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Old 12-15-2015   #1
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Old photogs and gear.

I have to update my Canon 5D, it is getting clunky. Don't have free money for it, I'll need to sell it and one L lens at least to get used 6D and what's it. I want M240, 262, but I would never made such money.

I'm looking at older and known for good reason photographers like George Zimbel (Montreal) and Frank Herzog (Vancouver) and as of now they aren't using high-end cameras. Just nothing special cropped sensor cameras, like NEX and X series cameras. Some, like John Free, are using old, not expensive film gear they have used for decades.
And almost nobody from old stock known photographers I'm aware of are with latest digital Leica gear...

Is it due to wisdom or income?
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There is so much great gear out there, and it's going begging for the most part. Why not shoot with what you're most comfortable with? New, old, film, digital, whatever floats your boat.
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5d?

I will never quit mine. I much prefer it to many cameras new and old. Cameras, old and new are like guitars. I prefer my old Tele to everything new. Go ahead and enjoy a newer model with better low light capabilities, but there is a trade off, less color saturation, and 'personality'.

The M8 is that way, an old Canon D 20/30 is that way. I don't speak Nikon, but I'm sure that lives there too. Don't sell the 5D. It's worth nothing in dollars. What's it worth to your eye?

I still shoot Barnaks (among many others) too. I will never sell them.

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How is the 5D taking lesser pictures than it was when it was new? Getting clunky?? It's been "clunky" all along. I have a 6D and it's only a tiny bit less "clunky", I can't recommend it for your problem.
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There is so much great gear out there, and it's going begging for the most part. Why not shoot with what you're most comfortable with? New, old, film, digital, whatever floats your boat.
Talk about old photogs: welcome back, mattock!
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I'd say wisdom. As long as it works and you like using it you can make pictures. Dropped my 5D and 24-105L, both kaput, replaced with 6D and pancake EF40. Now zoom with feet. Happy with results. But I'm using my IIIc and Nikon F a lot more. A few decent primes is all I need.
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Talk about old photogs: welcome back, mattock!

Hey, BMattock! I think about buying a Mamiya Super Deluxe like once a week because of you. Nice to see you.
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Mattock, I haven't seen you active in ages, possibly my lack of depth on the forums.

Nice to see others from the Mit posting, especially with such reputation.
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I just bought a Nikon D7200 last month to replace my 8 year old D300, but it turns out I'm not using it much. Its a good camera but for most of what I'm doing the D300 is still as fine as it was before!
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There is so much great gear out there, and it's going begging for the most part. Why not shoot with what you're most comfortable with? New, old, film, digital, whatever floats your boat.
It is an honor to get reply from someone like you!

I'm most comfortable with M4-2, but not able to afford digital RF which is as good at ISO6400 as my consumer DSLR is (Canon 500D)

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How is the 5D taking lesser pictures than it was when it was new? Getting clunky?? It's been "clunky" all along. I have a 6D and it's only a tiny bit less "clunky", I can't recommend it for your problem...
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I will never quit mine. I much prefer it to many cameras new and old. Cameras, old and new are like guitars...
Like any tool which you know after years of use it is easy to notice if something isn't as good as it was. I don't know what exactly it is, showing age or lack of regular use, but it is acting up on me. So, I'm not going to sell it "like new" and with 5K clicks on it.
Yes, files from 5D were very distinguishable with 50 1.8 II, Zeiss 50 1.4 ZE and now from 50L 1.2 I have for couple of years. To me colors and saturation comes from lens first, at least with Canon DSLRs. Modern Zeiss glass was giving me so much colors, I wanted to de-saturate...

