digital camera or Film

Friday, August 10, 2001 2:08 PM
Which is better to use on a roller coaster?

also, if u got an onride video that kind of camcorder do u use.

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Friday, August 10, 2001 2:12 PM
well ive used the digital camera lately for on-rides. it is a lot better because if you mess up on a pic cause of a bump you can just delete, film your screwed. On my digital camera i have video capability so i use that it sometimes works out real well but very difficult to try and not have it shake and put it away before the ride attendants see you.

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Friday, August 10, 2001 7:33 PM
I'd say neither, since parks don't typically allow photos to be taken while on the rides. But if you're looking to post photos on-line, I'd go with regular old film, since it is so easy now to get it developed onto a cd-rom, and you'll still have prints to boot.

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Friday, August 10, 2001 7:49 PM
Neither is good. It is unsafe, and does not only put you at risk, but everyone on the train. Quite frankly, I could care less if the person who has the camera gets hurt, but it is different if another rider would get hurt.

At certain points in time, parks might let you bring a camera on the ride. They give you the proper equipment to hold it so it's more likely to have an asteroid hit earth than drop it, which is the ONLY time it is ok to bring a camera on the ride. Otherwise, you should bring neither, because you might hurt yourself (but who cares about that?) or other people on the train (you should care about that.)

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Friday, August 10, 2001 7:54 PM
It depends. You can still get MUCH faster film than any digital camera is capable of (most digital cameras are roughly equivalent to ISO 100 film, some of the better ones are finally reaching ISO 400 equivalency), which is good when trying to take a picture on a moving ride. However, a digital shot that doesn't come out isn't wasting anything.


I've switched to all digital myself. With the 3.3 megapixel (and better) cameras that are available now, it's pretty much IMPOSSIBLE to tell a picture is originally from a digital camera if you decide to get a print, especially with typical 4x6 prints. Heck, I had one digital shot I took blown up to 20x30, then framed it and have it on the wall in my dining room, and it looks GREAT (a web-sized and stamped version of the shot is at http://www.gregleg.com/coastershrine/Kennywood/images/KennyKon_2001/7_15_01-Thunderbolt-1.jpg )

So it depends. For best results on-ride, film is probably still the way to go, but digital cameras are rapidly closing the gap, and are less wasteful.


Standard.disclaimer: Always follow park rules regarding camera use. Violating rules and sneaking cameras on rides is endangering yourself and others. If you get thrown out of a park, or your equipment confiscated, then you get what you deserve. When allowed to bring cameras on rides, always make sure you have a SECURE way to hold it, to ensure you don't lose it.


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*** This post was edited by GregLeg on 8/10/2001. ***
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Friday, August 10, 2001 7:59 PM
I wouldnt use a digital camera on a ride because if you dropped it there goes $200+ down the drain.
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Friday, August 10, 2001 7:59 PM
digital is great for coasters and much easier to diplay from sites and such..
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Friday, August 10, 2001 8:07 PM

YoUr MoM said:
I wouldnt use a digital camera on a ride because if you dropped it there goes $200+ down the drain.



Heh. $200? You REALLY don't want to know what my camera cost... ;)


The REAL irony is I protect my digital camera with a $1 homemade wrist strap. 2 feet of 1/8" nylon cord: $0.60. Sliding plastic climber's clasp: $0.40. Near-unbreakable, fully adjustable, SECURE wrist strap: priceless...



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Friday, August 10, 2001 8:19 PM
Film,it's much easier to convert into a poster.
Posters=$$$$$$$$$;)
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Friday, August 10, 2001 8:26 PM
Film by far. Film is a much better quality in pictures.

Cameras I have:

1)Canon EOS Rebel 2000 (Single Lens Reflex) w/ Tamron 28-200mm lens & Sigma 28-80mm lens - Fuji Color Superia 400
2)Canon LT260 (APS) - Kodak ADVANTIX 400

Note - The Canon LT260 I use on-ride and in coaster queves (Dueling Dragons/Hulk), and stations. My Canon EOS Rebel 2000 I use on action shots.

Cost:

Canon EOS Rebel 2000 - $300 dollars
Tamron 28-20mm Lens - $250 dollars
Sigma 28-80mm Lens - $150 dollars
Canon LT260 - $150 dollars

The equipment is great in taking photos but you have to "shell out" a lot of money.

If you would like to see my photos, go to http://www.rcdb.com/installationgallery558.htm. The 3rd pic is mine and the 2nd and 3rd row photos are all of mine. Check it out!
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Friday, August 10, 2001 8:51 PM
Alexsplace.com has videos of coasters from the front seat.

