2 and the LX2 makes his old Bronica look like a doorstop/engineering brick..

Regards, a friend..

PS And he raves about the lens. Completely OTT...

Comment #12

That's something which is so important when the light is bright, and it also better to brace the camera rather than wave it around at arm's length. G9 is well worth a second look at..

"Angel" the dog..

Please visit me at:http://www.pbase.com/johnfr/backtothebridge..

Comment #13

Great point Angel - Mum tells me he got a compact with no viewfinder about 8 years ago, couldn't get on with it mainly for reasons you said and ended up giving it to her + then got himself a Coolpix with a viewfinder!.

That then rules out both Panasonics (LX2 & TZ3) so straight choice between G9 & P5100 - you've saved him lots of time - thanks!.

Chris - I think he'll also aim to buy locally from a shop for easy comeback + usually tries to get a bit off extras (memory, spare batt etc) to make worthwhile. Thanks for link though..

Friend - He's well in his 50's + when I saw him salvaging his Canon AE-1 from the back of a cupboard it still had what looked like a 20 year old "100 ASA" sign from the end of a film pack clipped onto the back. I bet he won't know what he's going to shoot at these days though. I've seen some excellent photos taken by his late father who had a Leica and a Yashika - travelled round the world and gave numerous slide shows of trips, so can only think seeing Leica name brought back fond memories..

Many thanks again + roll on Sunday when he may actually get something!..

Comment #14

Hi,.

Just caught the dog switching on the computer. And I thought door handles and 'fridge doors were all he could manage and he pretended to read the newspaper. So here's my 2d worth:.

The lens quality makes up for a lot although a viewfinder would be a great idea (and a second ring for a neck-strap). In reality, once you get used to it, it works OK. I've taken shots of buzzards and red kites with it. And there's a high power setting for the LCD. I'm stressing lens quality as there is nothing worse than two of you going out and snapping away and then mixing the shots by time for a slide show: it shows up the cameras if not equal. (WB is the other problem with two camera slide shows.) And the 10 megapixel panoramas are mind blowing..

Regards, David.

PS Sample of 16:9 for those over 40 yrs old:.

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Comment #15

He got the G9 last weekend!.

Apparently he was in the shop for over an hour (I think mainly trying to find reasons why he should get the P5100) but in the end it was the extra zoom, better size/brightness of LCD and the fact that he preferred the look of the shots he took with the G9 that swayed him..

Although the Nikon was cheaper, lighter, smaller and had a full hard copy manual, I guess once he's finished printing the G9 manual on his computer he should be happy although I've got a feeling he may still be hankering after a DLSR - time will tell!.

Anyway, a good sign is that he's already taking the G9 on our walks and below is a shot he concocted yesterday in which he was trying to figure out if I've got a good side! It was late afternoon + getting dark but hope still does me justice..

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Finally, thanks to everyone for your help - much appreciated and it's been a great journey - especially for a dog!.

Caster..

Comment #16

Hi Caster... it's either your twin or you've somehow got into that shot twice!.

That's good news he's gone and got a G9. Don't let him hanker after a DSLR for while now will you, as those G9's can get you to go to the kinds of interesting places that DSLRs don't do so well in..

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Like I noticed when he had to pull me out of the leat he was worried about a big camera hanging around his neck.You're going to be in for a lot more walkies now....

"Angel" the dog...Please visit me at:http://www.pbase.com/johnfr/fast_angel..

Comment #17

Many thanks Angel - you've saved him time + money again..

He'd seen an advert for a D40 + kit 18-55 lens for 269 (after cashback) and was thinking of having a dabble but, as you correctly advise, I think better that he sticks solely with G9 for a while + perhaps considers putting telephoto adapter on his Christmas list!.

Just as an aside - technically, do you know if there'd be a noticeable difference for a novice like my owner between shots from a G9 (compact 12 mp) and a D40 (DLSR 6 mp) or does this open up a whole "can of worms" again re the forum?.

