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    It's not going to help by forcing him to use your sort of camera, it'll end up like the FG.
    Heavily sedated for your protection.

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    Let him have what he wants for now. If he figures out it's not all that good, then you can push a good camera in front of him. Hell, it's less than $20.
    A politician is a man who will double cross that bridge when he comes to it.

    Oscar Levant

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    I would look at the lesser known autofocus P&S. The Olympus Stylus Epic may be a little pricey right now, but Canon, Yashica, and Konica all made something similar.
    No idea what's going to happen next, but I'm hoping it involves being wrist deep in chemicals come the weekend.

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    At the bottom of this page you can see why he wants this particular camera...

    http://www.apug.org/forums/forum52/9...-mother-2.html

    I took it away from him and gave it to my mom...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Burk View Post
    At the bottom of this page you can see why he wants this particular camera...

    http://www.apug.org/forums/forum52/9...-mother-2.html

    I took it away from him and gave it to my mom...
    Dug yer own hole eh?

    Can't say I haven't done that kinda thing.

    So now what?
    Mark Barendt, Ignacio, CO

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    Bill, If he is amenable to a different p&s to replace the old one I saw a pentax iqzoom 90 wr on the auction site for $35 shipped. I used to use those on construction sites for documentation and found them to be fairly decent little cameras for a p&s. I have no connection to the seller and have not done business with him but here is the link.http://www.ebay.com/itm/PENTAX-Zoom-...item43b5a05589

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    Quote Originally Posted by markbarendt View Post
    Dug yer own hole eh?

    Can't say I haven't done that kinda thing.

    So now what?
    Yup, I sure did and now I have to make it right somehow...

    At the time I thought I'd just give him one of my point and shoots...

    Then I realized the only auto anything I had was the ESII and OM-4 with auto exposure.

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    In our area, I would just take him shopping at our local thrift stores. $5 would buy any of a number of them. You could check them out for him and he could decide.
    Matt

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    Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2

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    Buy him what he wants, then get a Nikon F3 and leave it on the table by the front door :-)

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    My high school kid wants a camera

    I know a fair bit about snowboarding and I have to be careful how much I steer what board my daughter gets. I will try to steer the choice towards a handful of boards that are OK and not too expensive and then I let her choose even if it is not one I am 100% crazy about (I am not keen on rockered boards if their are any shredders out there) because I know if she does not like it she will not snowboard. So if you are steering away from a camera male sure there is some buy in. Eg if he wants a yucky zoom you may want tort that ride. Most of us thought zooms were cool at some point.

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