Cameras for a kid

Paul Stenquist pnstenquist at mac.com
Thu Mar 8 14:35:06 EST 2018


Grace has done quite well with my old K7. I have a K5 with battery grip that’s looking for a new home.
Paul

> On Mar 8, 2018, at 12:57 PM, Eric Weir <eeweir at bellsouth.net> wrote:
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>> On Mar 8, 2018, at 12:03 PM, Ken Waller <kwaller at peoplepc.com> wrote:
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>> Eric, whatever you wind up with I'd suggest it have both auto capture mode and a manual mode. With auto he can learn some of the non technical parts of photography - composition, framing etc without getting caught up in the technical side - f-stop, shutter speed etc.
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> Thanks to all who have responded. Something I identified with or helpful in all the responses. 
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> My first digital was an ist*D. I bought it because of a photo shown here that was taken with one. (Prayer Service at St.Michaels. Don’t remember the photographer.) 
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> In retrospect, it was my digital K-1000. My first thought was along the lines of Bob’s suggestion, although with Fuji equipment rather than Olympus—Fuji X-E2S with their XF 27 2.8 lens. 
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> But I liked Godfrey’s suggestion of instant photography. So I also recommended one of the Fuji Instax cameras. A cheaper alternative that he could have fun with and learn about composition, light, and exposure rather than, as Ken says, "getting caught up in the technical side - f-stop, shutter speed etc." 
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> I also recommended this book, based on Amazon reviews. <https://www.amazon.com/dp/1597113158/?coliid=I3N698T4KJHTYN&colid=2Q0L440WU7WZ2&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it> Seems to be specifically about photography rather than just technique.
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