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Christian Scarlet Regular Member • Posts: 145
Re: Camera for a hipster friend

Watching people’s serious replies is disturbing.

Don_Campbell Senior Member • Posts: 2,831
simple and easy to find

Doug Larvey wrote:

Hi folks

A friend of mine who is a hipster asked me for some advise on buying a camera. His main concern is that the camera fits his hipster profile. The look of the camera is important to him as he wants to look as cool and hip as possible all tbe while giving off the impression that he doesnt care.

He plans to mainly photograph friends and occassions that involve his hipster lifestyle. He considers himself an artist and wants a camera to convey his artistic hipster impression.

He doesnt care for the technical aspects as he believes art can be produced by any camera and plans to produce his art in auto mode.

Does anyone recommend a camera suited for my hipster friend?

If he doesn't care about all the actual photographic things you say he doesn't care about, then for sure he needs a really snazzy, expensive and highly hip cell phone. Anything over $800 should fill the bill. Oh, and make it really, really cute. A case with lots of arty flowers might work. A chain to wear around his neck (below the beard of course).

On second thought, make it over $1000.

bathgate
bathgate Senior Member • Posts: 2,282
Re: Camera size to beard ratio issue

Doug Larvey wrote:

Hi folks

Thanks for the great responses and the camera suggestions and recomendations.

A small detail I forgot to mention was my hipster friends beard. Its quite large and thick which could become a problem with camera straps and larger format cameras. I believe he will need a smaller camera to beard ratio when picking out his new hipster camera.

Well that was just assumed.  

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Qui Tam
Qui Tam Regular Member • Posts: 247
Re: Camera for a hipster friend

How about the hipster's best friend--that "pure photography" travesty, the Nikon Df?

tassienick Contributing Member • Posts: 813
Re: Camera for a hipster friend

A new standard for dumb threads on DPR. Well done Doug.

OP Doug Larvey Regular Member • Posts: 374
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tassienick wrote:

A new standard for dumb threads on DPR. Well done Doug.

Anytime Bud.

NilsBV Junior Member • Posts: 42
Sketch pad and charcoals

My suggestion would be a recycled paper sketch pad and single origin artists' charcoal.

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Spengler49 New Member • Posts: 5
Re: Camera for a hipster friend

I suspect you must be a closeted hipster. True photographers have found this thread to be most informative.

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ZilverHaylide Contributing Member • Posts: 509
Re: Camera for a hipster friend

Doug Larvey wrote:

Hi folks

A friend of mine who is a hipster asked me for some advise on buying a camera. His main concern is that the camera fits his hipster profile. The look of the camera is important to him as he wants to look as cool and hip as possible all tbe while giving off the impression that he doesnt care.

He plans to mainly photograph friends and occassions that involve his hipster lifestyle. He considers himself an artist and wants a camera to convey his artistic hipster impression.

He doesnt care for the technical aspects as he believes art can be produced by any camera and plans to produce his art in auto mode.

Does anyone recommend a camera suited for my hipster friend?

Get him a 4x5 Speed Graphic. And a box of cigars. And some flashbulbs. (For your friend, film can be optional).

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weegee

JohnWick4001 Regular Member • Posts: 231
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It is critical to give him a camera with a defective white balance to get those greenish skin tones  and decentered lens that misfocuses to achieve those "artistic" pictures that all hipsters fall over themselves to be the first to say how artistic it looks. And under no circumstances should the hotshoe mount work,lest he accidentally puts a radio trigger on it with a proper strobe and softbox and fail to achieve the "natural light "look that they all must have.

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tassienick Contributing Member • Posts: 813
Re: Camera for a hipster friend

Spengler49 wrote:

I suspect you must be a closeted hipster.

Who knows, I probably am...

True photographers have found this thread to be most informative.

Yeah nah.

Imager1 Regular Member • Posts: 264
Re: Camera for a hipster friend

I don't know any Hipsters, I'm a Beatnik.

Any cameras for a Beatnik?

DeathArrow Senior Member • Posts: 1,051
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Imager1 wrote:

I don't know any Hipsters, I'm a Beatnik.

Any cameras for a Beatnik?

Look here: https://www.verywellfamily.com/best-cameras-for-grandparents-4154315

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Imager1 Regular Member • Posts: 264
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Cool man, slap me five.

Richard B99 Senior Member • Posts: 2,059
Re: Camera for a hipster friend

Doug Larvey wrote:

Hi folks

A friend of mine who is a hipster asked me for some advise on buying a camera. His main concern is that the camera fits his hipster profile. The look of the camera is important to him as he wants to look as cool and hip as possible all tbe while giving off the impression that he doesnt care.

He plans to mainly photograph friends and occassions that involve his hipster lifestyle. He considers himself an artist and wants a camera to convey his artistic hipster impression.

He doesnt care for the technical aspects as he believes art can be produced by any camera and plans to produce his art in auto mode.

Does anyone recommend a camera suited for my hipster friend?

You need to tell your friend that the ABSOLUTELY ONLY camera he can be seen with is the Leica M10 Monochrom.  It's so hipster cool that it doesn't even have the red dot on it 'cos people who know, know.  And its monochrome so thats the only thing to be taking if you are a hipster.

Doesn't really matter which lens he gets as it doesn't sound like he will be using it much probably the little 35mm f/2 'cos it must be a prime and it has a pretty rectangular lens hood (details matter).

Should be able to get that little package for comfortably under $10,000 so it's great hipster value too.

Pomo Senior Member • Posts: 1,015
Re: Camera for a hipster friend

Olympus Pen F or Fuji X100 with no doubt.

If you want to get cheaper one, take a look at E-PL8.

Ron Poelman
Ron Poelman Veteran Member • Posts: 7,273
Yep, the Kenny Bania school should be a step up. (NT)

tcg550 wrote:

Maybe leave the humor to professionals?

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Ron.
Volunteer, what could possibly go wrong ?

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pocoloco Senior Member • Posts: 2,112
Re: Camera for a hipster friend

Only one way to go, Lomo!

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DeathArrow Senior Member • Posts: 1,051
Re: Camera for a hipster friend

Christian Scarlet wrote:

Watching people’s serious replies is disturbing.

Let's get a moment and think of the world's most disadvantaged people...

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Jonsi
Jonsi Senior Member • Posts: 3,386
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tassienick wrote:

A new standard for dumb threads on DPR. Well done Doug.

I'd say a close 2nd to the Michael Jordan follow-up thread he created, that was quickly removed by mods.

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