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Re: [OM] Hiker on the Ridge

Subject: Re: [OM] Hiker on the Ridge
From: Ken Norton <ken@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2021 11:48:21 -0800
Moose of the Menus wrote:
> Like!

Thank you! I think I took that shot about 20 minutes after the camera
tried to commit suicide.

> Part of what keeps all of us from dying of boredom is that we are all 
> different.

You are unique. Just like everyone else.

> For some folks, a new camera is a major trauma, to be tamed with manual 
> reading, long meditations on the problems with
> menus, explanatory books, now videos, brain retraining, and so on. For 
> others, it's the inspiration to do new things -
> because it's different.

I think I fall into the second category. I go over the technical stuff
just enough to do what I want to do and ignore the rest. It's like the
infotainment system in my BMW. I have no idea what all it does. But
the 194-way adjustable seats? Oh yeah!

> For me, there is often something I want to do, imagine doing. Then when gear 
> becomes available, it's first use is
> fulfilling that fantasy. Then other uses may arise.

I would agree with this perspective. I bought it for a reason. Once
that reason is addressed, then I can explore everything else.
Otherwise, I wouldn't have bought it in the first place. There are
people who always buy brand new cars or cameras every year. It's not
that the purchase satisfies any specific fantasy or use that the old
one didn't, it's just a matter of replacement and incremental
improvements. The E-M5ii purchase is for a very specific application.
I'm actually quite happy as a clam with it for that application. The
fact it is also a reasonably good picture taking machine is just icing
on the cake. I'll almost certainly use it as a leverage to acquire
something higher end with the same color science.

AG Schnozz
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