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21. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Will you be serving martinis during that (weekend-long) slideshow??? And, can you hook it up to the big screen TV so everyone can be comfortable? We usually come back with about 250-300 digi pix after each trip (hey, it's only 2 weeks a year). I cull that down to cover the highlights for those requested slideshows. Though, some friends want to "see it all" so they do get what they ask for...

I also quit taking my tripod because airport security people kept trying to take the legs apart - even after putting it through x-ray. The legs don't come apart - fully collapsed, it's only 16" long. Decidedly, not worth the hassle.

22. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Quoting Sander

This'll be a weekend-long marathon-slideshow! *cackles evilly* :D

Me and the Isa's will be over next weekend. You supply the chocolate and the slide...we will bring the martini's! ;)

23. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Quoting CupCake

Quoting Sander

This'll be a weekend-long marathon-slideshow! *cackles evilly* :D

Me and the Isa's will be over next weekend. You supply the chocolate and the slide...we will bring the martini's! ;)

Sounds like a plan!!!!

24. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4808 posts) 11y

Sure thing. Let me know when your plane arrives in Melbourne, and I'll come pick you up from the airport. :D

25. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4808 posts) 11y

Oh, and would that be pure, milk or white chocolate? ;)

26. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Pure, Milk and Dark...white does not count;)
Curbside airport pick-up in a red convertable....Coffee at 5 am promptly, and I like my pillows fluffed before turning in.....

27. Posted by ntupvs (Budding Member 5 posts) 9y

i'll rather duct tape up my entire camera and lenses. in certain countries, using your cam as a status symbol is an invitation to get robbed.

28. Posted by jtrooper (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y

I compare the "Phony photographers" to truck drivers. Truck drivers think that the bigger the truck they have, the bigger and better a man they are. "Phony Photographers" think the bigger the camera they have, the better the camera and more professional they are. It is a lie that way too many photographers believe. This is when a camera becomes a status symbol, a show and tell toy for others to think you are "The National Geographic".

29. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 9y

Oh dear, and here I go buying Mamiya 645's.

30. Posted by Dezafinado (Respected Member 177 posts) 9y

Medium format.... hmmmmm, been thinking about that for a long time.

I still have a 30-yr old Rollei 35S, which is considered the first compact camera in 35mm format. Completely manual, guess-focus (no joke), estimate light-meter and upside down hot-shoe (again, no joke). My trendy friends looked at it and ask "what is it?" They giggled and threw around a few jokes how it belongs in a museum. Little did they know it packs a Carl Zeiss lens. When the pix came back, everyone was surprised at the image quality, the rich colors, sharpness, contrast and texture. They wondered why their shiny PnS digicams or $500 SLRs with bundled lens kit can't do the same! I tell them, "It's all about the glass, boys and girls. Just like sunglasses, throw away your Guccis and Diors and try a pair of Maui Jim. They will open your eyes."

I also have a Contax G1 range-finder and 3 Zeiss lenses but very few know this brand. Besides, the design is very simple and clean. No shiny bling bling. And if you use film, most people will think you're so "10 years ago". But even pro digicams can't render images like Fuji Velvia, NPS, Kodak Portra w/o post-processing. For digital, I bought my first digicam last year, a 7mp Oly C7070. I don't think Olympus attracts the kind of attention that Canon, Nikon, Canon and Sony get. It was the best bang for the buck compared to the more expensive brands. After a year of use, I really like the convenience and cost-effectiveness of digital but not as satisfied with image quality straight from the camera.

[ Edit: Edited on Jan 5, 2007, at 2:59 AM by Dezafinado ]

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