One thing evident from his purchase is that he thinks if he now gets a Canon flash for the G9 hotshoe it won't work with a Nikon DLSR he might potentially buy in future - kind of get tied, even at compact buying stage, to one make if don't want to duplicate..

Great to see your photos again + never heard of a leat up here in Yorkshire but glad you were pulled out OK. Looks like us two rescue dogs have done OK for ourselves..

Regards....Caster..

Comment #18

Caster the Dog wrote:.

Many thanks Angel - you've saved him time + money again.>>.

You're welcome. Yes, they can be so taken in by this hobby that they forget the important things like going on walks and holidays to actually take the photos with their electronic toys.

Just as an aside - technically, do you know if there'd be anoticeable difference for a novice like my owner between shots from aG9 (compact 12 mp) and a D40 (DLSR 6 mp) or does this open up a whole"can of worms" again re the forum?>>.

Oh, I've heard him arguing with friends over this kind of thing. Their shots all look exactly the same to me but they tend to get bees in their bonnets about pixels, sharpness, and what they call 'low light noise'. Unlike us dogs, their eyes are pathetic at hunting time anyway. He is quite sure about a 6mp DSLR sensor being less noisy than a 12mp one but he says publications and agencies like shots taken above 10mp now. I keep telling him the newspapers are happy with shots taken on anything if they are newsworthy, but he doesn't listen. Something about a big expensive DSLR giving extra 'kudos' - whatever that might be - and DSLR shots being 'better' when conditions are tough.

He reckons his Fuji 9100 bridge camera has nice bokeh when used in ordinary macro mode though..

None of this is important as actually having a camera you are happy to have with you all the time though. I've noticed the DSLR gets left at home more often than he admits..

One thing evident from his purchase is that he thinks if he now getsa Canon flash for the G9 hotshoe it won't work with a Nikon DLSR hemight potentially buy in future - kind of get tied, even at compactbuying stage, to one make if don't want to duplicate.>>.

I had a word with him about that: he says he used to have a flash that had different modules on the the bottom for different cameras. Today he says there is Ebay and trade-ins at camera stores, and if you have one of the top brands it will always be in demand. He also says you can get one of those round white reflectors that fold up into no space at all to direct natural light onto close subjects. He also uses one of those tough little tripods that fit in a pocket for when the camera has to go on a rock or a tree trunk and lets the self-timer take the shot..

Great to see your photos again + never heard of a leat up here inYorkshire but glad you were pulled out OK. Looks like us two rescuedogs have done OK for ourselves.>>.

Thanks; I think we've done OK don't you! The leat I fell into runs along the contours for miles and miles to an old mine. It runs really fast and it was lucky he heard the splash when I fell in as he was taking photos the other way. It comes out of the river under a little concrete bridge with a narrow path to the down side of it which kind of levels the water out. That's what foxed me.....

Regards'Angel' the dog.

Please visit me at:http://www.pbase.com/johnfr/backtothebridge..

Comment #19

...but I lost interest in the first paragraph..

Wanna play?.

Gemma the Dog.

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Comment #20

Caster the Dog wrote:.

Many thanks Angel - you've saved him time + money again..

He'd seen an advert for a D40 + kit 18-55 lens for 269 (aftercashback) and was thinking of having a dabble but, as you correctlyadvise, I think better that he sticks solely with G9 for a while +perhaps considers putting telephoto adapter on his Christmas list!.

Just as an aside - technically, do you know if there'd be anoticeable difference for a novice like my owner between shots from aG9 (compact 12 mp) and a D40 (DLSR 6 mp) or does this open up a whole"can of worms" again re the forum?.

It certainly does but it means an iffy answer. Best to wait and see how things develop for you. You may end up doing a lot of printing, which is where pixels count above a certain size (another can of worms or ACoW) or you may end up looking at most on the screen. My experience is that most of my pictures never get printed and a few are done A4 or far larger. Taking the old E-20P and Leica Digilux 2 (both 5 megapixels) I would say that a serious camera with 5 mp is good enough for 22" x 16" and that includes landscapes (ACoW). It's the lens and bigger CCD what does it, perhaps..

