Friday, April 29, 2016

The Best Camera is the one you bring with you

There's a great youtube video series on Pro Photographers with Shitty Cameras. It shows you don't need an expensive camera to take good pictures.

Back in the 1980's I had a Kodak Disc camera which had terrible, grainy resolution.
The main reason the images were so shitty was because Kodak planned on having the 10mmx8mm negatives printed using 6-element lenses. Most photoshop machines only had 3 elements and lost the resolution. Overall, a really shitty system.

For about 15 years I was too poor to own my own camera. I then bought something like this (a cheap Fuji 35mm film camera)

I didn't own a digital camera until I bought a Samsung Digimax A403 back in 2006. That camera lasted me a few years until I ended up scratching the exposed lens. I threw it away.

I bought a Fuji S700 and shot with that a few years until I lost it while riding a bike in Winnipeg one winter. Not cool. It had excellent picture quality and a superzoom 10x lens.

 After that I borrowed my mother-in-law's thin point-and-shoot Samsung for a while.... but then gave it to my mom after I purchased a Pentax K10D. I had all the manual lenses and it was fun to use for 4 years...until I got tired of lugging it around (it's heavy !!). I sold it for $80.

I ended up shooting most of my photos using a Samsung Galaxy 4 and a Samsung Tab S2. 

After that I ended up buying a Ricoh GR II from a camera shop in Calgary. I intend to keep this one for a long, long time.

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