An Interesting New Toy

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by Drew1125, Dec 13, 2003.

  1. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

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    My wife got me a pair of Bushnell binoculars, with a built-in digital camera...So on one of our little jaunts through the country the other day, I gave it a try...
    The picture quality isn't that great, but the really cool thing is, I took these pictures from pretty far distances...300yds, to over 1/2 mile...I thought these might be a handy tool for doing field research.
    This first one is of a Jim Beam distillery near Boston, KY...

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    Drew1125 Active Member

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    This is an old abandoned house off state road 52, near Lyon's Station...

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    Drew1125 Active Member

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    here's an outbuilding on a farm at New Hope...

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  4. MCL_RDG

    MCL_RDG Member

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    You've got to...

    ...get out more!

    That's a neat toy. I always see scenes and want to just capture the feel (with out having to develop film- the expense- did I have the settings right, etc.).

    I didn't understand the 2nd shot- but hey- Art is Art, as long as you hang him on the wall, otherwise- he's Matt 'cause he's laying on the floor. If there's a hole in the floor I guess he'd just be Phil.

    Nice toy.

    I am jealous. Thanks for ruining my life:thumb:

    Mark :cool:

    correcting a typo
  5. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Charlie,

    That's neat, what kind of resolution can you get? I'm assuming that the zoom factor is optical and not digital.

    Geeze, a toy that is not only fun, but usefu tool:thumb: :thumb:

    Don
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    COOL! :thumb:
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    That`s great Charlie:p
    It brings a whole new meaning to railfanning:D
    You can now see into the engineers cab,,,:eek: :eek: :eek:
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    ...Just DON'T ask about Stu. :D
  9. Bill Stone

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    Great toy!
    My must-have-but-probably-never-will list just got longer.
    BillS
  10. Tileguy

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    Way too cool!! What will they think of next. Have fun with that new toy charlie.Its pretty great when you as the recipient of a wonderful new toy ,can make all of us the beneficiaries of its abilities :D
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    That's great Charlie! Now you'll be able to get all the reference shots you need. Perfect for industrial facilities where they won't let you in too -- I know all about those!

    :thumb: Val
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    Oooooo!! That IS cool!!! I've seen those in catalogs and drooled a little..slurp. You got a smart wife Charlie..or did you hint for months about that one?!? :D

    Like EZ I wonder about the zoom also..optical or digital? The second pic is fuzzy, but you can kinda see a broken down corrugated building-I bet that one is max digital zoom. I've never been real happy with the digital zoom on my digital camera, pixels as big as my 21" monitor...lol :D

    A great tool/toy to be sure tho, have fun with it!! (and remember to share your pics here!)
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    Great toy (until his sexy 24 year old neighbor finds out).
  14. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

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    Actually, Blake, she's 26...& I guess it's her HUSBAND I should be worried about!:D ;) :p Good thing for both of us I've already GOT a hobby!:D

    Thanks for all the comments!
    I don't have anything that tells me what the camera's resolution is...it's not very good, as is evident...there is, in effect, no "zoom" it's a 10x optical binocular, with the digital camara fixed at an infinity setting...the camera will not focus on anything closer than about 50'...not too good for photographing the layout, unless it's a really big one! Like Val mentioned, it's big advantage is getting photos of things you can't physicly get close to