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12-08-2013, 11:59 AM - 1 Like   #31
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I think "old school" in photographic terms means:

1. You know how to use all the modes on your camera, including manual
2. You don't have it in auto mode all (or any of) the time
3. You don't use the "spray and pray" technique
4. You buy your camera based on what it can give you for the money you pay, not because it has a name on it you'll blindy put your faith in (while using it always in auto mode)

So, yes, I'd take old-school as a compliment.

12-08-2013, 12:15 PM - 1 Like   #32
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No. Unless you're never going back to your Old School.

If the reference is too obscure --
12-10-2013, 03:25 PM - 1 Like   #33
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QuoteOriginally posted by davids8560 Quote
So! Are we considered, "Old School?"
To a certain extent. Canikon and canikon users have largely gone down the path of a photo-journalism style of photography. I watched a photographer some weeks ago shooting a wedding in a park. He stood 30 meters away from the bride and groom with a Canon 70-200 to create bokeh. Thats just like the photo journalists. f/2.8 woopy-do !

Pentax is more about the primes and wider apertures and beautiful narrow depth of field photography - and art.

Every photographers shop I walk past I look at their displayed pictures, and they're all of the photo-journalist style. Sharp face and bokeh from 50 meters behind ...........

Its very boring and uninspiring.

Old school is the best school. Its awesome that there's a manufacturer like Pentax that is keeping that tradition alive.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jonathan Mac Quote
You don't use the "spray and pray" technique
Don't knock this technique too much, sometimes you don't get a lot of choice on technique, but you still need to get that image.

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I think he meant "old school" as a compliment. People tell me that Pentax is grandpa's brand. I like it.

Pentax do strike me as being conservatives playing it safe when it comes to implementation of new technology. That's how it should be.
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I reckon some of those who buy Leica cameras do so to show the world they are well heeled old school. No?
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I reckon some of those who buy Leica cameras do so to show the world they are well heeled old school. No?

Just curious - is any Leica digital camera a genuine design, or are they all re-badged Panasonic models?
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QuoteOriginally posted by davids8560 Quote
Just curious - is any Leica digital camera a genuine design, or are they all re-badged Panasonic models?
The answer to your question can be found here:

Leica's rebadging leaves me unimpressed ? MACFILOS

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QuoteOriginally posted by davids8560 Quote
Just curious - is any Leica digital camera a genuine design, or are they all re-badged Panasonic models?
Which ever, it's the Leica badge that matters.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Schraubstock Quote
Which ever, it's the Leica badge that matters.
My first ever digital camera I bought because it had Leica written on it. The worst camera I ever had. I am never making that mistake again.
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The funny thing is most Leica digital cameras are made by Panasonic. Some of the Lumix range cameras are quite good for the $.

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Well, you do need to factor in the free Lightroom... and suddenly the price gap closes.
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Nothing's free. Except RPP, Raw Therapee, etc.
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I'm used to getting called old-school, but up till just recently, I've been using 35mm SLRs with all manual settings. It was hilarious to see all of the confusion from Canikon users when they'd watch me use a manual focus ring.
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How many reviews have you seen where an f1.4 lens is dinged for being "hard to focus wide open"? Duh!
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