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Old 03-24-2014, 06:21 PM   #111
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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.
I agree about the restraint and aesthetic discipline that the cost and effort of processing film imposed on photographers, but I sure don't miss trying to keep film away from excessive heat, x-ray scanners, and incompetent labs when traveling.

It's nice that backups are so easy with digital, and that you can post-process, transmit, and display photos online while you travel, as well as after.
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Old 03-24-2014, 09:14 PM   #112
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There's a lot that I don't miss including bulk loaders, stumbling around in the dark room, and the wallet shock every time the price of silver went up. So, anyone got an old Beseler set up in the Escape shower?
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Old 03-24-2014, 09:17 PM   #113
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My darkroom now serves as a pantry.
Cool, dark, dry.
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Old 03-24-2014, 09:23 PM   #114
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My darkroom now serves as a pantry.
Cool, dark, dry.

And probably creepy, what with the red light and all
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Old 03-25-2014, 10:20 AM   #115
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As a retired photographer, I just can't take it up as a hobby.
For 42 years I took pictures for a purpose - for publication. I can't bring myself to shoot just for the heck of it.
I feel your pain. As a retired Two-Way Radio Industry Rep, I barely use my Ham License. It was enough.
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Old 03-25-2014, 11:08 AM   #116
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Don't get me started! Fun to hear everyone's experiences, opinions!

I've been a Nikon SLR guy since my first in 1992. Have more bodies and lenses than I have any excuse for. I got into micro four thirds mirrorless while living abroad (NZ/Oz) and love my Olympus OM-D, but want to trade to a Pen model again because as much as I love optical viewfinders I can live without the added bulk and use the screen, the add on viewfinder is nice option. The Pen models I can put in the pocket of cargo pants or a jacket with a pancake lens. I can carry the camera and a quite complete set of lenses and not notice they are in my small Camelback I carry around. I also have a older Oly 43rds and underwater enclosure I have yet to dive with, it was a bargain on I could not pass up. Water's so cold around here, I haven't gotten dry suit certification yet! And my phone's camera does get plenty of use!

I will geek out on cameras and gear for ages, but as has been said it's really about taking pictures, not obsessing about specs and such. Get a camera that matches your budget and size constraints. Simple can be better. Once you learn the basics of camera operation, focus, shutterspeed and aperture, keeping compostition, shade, light quality, texture/details in mind is more important than having ALL the gear, or small technical details. Depends on how much time and energy you have for the endeavor I guess. There are bad deals and overpriced, so so cameras out there. But most cameras these days are pretty amazing devices, so many great options these days.
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Old 03-26-2014, 09:34 PM   #117
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My wife and I own a fair number of digital cameras. I prefer to use a DSLR (we have five) but for hiking and backcountry skiing, I tend to use a Canon SX-40. The current model is SX-50. It has a viewfinder and works pretty well. I have the adapter which permits using a polarizing filter on the lens.

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Old 03-27-2014, 02:04 AM   #118
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Love shooting birds. Horses too. The Boston Globe had gone digital -no longer needed HD long range artillery. Found this ugly fourteen pounder on Ebay for a song, was really beat pool lens: busted diaphragm, cross threaded telescoping hood, horrid scratches, two chips in the front element.

My car is my blind, so all needed was home-boy pendulum mount made from copper pipe, scrap aluminum, wood. Lens is sharpest wide open. No one would touch the built in cross threaded hood -had to fix that myself.
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