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Good choice. My dream camera at the time was the Nikon F3 but I could never bring myself to spend over $1,000 on a camera.
 

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I spent many a hard-earned dollar to have film developed to be horribly disappointed at the quality images I had not captured....
 

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In 1985 dad spent $2500 on a camcorder for my coming birth/childhood.

I paid $5850* for each of the new cameras.
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*I commonly look for deals and pay less than MSRP. My most recent and best deal was getting that $12k lens for $2700 off by being in the right spot at the right time (eBay) and being able to find the seller in the real world.
 

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I bought a Minolta SRT 101 in 76.
Nothing fancy but had a reputation for ruggedness.
I toted that camera all over the World.
It was bouncing on the floor of 4-wheel drive vehicles, crossing frozen fjords on snow mobiles and deserts on camels.
The ruggedness reputation was not exxagerated.
Best camera I ever owned.
 
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In 1985 dad spent $2500 on a camcorder for my coming birth/childhood.

I paid $5850* for each of the new cameras.
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*I commonly look for deals and pay less than MSRP. My most recent and best deal was getting that $12k lens for $2700 off by being in the right spot at the right time (eBay) and being able to find the seller in the real world.
thats a great website. been plugging in all the rates I've been paid over the years for tree work. interesting how they hold up. it seems to nail it.
 

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I use this on my phone...


I use it mainly for conversions. I like an rpn scientific for actual calcs. Anyway, it does historical USD conversions. I get $5812.26 for Carl's camcorder, so it's in the ballpark. I'd have to tear into the source code probably to see where it's getting it's data from. It's pretty fun to see how prices compare. As a general rule, prices have increased ~10x since the mid 50s. If you paid $1 for something in 1955, it would cost you $10(the calc says $9.3386) today.
 

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As consumer electronics go, since the 1970s, the real bang for dollar performance has been on the consumers side. I recall a mid to top-line Hp calculator in 1975 was running 300 to 600 bucks. Today calculators with the same functions are given away as promotions at trade shows.

As bang for the buck goes, since the 1970s, you can't say the same for food and shelter. Been sure and furious inflation there ever since.
 

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First clip is from a Sony FX3, 4K30, 840mm F20ish (manual focus, large DoF), around 320’ from home plate. Second clip is Sony A1 8K30, 135mm F8ish.

 

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This past Saturday, 435' from home plate. 840mm of glass + 10% camera crop for 4k120 +15% crop in post= 1062mm field of view (except when our pitcher catches the bouncing ball for an out at first).


The audio "delay" trips a lot of people up. "Why is the audio lagging?" 😂

 
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