Does anybody still use a digital camera?

It's been a few years since I used the Kodak 12 megapixel cam that replaced a stolen one. I guess the market value is nil by now.

Ever since learning to post from this ancient iPhone ( albeit from Austrailia once in a while) I haven't used the digital Koak.

My wife finally got some wedding pics developed from the digital from 3 yrs ago.

Does anyone still use their old dig cam?

Remember those nice pics from thepowershots

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  • Virtually all of the photos that I've posted on here have been from my digital camera. Originally I posted using my Vivitar, but I got a Digital Concepts camera about a year ago and I've been using it ever since.
    - Sam
  • Still do-- I use a Panasonic Lumix with a GPS built in. Honestly I've looked at getting a smart phone and for what I use one for (being called by wife) the expense compared to my dumb flip phone isn't worth it. I'm paying less than a hundred bucks for four lines and to upgrade now would be too much. 

    I still use as well a Pentax PZ-10 35mm for some shots and yes, even a Pentax K1000 for others. That's loaded with the modern version of Tri-X and if I could get it (alas, it's no more) I'd still use kodachrome for the other camera. 
    "Making ski films is being irresponsible with other people's money, in a responsible sort of way..." 
    Greg Stump
  • I'm with bmwskier. I have no plans to get a smart phone, no matter if my kids think I'm a dinosaur, jut don't care to pay monthly. Occasionally when out driving around I wish I had internet - maybe once a month. For pics I use a basic Canon. The downside is my T-Mobile phone usually doesn't have reception at ski areas.
  • mapnut said:

    I'm with bmwskier. I have no plans to get a smart phone, no matter if my kids think I'm a dinosaur, jut don't care to pay monthly. Occasionally when out driving around I wish I had internet - maybe once a month. For pics I use a basic Canon. The downside is my T-Mobile phone usually doesn't have reception at ski areas.

    Ditto.  My wife is the smart phone carrier of the pair of us and I suppose I cheat by getting info from her when we are out and about together.    I have an old flip phone and forget to carry it half the time.  I use a digital camera for all ski photos I post on the web.  The flip phone came in handy last winter on my two month ski trip to help connect with ski buddies on the slopes.  By the way, on my 8400 mile ski road trip I never used a GPS.  Only used paper maps or scouted out routes the night before on my laptop.  Only time I missed the GPS was looking for a motel late one night in small town of Elko, NV.  Turned out Elko had about a four mile business strip of gas stations, motels, and rundown casinos. I drove around for about 20 minutes before finding my motel.
  • I use a Canon for taking pictures and I have a three year old dumb phone from Tracphone. I bought a Garmin GPS in March with voice command and love using it to find ski areas. I just bought new maps of New England from Delorme, but the problem with that is they are not up to date with ski areas. The Connecticut/Rhode Island map does not have Powder Ridge. I know where it is, but they where closed for such a long time, I think Delorme gave up on them :)>-


    It's ironic that the 2007 Delorme map of Vermont has Maple Valley in it.

    Ski Conditions Report: A detailed report describing the snow conditions on the mountain the day of your visit. Skiers should become familiar with the following snow surface descriptions: Ice: Packed Powder, Slush: Packed Powder, Frozen Granular: Packed Powder , Packed Powder - A thin covering of snow over bare earth.

  • All the photos I take are via digital cameras.  

    Despite the advances in smartphones, the "real" cameras offer many more options for adjustment and use (even though you can't make phone calls on them).

    Woody
  • All the photos I take are via digital cameras.  


    Despite the advances in smartphones, the "real" cameras offer many more options for adjustment and use (even though you can't make phone calls on them).

    Woody
    +1
    - Sam
  • edited November 2015

    All mine are taken either with a cheaper(small) Nikon Coolpix or an Iphone 5s. Of the two I prefer the Nikon's results but often don't carry it any more because I'm gonna take the phone either way and end up with way to much stuff in my pockets.  The Nikon takes much better pics, but the phone is quicker, gives locations, takes panoramas & I could post immediately to messages or SJ for real time condition reports. (Lucky you guys!) Sometimes I ended up taking pics with both, but the time is usually different on the Nik which makes it a pain to put in chronological order. Then there is the upside/sideways problem when posting to SJ with the I-whatever to MS platforms. Back when I used to upload the pics on SJ 1.0 & didn't use a photo site so I had to 1st reduce the res., so kinda defeated the purpose of the Nikon back then.

