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Old April 9th, 2009, 10:05 PM   #16
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ALTernate thread: You know you're young when...

I ran into a PBS crew shooting on HDV outside of Columbia college yesterday. I was shooting on my EX3 for a mini-documentary I'm working on for a friend's studio. It was just he and I (typical indie crew). I walked up to the guys (all over 50) and made the joke, "Your camera is bigger than my camera."

And none of them responded.

So, "You know you're young" when the union PBS guys don't talk to you.

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Old April 10th, 2009, 08:14 AM   #17
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You Know You're Old When...

You still remember how to load, set up and play a Quad.

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Old April 11th, 2009, 09:15 AM   #18
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I still have a video instructional manual from part of my first video kit. The subtitle reads "Videotape: The Communications Medium of the 21st Century!"

Always get a chuckle out of that one.
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Old April 11th, 2009, 02:01 PM   #19
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Old April 11th, 2009, 09:12 PM   #20
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I --honestly-- checked the bottom of a Pentax digital SLR (which I bought later on) to see if it would take a motor winder. Two seconds later, I face-palmed myself. Old film-photography habits die hard, which (in most cases) is a good thing.

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Old April 21st, 2009, 12:09 PM   #21
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When you find yourself telling the guys at a swish edit facility what all the knobs and switches do on the back of a 7630 u-matic deck, and you end up having to explain 'advance sync', 'color lock', and 'TBC'...
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Old May 1st, 2009, 11:23 AM   #22
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You used ENG cameras where the deck was seperate from the camera. Connected by an XLR cable.

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Old May 7th, 2009, 04:57 PM   #23
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Old July 27th, 2009, 07:15 PM   #24
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Old July 28th, 2009, 09:06 PM   #25
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I'm probably the ONLY digital SLR photographer that carries a Pentax Spotmeter V and a Sekonic L meter, and actually USES them (the DSLR rarely leaves the full manual setting).

I admit it -- I'm old school. I learned my still-photo craft shooting Kodachrome II, with a razor-thin margin for exposure error, and you never knew if you actually got a good shot until days later when your slides got back form Kodak. Rather than shoot loads of digital frames or individually checking the LCD on the camera, I meter, compose, take MAYBE one shot, then move on.

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Old July 29th, 2009, 08:21 PM   #26
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I can remember lugging around a Nagra "portable" reel to reel audio recording unit.

I could have taken a cassette based "SuperScope" recorder which was much lighter, but I stuck with the Nagra (and its full load of D cell batteries) for the superior recording quality.

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Old October 29th, 2009, 11:29 AM   #27
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I guess I'm REALLY old, my first camera was 8mm film!!!


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In that case I guess I should probably call in the carpenter because my first camera was a hand-cranked 9.5mm Pathe Baby - and I still have it in a display case alongside a page from a French magazine of 1928 carrying a full page ad for the damn thing!
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Old October 29th, 2009, 09:13 PM   #28
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.. you know what a 3" IO is (and have used one) ..

.. you still think the quality of 2" tape beats the pants off all these new-fangled formats ..
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Old October 30th, 2009, 06:14 PM   #29
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When your first camera was a Quaker Oatmeal Box Pinhole camera.
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Old November 4th, 2009, 05:58 PM   #30
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I guess I'm REALLY old, my first camera was 8mm film!!!
So was mine. But that does not make me old. It's just that the person who started this thread must be very young!!!
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