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Re: [Canon-350D] Re: Proposed list name change request for comment
Thu Sep 18 20:00:29 2008
As one of the moderators, I own a 350D and a 40d and I am completely for the
name change. Many of us on this group have multiple models and lenses. I
originally joined the group when I only owned the 350d, and have not joined
another group since. The reason for this is because it didn't matter what body
I was using or owned, there are knowledgeable people here familiar with the
350D and other models, including other manufacturers, and I feel I am better
for being a part of it.
In the last 2 years, I have not seen many discussions about the specifics of
the 350d, but mostly about the basics and intricacies of photography itself.
Which is really why we are all here. We should want to better ourselves as
photographers, not strictly 350d users. The camera is just a tool, like a
hammer. The skill or trade is photography. I'd rather master the trade than
just the tool. Plus, any photographer knows that when it comes photography, the
glass is what is most important. Camera bodies will come and go. Lenses can
stay with you for a good part of a decade or beyond.
Also, the fact that the 350d is so ridiculously affordable now means there will
most likely always be more 350d users here than anything else. There will
always be discussions about the 350d, plus the 400d, 450d, 40d and other
models. Opening our group will help us make informed decisions on upgrades in
the future for people who own or have on a 350d and have moved up. We should
not limit ourselves.
I love my 350d, I only use the 40d for studio work, but the 350d for everything
else. It might be one of the best purchases I ever made. But the camera is no
longer in production, and one day will be a relic in the world of Canon DSLR
photography. Without a name change our group will suffer the same fate. There
are a great bunch of people here who contribute, and I would hate to lose any
of them. Plus, there may be many more out there that we could benefit from by
widening our scope.
As we grow as photographers, the group should grow with us.
- Rob in NYC
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