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Current Favorite Coasters:
1)Raging Bull 2)Millennium Force 3)Medusa (SFMW) 4)Vertical Velocity (SFGAm) 5)Dueling Dragons (Ice)
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Friday, August 10, 2001 8:56 PM
GregLeg, notice i used the little + sign. 200 is probably the chepest digital camera but i have seen some in the thousands!!;)
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Friday, August 10, 2001 9:00 PM
Film, always real film. I'll never convert fully to digital. Film is just so touchable, IMO the images are "real".
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Friday, August 10, 2001 9:39 PM
I happen to be of the thought that taking cameras and such on rides can be dangerous.

However, I'm seeing more and more on-ride photos popping up everywhere. Is it just more and more people sneaking cameras on and if so, how exactly do you sneak anymore than a little disposable or point and shoot camera onto a ride?

Secondly, when and where have some of you gone that you were allowed to take on ride photos/videos.

Just curious.
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Saturday, August 11, 2001 3:20 AM
On ride photos are not a good thing to take. For all my photography needs, though, I've gone digital. I do some freelance graphic design work, so it was about time I got a digital camera. Anyway, I'm not a big photographer, so I don't have a good SLR camera, which takes better pictures than any other type. On the other hand, my digital camera (2.3MP) takes clearer shots than my film camera, and has better color balance. I can print very good 4x6 prints, decent 5x7 prints, and marginal 8x12s, but I don't blow up to 8x12 very often. Heck, I don't print them very often, but the ability to preview, and the 0 cost of film is fantastic.

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Saturday, August 11, 2001 6:00 AM
Jman -- EXACTLY. I fell in love with digital cameras years ago, when the top-end cameras could only manage 640x480. I'm on my 6th digital camera now (Olympus 3040Z)

Which shows part of the "problem" with this hobby. Film cameras have pretty much stabilized. You get yourself a good film camera, and you're set for years to come. Digital cameras, like all things computers, are different. There's always a better one around the corner with some cool feature you'd LIKE to have... :)



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Saturday, August 11, 2001 7:30 AM
i use my kodak advantage and i like it. I got it for free so that was also good. It has options and stuff. I've had it for 2 weeks and ive taken pictures at PKD,BGW,SFDL. Ive yet to get them developed but there are 6 rolls of coaster pictures so i could have a website soon. I just hope the on-rides come out good.

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Saturday, August 11, 2001 8:46 AM

Lord Gonchar said:
"I happen to be of the thought that taking cameras and such on rides can be dangerous.

However, I'm seeing more and more on-ride photos popping up everywhere. Is it just more and more people sneaking cameras on and if so, how exactly do you sneak anymore than a little disposable or point and shoot camera onto a ride?

Secondly, when and where have some of you gone that you were allowed to take on ride photos/videos.

Just curious."


For pics on ride, I have a APS, Point n' Shoot, or whatever you want to call it. When you are on the lift, take the camera out of your pocket and take the picture(s) and put the camera back. I've never been yelled out or have my camera taken away.

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"Duff Man Says... Ohhhhh Yaaaaa!"
Current Favorite Coasters:
1)Raging Bull 2)Millennium Force 3)Medusa (SFMW) 4)Vertical Velocity (SFGAm) 5)Dueling Dragons (Ice)
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Saturday, August 11, 2001 9:00 AM
I got the job done with a disposable Kodak camera. This was on Raging Bull, and the pictures turned out very nicley.

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Saturday, August 11, 2001 9:04 AM
Rules are rules are in place. One rule is just like another rule. Too many people taking cameras on rides is increasing the odds of something happening. Anybody is capable of dropping anything at anytime. I'm so glad so many people talk about their little straps, they think they can't drop it because of a strap. These people are basically saying they are exemempt from having or creating an accident. Too many of you take your cameras out on rides, it will cause an accident one day, and to prevent the accident, cameras will not be allowed. It would be a simple fix to the problem. Taking cameras out for these on-ride pictures is stupid, there's a time and a place for everything. People need to stop breaking this rule! You're all being sneaky about it and that's worse, I saw a guy on MF this Spring get a ticket for it, and he thiought they wouldn't know about it, a cop was waiting for him, it's serious. It's like not chewing gum at school. There's far more intresting things to take pictures of than on the coasters. I usually run out of film before I take all the coaster pics I want.

Film, all the way. Somebody said their digital camera took clearer shots, it's because it's not natural:)! There are dirts and impurities and all those things that film picks up, it's much grittier. Some digital images are just too real looking, it's nontangable, know?
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