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    Default Re: Hobby - Photography: Only for those with $$$?

    Quote Originally Posted by smile_gerard View Post
    How about the F200EXR? Smaller and cheaper then an LX3
    the starting aperture of f3.5 is a disappointment as their previous models like the f30/31 fd has a starting aperture of f2.8.
    lack of manual controls is also a turn-off...f200 is more like a p&s with good iso performance.

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    Default Re: Hobby - Photography: Only for those with $$$?

    Hobbies starts around 200 bucks I guess.

    I had a great time at Wild Wild Wet a few weeks ago and this is how the place looks like before I left.




    This image is taken with:



    ps. If someone would sponsor me a model shoot with this camera, I'll post some of those pictures here. And if anyone wants to buy this gem from me at RRP, I'll sell this and show the buyer some tricks with it.
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    Default Re: Hobby - Photography: Only for those with $$$?

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon_84 View Post
    the starting aperture of f3.5 is a disappointment as their previous models like the f30/31 fd has a starting aperture of f2.8.
    lack of manual controls is also a turn-off...f200 is more like a p&s with good iso performance.
    Or wait for the olympus pen
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    Default Re: Hobby - Photography: Only for those with $$$?

    "eyes", thought ur post should belongs to the B&S forum

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    Quote Originally Posted by smile_gerard View Post
    Or wait for the olympus pen
    Isn't it already selling?

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    Default Re: Hobby - Photography: Only for those with $$$?

    Hmm.... Photography is nt really expensive hobby in my opinion. It's the perception of various individuals that sees it as such.

    To some, using a PnS, they may enjoy just taking photos of his/her life story and be contented with capturing those moments. They may not necessary expect a breath-taking photo standard or quality.
    To others, it may be the pursuit for a perfect picture of a scene or a perspective that the photographer is after.

    It's hell lot cheaper than my watch hobby and golf where with these hobbies, and many other hobbies mentioned in this thread, cost loads more.

    With photography, I feel the 'cost' of the hobby is defined by the expectation of the photographer's picture expectation.

    For me, NO. Photography in this digital age, are NOT only for those with $$$$
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    Default Re: Hobby - Photography: Only for those with $$$?

    you want to do photography you need a camera..... even a disposable camera.... that costs $$$

    but that $$$ might mean peanuts to you but serious $$$ for someone else

    its still $$$

    So sad truth of the matter is (all things being equal meaning nobody financing you with free camera donation) Yes, Photography is only for those with $$$ that is not needed to stay alive , have a roof over the head and feed the family

    But that does not make us bad or snobbish people.... just people who are willing to save-up or plunk down $$$ to make it happen with whatever we can afford

    Sorry, did not go through last 4 years of pages in this thread to see if someone else has made similar comments.

    p/s if by '$$$' TS meant RICH.... then of course no.... with a very modest $ outlay, photography is within the reach of most people's disposable income
    Last edited by ed9119; 22nd August 2009 at 02:14 AM.

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    Default Re: Hobby - Photography: Only for those with $$$?

    Photography is hobby for the ordinary people too! For people who have the taste, the feeling of nature and inner potential!
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    No one says photography = must use PROFESSIONAL cameras...

    Photography IS the process of capturing images, and NOT about the products.

    There are toy cameras below $100 to even DIY pinhole cameras to play with... And/or to go round borrowing other people's cameras/toys to use...
    Last edited by Youhong; 3rd September 2009 at 11:56 PM.
    I am NOT a PROfessional photographer and photography is NOT my hobby

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    Default Re: Hobby - Photography: Only for those with $$$?

    Though an expensive investment too, satisfaction is what's most impt. For me i poor man so cannot buy too expensive equipment.
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    Default Re: Hobby - Photography: Only for those with $$$?

    I think photography is more like a reasonably cheap hobby that has a higher potential of turning expensive to maintain. But satifactory results can still be attain from simple equipments..


    even hobbies like cycling, tennis can also turn extremely expensive if the hobbyist decicdes to use the best equipments , wear the best gear for the activites..

    Just that photography provides more avenues for spending..

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    Default Re: Hobby - Photography: Only for those with $$$?

    Most people I'd spoken to...all will say,

    The moment you open your eyes, it cost money. Excluding the word " photography ".

