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Born and major part of life living in Prague. My occupation is orthopaedic surgeon. First experience with camera at early childhood(sometimes when I was four I got simple camera Pionyr); later I used father´s Veltaflex. When I studied secondary school, I earned money to buy russian Zenith 3M, which was one of the best cameras avaiable in Czechoslovak Socialist Republic at this time. I used Zenith for many years, sometime perforation of the film was bursted, but mostly the result was quite good.I developed films in our bath-dark-room. I used b+w films Foma,Fomapan, later expensive colour film Orwo(East Germany production). When I was nearly 35, I lived 7 years in Africa and I bought Ricoh Mirai; this was by my opinion excelent film camera. A few years ago I decided to change my photo life and started experiment with digital photo. First camera was Olympus 740, but I was not so much happy with it and soon I changed it to Panasonic Lumix FZ 30. With this camera I made thousands pictures and I was very satisfied. Manual sharpening, manual exposition and especially tipping display is what I liked much. Only weak point was baterry with very low capacity - one day photo trip means at least 2 bateries. The last camera which I own is Canon 40D. Of course, it is nice camera, but more sensitive to dust and what I realy miss is tipping display.
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Canon EOS 40D, OLYMPUS C740UZ, Panasonic Lumix FZ30, Ricoh Mirai, Zenit 312M

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