Any way, my preferences in gear is just something particular. But the thing which I noticed and mentioned about gear some old photographers are using... I keep thinking about it.
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But the thing which I noticed and mentioned about gear some old photographers are using... I keep thinking about it.
Probably it's about money when they aren't active and backed by huge contracts, and probably plain wisdom which comes (or not) as years add up tells them any camera they use is giving about same pictures. Yes, there are diffs and as individuals they have preferences for size, shape, controls etc. but these measures aren't going to boost or kill creativity. It's either there or not. If they know little nex is giving them what they after then why carry bulk of pro DSLR or invest into digital Leica? That is, we all know this but age gives some determination and certainty.
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Lenses matter most, especially with film. A good handfull of fast primes and you are set for life. In fact it doesen't have to be the most expensive glass either. Many shoot with a 50mm f1.8 ish standard and produce stunning results on a shoestring.
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I have no nostalgia for old digital cameras. The original 5D was a great camera. I literally shot the shutters out of a couple of them. And they will still take great photos. If you are willing to live with their limitations. Compared to my 5D Mk. II and III, the files are mushy, the back LCD is dark and low resolution. The autofocus (especially compared to the 5D III) is awful. The camera seems sluggish.

IMO, even a Sony A6000, at about the price of a used 5D Classic, is a far better investment of $500. It is just scary good for the money. Where digital is concerned, it is hard to go backwards.

As an old photographer, I can tell you that even old "famous" photographers are often stuck in the past.
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Probably it's about money when they aren't active and backed by huge contracts, and probably plain wisdom which comes (or not) as years add up tells them any camera they use is giving about same pictures. Yes, there are diffs and as individuals they have preferences for size, shape, controls etc. but these measures aren't going to boost or kill creativity. It's either there or not. If they know little nex is giving them what they after then why carry bulk of pro DSLR or invest into digital Leica? That is, we all know this but age gives some determination and certainty.
For about fifteen years, camera technology progressed in revolutionary steps from model to model, doubling resolution in sensors and changing pixel technology that almost demanded that pros use the next generation equipment to stay viable in the market place. Today, the differences in cameras from model to model are evolutionary. The images they produce are of the same quality. It makes no difference whether you're shooting an M9, an M240, or a Canon 1Dm(whatever) the final images are essentially indistinguishable.

When dollars for gear are dictated by income, and the gear you have is adequate for making the images your market demands, then it's good business sense not to spend money on something new.

At about 12mp, digital began out-resolving film in a 35mm frame size. At 18mp I have plenty of "crop room." And at the high-end, the differences in lenses pointed out here and in other gear-centric forums really don't amount to anything in actual use. I keep saying that there isn't any recognizable difference between my Voigtlander M mount lenses and Leica M mount lenses when you're looking at images online... or even in prints up to 24x26".

I think you're going to see much less gear-movement among working pros in the next few years. Most of the folks who buy the latest and greatest are going to be amateurs who believe the advertising hype.

The best analogy I can think of remains the parallel of golf clubs. There are people who buy new clubs every season thinking that the clubs will make them play a better round of golf. It just ain't so. Neither does a new camera cause you to take a better image just because it's new.

My studio lights are corded Normans from about 1975. Is the light they produce too old to make good images?
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Many years ago a young photographic newbie asked a wise old photographer what he thought the most important pieces of photographic equipment were.
The old shooter replied, "This", said as he pointed to the lens on his camera, "But mostly this", said as he pointed to his own head. "And everything else is just commentary."
Me? I don't pretend to be a great photographer, and I do very, very little professional work, especially now in the Digital Age, but I do just fine with my laughably old, horribly backward, clunky old manual focus film SLRs, rangefinders, and lenses from the previous century.
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Is it due to wisdom or income?
It may as well be due to age.
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I think I'm torn three ways in this discussion:

Convenience... I set aside my film cameras in 1998 because of the convenience of seeing a picture the moment it is taken, and the ease of posting it on-line or e-mailing it across country. I still use my iPhone for most casual pictures because it's in my pocket and it takes good snapshots.

