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Look ma! No digital!

This is a discussion on Look ma! No digital! within the Aquatic Plants and Plant Care forums, part of the Water Gardening category; Just a waterlily I shot using my old SLR Canon....

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    Default Look ma! No digital!

    Just a waterlily I shot using my old SLR Canon.


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    That is nice.
    I still prefer pictures taken from my Canon Rebel SLR.
    But I am just too lazy to get the pictures developed and scanned so I settle for my point & shoot digital camera.

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    Nice photo!! I think it is an excellent shot!

    I actually dropped my camera today and broke the LCD. I am so sad. I have only had this one for about 6 months. It fell about three feet to the floor from on top of a suitcase. I picked it up, turned it on, and the display is all 'white' with color streaks. Bummer.

    On a lighter note, a friend says that I should be able to have the display replaced since the camera still works. WHo knows!

    Cheers,
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    That 'fragility' is one of the worst things about digital cams. The camera I took this pic with? Well somehow the strap came undone [still can't figure out how the heck that happened!] and the camera fell from hip level -- 3-4ft -- onto the wooden deck lens first. (Let me tell you everybody gasped as that hit.) Not only is the camera okay, the lens is fine too. The friends I was with have good quality digital cams. Their response when we realized my camera was okay? "Had that been a digital, you'd almost definitely be getting a new camera now." LOL.

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    That's the main reason I haven't purchased a 'nice' digital camera--in my experience they are kind of 'disposable'--something generally goes wrong after you have had it, and used it a lot, for a year or more. Or maybe I have been unlucky. I'm also not crazy about the pictures it takes, but there's no turning back for me. Even not-so-great pictures beat the ones left in the camera that never get developed.

    Great waterlily picture Pavel!

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    I love my digital camera but it is true that it makes you lazy, I still use my 35 MM's, they are older than dirt but still take a great picture, especially B&W. Not having a darkroom makes getting film developed a pain.
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    Occasionally I'll take my 40-yr-old Vivitar I rescued and shoot pics of the fall colors. Nothing automatic, fully functional. All I had to do was replace the batteries for the flash and the flat battery on the light meter. (little needle in the window jobbie - love it!)

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