    I would like to add...even we close our eyes also cost money. Especially for those who sleeps with air-con or fans on. Simply bcoz we all live in a world that needs money to survive.

    The question is irrelevant to the actual context.
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    Default Re: Hobby - Photography: Only for those with $$$?

    I believe thread starter is beginning to face and
    tackle the many financial challenges ahead of him.

    But once he realises that every moment of his life
    is infinitely creative and that the world is endlessly
    bountiful, all he has to do is to have a clear and
    profound desire.

    Everything in his heart desires will surely come true.
    So the three hundred over people who feel the same
    way voting that photography is expensive would have
    missed out the fact that every human being holds the
    power to create whatever he or she desires.

    Once you are able to manifest the changes your
    desire will depend on the depth and passion of your
    belief system. Your attention to your desire will
    stay focus.

    Sad to say most of us are not able to do passionately
    all the desire we want in our own life.
    -------------------------------------------------------
    "By believing passionately in something that still
    does not exist, we create it.
    The non-existent is whatever we have not
    sufficiently desired."

    -- Nikos Kazantzakis

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    Default Re: Hobby - Photography: Only for those with $$$?

    In some other country...yes.

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    Default Re: Hobby - Photography: Only for those with $$$?

    hmmm . mayb this thread sld rename as
    "photography : only done using expensive SLR ?"
    haha..

    like some said,

    can be done with a pinhole camera too.

    and what eyes did was awesome ! nice picture.
    Always a pleasant smile when we look back at our own photos.

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    Default Re: Hobby - Photography: Only for those with $$$?

    i remembered whereever i go i'll just use my phone camera to snap... not good quality though but i just love taking photo... so basically, if we love photography, i'll just use anything to snap... lol...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevyan View Post
    As a hobby, is photography only for those who has $$$?

    1) Yes
    2) No
    3) Others
    if smoking and drinking alcohol are considered hobbies (I personally don't agree fully), wouldn't those be more expensive than photography? If they're equally expensive, and you can only pick one hobby, would you still pick photography? none of these decision(s) should have any bearing if a hobby is only for those with $$$.

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    For me, photography is more about opportunity, and being at the right place at the right time. The gear, never really played a major role. I am not much of a pixel peeper, I would like to think I am a capturer of moments hahahaha =)

    For example, after a week of sunless days, a brief 15 seconds where the sun shone through the cold misery of winter in Kyoto. And I was right there, at the right time, to capture this, with my crappy camera phone..zzzz





    Of course, if i had a wide angle lens I could capture a wider shot with the pillars, or if I had a better camera, the colors and IQ would be nicer. but hahaha we work with what we have ah =)
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    Default Re: Hobby - Photography: Only for those with $$$?

    the answer is "it depends".

    of course the basic premise is you have $$$ left over after you deduct basic expenses like food, clothing, roof over yr head from your salary (change 'salary' to 'pocket money' if not working)

    after that, it depends whether you got expensive habits like smoking or clubbing or a penchant for LV bags... depends if you want to join the arms race or 'my lens bigger than yours' game... depends if you get bothered by the limits your equipment start to place on the pictures you produce after a while... depends what you like to shoot, your own kids, sceneries, macro, birds, astronomical objects, or god forbid, everything...

    i started out with canon 3000V (film) set costing like $300+ when most people got digital already and still enjoyed photography. a lot can be done with a cheap camera body and 50mm prime lens. heck, a lot can be done with most phone camera models even.

    would i have stayed using the same equipment? well, newer, better and relatively more affordable digital SLRs came on board and in the long run that is cheaper than buying film rolls + developing them. but i'm guilty as charged to upgrade from canon XXXD to XXD, for the extra image quality and better ISO performance.

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    Default Re: Hobby - Photography: Only for those with $$$?

    I guess if you are starving and no roof overhead, it's better to spend the money to buy food, but if you are poor, but with basic necessities satisfied, then it is still a good hobby.

    I have a relatively less well-to-do friend, who shoots with Sigma DSLR. A lot of people laugh at him for that when he went competition against people using canons and nikons, which is supposedly better(not forgetting more expensive).

    Well, he got the last laugh, he won 1st prize and a D90. The next day, he sold it and gave the money to his mom. He is an inspiration to me, especially when I think about upgrading my body or buy a new lens.

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