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Old 11-15-2012, 11:11 PM   #1
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Any recommendations on a good camera for taking quality pictures of construction projects ?

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Define 'good'.

Good quality images?

Cheap?

Takes interchangeable lenses so you can put an ultri-wide lens on?

Durable?

Easy to carry?

Without qualifying your needs, I'd suggest a Hasselblad H4D-200MS.

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Old 11-15-2012, 11:23 PM   #3
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My boy just picked this baby up for his project in China
http://www.amazon.com/Canon-21-1MP-D...=canon+5d+mk11

If you want a unit with high end pics. and great video this one has really dropped in price.
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:26 PM   #4
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I have no idea what a good camera costs ... ? I was hoping for around $500 ...?
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I have a friend who is a photographer, and he gives me good rates for job photos. He is worth his weight in gold, the photos look a million times better....

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If you are worried about construction photos, the two things that are important are:

1. A smaller, easy to use camera that is always available and has a high resolution in case details have to be blown up in the case of a problem.

2. Adding to the first point, some zoom is handy since you have to decide whether you want ot have to carry many lenses in a bag on a photographic safari or just record items that may need to be looked at closer when things are done.

I have a $2500 Canon digital SLR with several lenses and a smaller very compact digital Canon (only 7.1 mega pixels) with a 3x zoom and have found my most valuable photos came from shots with the readily available camera instead of the becuase I had the time to make the casual shots.

Whatever you do is use a digital with an accurate time setting to imbed the time and date in the history of the shot even if it does not have time stamp on the printed photo. This is valuable in case of unforeseen problems that may occur.

If you feel you need architectural shots for promotion, use a pro that can deliver quality shots that can be adjusted for the typical distortion that comes with all photography, but make sure you have ownership over the original images in case they are ever needed.
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I have no idea what a good camera costs ... ? I was hoping for around $500 ...?
Mebbe a used D60 with an 18-55 kit lens. Not much else. But that's probably enough to do the job.
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Define 'good'.

Good quality images?

Cheap?

Takes interchangeable lenses so you can put an ultri-wide lens on?

Durable?

Easy to carry?

Without qualifying your needs, I'd suggest a Hasselblad H4D-200MS.
I just use my I-phone now for my project pictures, maybe just a few steps up from that. I was hoping for $500 range ...without knowing about pricing. Just for outdoor pictures of decks, patios, porchs ...etc.
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Mebbe a used D60 with an 18-55 kit lens. Not much else. But that's probably enough to do the job.
So what would be a good camera budget ?
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I just use my I-phone now for my project pictures, maybe just a few steps up from that. I was hoping for $500 range ...without knowing about pricing. Just for outdoor pictures of decks, patios, porchs ...etc.

18mm is fairly wide for a crop-factor camera. Starts to get pricey when you try to go wider. You can economize by learning how to stitch images together.
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So what would be a good camera budget ?
You can get a used Nikon D60 with the 18-55mm kit lens for $350-450 these days.
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i use a sony nex 3. its about 2 years old but i got it off craigslist for $250. its amazing for the size. look into it you wont be disappointed
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It's all about the lens.

I paid about 600.00 for a wide angle lens..... probably buy it for 25 bucks now.
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You should checkout this link http://cameras.about.com/od/topcamer...nder-2-000.htm there are a few good ones under $2,000.00

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