Great post on TOP: What I Would Get If I Were Starting Now?

Discussion in 'Philosophy of Photography' started by Pelao, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. BBW

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    Thanks so much for this - I'm almost afraid to read it! But I will, for sure.:wink:
     
  2. mmacleodbrown

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    It's OK BB, it is safe unless you click on the monitor link and start wondering....:wink:
     
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  3. Crsnydertx

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    Re advice for shopping for cameras only once every five years: I'm working on that. I'm up to five months now....:redface:
     
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  4. BBW

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    Martin, I did click on that monitor link and did start thinking about the 24inch Apple LED Cinema Display and how I could doc it to my MacBook Pro.:biggrin:

    Chuck, I hear you... Never ever, ever thought I would go through so many cameras so fast since I came over to the digital side.
     
  5. Pelao

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    We are with you... you can do it. Maybe.

    Just imagine if we operated on this or a similar basis - a camera every 3 to 5 years, say. The forum would have to fill up with talk of photography, technique, photographs, etc etc. :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
     
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  6. mmacleodbrown

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    Grabs coat and leaves...... :smile:
     
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  7. Armanius

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    I wish I was!! Or at least my 401k wishes that!
     
  8. Pelao

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    Getting back to the article... :rolleyes:

    I feel it's one of the useful check-in points - a stop an think about the photography thing. I particularly appreciate the comments on printing. If you don't print some of your best stuff (best in your eyes), and I mean larger than 8 x 10, then I believe you are really missing something.

    Choose 4 or 6 images you are proud of, which make you feel good. have them printed, say 11 x 14 or so. Hold them, look closely, enjoy - then stick them to a wall and stand back and look again. This will have you reaching for your camera.
     
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  9. Pelao

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    The comments on the original thread at TOP are interesting.

    One responder pointed out that camera technology can change so much in a few years, and wouldn't you be missing out?

    Mike's reply is worthy of a read (as are the rest of the comments / conversation):

     
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  10. Grant

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    In forty-five years of film cameras, for personal use, I owned three cameras and bought lots of film. In ten years of digital I have owned five cameras and bought no film, just computers, software and printers. So tell me again about saving money by going to digital?
     
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  11. BBW

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    Ain't that the truth for me, as well, Grant!
     
  12. Pelao

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    So true. I am much more settled now, but between my first DSLR (2003) and selling my last one, and including my M4/3 camera and lenses, I have spent a stack.

    Perhaps this is partly why this post struck a note with me. I do like gear etc., but I like photography and photographs more. I deeply enjoyed my Canon 20D, and stuck with it the longest. It was a great camera: easy to use, fast, great results and reasonably compact. The thing is, I spent a lot of time actually using it, and printing the shots I liked.