nimbleboy wrote:I really like these posts...
Thank you! It's a fair trade--I like making them
Hawk wrote:If memory serves Shenzhen is almost "might as well be Hong Kong" - like across the river or something like that?
Shenzhen is close enough to HK! Or you could visit the Shenzhen Watch & Clock Fair...
3Flushes wrote:It will never be as good as Kodachrome 25 again. Never.
I never did any real film photography, except for an old Kodak Hawkeye/120 or Fiesta/127 as a kid in the late 50s and very early 60s, which hardly counts. But my Grandmother was (in Canada) a fairly well known and highly regarded nature photographer (35mm, always).
That said, I shot and edited lots
of early smaller format (2" and 3/4") video, though, professionally in the later 70s and early 80s, which, as it turns out was probably a better primer for modern digital photography than film would have been. My first "better" digital was an Olympus C4000. Now I have a Canon M50/APS-C and a few lenses, when I want to shoot something like a "real" photographer. But I've never taken that travelling.
Most of my 2011 travel shooting was a Lumix DMZ-TC3 pocket cam, and some C4000.
2013-2015 was mostly shot with a Canon S110 Powershot, with some use of a Lumix DMZ-TC3, depending on lighting. The Lumix was great in low light.
I took the S110 and an Olympus SZ-12 along in 2015, but that was also the first year I also did some phone shooting, with a Samsung S4. The zoom on the phone sucked, so I used the Olympus for zoom shots, and the S110 when I wanted as good quality as I could get in a point/shoot. Canon colour is lovely.
2018, however, almost everything
was the Samsung S8+, and that's what shot at least 99% of what you see here, today. I was mighty pleased with what the S8+ accomplished, but zoom on phones is still a loser's game. All
the video is S8+, hand held. For the very few times I wanted zoom, I again used the Olympus SZ-12--but I hardly did that at all.
I'm thinking the almost-released new Samsung S10+ for 2019, with maybe a small 1" sensor compact jobbie for zoom. We'll see.