how long have you been "shooting" for?

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i've been curious as to how many years of photographic experience everyone has under their belt, so how many years have you been suffering from NAS for? :tongue:

I've only been shooting for a year, picked up my first D80 in July, then a D300 in sept, and a D700 in June. I am hooked! mind you, i'm still a broke college self-funded student :tongue:

how about you?
 
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I bought myself a Nikkormat back in 1977 and used that until 2000, having replaced the shutter, and repaired a few times. Loved it. But I often used during that time a simple point and shoot, because it was difficult to use for a new mom (not a new mom anymore)..... time passed by and my dh bought me a D80. HOOKED again! Just purchased a D700 a month ago and LOVE my renewed hobby again. SO its been many years and will continue on!
 
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A little over a year for me, but not really.

I was a former Canon user and picked up a XTi to learn the hobby about a year ago, but never got into it too much - didn't really have the time. Started getting back into it earlier this year, and the wife bought me a D90 for our anniversary and have been getting into it much more the past few months.
 
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About a year for me, I am probably as hooked as you are Johnny, but I have held back purchasing because I am a way broke college student. I am constantly seeking out deals and looking at D300's for sale, and planning my next lens purchases. It's horrible, :p
 
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Well, by my reconning I have shot photo's for about 1 hour or less. I figure 9000 shots on my D300 at an average of 1/125s per shot plus a similar number on each of my previous camera's ..... :)
 
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I have had some sort of camera since I was young. But I really started to be more serious about photography almost 6 years ago in August 2003. I purchased my first Nikon, an N65, and after that an F4s the following year. I really have not looked back since and enjoy using all my gear.

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I've shot w/ a Kodak film camera back in 95 in high school but that was very brief. Then a company I worked for bought a Sony Mavica FD-91 and I was hooked! This was back in 2000. So I've been "shooting" point and shoot since 2000, but I only got serious with DSLRs around 2007.
 
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Shooting since 1977, but have no need to own the most or the Latest and the Greatest.
A friend of mine thinks exactly the same as you do, he's still currently shooting film with a Bronica ETRSi and does everything manually. I've been astounded by his abilities shooting film, that i'm in the market for a F100/F5 for the time being, and if I really love it, I might make the switch over to medium format and get a Hasselblad 501CM :tongue:
 
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Going on my 4th year I think. I still don't know why I picked up a camera in the first place but I'm sure glad I did seeing as it's my job today :smile:
 
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My first SLR was bought in 1986, I shot that Canon T-70 until 2001 when I bought my F5. Went Digital in 2005 and over the last two years have migrated back to film. My last two weekend trips, I left the D3 at home. I now shoot everything from Minox to 8x10 plus digital.:smile:
 
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Let me get this straight. You picked up a D80, then a D300 and now a D700??? And you are a college student. Who's paying for college???
 
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Used film 1975 - 2007 Went digital in 2007. May dig out film again for some projects I have in mind.
 
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Let me get this straight. You picked up a D80, then a D300 and now a D700??? And you are a college student. Who's paying for college???
I am. financial aid + grants = win. :smile: Kinda off topic, but I pay for my car, insurance, gas, etc. the only thing i don't pay for is the roof over my head.
 
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financial aid + grants = win. :smile:
The way I see it the rest of us taxpayers own at least a portion of those so I'll take my turn with the D700 in August, thank you very much.


I have had cameras off and on since I was a kid, but didn't get serious about it as a hobby until I purchased a D80 2 years ago.
 
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The way I see it the rest of us taxpayers own at least a portion of those so I'll take my turn with the D700 in August, thank you very much.


I have had cameras off and on since I was a kid, but didn't get serious about it as a hobby until I purchased a D80 2 years ago.
I'm not cheating the financial aid system though. my dad is self employed, and my mom is unemployed. My dad was 'retired' for about 2 years, till he got bored of retirement and wanted to make a little extra money, so he decided to open up another auto repair shop, which he totally regrets because of the slumping economy. because we had no income for the last 2 years, Financial aid was able to pay for almost all of my college tuition. The rest of the money is from work.
 
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realistically - since I was about 6 (I'm 35 now) started with old 110s/instamatics then P&S film cameras - occasionally my dad would let me shoot with his Sears film SLR growing up - but I didn't start getting serious until I got my first digital SLR until 2 years ago (used D50)
 
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33 years ago was my first SLR. A fully manual Minolta, I still have it, it stills works. Even the flash works. No auto focus, no TTL, all manual.
 
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I got my first "real" camera in 1989...an Olympus Superzoom 330. Two years later, I was given an old Canon AE-1 manual camera with a couple off-brand lenses. I started shooting a beat up Nikon F3 in 1995. Sold it and several great manual lenses in 1998 after a divorce. Didn't have another camera until 2002, when I bought a used N90s. Got my first DSLR in 2005 (D70), and haven't looked back.
 

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