Is everyone here a professional now

Started Jun 3, 2013 | Discussions thread
kelpdiver
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Re: Is everyone here a professional now
In reply to brianj, Jun 4, 2013

brianj wrote:

WTarcher77 wrote:

I loved shooting with my P&S camera.  I HATED that i missed so many shots.

This example is pretty much what made me decide to "shelf" my P&S.  We were fishing in a remote lake in Canada, as we came out of a river inlet we came across a cow Moose & her triplets in the water.  I tried to capture the event on my camera.  The lag was so bad, that as the boat was coming up with the wave....  the image in the viewfinder was going down.  I never did get a usable image....  and for that matter missed seeing the whole event.

I had the opposite experience when I was in Egypt many years ago, we were carrying our SLR with big zoom lens in a small backpack which my wife was carrying at the time while we rode on donkeys to the Valley of the Kings.  Along the way my donkey's saddle became loose and I slipped to one side and the donkey took off and I was hopping down the road on one leg with my other leg up on the donkey.

Of course my wife couldn't get the brick out in time and we ended up with not a single photo of the event.  We swore that we would never carry cameras like that again, and have had P&S each on our belts since then and better for it.

and thus suffer WTarcher's fate?

The real question is why would you lug an SLR and a big zoom lens on a trek to the Valley of the Kings and have the camera so inaccessible?  That problem is easily solve with a binocular harness.

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