Lives in United States Sedona, AZ, United States
Works as a retired
Joined on Oct 19, 2007
About me:

I agree with Ken Rockwell that 'the best camera is the one you have with you'. Since I live in the red rock country of Sedona, Arizona, and ride my mountain bike nearly every day, I've invested in the Nikon CoolPix 5100 even though not as highly rated as the Canon G9, it is less expensive so at least I will have it with me on my mountain bike rides. Also the Nikon SB-400 is small and has bounce capabilities, so I'll have that, too -- for less than the cost of the G9. No use taking the choice too seriously, as many new options will continue to become available in the near future. These days, we can be assurred that something smaller but more beautiful will soon allure us!


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I've taken gallery quality photographs with my Nikon 5200 (12.1 MP), because I always have it with me. Convenient that it has image stabilization, of course.

On the other hand, I bought my first Nikon F Photomic in 1964 with the f1.4 lens, when visiting the Olympics in Tokyo. Over the years I enjoyed various Nikon cameras, and ever an Olympus now and then.

I've loved film photography, I migrated to digital around 2000, and I still use the original Fuji S2 in my studio. However, probably because I've enjoyed painting with acrylics for years (for enjoyment, not serious sales), a digital photo is the raw material to develop and satisfy some sort of intuitive vision. Most viewers see the result as being a fine, though I may have spent hours diddling around with it. Or sometimes I'll just go on ahead and create something more artistic. I may even end up with several versions (a labor of love).

Considering my approach, the more megapixels the merrier! Creativity breaks the rules!

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