New Camera - why?

@MsTickle (24962)
Australia
November 12, 2017 11:42pm CST
Recently I bought a Canon camera plus a macro lens, prime lens, camera bags, tripod and so on. ($$$$$) One of the courses I took mentioned that all sorts of cameras were pretty good these days even phones and point and shoot cameras. My iphone takes great pics as did my Olympus point and shoot. These little guys are so easy to carry yet I need a truck to haul around all my new gear. Then there's the fact that my Canon is so complicated to learn and the others are so easy. My daughter mentioned yesterday that she will be selling her Nikon in favour of her phone. I'm an idiot.
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@youless (91532)
• Guangzhou, China
13 Nov
You are not an idiot. Actually a good camera always takes better photo than any cellphones. This is why I bought a good DSLR early this year before we had a travel. I don't mind that it is big and heavy. I am pleased that our photos have super good results and this matters
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@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
13 Nov
Are you using the Auto or manual settings? How did you figure it all out? I'm taking lovely photos with my phone.
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@youless (91532)
• Guangzhou, China
13 Nov
@MsTickle Manual settings. In fact you can find some basic photography information via the net and it is already good and helpful enough.
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@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
13 Nov
@youless There is so much info on the net! My favourites are swamped with info and I'm more confused that ever. LOL
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@LadyDuck (157523)
• Switzerland
13 Nov
No matter what people say, a good camera takes a lot better photos than the best cellphone. I fully agree with youless.
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@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
13 Nov
Leaving aside special lenses I'm not sure I would agree with this. I think it may depend on who is behind the camera how good the shot is.
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@LadyDuck (157523)
• Switzerland
14 Nov
@MsTickle This is for sure, my husband is a professional photographer and he always says that you will never be able to make a very good photo with a flat item like a phone. There is a reason and it's too complicated to explain here.
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@JudyEv (123179)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Nov
I don't think you are an idiot at all. There is now a belt affair which allows you to easily carry your lens around your waist and once you get used to the new camera I'm sure you'll find it much more versatile than a phone camera. I certainly hope so anyway.
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@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
13 Nov
LOL, I don't think I'll be buying anything else for a wee while. I've gone a bit OTT as it is.
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@JudyEv (123179)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Nov
@MsTickle Oh well, not it's done just try to enjoy it!
@shaggin (36845)
• United States
13 Nov
Iphones and things do take nice photos but nothing beats a nice quality camera image!
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@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
14 Nov
Actually, I'm surprised at how good my phone photos are.
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@shaggin (36845)
• United States
14 Nov
@MsTickle They are improving cells cameras very much but usually its always easy to tell when viewed on a computers larger screen which are cell photos and which are digital camera photos.
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@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
18 Nov
@shaggin Ah yes, that makes sense. I always thought mobile phones would be limited with their low number of pixels.
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@shubhu3 (14279)
• New Delhi, India
13 Nov
Keep on practicing you will be able to master using the camera.
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@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
13 Nov
I certainly hope so friend.
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@shubhu3 (14279)
• New Delhi, India
13 Nov
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@kepweng (14768)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
14 Nov
nice i will purchased only an expensive camera if i use it for a living
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@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
14 Nov
I bought mine for a hobby. Like I need another hobby.
• China
13 Nov
If you are a shutterbug,a good camera is necessity.
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@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
13 Nov
Not sure if I am a shutterbug but I would love to be able to use my camera to good effect.
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@SanyoSan (513)
• Sri Lanka
13 Nov
Beginner level is only a mess. But once you've got your hands on it, you'll love it
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@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
13 Nov
It will be so good when that happens. Wish i could be more patient.
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@sharon6345 (125822)
• United States
13 Nov
Poor you I would prefer the phone too.
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@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
13 Nov
Trying to figure out how this new one works is so frustrating and disappointing.
@YrNemo (12668)
13 Nov
I found out that I don't have the patience to use old cameras.
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@Hannihar (36439)
1 Apr
@MsTickle I have a professional camera besides my Smartphone phone and if I need a certain shot I can use my Fiji.