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    You named your cameras and call them by their names?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianShaw View Post
    You named your cameras and call them by their names?
    So do I.

    Marilyn is my RB kit.

    Helga, my Holga.

    Nikki...

    You don't?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RalphLambrecht View Post
    my photography got better with Hasselblad;maybe,because at tthat point I couldn't blame the equipment anymore and there was noother way than to work harder.
    This is true also for me. It was actually a bit of a rude awakening for me to realize that it really is up to me to make better photographs; my skill, my knowledge, my practice, my 'everything'.

    The Hasselblad feels sort of like an extension of my mind, where I'm so used to using it that all adjustments are fairly automatic. I really LOVE the camera and how it handles, how it fits in my hands, how big and bright the viewing screen is, and so on. But I feel like I've used it so much that the camera gets out of the way when I photograph, to the point that I don't think at all about the camera - I think only of what's in front of the camera, and that's freedom to me, freedom to be fully immersed in the subject matter, free of distracting noise.
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    I like my cameras , but I don't give them pet names, or want to have sex with them any more than I do my carpentry tools which I also like, I don't know what planet some people live on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas Bertilsson View Post
    This is true also for me. It was actually a bit of a rude awakening for me to realize that it really is up to me to make better photographs; my skill, my knowledge, my practice, my 'everything'.

    The Hasselblad feels sort of like an extension of my mind, where I'm so used to using it that all adjustments are fairly automatic. I really LOVE the camera and how it handles, how it fits in my hands, how big and bright the viewing screen is, and so on. But I feel like I've used it so much that the camera gets out of the way when I photograph, to the point that I don't think at all about the camera - I think only of what's in front of the camera, and that's freedom to me, freedom to be fully immersed in the subject matter, free of distracting noise.
    For me this realization came in several steps, one of the most stark was getting my Holga. When I found that a "toy" could turn out fun images as often as my "tools", I had to wonder "why?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by benjiboy View Post
    I like my cameras , but I don't give them pet names, or want to have sex with them any more than I do my carpentry tools which I also like, I don't know what planet some people live on.
    Oh, lighten up Ben.

    My wife jokingly calls them my "square-headed-girlfriends". I jokingly call them by name.

    There is something visceral though about what each can do, and how each feels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by markbarendt View Post
    Oh, lighten up Ben.

    My wife jokingly calls them my "square-headed-girlfriends". I jokingly call them by name.

    There is something visceral though about what each can do, and how each feels.
    Each to their own.

    But I work quite the opposite. When a camera works really well for me, I forget it's there.

    That means I am only thinking about the photo and operating the camera without any conscious thought about it.

    I don't have any emotional relationships with objects, except maybe that I get frustrated if they break.

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    How surprising (not) that this topic garners 77 replies and counting in 24 hours on a photography forum .

    Ralph, the real question is how does your camera feel about you. Now that's a romance!

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    Your Blad might be the camera you want to take out, but which camera do you want to stay home with and get dirty
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    Quote Originally Posted by pstake View Post
    Did you start with the early Leica IIIs?

    I'm just wondering if the move to the M-series was as big an evolution as it seems to me.

    Did your photography get better?
    The Leica IIIf bought new in 1953 was like a sports car; my current M4 is more like a SUV, practical rather than elegant.



 

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