Hi!Originally Posted by 2100
Ai... Just had exams today.. 3hrs of German and 2 hrs of Business Management!
2100, thanks for your advice, its true that skills do matter a lot... this I agree completely hands down... Part of this fact going backward to a cheap manual camera is the fact that I'd really like to go into a village or the slums to document the lives of these people. Taking in a 1DMKII with a 70-200 f2.8L and 550EX and shooting in that environment is either unsafe or even if its safe, the people would generally be afraid of that big thing... That's why I was thinking of getting a cheap manual camera too to practice my manual photography and at the same time having it to allow me to go into those places with a small camera that is unobtrusive to the subject and it allows me to talk to those people... I tried this once, if you can remember my Suan Phlu Fire pictures... I talked to those people and they were very kind and nice to me but when I took my camera out (a 300D + 70-200 f4L) the people felt uneasy saying that the camera is scary because it was so big... I told them its ok and it took some urging before I managed to pick some shots... Personally on those types of trips I'd like to use the camera as a secondary thing for documentation whilst interacting with those people without pointing a monster at them...
Of course the 1DMKII has its benefits too, I can't agree with it more... I think that sometimes its just too big and expensive to carry it around those shady places...