One thing evident from his purchase is that he thinks if he now getsa Canon flash for the G9 hotshoe it won't work with a Nikon DLSR hemight potentially buy in future - kind of get tied, even at compactbuying stage, to one make if don't want to duplicate..

See if they will take a Metz. Or see what the G9 takes and if it takes a Metz, then see what the Metz will also fit (probably with an expensive gizmo). Or see if it/both will take an ISO flash (ACoW)..

Regards, David..

Comment #21

The good news is that he's quite happy at the moment because (after literally scraping the old batteries out of it and botching new ones up with foil) the old Vivitar 3500 Zoom flashgun he used on his AE-1 (20 years ago!) will work with the G9. OK he has to set distance and ASA manually but at least it flashes when he wants it to! Would it be a lot easier with a dedicated flash though ie less chance of him getting it wrong + have flashguns progressed a lot in that time?.

One thing I've noticed with flash is that humans seem to suffer from "red-eye" which I think can be suppressed via settings etc but I tend to get "yellow-eye". Is that something dogs/animals suffer from on flash shots or is it to do with the colour of my pupils or something?.

The bad news, according to Mum, is that he'd probably like to take her back to the camera shop again to have a look at the Metz flashguns as suggested by David and "just to have a look/feel of DLSR's". I guess once you start there's no end to it but, from what I've read, it almost seems that unless you buy a D80 with a 18-200 VR for instance you'll always wish you got something better & I know he's not going to go that far - or is he?.

Thanks again for all the technical advice as Mum's the only other one we have access to and all she offers is "Yes, No or Possibly" whilst carrying on with her crossword!.

Gemma - good to hear from you - I could well be playing a lot more in future if he gets bored with normal shots and has me jumping through hoops etc!.

Caster..

Comment #22

It's the color of your retina. Be sure to tell your human that a big external flash will make his camera hang upside down...

Comment #23

Greg Nut wrote:.

It's the color of your retina. Be sure to tell your human that a bigexternal flash will make his camera hang upside down.>>.

It certainly will! Even DSLRs can become seriously unbalanced. Best place for a flash is in a bag for occasional use; the on-camera one is OK for fill-in flash..

I've noticed that once someone gets the 'need-a-dslr-fever, they're unlikely to ever be free of it. If that's what it takes to get dog and camera out walkies then just make sure he leaves some money over for going places and buying your food! Of course if he managed to sell a a few nice landscape photos then that might be a whole different story....

"Angel" the dog.Please visit me at:http://www.pbase.com/johnfr/digital_dartmoor..

Comment #24

Beware of old flash guns. The voltage going trough them and into the synch cable can fry digitals. I'm in a rush today so can't stop to explain further but do a search on trigger voltages and flash etc and you'll see..

Have fun, David..

Comment #25

David - many thanks..

I did some researching for him and it certainly looks dodgy for him using his old Vivitar flashgun as it has a Trigger Voltage of 6v? This was backed up when he visited a camera shop who (although they didn't know what TV was!) felt that using a 20+ year old flash could be disastrous on the G9!.

A little aside......Mum said she was impressed to hear him talking in shop about Trigger Voltages + sounded like he actually knew something about cameras!.

He's therefore happily contemplating the purchase of a new flash as we speak - probably end up being bigger than his G9 but, at least, not needed on walks. Hopefully, if he uses it right though it should also get rid of that "yellow eye" effect his photos of me often have with in-built flash!.

Regards......Caster..

Comment #26

Caster the Dog wrote:.

David - many thanks..

I did some researching for him and it certainly looks dodgy for himusing his old Vivitar flashgun as it has a Trigger Voltage of 6v?This was backed up when he visited a camera shop who (although theydidn't know what TV was!) felt that using a 20+ year old flash couldbe disastrous on the G9!.

Well, I've been trying to outwit a Belgian Sheepdog for some time now - it makes you fast on your feet..

