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|07-19-2013 04:29 PM|
Five hundred dollars is nearing the benchmark to have a decent set of non-stamped cutlery. And even if the individual desired Shun or one of the more expensive Japanese models, how does their ignorance figure in to a tool whose longevity is well regarded?
Knives require hand-eye coordination. Producing pasta only requires a timer and an understanding of al dente if you can't boil water.
|07-19-2013 04:20 PM|
As for me, I decided on a different product because I knew I would be making a significant investment in lenses, I'm in the period of relocating and starting at business during the same time frame. From an expense perspective it may not be the best use of my funds at this time due to the other things on the horizon. Were that not the case and I was completely sold on the features offered and willing to invest the additional time needed for its mastery, I would have no problem making the purchase.
|07-19-2013 01:33 PM|
Went in on this deal for a 2nd camera for the wife and just received it.
Basically has a brand new appearance, 11 shutter clicks and just one bad pixel in the sensor.
|07-18-2013 08:17 PM|
Plus, these entry-level cameras are much more user friendly. My D200 is very intimidating to the average person, whereas I ctan hand my D3100 off and ask them to snap a photo of me much more easily, even though in both instances I've already adjusted all of the settings for them. It's just good sense to start with a lower-end camera, as you're less likely to burn yourself out, and it lends itself to getting new photographers out there and getting good photos. Go look at all of the various camera forums where a new photographer is getting frustrated at mis-shot photos because one of the myriad features of a higher-end camera getting in their way. The full manual settings are much more easily accessible, and these cameras encourage you to get in and play, while with more sophisticated cameras, new photographers are afraid to change anything for fear of destroying the careful balance they finally achieved of "the camera is currently working correctly."
And people laugh at rich folks buying above their means all the time. Go to any Porsche Club of America, BMW CCA, Ferrari DE day, etc and it is very easy to pick out the newbies that overbought. Not just that they're driving a car way above their skill level, but more so that they often decide to pre-outfit it with modifications like more intensive suspension, race slicks, etc. just because it is supposed to be good. Similarly, a guy that gets a D600 as their first camera, how can they quantifiably discuss its advantages over a lesser camera? They've never used a lesser camera before, and don't have the experience or the understanding to understand why they'd use their very nice piece of equipment over something lesser. That's why many serious art schools use fully manual film cameras for the photography 101 course. Some really prestigious ones start people off on 4x5 view cameras, as it's essentially a box, no assistance whatsoever.
|07-18-2013 06:33 PM|
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|07-18-2013 09:09 AM|
|mesajoejoe||Just got my camera in, shutter count of 72. Could care less about the red color to be honest. Just glad to finally have bought a decent camera to just have fun taking photos. Cheers to you all!|
|07-18-2013 02:44 AM|
I suppose the irony of the attitude is just a tad bit ridiculous and that is merely being polite. It isn't like we're talking Hasselblads here. Which is out of reach for most of the populace. The point being, people often get the best their money can buy even when they have no clue of its operation. The wealthy do this everyday and nobody's laughing. I cannot imagine why this subject would garner the same unless a select few need to feel important and having this nifty device around their neck augments some degree of self-esteem that's sadly lacking.
You see, it isn't the fact that they complain that stands out. It's how the recipient elects to respond that makes the difference. One doesn't always need to express their prowess or give attention to suggestions of betterment. Those are the six degrees of separation that truly count.
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|07-17-2013 10:54 AM|
|njovanelly||Bought this from the same seller a couple weeks ago. Very happy so far. not sure about the red color though...|
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|07-16-2013 08:58 PM|
the cheapest way...
Did you know that you can reverse mount the kit lens that comes with the camera for free ninety nine?
Something to think about.
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