BTW, most models will have a CIPA rating for the battery. The one for the ZS100 is 300 photos. That does not mean you will get 300 shots, it just means you will get more photos than one rated 250 but less than one rated 350 if used the same way. This is the same as the rating for a sleeping bag. All they tell you is that a bag rated 32f is not going to be as warm as one rated 20f but till you try it you do not know if it will keep you warm at 32f or not.
I got the Fuji X-T3 w 18-135 lens, I really like it. It went on sale after a newer version came out. It does really well at high ISO so I rarely take a tripod, but could see using it for HDR or Pano shots. And it should make the photo sharper, but the photos I have taken seem pretty good. Haven't taken it backpacking yet. The viewfinder is good too. I got to try the Nikon Z50 and I like the Nikon colors but I was getting wider and more telly with the FUJI not sure what lens I had with t, but have used it on dayhikeshe Nikon.
I also just bought used the original version of the LX100, sometimes it doesn't focus but I don't use it that much so it could be me. I lost one doing a scramble and put up with ZS100, and the Sony RX100 (preview says its viewfinder is better if you have a problem with tearing, but I found it almost unusable, more so now that my vision is not as good as it used to be. I sold the Sony still have the ZS100, a water proof camera, and another higher bulky pano high zoom camera pretty old now.
I am pretty happy I got the LX100 again, was waiting for a price drop but only wide and less wide angle (wider than the FUJI 18mm), and the FUJI is in a whole other class, though it should be for the price, bulk etc.
I put it in a wool hat in my pack, or if I am taking phots regularly just leave it around my neck.
dayhiker, interesting that you have trouble with the RX100 viewfinder. Once I learned how to adjust it (not intuitive, IMO), I’ve found it works great to compensate for my presbyopia. OTOH, not sure how that would work with glasses.
dayhiker , interesting that you have trouble with the RX100 viewfinder. Once I learned how to adjust it (not intuitive, IMO), I’ve found it works great to compensate for my presbyopia. OTOH, not sure how that would work with glasses.
Certainly many don't agree with me. It was dpreview that made me think I would be getting not only better image quality but a better viewfinder. I think that was based on the type of viewfinder (did not cause the tearing I mentioned above that I have not had a problem with), and a higher resolution - I think.
BUT I think the viewfinder is smaller than many and probably its maginification is less as well. I don't own it anymore, and could not find specs on this so I could be wrong. The LX100 has a much larger viewfinder than the ZS100, and is quite a bit older. I think the ZS100 is a bit larger than the RX100 even if the resolution is less.
But here is another review that seems to disagree:
'On a more positive note, the viewfinder itself is really very good: the 2.36-million-dot OLED is bright and clear, and its 0.59x equivalent magnification matches many mid-range DSLRs or mirrorless cameras.'
I asked about which small cameras had good viewfinders here:
I have an RX100 and, while it is a fine camera, it is not even in the same neighborhood w.r.t. viewfinder as e.g. an X-T3 or an X100F. On the smaller cameras you're going to start running into the problem that there's just no place to put it.
BTW I FIND even the X-T3 does not work with glasses, so I have the viewfinder set for my right eye and take off my glasses, sometime for the whole hike.
i did speak with someone @ BH on sunday. he was kind of a car salesman and even when i explained the need to process some of the information he gave me and read the links he was going to send comparing three cameras he suggested (he never sent them) he started to badger me for my phone number even though i gave him my email address.
for the amount of easy crap i asked him (do i need an aftermarket lens cover?) i can take my chances ordering from the big A. there's never been any problem doing business since 2009 and there's always this forum if i have questions for the experts.
Post by High Sierra Fan on Jun 30, 2021 18:09:36 GMT -8
Amazon as the seller I’ll still trust but they’ve a terrible problem with third party sellers of counterfeits. Not an issue for a book or a spatula but I’d really want the seller of something more complex like a camera to be either Amazon or another recognized store such as Adorama or one of the other long established on line / mail order, camera stores.
Ive only talked to B&H for info in person and the counter people were fine (about some tripod things). Over the phone it’s only been customer service to manage orders placed online.
Their website does have a very complete set of information including “what’s in the box” info and an associated list of compatible accessories which these days with separate memory chips, spare batteries etc. can be helpful.
Post by davesenesac on Jul 1, 2021 17:44:15 GMT -8
To take one's skill up to the next level in landscapes, one facet of success would be...tripod
and ballhead with bubble levels.
For15 years I've been bringing a small compact digital camera with moderate zoom and my heavy whatever camera system. Cameras like the ELPH190 given the zoom are more useful than a cellphone. On the trail I may be carrying the heavy pack with it in a nylon shell pocket I can quickly grab.
This morning July 1, 2021...just 3 days from one of the loudest ever most culturally SF Bay Area bad boys July 4th show of citizen anarchy over the whole bay region with endless bangs increasingly at all hours...mr dave acquired his 14 day released walk-up online reservation at rec dot gov permit for an 8 day expedition for 2 of us over Mono Pass at 12k from the 10.2k Mosquito Flat Trailhead. Yes a 1865 foot uphill 5.5 mile first day down to Golden Lake that of course has wary golden trout. Then on to basecamp 3 nights in an obscure place in Pioneer Basin. A place that is good for we old frail folks instead of continually rambling during a trip lugging jackass loads...And to celebrate, immediately bought 3 items on amazon I'd been surveying for awhile including a Sigma 56mm F1.4 DC DN E-mount even though my 60mm F2.8 is still superb.
From my fall 2013 trip to Pioneer Basin, my last carrying the 4x5 view camera, that primed planning for this summer.