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Enjoy the art of photography .... but how to afford it ...

jrong

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"RE: Enjoy the art of photography .... but how to afford it ??"

jrong Basic Member
Thu 11-Oct-01 07:24 AM

I've been reading with interest particularly when I was thinking about this issue when I was buying my last camera. In the end I caved in to a friend's recommendation and bought the F80, which I love, but its an electronic AF camera not too dissimilar to my old Pentax ME-F, the first SLR I ever owned that packed up on me after 5-6 years (I bought it in 1984). The electronics died suddenly and I haven't been able to find a replacement chip; even Pentax say that they don't support the ME-F anymore.

So I'm wondering about what lifetime to expect from my F80; are fully manual cameras truly the best choice if one wants a camera to last a lifetime, or at least the next 20-30 years?

jin


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