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Old 12-05-2013, 09:27 AM   #101
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re: "...so I tell them the facts..... and, hang on to the OM1"

f/8 and beer there.
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Old 12-05-2013, 09:47 AM   #102
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When I was deciding what to do with my last OM1, I gave it to my niece, as the one I still had had been my dad's. She said the camera meant a lot to her as she remembers her grandpa with it almost always. It was "worth" far more that way then whatever it would sell for.

My dad constantly traded at the local camera store for various equipment and always had some new gadget to play with. As a machinist he loved camera equipment for their beautiful mechanics, optics and craftsmanship. He even sometimes experimented with making his own lens adapters on his lathe so he could move lenses from one brand to another. Our basement always had a darkroom. He knew most everything about the mechanical systems of camera, the optics, ISO, focal length, f stops, etc - but he was a terrible photographer.
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Old 12-05-2013, 09:58 AM   #103
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...Our basement always had a darkroom. He knew most everything about the mechanical systems of camera, the optics, ISO, focal length, f stops, etc - but he was a terrible photographer.
Great story Thoer, and how true your words are with many things in life, you don't have to be an expert at something to love doing it.
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Old 12-05-2013, 10:00 AM   #104
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...I wasn't the official photog - Catchlight was ), and it was great fun. ...
There's the secret to enjoyable wedding photography: no pressure, just fun.

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Old 12-05-2013, 01:13 PM   #105
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Some advice I read or heard somewhere, that resonates with my photo philosophy as I have aged : "The worst place to go for advice on becoming a better photographer is a camera store, the best place is from an artist or art teacher."
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Old 12-05-2013, 03:11 PM   #106
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I tend to believe that no single camera can do the complete job. ... The best camera is the one you've got with you.

This comment is exactly what I believe. I am a relatively recent convert to digital, I liked and still like film ... but we all know that the world is moving away from that technology and I do recognize the advantages and benefits of digital.

Over the years I have owned or still own Nikon F2, Mamiya RB67, Linhof Master Technica, not to mention numerous earlier camers and systems ... Carrying large bags of equipment around took the fun out so I decided to go smaller. My current system is a Lumix G3 with; 25mm 1.4; 7-14mm; 14-42mm; 45-200mm; and 100-300mm lenses. The micro 4/3 effectively doubles the focal length of the lens relative to their 35mm counterparts. All 5 lenses, filters and body fit into a single and easy to carry Lowepro bag.

The camera has never disappointed me, it is small, fast, light and provides excellent images. Is it perfect ... no ... but the opening quote covers that "I tend to believe that no single camera can do the complete job"
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Old 03-24-2014, 01:11 AM   #107
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Wow, I had no idea old photographers don't die, they just Escape

I purchased my first bellows camera when I was about 10 and I still have it...as well as a very tired FZ20 that no one wants I'm now shooting an Olympus E-M5 with the stock 12-50 lens though I have a feeling there are other lenses in my future somewhere. I love the size and weather resistance for trekking through the bush.
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Old 03-24-2014, 01:22 AM   #108
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Took me a while to figure out how to attach a photo. Hard to move from film to digital
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I agree Dave

I still have my Mamiya RB67 and had until recently a Linholf Master Technica 4X5 but still have 3 Rodenstock lenses. Still love film, too bad no one else does
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The best thing about film is that there are fewer pictures shot.
The photographer actually has to see, not just spray the scene.
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