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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Hicks
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    Yes, but you don't shoot pack shots and step-by-steps. Digi is ideal for that sort of thing -- and I often need that sort of thing to illustrate articles. If I were selling only pictures-as-pictures (which I think may be closer to what you do) rather than 'this is what a Zeiss Ikon looks like' or 'this is how you load a 120 spool', it would be a different story.

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    Sorry Roger, I didn't mean to come across so critical. There are a lot of people who use digital for those things it is good for, I have a Canon A510 that I use for snaps myself.
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    Dear Robert,

    No need to apologize!

    Perhaps I shouldn't have been so defensive... (I really don't like the beastly things)

    Cheers,

    Roger

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    I sometimes choose cameras based on whether I've used a particular one in a while. Actually, I have one now (a Conley Junior (or something like that)) which is waiting to be used for the first time in probably 70+ years. Well, maybe not that long, but it was my grandma's camera and after having the bellows replaced and the shutter cla'd last year, I think I should get out and use it.

    I suppose that I also choose the camera based on the subject matter and the circumstances/area in which I'll be shooting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Hicks
    Dear Robert,

    Yes, but you don't shoot pack shots and step-by-steps. Digi is ideal for that sort of thing -- and I often need that sort of thing to illustrate articles. If I were selling only pictures-as-pictures (which I think may be closer to what you do) rather than 'this is what a Zeiss Ikon looks like' or 'this is how you load a 120 spool', it would be a different story.

    Cheers,

    Roger
    I keep toying with replacing my digicam for that reason. I let the last girlfriend keep the old one as she was using it all the time to document locations and props for filmmakers. It really helped to be able to shoot something and then email it to the producer and ask if that was what they wanted. But I do miss it occasionally when I need to rebuild something or send a quick snap to the family of something new, like my garden.

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    Dear DBP,

    Yup, that's about it.

    Cheers,

    Roger

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    The 50/2 Xenon on my Retinas (IIa and IIIc) make those go-to cameras for me. I just love that lens.

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    Frame of mind tends to influence which camera I use.

    I seem to be drawn to, what I perceive to be , my better cameras when I feel I should indulge in some "serious" photography.

    When photography isn't my main agenda for the day I tend to carry a "fun" camera. I often use an olympus trip, a yashica minister III or even a Cosmic 35 from time to time!

    I guess it's all relative really because photography is my hobby as opposed to my livelihood it's always fun!

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    Choices. Only two. Makes things easy.

    Will it be the 8x10, 9 1/2" & 19" lenses, V-spot and O-serie Leica in the 30# backpack (plus the thousand# Ries), or just the 16oz toy along with my recall-challenged brain in place of the spot meter?

    Right! Time to play! :•)

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    The other day a photographer asked me when I was going to go digital. I told him it would happen when I could find one with the quality and handling of the Retina IIa I was carrying at an equal price. So I'm holding out for an 11MP rangefinder with a full frame sensor, 50/2, and no shutter lag, small enough to fit in my pocket for under $100. Might take a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roteague
    As always, my choice is Velvia.
    Why don't you loosen up once in a while Robert and shoot some B&W film?
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