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I always instantly recognize extremely intelligent people.
They agree with my point!
But seriously, I just don't get this. In this case the manufacturers have driven the choice instead of the customer.
Maybe it's always been that way.
I like pad devices, but only for certain purposes and when they are cheaper.
So after several years of not owning a camera other than what my phone has, I am taking the plunge and buying a new one. I used to be quite an avid (as opposed to good!) photog and had always had some sort of camera on hand from my first proper, grown-up camera (which I think was the Minolta-X-700 [^])
Anyway, I'm now firmly in the Canon camp and am going for the Canon 77D[^] as it suits my pocket and I have my FIL's old Nikon kit to px as he really has no use for it - an old Nikon F5[^] with some mis-matched lenses.
What I'd like to get as well is a 14mm prime for astro work but will have to wait as I'll only just make enough off the px to not make this painful
Curious as to what kit others use; especially for astro work...
Thanks - by all accounts it is a decent enough camera, one step up from the Rebel range which are the entry level offerings. I would have liked a 5D - a little out of my price range!
It is unlikely I'll ever spend that much on all cameras I ever own combined.
TBF, I could only do this because of the px camera; otherwise I either wouldn't have or may have considered second hand - ebay has plenty of decent models at a lesser than new price. It will live in my backpack like my other camera used to - get some great street image opportunities that way!
I do have a Canon, not sure what model, and am pleased with it.
There are 3 types of camera owner - Canon, Nikon and anything else.
I have a Canon 5D Mark II. I'm hesitant to link so that you all can berate me about my ludicrous fiduciary abuse.
I don't do much Astro work. I'm more landscape and wildlife (well, as wild as a Nuthatch could be). I have a 70-200 zoom I use for that stuff, and the bog-standard 24-105 for my walkabout lens. I do have a 50mm f/1.8 for my more artsy attempts.
I do have a 14mm prime for landscapes (not the f/2.8 though), but it's really soft around the edges, so I don't pull it out much.
What's the first rule of power tools, children?
Yep - disconnect from the mains before changing blades.
Rich didn't - we were cutting up an old sofa bed to fit it in the car and take it to the tip, and while I'm angle grinding away, he changes the blade on his grinder from ceramic to metal and catches the power button. Blood all over the place - but one trip to the local minor injuries unit later and he was seriously lucky. The tool swung round and caught him between two fingers, instead of the blade taking his finger off.
I knew we should have had a Health and Safety briefing before we started...
Bad command or file name. Bad, bad command! Sit! Stay! Staaaay...
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