Cost... I use my old film cameras because I own them, but receiving my wife's grandfather's Leica M3 outfit as a gift rekindled my passion for film photography this summer. As much as I lust to own a new digital Leica M typ 262 or a new digital EOS to complement my old film cameras, I just don't have the ready cash to buy one. But I do have money for film and developing. $1400 or $4000 or $8000 buys a lot of film and developing, so maybe I'm just old fashioned enough to leave digital photography in my pocket.

Gadget-head instincts... I have always been intrigued by gadgety cameras, and I don't know why. I've found this summer and fall that there are lots of small, cool cameras that I couldn't afford to buy years or decades ago that are now under $20 at thrift stores, and they're in excellent condition! A month or two ago it was a Bell & Howell Dial 35-2 (made by Canon) in perfect shape. Last week I bought a Kodak Pocket Instamatic 60 for $6, and it is a rangefinder. I'll finish rebuilding the battery this weekend, and see how it shoots. These thrift store cameras let me indulge the gadget-head in me very cheaply indeed, and I don't know if I would get much more enjoyment from a new Leica or EOS.

But for me wisdom isn't a factor. When I find a new camera, or develop a roll and look at the prints, I'm still an 18-year-old art geek at heart. Perhaps it's wisdom to embrace the inner 18-year-old and just enjoy photography.

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Sometimes we take our cameras, our gear, and ourselves to seriously.

Do what's fun and shoot what feels right. The rest is just filler and talk.

I do love a good thrift camera...
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I'm looking at older and known for good reason photographers like George Zimbel (Montreal) and Frank Herzog (Vancouver) and as of now they aren't using high-end cameras. Just nothing special cropped sensor cameras, like NEX and X series cameras. Some, like John Free, are using old, not expensive film gear they have used for decades.
And almost nobody from old stock known photographers I'm aware of are with latest digital Leica gear...

Is it due to wisdom or income?
John Free is the primary reason I picked up the SLR film camera again. I know with him it's not the money but the camera. He absolutely loves his F3 & a 50mm lens. He had a you tube video at one time explaining why he prefers an SLR to a rangefinder camera. I'm still not ready to give up my bessa cameras yet.
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But the thing which I noticed and mentioned about gear some old photographers are using... I keep thinking about it.
Maybe they know something we don't...

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As the man (Shakespeare) said, we work by wit and wisdom not by witchcraft.

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Just askin' how/why is your 5D clunky? I keep stuff forever, if I can. One photog who worked for me has a Canon D60. Still works. Photos are pretty much the same as her new Canon. Do you know what I mean? I have a Canon 20D from 2004. It has made lots of photos for me and it still works just fine!

I'm going, in time, backwards with my gear. I really enjoy using the Leica Barnacks. I'll have to show you sometime some Indy race photos! Just kidding!

At any rate, stuff I buy now is old, kind of like me!

Now, I can make nice photos and video with my iPhone!
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Frank Herzog (Vancouver) and as of now they aren't using high-end cameras. Just nothing special cropped sensor cameras, like NEX and X series cameras.
Where did you see this about Fred Herzog?
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Where did you see this about Fred Herzog?
I read about him on the internet (several articles) and where are Flickr pictures of him with camera he is (was) using recently.

In this video about him some of his portraits with his gear from the past are provided.
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My brother just inherited all my old Nikkor glass and a "Clunky" old D70 I advised him to buy off craigslist for 40$ (A friend also uses one a member here gifted for him)

Don't tell them they are outdated shhh...

Both these guys are making good photos with their Nikons, my brother is especially fond of the 55mm Micro for snapping stills of his slot cars and engine projects. (Right now it's a 80's Honda Spree) He is already getting the handle on exposure and uses his camera in Manual mode exclusively now, gotta be proud!

New photographers, Old gear.
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I'm going, in time, backwards with my gear. I really enjoy using the Leica Barnacks. I'll have to show you sometime some Indy race photos! Just kidding!
Bill, I actually shot stock car races commercially under the lights in the early '70s with a Canon IIF and a couple of Serenars. I've got those transparencies around somewhere.
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I read about him on the internet (several articles) and where are Flickr pictures of him with camera he is (was) using recently.

