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When people say they 'upgrade' their camera what do they mean?

 
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Jul 15, 2008 07:57 |  #16

I guess following the computer analogy, a camera upgrade could include a firmware hack, a battery grip to increase power capacity, or a new flash memory card. Maybe adding a flash too? Or is that more like adding a peripheral like a printer?

I think new lenses would be more akin to a monitor upgrade. You can't do much without it but it's not truly part of the core processing system.




  
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Jul 15, 2008 09:23 |  #17

Thanks for you input to clarify the meaning of camera upgrade for me. The 'upgrade' I believe is use incorrectly in this case. It should simply be "I am buying a new camera to replace or to compliment my existing one".

(I was hoping that I would be able to upgrade the sensor, burst-mode logic, body lens mechanism and all othe parts without changing the chasis and, most importantly, without my wide noticing the upgrades!) :)



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Jul 15, 2008 10:29 |  #18

csondagar wrote in post #5914744 (external link)
(I was hoping that I would be able to upgrade the sensor, burst-mode logic, body lens mechanism and all othe parts without changing the chasis and, most importantly, without my wide noticing the upgrades!) :)

You better hope she never hears you calling her wide, too... ;)


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Jul 15, 2008 11:14 as a reply to  @ csondagar's post |  #19

(I was hoping that I would be able to upgrade the sensor, burst-mode logic, body lens mechanism and all othe parts without changing the chasis and, most importantly, without my wide noticing the upgrades!) :)[/QUOTE]

To most a black camera is a black camera, but I don't worry about my wife noticing changes. I tell her when I buy or sell and buy new equipment.



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Jul 15, 2008 23:03 as a reply to  @ monokrome's post |  #20

csondagar wrote in post #5914744 (external link)
(I was hoping that I would be able to upgrade the sensor, burst-mode logic, body lens mechanism and all othe parts without changing the chasis and, most importantly, without my wide noticing the upgrades!) :)

thomascanty wrote in post #5915076 (external link)
You better hope she never hears you calling her wide, too... ;)

Oops! am I in trouble now or what! :o



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Jul 15, 2008 23:12 as a reply to  @ csondagar's post |  #21

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Jul 16, 2008 09:38 |  #22

NordieBoy wrote in post #5910244 (external link)
If it introduces new features then it's an upgrade in my books.

If it just fixes problems then it's an update.

Unless you're Microsoft.

How true is that :)


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Jul 16, 2008 09:47 |  #23

csondagar wrote in post #5903751 (external link)
So, what do people mean when they say they have upgraded their camera?

Could be a trade.

If I said: "I broke into my neighbor's house and took his 1Ds Mark III and left my 5D."

I'd have "Upgraded" my camera. :)


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