Cameras for a kid

Paul Stenquist pnstenquist at mac.com
Thu Mar 8 14:33:49 EST 2018


When I was learning photography and darkroom techniques I was studying long division and reading the Hardy Boys. I was ten years old.


> On Mar 8, 2018, at 2:26 PM, Godfrey DiGiorgi <godfreydigiorgi at me.com> wrote:
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> I think BobW and I are soul mates. When I was getting deeper into photography in High School, I was studying Latin, German, Old English, Physics, Calculus, and reading S.I. Hayakawa's treatise on general semantics, "Language in Thought and Action." I'd already signed off on the French as savages. 
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> G
>> "We all get to be young and foolish in our lives. If we survive that, we get to be old and foolish."
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>> On Mar 8, 2018, at 10:50 AM, mike wilson <m.9.wilson at ntlworld.com> wrote:
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>> Your masochism knows no bounds.
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>>> On 08 March 2018 at 16:36 Bob W-PDML <pdml at web-options.com> wrote:
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>>> At the same time I was learning photography I was also starting to read French literature...
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>>>> On 8 Mar 2018, at 15:57, Godfrey DiGiorgi <godders at me.com> wrote:
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>>>> You crack me up, Bob! That's a great line ...! :-)
>>>> ...
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>>>>> On Mar 8, 2018, at 7:22 AM, Bob W-PDML <pdml at web-options.com> wrote:
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>>>>> Sounds like he needs an adult real-life lesson that will leave him feeling inadequate, unloved and in despair at the pointlessness of existence, so anything by Pentax will do.
>>>>> 
>>>>> ...
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>>>>>> On 8 Mar 2018, at 14:31, Eric Weir <eeweir at bellsouth.net> wrote:
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>>>>>> A sister has asked me for advice on a beginning camera for her grandson. He’s 12, intelligent, creative, self-disciplined—all-in-all pretty precocious about many things. I have my own thoughts, which may not be best, but wondered what y’all might recommend.
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