u newbies are so lucky

raggie33

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yesterday i went to dollar tree and they had spot light solar garden lights for a buck lol
 

raggie33

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ps i can say newbies in a week or so is my 18 th year of being on this forum! lol this is either very sad or cool or nothing at all lol
 

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You veterans got to witness a bunch of what must have been seen as magic taking place back in the day.
You too are lucky to play a role in how those $1 solar lights came about.
 

Burgess

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Funny you should mention that.

As a Photographer for the past 50 YEARS,
I have seen lots of progress and changes.
:whistle:

Had a Darkroom in my basement, where I developed and printed
my Black & White film.

For color, I'd often wait a WEEK to view my results.


Now --
these "kids" can snap a photo on their cellphones,
and share it on "The Internet" in a matter of seconds.
 

raggie33

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Funny you should mention that.

As a Photographer for the past 50 YEARS,
I have seen lots of progress and changes.
:whistle:

Had a Darkroom in my basement, where I developed and printed
my Black & White film.

For color, I'd often wait a WEEK to view my results.


Now --
these "kids" can snap a photo on their cellphones,
and share it on "The Internet" in a matter of seconds.

i recall probaly the first digital camera was at the mall guy had a kiosk where he took pics and put them on shirts etc etc. now id guess it cost him around 10 grand .now you can buy a cellphonr with 16 million pixels .id guees his was like 50 pixels! you could see each pixel lol
 

bykfixer

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My first digital camera was 0.9 megapixels. Even thumbnail size photos were fuzzy.

My first LED flashlight was a triple LED that put out 12 lumens. As in 4 lumens from each LED and it was labeled "super bright". Until 2014 I thought that was all an LED could put out until a coworker showed me his 350
lumen flashlight. I was blown away by that thing, and soon after joined CPF.
My wallet has been thinner ever since.
 

richbuff

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"u newbies are so lucky"

I went from single XM-L2 excitement eight years ago when I was a newb, to 18 x XHP70.2 excitement, to 4 x SBT90.2 excitement.
 

rhodiuman

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Recall anxiously awaiting my Arc LSH-S 79.00 on sale, rated at 14-18 lumens (not 100% sure on that figure but it was very low compared to choices available today), think it was around 2003.
 

raggie33

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Recall anxiously awaiting my Arc LSH-S 79.00 on sale, rated at 14-18 lumens (not 100% sure on that figure but it was very low compared to choices available today), think it was around 2003.

omg i wanted that light so bad
 

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You veterans got to witness a bunch of what must have been seen as magic taking place back in the day.
You too are lucky to play a role in how those $1 solar lights came about.

This is what I was thinking… it was pure magic around 2007.
 
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