Re: charity needs good camera - Posted by Bert G
Posted by Bert G on December 23, 1999 at 11:16:44:
I think the key is the last sentence of your first paragraph. Get a camera without all the automatic goodies. (Do they make them any more??)
In my younger days, I was a camera fiend. Went thru 2 or 3 rolls of film a week -bought in bulk. (don’t even ask about doarkroom time) You’ld never see me without at least 2 cameras around my neck. My old Minolta has been a workhorse since 1974, the only thing electric on it is the light meter and aperture control.
Couple years back I bought an Olympus auto-everything. Most frustrating piece of c**p I’ve ever had the misfortune of spending $500 on. Forget about action shots. By the time it decides what its going to focus on the action is gone. Or I get a nicely composed picture of two nearby people, and it focusses on the background. Grrrrrr
So, if you want something that will last a long time, get one without a lot of things that can wear out.