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Re: Why Are We Here And What Are We Doing This For ?

Sure, I know, I understand, it's a far reaching and a complicated subject only time will tell.

 

I am trying to understand the direction all this is going so I purchase the "right stuff".

 

For landscapes, maybe in camera HDR.

 

For flowers and plants maybe in camera focus stacking or focus bracketing.

 

For photographs of wildlife maybe a really good in camera track focusing, image stabilization, fast FPS and a good telephoto that I can carry.

 

To top that I want presets for all kinds of shots, maybe a touch screen button for each preset (not having to go into the menu). did i mention I wanted my cake and eat it too?

 

I am trying to just get the equipment that will do that for me, "much better results than the 60D and 70-300 f4/5.6".

 

Maybe a Canon R, Nikon Z6?? I only got $2k

 

 

 

 

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Re: Why Are We Here And What Are We Doing This For ?

I think it is very possible, with canon camera sales down 10% a year for the last 5 years, maybe they will get smart.
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Re: Why Are We Here And What Are We Doing This For ?

Yea you got the right stuff, now can we shrink the size and cost?
Yea adobe does not have recipes, presets and actions unless you create them. As an artist I get frustrated in trying to figure out what looks good. It reminds me of being at the optometrist, iA or B, A or C, is it B or C.
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Re: Why Are We Here And What Are We Doing This For ?

I was hoping for something better, with all the technology out there there has to be a better solution.
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Re: Why Are We Here And What Are We Doing This For ?

Someday there will be a better solution, but it may take years or decades for that technology to evolve.

 

As my final comments on this matter, what kind of camera gear is attached to the space exploration vehicles - smartphones, point and shoot?  What kind of gear was carried to the top of Mt. Everest to obtain the stunning photographs and video footage that we can now watch online?

 

Just think, what if Ansel Adams, Galen Rowell, Edward Weston, Art Wolfe and many others said "I do not like having to deal with all the challenges related to the camera, tripod, post-processing they were dealing with".  Would we have their stunning images to enjoy and marvel at? 

 

I guess I am thankful I live now.  We have a plethora of cameras and related gear to choose from.  For those whose goals are truly great photography, they will continue to deal with size, weight, technological complexity and other issues.  Hopefully they will continue to create tremendous images that we all can admi,re.

 

As I have said, the human race, technologically speaking is where it is at at this moment in time.  We do have some choices, ranging from the most simple, basic kind of camera or smartphone camera to mirrorless cameras with interchangeable lenses, etc.  The latter is larger, weighs more and is more complex to learn.  So, ultimately it comes down to what do you want to do with your photography and to what ends are you willing to go to achieve your dreams.

 

It has been an interesting discussion.  Signing off, over and out.

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Re: Why Are We Here And What Are We Doing This For ?


@Moire wrote:
I was hoping for something better, with all the technology out there there has to be a better solution.

The solution is to stop whining about the "limitations" of today's gear and to get out there and learn to use your camera. And with that I am done with you and this thread. 

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Re: Why Are We Here And What Are We Doing This For ?

suggestions for a camera outfit that has the features I need?

 

suggestions for a way to bring back the fun in photography?

 

suggestions on how to get great photos with limited computer work?

 

Man you folks are real hard to deal with, not fun at all.

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Re: Why Are We Here And What Are We Doing This For ?


@Moire wrote:

suggestions for a camera outfit that has the features I need?

 

suggestions for a way to bring back the fun in photography?

 

suggestions on how to get great photos with limited computer work?

 

Man you folks are real hard to deal with, not fun at all.


Then please feel free to go elsewhere and try to find some folks who are.

Bob
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Re: Why Are We Here And What Are We Doing This For ?

Morie, I agree "Photography Is no longer fun for me", too many equipment settings, too much time required for processing (I realize some is required), too many unusable photos to sort through."

I used to be an amateur photographer. Got out out of it for several years, but enjoy photography so much I wanted to get back into it. I'm retired and thought it would be a fun hobby. I bought a Cannon sx60. BTW Great camera! But this digital world we live in makes photography a lot of work. Post processing software sucks. No longer fun!
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Re: Why Are We Here And What Are We Doing This For ?


@dbhuff49 wrote:
 But this digital world we live in makes photography a lot of work. Post processing software sucks. No longer fun!

Your underlying message is loud and clear. Photography is not for you. Better that you realize this before you sink a lot of money into gear that will only collect dust. 

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