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Nino Loss
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« on: August 07, 2011, 05:51:22 AM »
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He sees daddy with a camera and wants one too. In the old days one would have given him a Brownie Hawkeye maybe, but today?

Thank you very much in advance for you suggestions and any first hand insights.

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« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2011, 08:19:38 AM »
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A while ago, when my son was 7 - I had gotten him a Polaroid. He loved taking pictures with them. After polaroid died - I just packed the camera away - and refocused and convinced my son on taikwondo and soccer.

The films from the impossible project - are quite impossible to afford on a regular basis - they have become fancy fine art things....

The digital cameras does not have the same feel as that of the polaroids..the instant paper prints are just plain magic.

He does use his iPod touch these days to take images...it is a multi-purpose device (has ipod and games) and has some pretty good apps...plus, he can show the images on the gallery and do post processing all by himself Smiley

In some way, I think we are already living in the future Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2011, 08:33:40 AM »
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I bought my 7 year old son an older 4 megapixel used digital point and shoot for $20. Takes perfectly fine pictures and no worries if he breaks it.
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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2011, 11:32:50 PM »
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Thank you for your replies. I thought of something with a viewfinder. Still don't know what to do. For the time being, I do as Sheldon suggested, he got an old point and shoot that was lying around. But somehow I feel he should have a viewfinder. What do you think? When he wanted to start to play violin at the age of four, I asked a friend violinist what he thought about it. He basically said, that it couldn't do any harm, your son probably will quit after a few lessons, which he did, but getting in touch with the instrument at an early age is a good thing. One thing though, he should learn to handle it properly.
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« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2011, 12:51:45 AM »
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There was an older thread on this topic here.

Cheers,
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« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2011, 08:08:08 AM »
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I would buy this one for a seven year old. I bought my daughter something similar when she was a lot younger. It's waterproof, shock resistant, and it even takes decent photos. It may not be totally kidproof, but it's close.

Have fun. Just wait until he's old enough to start digging through your equipment locker and "borrowing" gear.


[EDIT: that should read, when she was a lot younger than she is now. Maybe 8 or 9 at the time...]
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Equipment: a camera and some lenses.
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« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2011, 12:57:36 PM »
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Maybe you should buy him a Holga.  That's similar to a Brownie.

Tommy
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