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Old Oct 10, 2011, 3:36 PM   #31
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Well, now I don't feel so bad about owning 4 cameras.

Sony A-500 usually with the kit 18-55 or Minolta 35-105. Also have a Minolta 50mm prime and a Sony 75-300 (which only gets used when I won't be doing any walking)
Panasonic TS2
Sony HX9V
and my son's Sony DSC-S600 (which still works really well...though our H5 seems to be dead, even with fresh batteries it depletes them after 5 pics
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Old Oct 11, 2011, 6:07 AM   #32
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I only have 2 cameras and one is an Old Zenith E!!
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Old Oct 11, 2011, 10:20 AM   #33
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Over 40 years running photography both as a business and as a personal pastime.
It was the mixing of photography and some of the other hobbies that was a bit destructive to equipment.

Safe shooting I refer to normal work in studio and on job sites, or outdoors dong personal landscape type things.
Although I did wipe out a body, 100-300 lens and a flash when I took an unintentional plunge down the side of a waterfall, many years ago.

Unsafe shooting category falls into water sports like sea kayaking, or climbing and I've always wanted to go caving, though somehow got way too old for most of these activities any more. Stll paddle flat water which is mostly safe for the cameras.

Lenses mostly in the 70-300 range and sometimes a body would cease to exist when they took an unexpected bath or got banged against rocks.

Originally Posted by lesmore49 View Post
I noted that you delineated camera use as either safe or unsafe shooting conditions. I'm curious for more details and hope you won't mind providing more information ?

Have you had any camera equipment destroyed in the past, due to conditions ? If so could you go into further detail ?

Your photographic life sounds a lot more exciting than mine.


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