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They just don’t understand..

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by dream_police, Jun 25, 2019.

  1. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    Just about to head out for the day and deciding whether to take my camera bag with other lenses.
    “Just go out for a day without your camera” , she says. “You’ve taken enough bloody pictures of Cusco as it is”.

    She also doesn’t understand that a lot may be crap, lol.

    Perhaps I actually might just have it as a camera phone day though. In fairness it would be easier.
     
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  2. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    Travel zoom. One of those in your pocket and you can cover as much as a dSLR outfit. I'm never without mine...

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  3. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    That’s what I’ve been mainly using TBH, my Panasonic 14-140. But I love my Oly Pro 7-14 and my 25 prime for the GX85, which are both considerably better. It will be nice to not have a camera around my body though.
    Becky is taking hers, she treats photography like a completion at times, arguing who saw a shot first, lol. She’s taking hers out, so I might give in and take mine too.
    The iPhone XR does actually take a decent photo though and it’s not like I’ll be printing things out large.
     
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  4. peterba

    peterba Well-Known Member

    I agree with all of the above, but I must admit that sometimes - just sometimes - I make a point of going out with no camera, just for a walk, to explore, or to socialise. There are times when the nagging voice of constant vigilance (for interesting compositions) gets a little tiresome, and it's rather nice to forget about it.
     
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  5. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Or that the greatest picture ever taken might be waiting round the next corner to elevate you to the level of the greats.;)

    Well, it can't have been taken yet, so someone has to get it.
     
  6. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Let's not get carried away, have you seen his repertoire thus far? ;) He's nearly as crap as me.
     
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  7. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    I'm almost the opposite these days - I need a really good excuse to take a 'proper' camera with me.
     
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  8. peterba

    peterba Well-Known Member

    Understandable, though. Medium format film cameras are usually quite heavy... ;) :D
     
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  9. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Mine are actually lighter than my 35mm kit, mainly on account of them being a Brownie and two Holgas. Even my 5x4 is featherweight - it's the tripod, light meter, extra film boxes, changing bag and DDSs which add to the bulk.
     
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  10. GeoffR

    GeoffR Well-Known Member

    I am fortunate, I recently bought my wife a D300 and MB D10 grip she uses it along with a D2X regularly carrying both with 16-85 and 70-200 lenses. I have a feeling that more 16GB CF cards will be required next. There is never a suggestion that we go anywhere without a camera or four.
     
  11. dangie

    dangie Senior Knobhead

    Couple of years ago I bought a Panasconic FZ1000 bridge camera. Have literally mothballed my dSLR equipment. Lens range 24-400mm does all I want. Quality easily good enough for 16x12 print. Have now gone even farther away from the dSLR and got a Ricoh GRii compact with fixed 28mm lens. I think we get too hung up with technical quality. Far better to have a camera with you than one stuck at home in the cupboard.
     
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  12. daft_biker

    daft_biker Action Man!

    I'm thinking the right answer here could be "But I don't have enough pictures of my family." Then pack a 2nd bag of gear for her to carry ;):D.
     
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  13. peterba

    peterba Well-Known Member

    You've "literally" moth-balled your DSLR equipment?!! :eek: :eek: :eek:
     
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  14. dangie

    dangie Senior Knobhead

    Sounded right when I wrote it..... :)
     
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  15. GeoffR

    GeoffR Well-Known Member

    I have a recollection that the fumes of Naphtha are detrimental to something or other in a camera or lens, I'd get rid of the mothballs double quick.
     
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  16. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    Well, I took the camera but just the 25 mm prime. Not found the greatest photo in the world yet though!
     
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  17. LesleySM

    LesleySM Well-Known Member

    I always have my G16 compact in my bag but admit I only take the D7000 and lenses out when I am doing something specific like shooting at a gig or going on a photo walk
     
  18. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    It was there, but you needed 24mm to get it in ;)
     
  19. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    But becoming a bit frustrated with my excellent Pro 12-40 (24-80mm), I have ordered up a 12-60 Panny Leica Vario Elmarit. Plan is to collect it from HDEW and smuggle it in somehow,
     

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