Why Purchase An Expensive Camera, And Not Learn To Use It?

Why Purchase An Expensive Camera, And Not Learn To Use It?

I recently came to the realization that I've always purchased good quality cameras with lots of bells and whistles in them.  Each camera had a variety of buttons, dials, and menus containing functions that I never took the time to understand.  Instead, I just set the camera's dial to "A" (automatic) Mode, and let the camera do it's thing.  After all that's why I purchased a more expensive camera wasn't it?