life span of a camera

Started Jan 16, 2009 | Discussions thread
tbcass Forum Pro • Posts: 39,229
Re: Bad analogy

Gregory King wrote:

Yes, but even comparing film cameras, most every feature has been
improved...weight, metering, focus, and even antishake on some

The bone of contention here is practicality, and for everything but
large format, the infusion of technology has made newer cameras much
more practical.

But they don't take better pictures. New computers can run better software. Those of us who grew up with manual film cameras learned how to work around the limitations of manually setting focus, aperture & shutter speed. The skills we gained allowed us to do pretty much anything possible with digital. Digital has just made me lazy. When I got my first SLR I was happy just to have a meter built into the camera. (yes I used to use hand held meters. We also got very skillful at looking at lighting conditions and adjusting exposure without a meter)

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