Acceptance Ratio Improving
I have to admit that my acceptance ratio hit a low of 40%. It was around that point that I decided to purchase a new camera.
I am happy to report that since I started shooting with the new Canon 40d that my acceptance ratio has been improving nicely. Now up to 46% and rising on every image that I submit.
Here is my latest accepted image.
Over the years, every time that I upgrade to a new camera, I realize how much of an improvement the new camera was.
Here is a short history of my cameras.
1970's sometime. My first 110 camera.
1986 My first 35mm, point and shoot.
1993 Minolta Maxum. My first SLR.
1996 Minolta Maxum. This was a better model to replace the older one that my toddler son dropped.
1999 Jam Cam - 640x480 only. The camera held about 40 pictures. This was my first digital camera.
2000 Sony Digital Mavica. 2.1 megapixel. Point and shoot. Photo storage was on a floppy disk.
2002 Sony Cybershot DSC-F717. 5.1 megapixel. A dramatic improvement over the 2.1 megapixel camera from before.
2004 Sony DSC-P150. A handy small 7.1 megapixel camera. I still use this one occasionally. Mostly my kids just use it. Not a bad camera for its size and price.
2005 Sony DSC-F828. After dropping my DSC-F717, I purchased this as an upgrade. I was disappointed. 8 megapixels, but the lens optics are inferior to the F717.
2008 Canon 40D. My first digital SLR at 10 megapixels. After shooting with this one for over a month now, I wish I had started with Canon, and never touched the Sony cameras.
Looking at this short history, I wonder what my next camera will be.
Was was your evolution of cameras to bring you to your current system?
Photo credits: Steve Stedman.