Compact/Portable cameras

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Re: Compact/Portable cameras

Post by Flaxton » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:41 am

Hi Adam
I have a TG4 and I get a lot of good but not great photos. As a compact I think it is excellent it is just thrown in my rucksack or pocket and gives lots of convenience when out foraying. In no way would I class myself as a photographer but like to record what I see for my own information and sometimes to show others and this camera does this really well. It gives you the opportunity to take close up photos with or without stacking and without all the paraphernalia that goes with a "real" camera.
A couple of examples one using the cameras own stacking software.
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Re: Compact/Portable cameras

Post by Flaxton » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:47 am

Adam
One thing that someone pointed out to me which I hadn't noticed :oops: is the dreaded Purple Spot. Under full zoom on the microscope settings you can get a pale purple circle in the centre of the photo.
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Re: Compact/Portable cameras

Post by adampembs » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:43 am

Ok, thanks guys. Looking online, I think the TG4 has been dropped and replaced with the TG5.
£375 is a lot though for a clumsy fool like me. :oops:
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Re: Compact/Portable cameras

Post by jayman » Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:02 pm

Flaxton wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:47 am
Adam
One thing that someone pointed out to me which I hadn't noticed :oops: is the dreaded Purple Spot. Under full zoom on the microscope settings you can get a pale purple circle in the centre of the photo.
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Just for anyone's info Who read's this, the blue spot is also in the TG-5.

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Re: Compact/Portable cameras

Post by Flaxton » Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:07 pm

Thanks for the update. Still a pretty good camera for rough treatment and very often good results

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Re: Compact/Portable cameras

Post by adampembs » Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:56 pm

Yes, I quite like the TG-5. Not noticed that spot, sometimes a bit difficult with the autofocus but I tend to find that with all cameras.
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