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BTW, any of you DSLR users looking for a long zoom, here comes a dandy from Sigma if you've got two grand laying around that you're not using:

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Okay, so I'm an addict. The little P610 wasn't little enough, so now I ordered an A900. It gives up about half the zoom of the P610 but makes that up in real life pocketability. The A900 is a bit bigger than the size of a deck of cards and only weighs a little over half a pound. The P610 is still a pretty small kit at about two and a half pounds but gets pretty hefty after much over a forty-five-minute walk. Will post my impression when I get it and use it a bit.

Reviving my interest in photography is getting expensive as I now have my eye on one of the superzooms for my DSLRs. OTOH, it's probably still not much more than my food and bar tabs used to cost me and a whole lot more productive.

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PS to @KWING517, do you have Windows 10 and if so, have you tried the new "Photos" app that comes with it? It's pretty quick, easy, and effective for free. I spend very little time on post anymore. Gettin' old and lazy.

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Well, I took the new (to me) camera for a walk and I'm very impressed. The zoom is amazing and as stated, it shoots JPG and what comes out of the camera is pretty usable without further work. Now to catch up on years of neglect! Good luck with your crashed machine.

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Yup, I hear ya.

I also have most of my photos scattered across several computers, one of which crashed last weekend - fingers crossed that I didn't lose it all!!

That same crashed computer is responsible for the delay in posting all of our final tournament pics for the travel baseball team - when (if) it's back up and running, I will have to sort through about 1,500 photos from the 4-day tournament, plus vacation, to be able to post them. I am thinking there won't be time for much editing on those.

So, yeah, it's gotten a little cumbersome and overwhelming.

Not going to let it stop me from enjoying the hobby though. In fact, I might head over to the local gardens at lunch today and see if I am patient enough to get a good shot of the hummingbird family that hangs out by the barn : )

Happy Monday, All!!


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I think your 2 cents are worth more emoticon I use my "big" camera less too..Maybe it is the heavy carting around, I still love it anyway. emoticon

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A variety of things have gotten in the way of my photography, not the least of which was having it scattered over several computers. Well, I'm working on fixing that and I'm going to start shooting almost exclusively JPG's instead of Raw to eliminate the need for post-processing for the most part. The last barrier was dragging around equipment. So... I bought a used bridge camera with a 60X zoom and a very light monopod that was on sale at B&H. I got it today and am impressed. I may end up selling some of my equipment? Anyway... has anybody else left it to get so complicated you get discouraged? I like what I see as samples from this camera right out of the camera and the many examples available on Flickr. I could do better with $10,000 worth of DSLR and several hours of post-processing, but not much better, despite the smaller sensor size. Anyway, there are my two cents for the day.

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