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Subject: [Leica] WTB - Starter Camera for 12 yr old
From: lists at (Wade Heninger)
Date: Thu Jan 6 13:01:01 2005

> It seems to me that your friend should have a talk with the kid re a
> digital camera. ?I would think a 12-year-old would consign a non-digital
> camera to the closet with the drums in pretty short time.
> If they spent a grand on the drums, maybe they can raise the stakes a
> bit.
> Examples I might suggest are Canon G3, used; Panasonic (Leica zoom)
> DMC-FZ10, used.
> These are nice cameras and can be used in manual mode. ?They are
> expensive
> enough that, even used, they should be in good condition.
> If I were 12 and getting a camera, I'd want one like my friends have, that
> shows the picture right away. ?In addition, the savings from film
> processing and prints in a few months will pay for almost any camera
> being
> considered.

The family has a digital camera or two lying around to use if he wants.

He is more interested in learning the basics, and that is so much easier to
do with a manual SLR.

If he gets into it, he'll move up to something else.

The PS digitals have too much crap on them and most just shoot in automatic
because it?s a pain to change anything with all those menus, screens and

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