     I got to say that Sugarloaf's & JimK's pics (and others) come out real nice. I need to work on my composing, but JimK especially, takes advantage of some top notch ski locales. :((

    For GPS, I still use my older Garmin because I lose cell signals and have taken the time to make my own custom POIs from my communitywalk.com map. Basically you upload an xls you created with names & addresses to make a map in CW,  then export it back to a csv file. This automatically gives you all the lat. & long. I combine the addresses & phone numbers, then I load this file into the Garmin with their POI loader.  Ok, it isn't that simple as described, but you can also find free POI lists on the internet. I have one that lists every major ski area in North America. 

     

    ISNE-I Skied New England | NESAP-the New England Ski Area Project | SOSA-Saving Our Ski Areas - Location SW of Boston MA
  • edited November 2015

    You heard of dueling banjos??  Two years ago I got mixed up in a dueling GPS's situation.  Was riding shotgun with a friend from DC area to Timberline & Canaan Valley ski areas in WV.  We tried a new route using a stretch of new highway, but then got lost.  My friend has every form of modern technology.  Too much. 
    He turned on his standalone Garmin and also his smart phone GPS and they
    were telling us different routes!?!
      We
    tried to make sense of them and followed a windy road that turned into a dirt
    road that took us up to what looked like a moonshiner’s shack on a lonely mtn
    top.
      We turned around and followed more
    dirt roads which started to get snowy
     
    and muddy.  We finally wound up where the road led into
    a high rising creek that was impassible.
     
    100 yards beyond the creek was a nice highway, but no dice.  Had to turn around and retrace our serpentine
    route, cost us about an hour altogether.
     
    What a fiasco, but we had a beer party when we got to the ski house and
    all ended well with a great weekend of skiing.

    Taken with digicam:

    T-Line:

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    Canaan Valley:



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  • Despite the advances in smartphones, the "real" cameras offer many more options for adjustment and use (even though you can't make phone calls on them).

    Woody
    And it's because of those advances that he's considering an upgrade


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  • edited November 2015
    JimK said:

    You heard of dueling banjos??  Two years ago I got mixed up in a dueling GPS's situation. 



    LOL. Not trying to one up you, really I'm not, but my first time to Hard 'Ack it led me into some housing development where I could see the ski area but I would have had to driven across people's yards and thru a fence to get there. The GPS simply said, "Navigate Off Road". Now-a-days I try to remember to check my route & satellite views BEFORE driving, especially when going to some obscure spot that I came up with the coordinates for. The map images are so much better than they were just 5 or 10 years ago, at least in New England. Not always successful in remembering to check, but that saved me some time in northern Maine one, when it was sending me down closed logging company dirt roads in the dead of winter.   

    Dual? I get directions in all directions; the built-in GPS, my Garmin, the kid's phone Google Maps & Waze on Mrs. Ski_it's phone! Proof that GPS has made me a worse driver.

    Nice pics Jim!  See what I mean people?

    ISNE-I Skied New England | NESAP-the New England Ski Area Project | SOSA-Saving Our Ski Areas - Location SW of Boston MA
  • My personal favorite was navigating out of Death Valley to Las Vegas from Badwater. My Garmin IQ3600 said "unable to calculate, no routes to destination"


    Ski Conditions Report: A detailed report describing the snow conditions on the mountain the day of your visit. Skiers should become familiar with the following snow surface descriptions: Ice: Packed Powder, Slush: Packed Powder, Frozen Granular: Packed Powder , Packed Powder - A thin covering of snow over bare earth.


  • Despite the advances in smartphones, the "real" cameras offer many more options for adjustment and use (even though you can't make phone calls on them).

    Woody
    And it's because of those advances that he's considering an upgrade


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    Wow!  A camera that you can use for making phone calls, too!?!  Gotta get me one of those.

    (This photo captures perfectly how my children think I view technology.  Great one, rickbolger!)


  • edited November 2015

    I modified a ski pole
    and a hiking pole with ¼” threaded bolts, so I can use them as monopods.

    The Nikon Coolpix that I have is waterproof.

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  • Schweig_1 said:

    I modified a ski pole
    and a hiking pole with ¼” threaded bolts, so I can use them as monopods.

    The Nikon Coolpix that I have is waterproof.



    Thanks for joining us on the Bearpen hike!

    Love that Catskill red clay

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  • Yes, Ciscokid, the Catskill hike was fun! Thanks for organizing it!
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