Along with the check boxes for Funny, Interesting & Cool you need a checkbox for "I don't get it". In this case I don't get the title. Are you suggesting that no other camera could have made this shot? If so, why? Details please.
Jim - He's just pointing out that "obsolete" cameras made good pictures. If it was a good picture then, it's a good picture now, eh?
What I was trying to say is that each new camera...Nikon D3x or Canon 1dsmk3 or whatever is marketed as an "absolutely MUST HAVE in order to service clients when, in fact, an older 6 megapixel camera was certainly up to the job when it was all that was available......I'm reviewing old work for a slide show later today and find that many of the images I am drawn to came from "obsolete" cameras like the Kodak DCS 760 and they files are wonderful.A reminder to myself that technique often trumps new product marketing....
How did we survive? You at least appear to have survived very well.
Amen to that. My 4x5 is older than I am.
Kirk,I am glad to see you posting to your blog again, and I think you have found a good balance. I enjoy seeing and learning from your work. And it is good for amateur photographers like myself to see what the pros are doing. On a personal note, I enjoy seeing your perspective of Austin. I grew up in Lampasas and went to UT in the late seventies/early eighties as a zoology major, so it is almost like visiting home again (I am living in North Carolina these days). I don't know if you know Larry Kolvoord (I think he is still with the Austin American Statesman), but he and my father taught a 4-H photography class back in the early seventies in Lampasas where I got my start in photography with a Yashica 44 TLR. Thanks,Dan
yep... I totally got the title. Along the lines of "Wow that photo rocks, you must have a really nice camera"!! Good stuff as Always!David Sr.
I guess the reason (or my excuse if you prefer) is that I don't follow Nikon so I wasn't aware it was an older camera. For all I knew it was their newest model.
Jim - thanks for your explanation. It's easy for enthusiasts (not just photographers) to forget that not everyone knows as much about our obsessions as we do, and to forget that most companies have product numbering schemes that are opaque to the rest of the world. Which reminds me of the old Leica joke: "How do you count in German? 3, MP, 2, 1, 4, 5, 4-2, 4-P, 6..."
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