Hello fellow Clubsnappers.
I just had a truly unique and enjoyable experience today and i thought i would share with everyone.
As you all know, i have never seriously used an SLR before so one fine day, YSLee and myself were having a discussion when we hit upon the novel idea that we should both exchange our cameras and head into town for some street/candid shots.
So, today, we met up in town and he handed my his F100 and a 50mm, F1.8 lense (used a roll of Ilford HP5 400) while i passed him my S602Z with a 32Mb smart-media card. (Giving the digital user some semblance of limitation and he was disciplined enough not to delete any shots.)
It was a whole new experience for me, with the faster AF, heavier camera, different handling and the limitations of film the film as well as the lense.
Since the lense was fixed, i had no "zoom" to speak of, so i had to get really up close and personal and more than once, i had to ask the subject if he/she minded if i took a shot of them. At the same time, getting used to the way a SLR works and of course, really had to make my shots count.
It was a refreshing experience and i honestly think that everyone should try it out, if only for experience sake.