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POLL: "What year were you born?"
1901-1924
1
1.4%
1925-1942
5
6.9%
1943-1960
37
51.4%
1961-1979
21
29.2%
1980-1998
8
11.1%
1999-2017
0
0%

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Oct 25, 2017 12:01 |  #46

I'm in my 60's. I not only use computers, but program them.

Speaking from my own experience, I was interested in photography at an early age, but could not get serious about it until my 20's due to the cost. These days, younger folk are satisfied with their smartphone cameras, which are much better than anything I had when I was their age. This forum is for those who are serious about photography and want to improve. That takes time and maturity and it's not for everybody. The ones who gravitate to this forum will not be those who count "likes" on Instagram and Facebook. They'll be the ones who look critically at their photos and wonder how they could be better.


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Oct 25, 2017 12:08 |  #47

Wilt wrote in post #18480749 (external link)
For new gear there MAY be some element of truth in the statement, but even a new T6i would cost $750 with lens at BestBuy, or $580 refurb thru Canon.
And then there is the used market, and a used 60D is $400-450 with lens.

I think the poll might have been 'biased ' from the beginning due to mere demographics ..if you merely poll the general population, the Gausian distribution puts the natural peak in the Baby Boomer category!
And then the yougest category, from 0-18 years?! Just how many teens do you expect to have established themselves firmly as a hobby and having SLRs?! I recall in high school the guys in my year who were photography afficianados...about 1-2% of my year!

The categories are grouped into generations.

G.I. Gen 1901-1924 means from 116 years old down to 93 years old

Silent Gen 1925-1942 means from 92 years old to 75 years old

Baby Boomer 1943-1960 means from 74 years old to 57 years old

Gen X 1961-1979 means from 56 years old to 38 years old

Millennial 1980-1998 means from 37 years old to 19 years old

Gen Z - 1999-2017 means from 18 years old to 0 years old

Source: https://en.wikipedia.o​rg/wiki/Generation#Wes​tern_world (external link)

And to people 37-19 and 18-0 who shoot casually spending more than the price mentioned for a gadget that is limited to recording stills and video is a tough sell. If they could get more utility from it then they may go for it.

In the US headlines I keep reading that millenials and gen z suffer from student loans.


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Oct 25, 2017 12:36 as a reply to  @ dolina's post |  #48

Hey, I’m a baby boomer :eek:


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Oct 25, 2017 13:30 |  #49

joedlh wrote in post #18480773 (external link)
The ones who gravitate to this forum will not be those who count "likes" on Instagram and Facebook.

Exactly. We count Likes on POTN instead . . .

They'll be the ones who look critically at their photos and wonder how they could be better.

. . . and that's why.

dolina wrote in post #18480784 (external link)
And to people 37-19 and 18-0 who shoot casually spending more than the price mentioned for a gadget that is limited to recording stills and video is a tough sell. If they could get more utility from it then they may go for it.

Solution: build a phone into each camera. :lol:


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Oct 25, 2017 14:34 |  #50

OhLook wrote in post #18480758 (external link)
The poll wouldn't be complete if it excluded any age range, and neither having an SLR nor being firmly established is required at POTN.

But one has to be realistic and practical!

Why not a poll with...


  1. 12-30 years
  2. 31-45 years
  3. 46-60 years
  4. 61-75 years
  5. Over 75


And I would not restrict poll to SLR, I was mere talking about practical realism in any camera possession with casual use, hobby, or enthusiast, or generation of income.

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Oct 25, 2017 15:37 |  #51

Wilt wrote in post #18480905 (external link)
But one has to be realistic and practical!

Why not a poll with...


  1. 12-30 years
  2. 31-45 years
  3. 46-60 years
  4. 61-75 years
  5. Over 75

That would do, too, but I think dolina's existing poll is realistic and practical; its great advantage is that we already have it.

There actually are a few whiz kids under age 12 who take amazing pictures, using an intuitive understanding of framing, color, and so forth. I'd treat the first category like the last one. Make it "Under 31."


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