Originally Posted by thedest
are you being sarcastic bill? if so, why?
Yes, of course! Why? Because, sarcasm and humor go together. The problem with forums and email is you never see the twinkle in the eye or the curve of the mouth. Do you know that some experts say that 80% of communication is visual, not verbal. Maybe that's what makes photo and video so interesting.
Why my sarcasm? Video and photography require gear that is selected by the logical left brain. Then, magically, the more imaginative right brain is supposed to take over and, intuitively, do something with what the left brain picked out. I've logged a lot of time in my right brain playing with cars, boats, airplanes, RVs, cameras and tools. At one point I added up that stuff I was responsible for contained 64 spark plugs! I have the habit of letting my left brain control me and make me fascinated with cool toys and tools.
Part of my retirement project is to tame my left brain and become more right brained. In other words, I want to become capable of great digital art!
Forgive me, but somewhat at your expense, I let my left brain run away with itself again and decide to shop for a NEX-6. The left brain wrote the sarcastic post. This morning, my right brain beat up on my left brain and reminded it that there is a new King of the Cranium. Me and my right brain are back on track with "screw the new equipment" and get better at at using what we have. (Regarding your PS3, my gear is not what is not getting in the way of better pictures. It is my fascination with gear that is getting in the way.)
For what it's worth, you did me a big favor. Between your request for some low light examples and a chapter in a book I'm reading, the right brain and I took my wife to dinner at a car show where we could get a little control back from the left brain. Thank you.
BTW, did you know that the vast majority of the video we find interesting enough to actually watch consists of 3 to 5 second clips? Turn the TV on, randomly pick a channel and tell me if I'm wrong. We right brained camera analysts on this forum never do it that way.
Regarding PS1, my kit is an RX100 with a HX9V of the same size for backup and longer reach video. My entire kit fits in one baggy pocket in my travel shorts.
Regarding PS2, the 6 costs more, has "APs" and at least one more knob. My left brain loves it.
Absolutely no offense recieved, sensed or intended.