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  •  I think that both Olympus and Canon (0+ / 0-)

    Make consistently good affordable small cameras.

    Nikon's small camera line is excellent too, but pricier.

    There's always a cost/benefit analysis I do. If im going to be around water a lot, I bring my least expensive Olympus. If I need something lightweight that might get beat up a lot, then my little Canon digital camera comes. Thats the camera i also carry into crowded public squares in Mexico, Guatemala, etc. i dont want to be schlepping a big DSL in busy places like that.

    For important events, for my serious photography, for most backpacking and travel, I do lug my DSLR. But i bring my little one too, as a back up.

    My husband's new iphone takes great photos too, if you have an upgrade coming up soon. Bsegal has his great iphone photography series you should check out if you havent.

    Finally, I recommend to most people that they buy a little less camera than they can afford and use the extra money to take a photography class at a local adult school, community college or similar.

    The person behind the camera is always the most important piece of equipment. Ive always known this. But a few years ago, i became friends with a professional photographer with experience that is truly impressive. He took some photos with an old iphone 3.0 that were like a symphony:  the light, textures, and patterns were so lovely.

    © grover

    So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

    by grover on Tue Aug 06, 2013 at 12:45:07 AM PDT

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