iae aa eia
Lives in Paulista, PE, Brazil
Works as a EFL Teacher
Joined on Jan 13, 2011
The very first camera I ever used was my mom's Kodak Instamatic 177XF. In the 90's, it happened to me to work as a photographer, but I always had problems working by myself and I was too picky to find a partner. Actually, what I needed was someone to deal with the marketing thing, promoting the work.
After a long time having unsuccessful jobs, I started teaching English. It was by chance, and I moved on with it. I can say I do something I love, because when you learn naturally and is part of your life since you were a kid, it never gets old. Moreover, most things I learned through reading, including photography, were written in English.
Curiosity: The first contact I ever had with photography literature in English was in 1993. I was riding my bicycle and passing by a supermarket I decided to stop at a newstand for a quick look at the magazines. I wasn't looking for anything in particular, but that's when I saw that beautiful red glossy cover with lots of SLRs in it. It was the December 1993 edition of Petersen's PHOTOgraphic magazine. I was in awe because I had never seen such an appealing cover (uncommon to Brazilian magazines). I bought a compact Collins Gem Eng-Port Port-Eng dic and a calculator, and spent the whole month trying to translate most of the magazine and convert feet to meters and inches to mm and cm. I continued to buy that magazine for the next 6 months. At first, equipment adds, cameras and lenses guides and articles, and shop catalogs, where the sections I read the most.
iae aa eia's current gear
The picture of it DPR shows here is not its actual appearance.
iae aa eia's wish list
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Added Mar 5, 2014
Doesn't have a small sensor as the Nikon 1 nor a "big" one as the 4/3, but still with a reasonable zoom-ranged and light lens. But I would like to have it with the EVF.
Added Mar 5, 2014
If I were to buy an interchangeable APS-C camera under $1,000, it would be this one, and I would have it accompanied by a Tamron 18-270mm.
iae aa eia's previous gear
My fourth digital camera and first I fell in love completely.
My fifth digital camera. Beautiful love story. Bought a wideangle adapter lens for it. The camera died in salt water. It was quite frustrating.
- Aiptek DV3100 My second digital camera. It already recorded video, but only at about 15 fps.
- Aiptek DV3300 It was my third digital camera. It was multitask (photo, video, mass storage, MP3 and webcam), something appealing back then.
- Aiptek Pocket DV My first digital camera ever. It already recorded video, but no audio and only 10 fps. An image of it is quite rare (http://www.comparestoreprices.co.uk/images/ai/aiptek-pocket-dv-camcorder.jpg).
- Kodak S Series S100 EF My second film camera. It was in my early teenager years. http://www.flickr.com/photos/schweigart/6831998826/
- Pentax MZ50 My sixth film camera. I was in love for the Canon Rebel when it was launched, but I had to wait all that long to finally own an autofocus.
- Sonora Love My first film camera. It was sold with a 110-format 20-exp film strip already in place, and when you took the camera to develop at one of Sonora's labs, you received another one. Of course, it didn't take a couple of cameras until I decided to disassemble it. Quite a piece of crap, but for a kid and as the FIRST OWN... http://www.flickr.com/photos/rodrigov/5172794186/in/photostream/
- Zenit 12XP My third and fourth film cameras, because I actually had two. As a too curious and somehow boiled son I was, I disassembled it and convinced mom to buy me another right after.
- Zenit DF300 My fifth film camera. It is a copy of Minolta X-370. Its lens was a Zenit 50mm ƒ/1.8, also an imitation of a Minolta.