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Old 01-26-2013, 09:02 PM   #16
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Re: What are the best and cheapest planespotting cameras?

Get a decent camera, the T3i or T2i even, and invest some money in to a better lens. But you know what they say, it's not the camera, it's the photographer behind it.
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Re: What are the best and cheapest planespotting cameras?

G'day

This is really only a cheat, however I have used them before with success

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You could also look at getting a telescope with a lens attachment so you can connect your basic camera to a high powered telescope, but good luck in tracking or focusing.

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This is really only a cheat, however I have used them before with success

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You could also look at getting a telescope with a lens attachment so you can connect your basic camera to a high powered telescope, but good luck in tracking or focusing.

Cheers Lou
thanks for this info! will be having a look into this
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Hey my friend.

I use a Nikon S9100 Super Zoom Camera for Planespottig at the Moment.
For a beginner it is enough and with a prize of 200 Euro really good.
Now I also want to buy a DSLR and I don't know if I should buy a Canon D1100 (570 Euro) or an Advanced D650 (900 Euro) ....
thanks for the suggestion! sounds like a very nice camera!

For those wondering what i meant by "cheap" is that its up to $500
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Re: What are the best and cheapest planespotting cameras?

G'day Virgin...

As a follow up to my last post, I've done some research into what's available, cheap and of resonable quality to do long range photos with. Prices range from $40 up to $400

Digital Binocular Camera - 1.3 Megapixel Camera, 10x Zoom, Micro SD Card Memory $39
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New Avatar Digital Binocular Sports and Camera 40x Zoom $105
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Zoom Spotting Scope 20-60x60+DKA2 Digital Camera Adapt. $118 (need to add Camera)
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Digital Telescope Lens Video Camera Camcorder 2.7" TFT LCD 60X Optical Zoom $189
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Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR Camera:16MP CMOS,20x Optical/40x Digital Zoom,3'' LCD $405
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Otherwise... what I recommended before isn't too bad, entry level zoom digital camera

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Re: What are the best and cheapest planespotting cameras?

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G'day Virgin...

As a follow up to my last post, I've done some research into what's available, cheap and of resonable quality to do long range photos with. Prices range from $40 up to $400

Digital Binocular Camera - 1.3 Megapixel Camera, 10x Zoom, Micro SD Card Memory $39
eBay Australia: Buy new & used fashion, electronics & home d?r

New Avatar Digital Binocular Sports and Camera 40x Zoom $105
New Avatar Digital Binocular Sports and Camera 40x Zoom | eBay

Zoom Spotting Scope 20-60x60+DKA2 Digital Camera Adapt. $118 (need to add Camera)
Zoom Spotting Scope 20-60x60+DKA2 Digital Camera Adapt. | eBay

Digital Telescope Lens Video Camera Camcorder 2.7" TFT LCD 60X Optical Zoom $189
Digital Telescope Lens Video Camera Camcorder 2.7" TFT LCD 60X Optical Zoom | eBay

Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR Camera:16MP CMOS,20x Optical/40x Digital Zoom,3'' LCD $405
Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR Camera:16MP CMOS,20x Optical/40x Digital Zoom,3'' LCD | eBay

Otherwise... what I recommended before isn't too bad, entry level zoom digital camera

Cheers Lou
Wow thanks very much!!! i am quite interested in these thankyou so much for sharing them
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Re: What are the best and cheapest planespotting cameras?

I think the Canon Powershot SX 500 IS is a good camera. It costs $250 and has good zoom. It is 30x optical and 4x digital, making 120x zoom possible. Good value for your money if you don't want to spend $500.
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I think the Canon Powershot SX 500 IS is a good camera. It costs $250 and has good zoom. It is 30x optical and 4x digital, making 120x zoom possible. Good value for your money if you don't want to spend $500.
thanks i've already been considering this
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Re: What are the best and cheapest planespotting cameras?

I am thinking of buying canob powershot sx60 hs it is good for spotting with a superzoom of 65x optical
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Re: What are the best and cheapest planespotting cameras?

Started with a Cheap and still cheap Sony A100 for planes going over your house pick up a cheap 70-300 zoom to fit on it and you will get some amazing shots. An A100 on Amazon is just 149 for the zoom choose a sigma or Tamron and you will be off enjoying yourself but shooting planes that could be up as far as 39,000 feet you will encounter a lot of haze and you would be better to visit and Airport or on a road near one
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Re: What are the best and cheapest planespotting cameras?

I still use my trusty N8 for my spotting needs. I founds that this camera still produces very sharp images. I just edit it out using any camera editing apps.
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Re: What are the best and cheapest planespotting cameras?

I've never understood why outside of the UK photography is referred to as 'spotting'. To us over here it relates to men in anoraks with a pair of binoculars and a note book collecting train or plane numbers. The whole idea of using a camera for spotting does not make sense.
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Re: What are the best and cheapest planespotting cameras?

Well, it's just like other words like pants=trousers, apartment=flat, color=colour, etc.

For me, using a camera to see a plane through it (because it has zoom capabilities) is basically spotting as well.
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