WANNA KNOW HOW BIG YOUR SENSOR IS??

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  1. ARMANDII

    ARMANDII Low Flying Administrator Staff Member

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    I agree with you, Scrungee:snork:. Things seemed to be a bit less complicated in the film SLR days!!! Digital photography has opened up a "universe" of camera abilities but brought with it a new learning curve with many more complications that seem to lead to other complications.
    Having said that I like digital for the fact that it keeps my brain working and keeps my curiosity alive and I can get immediate sight of my images be they good or 'orrible!!
    But having that treasure chest of old lenses to call on makes me feel like the Kid in the Sweetie Shop plus the thrill of using a lens that might be 30 or 40 years old on a modern digital camera.:hapydancsmil:
     
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      I think we maybe talking about the same thing here, my 'talent' or your 'eye'. Training and practice will improve ones ability to take good picture, but if we put one with the 'talent'/'eye' (for example my cousin) together with one without (me) in front of a tree, I'm sure I could take a decent picture but it would be nowhere near as good as my cousin's. Maybe there is something about the brain converting 3D to 2D image?

      I think they are people who have 'talent' / 'eye' but just not realise they do, you come along and open that window for them and showed what potential they have:blue thumb:

      I agree with you completely. I occasionally miss our old manual camera.


      Are you planning to run another course? I'd like to sign up.
       
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        ARMANDII Low Flying Administrator Staff Member

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        I can get the old focusing screens for the Pentax on E.Bay fairly cheaply but to be honest I find the standard Optical View Finder suits my needs. If I've got the camera on a tripod, which is not all that often, and I've focused in through the Optical View Finder and it's a fine detail shot I'll use live view on magnification to double check.......but that is very rare.
        As regards the "old fogey SLRmod setting where all you have to do is focus and set the speed/aperture" that sounds like what I i.e. Manual Mode!!:heehee:
         
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        Nope..I teach them, the course relies on that, maybe after that their own talent and skill comes into play but the foundation is most definitely taught, and can be taught to anyone.

        Yes, I did post after the last course ended, that I would do another for GC members and I will honour that, only I'm not entirely sure when that will be at the moment.

        Steve...:)
         
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          ARMANDII Low Flying Administrator Staff Member

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          Thanks Steve:snork:. I've got a feeling you won't have a shortage of members wanting to join the course. As HusH said it opens doors and windows for those wanting to understand their cameras and how to use them.
           
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            "Eye" can be both taught and caught. "Catching it" is a process that develops due to internal analytical evaluation of many images - and remembering what the good ones were and working out why they looked good. The tutored "eye" is developed through a more structured approach to the analysis of images.. For most folk "eye" will involve a bit of both routes.
             
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              ARMANDII Low Flying Administrator Staff Member

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              I think in the analysis of having the "eye" we all have given there is one bundle of elements that hasn't been mentioned greatly and without it having the "eye" either taught or caught will lack the potential genius and spark that it brings................the pleasure, joy, excitement, and anticipation that comes with holding a camera.
               
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                Did you buy it new? ;) :heehee:
                 
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                  No, had one given to me, even better :dbgrtmb:
                   
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