« on: September 01, 2012, 09:42:56 AM »
@CharlieB: I used to shoot the Tri-X Pan back in 1982 with my contax 139 Quartz. And it was awesome. Always was in the low light-high ISO camp. That's why I went 5D3 now. And that is plenty of camera for me! Yes, we are spoiled, therefore looking back to the filmdays gets things in relation to real world situations...Good pointI didn't even hold a camera in 1982 let alone own one ... back in 1982 if someone were to ask me "what is an f stop?", I would've thought it is some new bus top ... I actually touched a camera for the first time in 1985 and fell in love. But coming to the point of spoiled, yes we are ... I've seen some of the SLR cameras of 70s & 80s they were small but I haven't heard anyone complain about their size ... now people hold a 650D & D3200 DSLRs and complain that they are "tiny", as if these people are the size of Hagrid of Hogwarts.
LOL...Just realized after posting this, that the shutter of my first DSLR finally ceased to work after 18-19 years (!). But by then by 2001, I didn't realize what the cause for it was... So by 2002/03 I went digital buying a Sony DSC-P 30 (?), a 3.2 MP cam. I took about 50.000 pictures before it retired. By 2005 I bought a Sony DSC-F 828. Only to break it within a year while slipping off on ice. About a year later I went back to DSLRs via 30D and so, here we are again, going FF after 30 years...Awesome.