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I’ve been a keen amateur photographer since the late 70’s, and being an engineer I guess I have always found mechanical things to be interesting, lets just think what the camera is - a unique electro-mechanical device designed to capture and preserve moments in life for you. My first proper camera was a Zenit EM brought by my wife as a present; this gave me a good apprenticeship in the subject. The realisation that a photo taken at f2 and 1/500 of a second was sharp with just the subject is in focus. I had not really understood before that how apertures and shutter speeds had dramatic effects on a photo until I joined a photographic evening class. Naturally my camera skills have progressed over the years, I still take an interest in the “device” and the accessories but realise it is the recorded image that is the part that really matters. Yes, if money was no object I would love to own a Leica M (digital choice) or a Contax G2 (35mm choice), but I cannot complain about the quality of the photos that I get out of my Nikon Coolpix S9100 or Minox 35EL (or Olympus XA2). With any of these small dimension electro-mechanical wonders I can concentrate more on the composition and they are “at the ready” in my pocket. As you "click" your way through life reflect on this: "a colour photo may make you smile, but a photo in monochrome provokes thought" show more show less

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