In Los Angeles (Redondo) for a few days. Any suggestions for the best place(s) to purchase Lowepro/Pelican camera cases/Lastolite panels etc ?
posted by fullysic
on Apr 14, 2011 -
Camera Noob Filter - I like taking pictures and I find that I like taking them a lot lately. My boyfriend is in a band and I love taking pictures of their shows but I can't get great shots in low - light with my Sony point and shoot.
Any suggestions on a camera that isn't the full-blown DSLR but not point and shoot that will give me great low light shots as well daylight shots?
posted by AngryLlama
on Apr 14, 2011 -
Saw a commercial this morning about 7AM EST - I think it was on the Today show - it was apparently a camera fixed on a guy's face who was skydiving. I saw in on my HD TV - it was a beautiful, crystal clear, professional looking shot. The guy pulled his parachute, and then they showed this camera, and the tag-line was "Be a professional" or something. What was the name of the camera? Did anyone catch this?
posted by rodmandirect
on Apr 12, 2011 -
I am putting together a proposal for my English class. It proposes that cameras should be required in meat processing plants all along the "dissemble" line, and broadcast "to the public somehow," (probably via web-feed or something) . Is there such a thing, in any law, in any jurisdiction (even outside of the U.S.)? [more inside]
posted by Monkey0nCrack
on Apr 10, 2011 -
Ok this is may sound like a weird one...
Basically I'm building an outdoor enclosure for a panning/tilting webcam that has IR lighting built into it. It was going to be all sides Lexan, to keep things simply and neat looking.
I learned, midstream of course, that the Lexan/Plexiglass/glass all reflect IR light like crazy so you just see a beautiful ring of IR lights and not what's outside the box when viewing the stream.
I'm told a UV filter might work, embedded in the front of the enclosure. The challenges are: [more inside]
posted by rtgoodwin
on Apr 8, 2011 -
I'm looking for a small, sleek digital camera for my wife, with a few caveats. [more inside]
posted by Admira
on Apr 2, 2011 -
Can you please recommend your favourite Digital Video Camera? Key features: inexpensive, compatible to quickly upload the data to a mac, internal microphone. A friend is planning to record interviews and possibly some classroom activities, not record a feature film. it doesn't need a whole lot of bells and whistles; bonus points if it's small-ish. thank you!
posted by andreapandrea
on Mar 31, 2011 -
Fuji x100, why should I pay so much for a fixed lens camera? Is this a rangefinder? I don't really know what that is.... [more inside]
posted by sadieglass
on Mar 25, 2011 -
Digital compact camera needed, with ability to take shots at defined intervals, when left unattended (for time-lapse). [more inside]
posted by Goofyy
on Mar 24, 2011 -
My choices for cameras have been limited by my requirement that it has to have a flexible display, such as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50
, or the newly released Canon 60D
. But maybe I'm thinking the wrong way... Is there a way to plug a portable video screen into my camera, and achieve the same viewing flexibility? [more inside]
posted by IAmBroom
on Mar 22, 2011 -
Yes, it's true, there are still Luddites out here using 35mm film. The local concern which still develops films charges a queen's ransom to do so. Can anyone recommend a mail-in film developing lab which does good quality work, is reliable and is at least somewhat reasonable as far as price? (Costco in this area has stopped taking film...sigh).
(can't think of any snowflakes to add).
posted by Ginesthoi
on Mar 21, 2011 -
Help me find a blog! It was about people on the streets with interesting cameras. It showed closeups of the cameras and sometimes their owners.
posted by jgwong
on Mar 17, 2011 -
Looking for a new camera, but I'm a bit overwhelmed. Is DSLR the way to go? Special snowflake details inside... [more inside]
posted by actionpact
on Mar 16, 2011 -
I have a Minolta SRT-101 camera that I purchased in 1972. It is in beautiful shape. I would like to sell it. Where and for how much?
posted by Rad_Boy
on Mar 16, 2011 -
I read some time ago about new point and shoot cameras that are great for taking pictures at night. I believe they didn't have the same mirror system that typical cameras have, thereby making non-flash pictures turn out clearer. Does anyone know what I'm talking about? I'm hoping to find a great camera to take out at night to take pictures without annoying people with a flash.
