Post by Will Sill Post by Cliff
Still love the camera, but I am proof of the saying, "A great photographer
can take Great pictures with a cheap camera, a Bad photographer will only
take snapshots with a great camera!" :-)
No sneaky little :-) required.
Back in the days BDC (Before Digital Cameras) yrs trly & wife shot 24
rolls of film in a trip to the Rockies. She used a Canon Sureshot (a
PHD camera - Push Here Dummy), hisownself used a Canon A-1 with an
assortment of lenses. Once we got the prints we chose a dozen to be
enlarged for bragging purposes. Even tho SWMBO took no more than 25%
of the pix, more than half of the really nice ones were hers.
The Curmudgeon of Sill Hill
I bought a Canon Sure Shot about 1980. I bought a Canon AE1 a couple of
years later to do some "good" photography. We all took better pics with the
Sure Shot. The AE1 still sits in a bag somewhere, never used.
I did go out and buy a Sony DSC H1 digital about a year ago, and it does
take good pictures. AND, you can take the equivalent of 24 rolls of film
for a lot less than regular film.
With the Sure Shot, quick photos, unintentional photos, and just point and
shoot pictures were some of our best, far outdistancing the posed photos.
Yes, composition, position, balance, and many factors make a "good" photo,
but sometimes it is just capturing the moment, and you can't always do that
when you are setting f/stops, focus, etc, etc.
I think that is one of the great features of the new digital age cameras is