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I don't need any more lenses. I don't need any more lenses. <Trying to not read John's glowing recommendation on the 45 P>
Nikon FG, with the 10.5cm f2.5 lens mounted. Taken with the D800 + 55 1.2 S. Now wait, how do I know the images of door knobs and magazines I took today were in focus, correct exposure, the depth of field I was looking for, heck even a reasonable composition How did us humans survive for so long without instant gratification??
NikonFG by maryland_photos, on Flickr
Samy, part of the fun of using film-cameras is the excitement when pulling the freshly developed* film out of the spool/tank. In some cases shooting with vintage gear is such a great experience that the pictorial output is never as nice as the joy while handling well-crafted old gear. I'm a weirdo** in this matter, but sometimes I don't care for the final pictures - the process of shooting with a Leica M3, framing with that fantastic finder, the feel/haptic of this superbly engineered equipment is more important than looking at the pictures done with it.
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Well said Georg and can I just add; "If you want to be a good photographer it is important that you take photos"
Ray, you're spot-on, of course. But to be honest, I'm not after taking photos, rather after taking images. If I could draw I would draw. A camera is a great tool for those who can't draw to capture images/grab scenics.
On the other hand I like to play with gear like the MF-Nikkor's or all the vintage cameras I have accumulated (my geek-side).
And playing with a fast 50 is more fun than learning how to use the charcoal and lead-pencils I've got myself for christmas ;-)