(1983-1988) Other basic
instamatic camera filled this space in time.
MINOLTA 35MM SLR
35mm SLR Camera he got in 1986, he kept it up to 1999.
What he loved about this camera was when he slightly
zoomed into something the final photo was greatly
His first digital camera, watching the
digital market for a couple of years, finding this
camera affordable he bought it.
Finding this camera very good because the main expense
was the camera. He took over 2000 digital
This camera is
still used today by the person who bought it in 2000, the
guys told me he didn't need a camera at the time, but now
has taken 10's of thousands of 2000pixel photos with it.
was a favourite of his, during its life it took 4808 digital photographs then
the camera developed a fault,
later making it impossible to fix because the repair
would cost more than the value of the camera.
The colour and ease of use was fantastic for anyone.
It took some great shots.
Many of the photos from this
camera were used in producing the Albany Region DVD 1 in
2003, find out more about
This camera was bought to replace the
LS443 as a straight digital, however he was not happy with
it like he was with the LS443.
The quality of all the photographs are no comparison. This is
just a quick digital.
This camera has taken over 3000 photographs to October 2005.
camera when bought was very good as far as digital goes,
very happy with it, very good for close up, but it still did not have the
options the Nikon D70 has, a little
hard focusing but a fine camera.
This camera had taken over 2600 photos.
NIKON D70 6MP SLR DIGITAL
Now this camera
was the best so far,
buying it in June 2004 with 2 lenses with the body,
spare batteries, memory cards, this camera just goes and
goes, quality every shot, the 300mm lens is fantastic,
he was disappointed that he never got the standard 18x70mm
lens with this model , he ended up buying a 28x80mm for
standard use. He had used a friend's 18x70mm while
away in Colombia and found the effect of the more wide angle
was a nice feature, he still wants one.
This camera has been the most used, taking over 18000
photographs to October 2005.
JVC GZ-HD7 HD Camcorder NTSC
This digital camera is the
first hand held video camera capable of creating film
suitable for Blue-ray, however it only films in NTSC, which
at time gives interlacing effects when some corrugated
subjects are filmed, such as a brick building, roof on a
house and grids of any type.
The Camera has been used for
2.5years and created all the film on the
Esperance - Out of
the way, out of this world DVD of 2009,
www.esperancevirtualtours.com for samples.
It has a 60gb hard drive and an
SDHC slot, in which David was able to insert an additional 32gb
of useable space, it's been an excellent camera for the
$1480 it cost in August of 2007.
NIKON D300 12MP SLR DIGITAL
This camera was superb, and has
been used for the Albany & Mt Barker Race photos since the
D70, it's a camera that's designed for the pro who doesn't
want any fully automatic features. The D300S version films
in HD as well now.
This camera was accidentally
destroyed while David was in Kalbarri, February of 2010, the a strong
gust of blew the the tripod over when he walked away for just
a moment and it hit a rock via the lens and smashed the UV
filter, and the lay over in the water just as he went to grab
it, the flash was up and he accidentally hit the shutter
release, the camera didn't work properly, funny how
instantly we check to see it works, we must forget that
turning it on can cause short circuits etc.
It happened 2 days before
leaving, many beautiful photo were taken with it, see
NIKON D5000 12MP SLR DIGITAL
camera was the camera David bought while the D300 was going
through the insurance claim, he bought it in Geraldton as a
temporary camera, finding it to be a much better camera than
the D300 to me, he loved the ease of use the camera gives and the
vivid colour that comes from every photo it takes. He found by surprise a week
later that it can also film in HD, this was mind blowing, as
it will work great as an emergency video camera when he couldn't
take the JVC with him.
He now has a Sigma 18-200 lens
with Optical Stabilizer, a very nice lens suitable for just
The camera was
donated to a person who needed it, where it will be and is
being used to improve the life of that person.
JVC GY-HM100E HD Pro
Camcorder PAL & NTSC
and still used today)
A huge investment, the first
major one off expense in cameras.
It is capable of film quality normally only capable of high
end professional camcorders for television and movie making.
The big brother to the GZ-HD7,
the batteries, Lens and SDHC card are fully compatible, plus
David had 2.5 years experience with it's younger brother.
The camera is
not just used to film weddings etc, but in 2012 was used to
Storage on this camera is only
SDHC cards, it has two slots, so 2x 16GB SDHC cards are what
he's using, they'll take around 2-3 hours of HD
footage in MP4 or MOV format.
NIKON D5100 16MP SLR DIGITAL
(Sep 2011- Apr 2012, my partner uses this one today)
was a great camera, but this one came along and was better
and cheaper than the Nikon D7000, the best thing about this
was it now had full high definition video and still had the
flip out screen, this time it turns in many directions.
that come from both this and the past D5000 are just
David still has the Sigma 18-200 lens
with Optical Stabilizer, a very nice lens suitable for just
He liked this lens because it works well for zooming on horses
400-200m from the finish line and he can also shoot the
finish photo too, no changing lenses and risking getting
dirt or dust inside the shutter.
NIKON D7000 16MP SLR DIGITAL
(April 2012 and onwards)
The D7000 is
the best camera David has had yet, however it is somewhat more
tricky, he tried a Tamron 18-270mm lens for a while. But he went back to the
The camera took a few weeks to master, capable of ISO's up
to 6400 and Full High Definition Video, but the Video is
stuck on 24 frames which is no good for standard PAL.
The Video is
only used in emergency for if he doesn't have the JVC handy.