DSC-H9 Vs. D-SLR

Started Mar 1, 2007 | Discussions thread
Evil Eggplant
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In reply to AAK, Mar 5, 2007

AAK wrote:

canonuser100 wrote:

If i had a D-slr i would allways be afraid of damaging something or
scratching it, but I am more relaxed having a cheaper camera and
therefore more willing to bring it with me, and borrowing it to
friends and familymembers.
Danny

You are so right, and I've never heard anyone say that before. I
treat my DSLR and lenses like they're Faberge eggs, with extreme
care, delicacy and lots of padding. I would never allow anyone to
borrow any of that equipment.

I treat my cameras roughly. I go out hiking and bang them against rocks, I shoot them in the rain and snow. I change lenses where I want, when I want. I'm hard on equipment. There is no reason to pamper quality gear. I have over 40,000 clicks on my old 300D. It is scratched and blemished. It has been in sandstorms and snowstorms. It works as well now as the dy I purchased it.

I own 2 20D's. I bang them around pretty good.
I own a 707 with God knows how many clicks on it. Still perfect.
My 35 year old AE-1.. Perfect..
My iPod with it's nice shiny back? Scratched and abused. Still perfect.
My laptop? Takes a real beating. Still perfect.

I avoid the purhase of anything that feels flimsy or cheesy. If it feels solid it probably is.

I have owned gear that could not withstand the beating I give it. I throw it away when it breaks. It can't be trusted. After years of experience I have come to know what can take the beating and what can't.

I never baby anything. Not my style. I have paid the price for this, but what I own I trust to work whenever and wherever I need it to work.

Cheers

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