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 Post subject: Thrift Store Scores!
PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:10 am 
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Wife wanted to go to one that I had not been to before.

Got some decent stuff....

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That's a real stag handle set. Not Puma, but still very cool:

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Atkinson Bros Sheffield steel. It says EN Forged inside the logo.
This was very upscale stuff when I was a kid. These guys had a really
good reputation for quality cutlery. For 5 bucks, I couldn't turn it down.
We needs a set in the house anyways. Looks like it was sloppily re-edged on a power belt. Shouldn't take too much to clean this up.

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Actually needed these. I gave away the cheep little Bushnell 8 x 21's that these are replacing. 10 x 25 may be a bit of a handful on grouse hunting. They sure are sharp, and a definite improvement over the Bushnell. All of 8 bucks :bigrin:

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Canon SX 270 Powershot digital camera.
This is very upscale for it's time period~ Canon's best non-SLR digital for about 3 years. Case body on it is aluminum, rather than the later carbon fiber bodies.
20 bucks OTD. I is extremely pleased with myself...

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 Post subject: Re: Thrift Store Scores!
PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:35 am 
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Теперь предлагаем бесплатную ежедневную маммографию!
Теперь предлагаем бесплатную ежедневную маммографию!
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I use a Canon very similar to that for informal photography. I most like the ability to upload everything into my laptop via USB cord. Same one works for my big Canon, too.

Yep - great scores! SW

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 Post subject: Re: Thrift Store Scores!
PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:57 am 
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After a few quick snaps with the new to me canon...

I think the lens on it is optically superior to the 120 IS Canon that I had bought new.

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Slightly warm 270 case I picked up on the trail last fall.
Edges aren't bad, and center is still acceptable.

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About 45 yds at the 90mm optical limit of zoom.
Digital zoom extension has the usual amount of noise.
I won't even bother with it.

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The 45 wide end shows Canon's propensity for aperture priority on auto "A" setting.
Not bad at all for quick informal work.

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Un-cropped daylight portraiture at about 3 feet. Image center tends to slight softness, but nothing of major concern at all. I have yet to take a blower brush and clean the lens.

I am pretty impressed with this. The cast aluminum body gives a bit of re-assuring weight that I haven't seen in a point and shoot since Kodak's early entry level digital offerings..

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 Post subject: Re: Thrift Store Scores!
PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:29 pm 
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Теперь предлагаем бесплатную ежедневную маммографию!
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Hi, Pearl! :bigrin: SW

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 Post subject: Re: Thrift Store Scores!
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Hello Steve!


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 Post subject: Re: Thrift Store Scores!
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Back-yard interloper at the 45 wide setting and "A" auto mode.
This tiny creature is about the size of my fist. About 6 ft. distant. :bigrin:
I can get quite close by not moving at all...
Cropped on my laptop's editing suite. This is actually an improvement over the Nikon point and shoot I had tried previously. I still have to do a search to bone up on this camera. It came with a manual for a completely different camera...

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C-130 Hercules heavy lift/ search and rescue aircraft at 17 Wing Winnipeg.
Taken at the max 90mm optical zoom and manual exposure setting. 1/60 sec @ F-8.6, ISO 200. Still not bad, even though the a/f sensor got fooled a bit by the chain link fencing. About 750-800 yds. Cropped on the Imgur site...

This I'm starting to like an awful lot. Time to dig out the 120 IS Canon Powershot for a direct comparison...

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 Post subject: Re: Thrift Store Scores!
PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:21 pm 
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This little point and shoot has good capabilities, IF conditions are right....

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Raven at about 15-20 feet. 1/125 sec at F 8.6, ISO 100. 90 mm zoom setting.
About a 75% crop on my laptop's photo editing suite.
Very little pixilllation at these settings. Wonderful when daylight cooperates :bigrin:

This camera needs strong light and low ISO speed settings for quality images.
Quite impressive when conditions are met...

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