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    No - I own a digital SLR camera, have never looked back, it takes amazing photos (one attached is of some construction where I work, I've been photographing it since the bulldozers came in last year).
    I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
    —Albert Einstein.

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    I tend not to accumulate cameras, I currently have 4 film cameras, ranging from a 1950s Zeiss Super Ikonta to a 1990s Minolta Dynax auto focus, I also have 4 digital a compact, a "bridge camera" (between a compact and a DSLR) and 2 DSLRs with about 15 lenses.

    I've owned at least a dozen other cameras over the years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorsetmike View Post
    I tend not to accumulate cameras, I currently have 4 film cameras, ranging from a 1950s Zeiss Super Ikonta to a 1990s Minolta Dynax auto focus, I also have 4 digital a compact, a "bridge camera" (between a compact and a DSLR) and 2 DSLRs with about 15 lenses.

    I've owned at least a dozen other cameras over the years.
    Yes I see what you mean

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    Would you believe a typo?
    Cheers MIKE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorsetmike View Post
    Would you believe a typo?
    I must admit I have never met one but I would give anyone the benefit of the doubt, the first time

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    A Question of pronunciation

    This may not be the right thread but I will try, How do you personally pronounce the noun 'Women'?? I evolved [Ha Ha] in the West Midlands where it was pronounced Wimin (from the old english wif man) I think it is pronounced this way in America also but I am not sure, also for UK members I suspect it would depend upon your regional accent. I just dislike the modern way of geek speek Women, aka Wumen.

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    Talking about cameras. I used to have one of those
    poloroid cameras where you pulled the developing
    picture out of the rest of the film and waited for at
    least a minute before you pulled off the plastic
    coating and then you had to let it dry. Then came
    out poloroid presto which you had until a few years
    ago. You pressed a button and a picture would
    pop out of the bottom. Ever had one of those?
    I did.
    judy tooley

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    Hi Judy

    Yes I had one of those, not sure what happened to it.


    Margaret

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    I had reason to wish I had taken my old 35mm old holiday. At times the light was so bright that it was not possible to see the screen on my little digital. Do you get the same problem with more expensive cameras i.e. SLR digitals? I have the same problem with the Porsche. It has a digital speed readout (as well as a conventional speedo) but on very bright days it might as well not be there. I also find with the digital camera that there are so many features on it combined with the fact that I have trouble reading all the buttons and screen menu that I do not use all the facilities. Bring back the Box Brownie. Actually I still have one in the cupboard. I am also experimenting with a 60 year old twin reflex (Ilford I think) which tales roll film. We have lots of family pictures twhich were taken on it and I want to do portraits of my family as they are now.

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    Most DSLRs have eye level viewfinders, a few have screens in addition. I have seen shades for some screens. The biggest problem with the screens is that it is not so easy to hold a camera steady at arms length as you see so many users doing.

    The buttons and menus seem to proliferate with each new camera as will be evident from this shot, I particularly like the bottom 2 rows of buttons (special for Teddy) and the one just under the meter on the right (also for Teddy after he's sampled the next to bottom row)
    Cheers MIKE.

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    Too much Mike, I prefer the point and shoot type now, and the smaller the better

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    Thanks Mike
    I may even go back to 35mm after that
    teddy

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    My first decent camera was the Voigtlander B 35mm with the colorskopar 50mm F2.8 lense, I still have it but of course do not use it any more I used a Sixtry exposure meter and got very good results

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    Having used digital now for a few years, I don't think I could afford to go back to film, for example at last years Bournemouth air show I took nearly 1500 shots in 2 days, at a recent folk festival I took 900 in 2 days, similar story at a large rose garden over 800 in 2 visits. That would be a lot of film and a lot of processing, with digital it's carry spare batteries and memory cards, recharge the batteries overnight and upload the cards to the PC.

    The percentage of "useable shots" is usually less than with film, but even so the total nuimber of good useable shots will be higher at far less cost.

    With digital you can view your image as soon as its taken, if you ain't got it quite right do it again and it costs nowt except a short amount of time. If you're shooting a moving thing, aircraft, bird, vehicle or person, hold the shutter button down and take 4 or 5 shots, at least one should useable.
    Cheers MIKE.

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    Do you remember when fish and chips, purchased to take away, were wrapped in newspaper and soaked in salt and vinegar? I'm sure they tasted better that way. I seem to rember you could buy 1/- worth (5p in metric) and they would last all evening. We had two shops in Aberdyfi and they both seemed to do a reasonable trade. I do not believe either of the original shops is there now.

    teddy

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