posted by Unred
on Mar 1, 2011 -
I'm visiting a special collection/archive in a university library. Will a digital camera offer a viable means of capturing data? [more inside]
posted by rockstar
on Feb 28, 2011 -
Please help me choose a digital camera that does what I can't make my itty-bitty Canon ELPH do but is still reasonably portable. [more inside]
posted by palliser
on Feb 26, 2011 -
I've got a good video-capable DSLR camera, and a good external microphone for it. But when I'm at concerts, the audio is blown out. Help? [more inside]
posted by verb
on Feb 22, 2011 -
My Sigma camera lens stopped working - what's causing it and what can I do? [more inside]
posted by komara
on Feb 14, 2011 -
In this question I asked you to help me become an Inspector Gadget filmmaker. You succeeded. Well, now I want you to help me pimp my camera. (budget around $15,000) [more inside]
posted by omnigut
on Jan 24, 2011 -
Vintage-Polaroid-Troubleshooting-Filter: Yay! I finally bought a vintage Polaroid One Step 600 (looks very similar to this
) in The Big City. I bought this film
for it. But...no pictures. Help? [more inside]
posted by stellaluna
on Jan 20, 2011 -
I'd really like to be able to set up a corner in my basement to use as a little photography studio. Can you give me some advice as to what's needed? [more inside]
posted by iconomy
on Jan 12, 2011 -
Just a quick dumb question I can't find answered anywhere else: I have a videocamera with 37.5mm lens threads. A filter I want to buy online has 37mm threads (and that spec seem more common in general). There's a 37.5mm-to-37mm stepdown ring available elsewhere, but it costs twice as much as the filter. Is that 0.5mm really enough to need the stepping ring?
posted by AzraelBrown
on Jan 4, 2011 -
Quick and simple. Will my iPhone still work when I take the camera out? [more inside]
posted by ctmf
on Dec 19, 2010 -
ChristmasIsNextSaturday Filter - Looking for a small camera with a swivel screen. [more inside]
posted by 26.2
on Dec 18, 2010 -
Looking for advice on purchasing a Micro 4/3 camera for the wife. As always, special snowflake details apply. [more inside]
posted by Oktober
on Dec 13, 2010 -
DSLR vs Pro-Sumer camera quandary, live performance variation. I'm looking at upgrading to a better camera (specifically because my Point-n-Shoot does poorly capturing live shows in dark venues), but I'm not sure if I am ready for a DSLR. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief
on Dec 8, 2010 -
Can anyone recommend a camera that I can mount to a wall or ceiling that will follow an instructor automatically? [more inside]
posted by superbird
on Dec 7, 2010 -
Please recommend a starter camera that takes decent video and can accommodate other lenses. [more inside]
posted by headnsouth
on Nov 29, 2010 -
To my amazement I just received notice of an Intention To Prosecute by my local UK police authority. What's surprising isn't the speeding ticket but the fact that it is dated and timed to a morning when my car was peacefully sitting on the driveway outside my bedroom window, listening to my snoring. [more inside]
posted by kairab
on Nov 27, 2010 -
Anyone have any recommendations for a point-and-shoot digital camera? I figure I should pick one up during these Black Friday sales. [more inside]
posted by decrescendo
on Nov 23, 2010 -
Some of the pictures I took on my last holiday have turned out to have fairly obvious dark smudges. Seems like my trusty point and shoot digital camera has a bad case of dust on the sensor and will need servicing, but is there anything I can do software-wise to salvage the pictures? [more inside]
posted by doctorpiorno
on Nov 21, 2010 -
Looking to buy an upgrade from a standard point and shoot. Should I go higher end point and shoot or micro four thirds? [more inside]
posted by cavs33
on Nov 18, 2010 -
Where can I get a new screen for my Canon Sd1000 digital camera? Is it possible to get one by next monday? [more inside]
posted by wayland
on Nov 16, 2010 -