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    I found this posted in wetpixel by Mr. A. Mustard.
    Really an interesting graph.
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    Ha.... funny and interesting. He din mention, the buying and selling of gears? Also to co-relate the number of nagging from spouse on the buying of gears?
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    "gearfaggotry", big word, all inclusive.
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    This is so good!!!
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    Haha! See how things get better after the film camera?
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    The graph is quite true.

    Early stages most people sucks but they think they are great.

    Most comments they get online on forums and social media sites are fake niceties and they go and believe. They might learn a thing or two but they think its the big deal liao and they start giving out advice and instructions to other people on forums as if they are some great gurus.

    If they can get pass this stage and be critical of themselves;

    they then realized they sucks. The real long journey of learning and practicing photography then begins.

    They eventually get good but still think they sucks.

    Then they start to realized hey they are really good liao. It either becomes a job or the hobby's gone.
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    I must be a some sort of a prodigy then.

    I jumped (and still stuck at) straight to the "Dammit, I Suck"phrase.
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    Why until we have tripod Then can get better images? He is a tripod salesman
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    LOL ! ...totally agree with the 'old film camera' part !

    When you have to pay on average S$1.00 every time you squeeze that shutter release (with zero chances of "delete") ...it forces you to either learn extremely fast or totally give up photography.

    Trust me, I started in that era !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghostfit View Post
    LOL ! ...totally agree with the 'old film camera' part !

    When you have to pay on average S$1.00 every time you squeeze that shutter release (with zero chances of "delete") ...it forces you to either learn extremely fast or totally give up photography.

    Trust me, I started in that era !
    i'll vouch for this. i didnt exactly came from that era. but dad friend insisted i start with film first

    only after burning money like free, he then help me get my dslr. at a must cheaper price first hand

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghostfit View Post
    LOL ! ...totally agree with the 'old film camera' part !

    When you have to pay on average S$1.00 every time you squeeze that shutter release (with zero chances of "delete") ...it forces you to either learn extremely fast or totally give up photography.

    Trust me, I started in that era !
    True. I start with film back in 1990s. Then I realize that I will be bankrupt before I can become pro so I sold all my gears and gave up.

    When digital camera era start, the good one are too expensive and cheap one sucks so I never pick up photography again until 2009. When some affordable camera that can take decent pictures start to appear.

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    It seems I'm neither here nor there..

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    HEY Teddy !!! SO Good to see you in CS again !!!

    your profile says Mandalay ? You are now in Myanmar ? Raymond Bona from FN is there too
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    Sometimes you feel that you have no inspiration at all

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    I think I am falling into the "HDR hole" now... and yes, it's true. I still think they look good

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    Quote Originally Posted by allenleonhart View Post
    i'll vouch for this. i didnt exactly came from that era. but dad friend insisted i start with film first

    only after burning money like free, he then help me get my dslr. at a must cheaper price first hand
    Good for you ! ...I've seen some people with DSLR snap away, 'American warfare' style i.e: saturation bombing, hoping that at least a few will hit ! ...just because there is a "delete" button (I'm not talking about sports/action shooting here)

    With film, you have to shoot like a German sniper, make sure everything is zeroed, allowance for wind direction/strength, wait patiencely for the right moment and ....one shot, one kill ! ...either that or 'por kai' !

    Quote Originally Posted by Yutaka Go View Post
    True. I start with film back in 1990s. Then I realize that I will be bankrupt before I can become pro so I sold all my gears and gave up.

    When digital camera era start, the good one are too expensive and cheap one sucks so I never pick up photography again until 2009. When some affordable camera that can take decent pictures start to appear.
    You are way ahead of me, I've only just started DSLR like last week !!!

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    Does that mean those of us in Rangefinder section of forums are more pro than the rest of you hehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghostfit View Post
    Good for you ! ...I've seen some people with DSLR snap away, 'American warfare' style i.e: saturation bombing, hoping that at least a few will hit ! ...just because there is a "delete" button (I'm not talking about sports/action shooting here)

    With film, you have to shoot like a German sniper, make sure everything is zeroed, allowance for wind direction/strength, wait patiencely for the right moment and ....one shot, one kill ! ...either that or 'por kai' !
    My co-worker own a SONY DSLR, she use it like a machine gun. Shoot continuously at anything that move. Remind me of my NS vocation as MG gunner.
    Ironically, I shoot like a sniper

    You are way ahead of me, I've only just started DSLR like last week !!!
    Not really. My friend lost my DSLR 6 months ago. I only own it for a few months.
    I am still suffering from heartache, so I am shooting with F72 EXR now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yutaka Go View Post
    My co-worker own a SONY DSLR, she use it like a machine gun. Shoot continuously at anything that move. Remind me of my NS vocation as MG gunner.
    Ironically, I shoot like a sniper
    me too, but I always miss....

    Maybe except during the airshow. My last shot on that day was DSC4411.jpg.... and I only aimed at the aerial display.
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    LOL ! ...you AA gunner in SAF issit ?

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