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Old 14-06-2009, 12:35   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I will be 58 next week and I am a complete novice when it comes to photography. Is it to late to learn.
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Old 14-06-2009, 12:38   #2 (permalink)
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Old 14-06-2009, 13:02   #3 (permalink)
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Absolutely not. My Old Ma has just decied to buy a compact to keep in her bag, she bought herself a Panasonic Lumix.

She's taken some great pictures, How old is she ?

75 in December

So have a look at an affordable camera and start enjoying a new hobby
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Best place to learn
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Old 14-06-2009, 14:07   #5 (permalink)
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Welcome to Pixalo TonyG never too late
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Old 14-06-2009, 18:53   #6 (permalink)
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Old 15-06-2009, 02:27   #7 (permalink)
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Old 15-06-2009, 10:07   #8 (permalink)
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These are the best years, just grab a camera go out and enjoy!
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Old 15-06-2009, 18:09   #9 (permalink)
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Thanks to everyone, already feel very welcome.I already own a Canon 400d+18-55 lens+tamron 55-200lens+ Canon 430ex. Does that seem like a good starter kit. Thanks TonyG
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Old 15-06-2009, 18:24   #10 (permalink)
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Well I am 78 and still enjoying my photography as much as I did when I was 18 and I am sure you will too.
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Welcome. I'm 72 and still going strong after 62 years photographing. The only thing now is that, sometimes, those flowers or fungi look to be worthwhile photographing but they are just too low down! It isn't getting down - it's getting up! The only thing you'll regret is that you didn't start sooner!

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Hello from another John. I am now 78 and have been taking pictures for 60 odd years. I am having the same trouble. When I kneel, or fall down to take a low angle shot I can't get up again unless I have my mono pod with me which I use to climb up. So that's another use for mono pods. Not withstanding the problems photography has helped to provide me with a happy retirement and I can thoroughly recommend it.

I've just noticed that I have already replied to this thread. That's loss of short term memory and this leads me to stupid mistakes which is why I don't post very often these days.
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Old 16-06-2009, 22:16   #13 (permalink)
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Thanhs John F I had forgotten all about your first reply. TonyG
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Thanks to everyone, already feel very welcome.I already own a Canon 400d+18-55 lens+tamron 55-200lens+ Canon 430ex. Does that seem like a good starter kit. Thanks TonyG
Just realised, everyone was so concerned with their aches and pains that we forgot to answer your query. The combination of a camerea body with the two lenses covering from 18 mm to 200 mm is an ideal start until you determine exactly what sort of photography you are going to do. At that point, you can then begin to decide what additional/other lenses you require, if any, e.g. macro lens, long telephoto, utra wide angle, etc.

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