|bringing a camera back in my life
||[Oct. 15th, 2010|11:49 am]
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(this post is actually a request for advice....it only looks like I'm rambling. _pluginbaby? marieoroumania? any tips/thoughts?)|
years ago, I gave away my camera because I had put my foot down and become vegetarian. Well, "put my foot down" in the sense that I declared "I am no longer willing to disassociate myself from the consequences of my actions." I'm not going to go in to that much, but suffice to say that color photo development involves animal bits. Even now
Amateur DSLR cameras finally, years later, seem good enough for me to look at now. The main problem is that I shake...it is generally hard to notice, but hell - I actually take pills for it. If you don't know about my shaking/twitching/cramping crap, you haven't read my journal :P Also, I tend to like low-light situations. Both are (...were?) horrible for digital photography. I could do decent pics with my old pentax, though. I certainly was never a pro, but I did have fun, and I did get a few really good shots in my day.
I used to to troll dpreview.com, but it seems like it's not the same as it used to be. The Canon D550 (T2i) seems to be the lowest-end camera I'd like...the MP is important on some level, sure, but I've seen older DSLRs that did really great pics at 8MP; seems more like being full-frame, and the types of sensors, are what I'd be more interested in. I guess that means I could get an older high-end camera that someone replaced just to get higher MP...like a 5d mark i? Somehow paying that much for a used camera feels wrong though.
I don't really care whether a camera does great autofocus; I likely want to focus on something different than the camera thinks I do, anyway. Maybe I want everything out of focus on purpose. I don't really care about automatic light adjustment either - I may *want* the picture to come out strange. I actually like things to be as manual as possible, really - my old pentax was just about perfect for me. Actually, I wish I still had it; I had dozens of lenses, filters, etc etc...some of it might actually be useable again on a new DSLR...
And there's the new 4:3 mirrorless systems, a movement to try and divorce digital from the limitations of film cameras...I could always wait yet another couple years for that type camera to become something...
BTW, this all started when I got a $1900 bonus and Sarah declared I was allowed to go diving with Great White sharks, at a bill of $875...and I thought "gosh...that sounds like an adventure I'd remember for years, but what else could I do with that much I'd like more?" Then I noticed the Canon T1i can be had in bundles with lots of extras for less than that much...but that I really wanted, at the very least, the T2i...or maybe the 7D....