[Space] DSLR Cameras

Blake Barrett Blake at BlakeBarrett.net
Thu Jul 15 18:28:50 UTC 2010

I would have to agree with Jonathan about the Canon 7D. I think there are
more Canon people with lenses at NB than Nikon people, but the scales are
probably pretty close.
Any DSLR that allows for an external shutter release would work for
ballooning purposes. Then a wide-angle prime lens with a large aperture
would definitely increase the quality and speed of the shots.
The Canon G series are also very good cameras. They use similar digital
sensors to the DSLRs but you loose the ability to change lenses. I would
love to try out a Sigma DP2s, but I don't know of any stores that actually
carry them, and I don't want to drop $600 to see if I like it.

My recommendation would be to figure out how much camera you want to buy
then get what you want. If you don't mind us flying it, we DEFINITELY will
and we'll thank you for it.

That's my $(1/50).

On Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 11:00 AM, Jonathan Moore <moore at eds.org> wrote:

> Well if you don't have any preexisting lenses and it is not out your
> budget I would say a cannon D7 is possibility the best "affordable"
> camera out there. My consern with a DLSR is the weight thou. How much
> do these things way? It might be that we want a G11 or G12 or what
> ever they are up to right now. ( If we could have any thing... )
> On Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 10:41 AM, Jeffries, Cameron
> <CJeffries at calacademy.org> wrote:
> > So after talking to.... Christopher?... I heard you guys are thinking
> about using a nicer camera. I was thinking about getting myself a decent
> camera (nothing really fancy), but if I do I would be willing to loan it out
> and risk putting it on a balloon.  This would be within the next couple of
> months.  Do you think that a Nikon d5000 would be useful to throw up there?
>  Can you maybe give a recommendation for a camera that would be best to go
> up?
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