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    does refusing to switch to digital make me an evil person?

    i've been seriously contemplating purchasing a dslr, but every time i pick up one of my old cameras i get to thinking again. (i'm actually thinking of building up an FD mount collection for the FT)

    i do have a digital p&s, my wife and daughter use that most of the time. as for me, it's still chemicals, light and cameras that don't need batteries. (only my f801 and x700's need batteries, the rest are pretty much mechanical.)

    i still enjoy making pictures and taking photographs, just wondering if it's time to change my paint bushes. maybe one day i'll cross over. but one thing's for sure, only i will know when it's time.

    just a rant.
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    just don't go trying the new cameras and you will be fine.

    after i bought my D70 in 2004, my f801s has been kept in the dry cabi without it's batteries
    only bring it out once in a while to look through the viewfinder, because the DX format DSLRs viewfinder are sooooooooooooo
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    so i'd suggest when it is time for your change, go FX

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    i've got a brother who's a gadget junkie, always want to try the gizmos and stuff. he's had a D70s for a year or two now, so i just wait till he's tired of it and it gets handed over to me.

    that's what happened with his CP5700, after he got tired of it, i 'inherited' it. used it for a season, then the sensor gave up. so i went back to my old cameras.

    same thing will probably happen with the D70...

    hahaha... some how i don't enjoy playing around with dslr's... they feel really different, no heft to them like the old konica T3 or even the f801.
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    i was in ur situation back in May. Im happy with my dslr now.
    i cut down my costs, and im shooting so much more. Like with wings .... heh
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    Quote Originally Posted by sbs99 View Post
    i was in ur situation back in May. Im happy with my dslr now.
    i cut down my costs, and im shooting so much more. Like with wings .... heh
    yes, one can shoot much more, but old habit die very hard sometimes. even with the digital p&s, i can't help but preview the scene with the optical view finder first before seeing it through the lcd. hahaha

    my wife thinks i'm strange.
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