Did you look at the Metz for G9 and then try looking up what else the thing will fit? Might be worth trying. What I hate about digital is the way everything (cable releases, flash guns etc) needs replacing..

On the film front I've 35 mm stuff from the late 60's and early 70's and MF stuff from the 80's all using the same cable releases and flash guns etc. (And the same meter!).

Regards, David..

Comment #27

The shop assistant wasn't aware of any "universal" flash guns which would fit both Canon & Nikon that they sold - even with the use of adapters.It's therefore research time again to see if can turn anything up. Will start off with Metz + let you know if find anything suitable.Thanks again for helping avoid a fried camera!Caster..

Comment #28

Caster the Dog wrote:.

The shop assistant wasn't aware of any "universal" flash guns whichwould fit both Canon & Nikon that they sold - even with the use ofadapters. It's therefore research time again to see if can turnanything up. Will start off with Metz + let you know if findanything suitable. Thanks again for helping avoid a friedcamera!.

There are generic flashes like the Vivitar 285HV or Sunpac 383 that can be used on any camera, but these flashes are not fully automatic, in that your owner would have to learn how to setup the flash and put the cameras into manual mode. It isn't hard but it isn't just plopping on a flash and not thinking after that.....

Depending on the Canon/Nikon model, Metz and Promaster make flashes that take different adaptors that work with the camera's TTL system...

Comment #29

Try Metz because the 54, f'instance, will work with Olympus, Pentax, Nikon, Canon and the Konic/Minotas but I'm none too sure of the detail. The 54 is big and powerful: well, the price is big. But they make other models..

And there's the so-called ISO flashguns..

Trouble is I don't use much flash for digital. The pop-up being OK for fill in and my old ones are used as slaves or else with elderly 70's and 80's cameras. So I've little experience of modern flash. (And the old Cobras and Vivitars soldier on so well... ).

Regards, David..

Comment #30

David/Michael - many thanks for your advice..

Looks like the Metz 44 MZ-2 could be one possibility - currently 129 at Amazon.uk. You can get a Canon adapter (SCA 3102) for 31 and a Nikon one (SCA 3402) for 37 plus other adapters for most DLSR brands..

I'll check with Metz next week to see if it's compatable with G9 + if the adapters cover all different models in their brands or if there's any specific exceptions. Will also see if they can suggest a "step up" model which may have more features/power than MZ-2..

The flash + adapter(s) set up seems a good one as could save many "dual brand" camera owners having to buy, and perhaps carry around, 2 flashguns - or am I missing something ie are they not as good as the specific ones?.

As an aside, I phoned a couple of camera shops and although they could get the Metz equipment, neither of them knew anything about which flash/adapter etc would work - seems like a bit of a grey area but could be of great use to flash buyers..

Regards.....Caster..

Comment #31

A 70 lb lab could help carry your friends camera equipment with a suitable back pack. I'm sure you wouldn't mind helping our an elderly (retired) friend. Just don't go swimming with the pack and camera on...

Comment #32

I did see the following:-.

Http://www.flickr.com/photos/16966628@N04/2039333981/.

Has 2 pockets but probably only useful for spare battery/memory card etc and I'm not sure about the hood! I don't think I'll be trusted with it though so hopefully not on Christmas Present list..

By the way, I only weigh 60 lbs..

Regards.....Caster..

Comment #33

He came back from shops on Sunday looking really happy with himself - apparently there was a good deal on a D300 + lens which he couldn't resist + had convinced Mum it would be loads more useful for those darker shots on our late afternoon walks..

After a couple of days use, I'm sure he feels happier with something like his old SLR in his hands - it's obviously bigger than the G9 but he thinks the two cameras should supplement each other and meet his needs very well..

Hes still got to learn how to use the D300 though - I like the cropped picture below he took with it as I was chasing a rabbit but he could have got all of my tail in! Any other technical comments I can pick him up on much appreciated..

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Regards.....Caster..

Comment #34

Obviously for a lightening fast dog such as yourself he should consider a faster shutter speed to freeze your movement unless of course he wants the blur to show off your speed...

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