In this video about him some of his portraits with his gear from the past are provided.
https://youtu.be/aVDTzl4VDIg
Thanks... cool to know. I only know of his older work, so it's good to hear he's still at it.
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I happen to like chunky and clunky cameras that are kinda basic. They are all I need to do my photography. I rarely shoot higher than 800 ISO in either film or digital though so YMMV.

I own about 15 cameras (small and medium format) but all of them are keepers that get regular use, and all are cameras that I expect to be durable.

As far as clunky goes my Monochrom has that loud shutter, the slow buffer, and the lame LCD screen; and surely the M-246 is a much more advanced camera; but I still love my MM warts and all because it still makes great pictures.

Sometimes the limitations have romance and charm. My F3P I have been shooting for more than two decades, and some how this old man finds comfort it the retro and familiar. I tend to shun advances, and I make excuses to avoid gear turnover and embracing the new.

Nothing wrong with being stubborn. Also one thing I noticed is one way to be an artist is to be clever, and another way is to purposely do the opposite of what others are doing.

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As far as clunky goes my Monochrom has that loud shutter, the slow buffer, and the lame LCD screen; and surely the M-246 is a much more advanced camera; but I still love my MM warts and all because it still makes great pictures.
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John,

Compared to the M-246 it kinda is.

Also the Monochrom is known for its warts; loud shutter, slow buffer, and crappy LCD screen. It is what it is: still a great camera. It clunks along fine with me. LOL.

My F3P is a chunky camera, but it just feels right because I'm old school. About 25 years of ownership, and it still remains an important camera to me.

My wish is that all my cameras (about 15) remain like my Monochrom and F3P: durable cameras that have the legs to remain great cameras for me.

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I guess I'll have to point out that a stopped watch is right twice a day...

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I guess I'll have to point out that a stopped watch is right twice a day...

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Which is probably more accurate than most Quartz watches that are being worn today... <grin>
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Hi Roger,

Those were the days! The 1970's.

Did you pan with your Canon?

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Those were the days! The 1970's.

Did you pan with your Canon?

Have a wonderful holiday season.
Yes, Bill... I panned and did my best to get 3/4 shots from half-way away down the track. IIRC I was shooting wide-open on tungsten balanced film with shutter speeds around 125th of a second. Yes, those were the days!

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I have the 5d, it's my street SLR when I'm using digital, and I love it, love the files, and the photos that come out at the end of it.

I also have the 5d mkIII for live music stuff (because of the ISO capability) that's also wonderful, but it doesn't make me look at the mkI as any lesser, it's a wonderful piece of kit.
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I like the older cameras. I first shot an Olympus E1 until the sensor died and by that time Olympus wasn't doing any more service on the camera. So I got a secondhand 5D and shot that for 4 years, mainly with a 50mm Summicron-R in black and white, which had great texture and that Leica "feel" to the images. For colour I used the lowly 50mm 1.8 but found it was more than good enough for the people shots I used it for. Sometimes an 85mm 1.8 for street and portraits, but I sold it off when I discovered I didn't really like auto focus; it seemed like cheating.

I finally sold off the 5D after I got an ultra- cheap, used Fuji S5 Pro and buyer's guilt made it unable to justify having two DSLRs at one time. Plus I get confused about battery chargers. I still shoot with the Fuji, mainly with 40mm and 58mm Voigtlanders, and now with a 90mm Tamron Macro. I have seen images from a friend's Fuji X100T but I think there's something to the S5 Pro results that make the older tech better to my eyes.

And I think that's really the thing: shoot whatever makes great results to your eyes.

For digital, I also have the Sony A5100, bought mainly for video, don't like the output for photos. I have the Ricoh GXR, too, and I prefer its output better for photos, plus it feels like a camera whereas the Sony is like a box of electronics. The Sony takes higher res, sharper photos. But it's the GXR (with a Leica CL) that I carry with me all the time.
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