When you know, you just know, right? It’s fun to think about sometimes though. I shoot the occasional point ‘n shoot photo like everybody else, and I still get frustrated almost every time I pick one of the things up. So here’s my list:
- You’ve started to really notice the guys with the ‘good’ cameras.
- You’re tired of ‘what you see is what you get’ not being the case when you shoot photos.
- The blasted shutter lag—you press the shutter down, and wait, and wait, and wait—has finally reached the point that you’re ready to throw the little thing against the wall. (Don’t do it. Too expensive to repair.)
- The little bit of zoom—from ‘not wide enough’ to ‘not telephoto enough’ means you never get the photos you saw in your head.
- You find you’re constantly turning off the automatic flash setting because you’ve started to really notice the light.
- Photography is becoming something that you think about a lot. A whole lot.
- Your rich uncle just left you two thousand bucks and it’s burning a hole in your pocket.
So there. My list. Do you have a list yourself? What did I leave off? If you found yourself agreeing with more than a couple of these points, start saving your money!
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