Digital Art Photography?

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Fitpix, Jan 22, 2005.

  1. Fitpix

    Fitpix Guest

    An excellent resource is thay have a tremendous amount of
    reviews w sample pix. Are you looking for a Point and Shoot or a digi SLR?
    That will help us in helping you!
    Fitpix, Jan 22, 2005
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    song writer Guest

    Hello, first time poster here.

    I hope I am asking this question in the correct newsgroup.

    I want to take up digital photography. I want to be able to take as many
    types of artistic photographs as possible.

    I would like a wide lens, and a very good zoom. I would also like to take
    close up photographs. This would include flowers and insects. Does this
    require a macro lens?   I would also like to get that blur in the background
    when I am taking photographs of people and things. What kind of lens does
    this require?

    I guess I am not only looking for a digital camera with a good zoom lens.
    In addition to a good zoom lens, can anyone recommend a good digital camera
    to purchase?

    Will I need a digital camera with the option of different lenses to add on
    to it? Is this very expensive?

    Any help would greatly be appreciated.

    Thanks for your help.
    song writer, Jan 22, 2005
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    Hunt Guest


    I guess that you can ignore the beginning of my reply to your first post,
    regarding Subject Line Header. Check out that thread for my "short" (LOL)
    answer to your initial post. As Fitpix says, use dpreview as a good starting
    point. Also, Google.Groups searches of this, and other photo NG's will yield a
    good deal of info and opinion on digital/film equipment.

    Hunt, Jan 22, 2005
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    Marvin Guest

    Many digicams with zoom lenses can do macro photos with the same lens. As "Fitpix" suggested, you can use dpreview to narrow
    down your selection. Then, check the newsgroup archives on Google to see what people have already said about the cameras on
    your list.

    Mostly, digicams have a larger depth of focus than film cameras. That makes it more difficult to blur the background by
    setting the lens to a large f-stop. But you can blur the background with one of several image editing programs.
    Marvin, Jan 22, 2005
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    song writer Guest


    What is the difference between Point and Shoot and digi SLR? I have a lot
    of learning to do.

    I can look it up, but if you can tell me I would appreciate it.

    Thanks again.
    song writer, Jan 22, 2005
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    Steven Wandy Guest

    What is the difference between Point and Shoot and digi SLR? I have a lot
    Point and Shoot, while there are some very advanced models, do not have
    inter-changable lenses. A DSLR is similar to the 35MM SLR cameras where you
    can purchase multiple lens for various uses (wide angle, telephoto, zooms,
    macros, etc.)
    If you wish flower/insect closeup pictures, most will recommend a macro
    lens. There are many lenses that have "macro ability" but they generally
    cannot get as big an image (meaning close to lifesize) as a true macro. Many
    of the better point and shoot have "macro" settings, but again the amount of
    magnification is limited.
    Steven Wandy, Jan 22, 2005
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    paul Guest

    DSLR allows interchangeable lenses & has a larger sensor requiring
    larger, less flexible lenses so you end up with more options but
    spending more money on a set of lenses, each for a particular use. DSLR
    has an optical viewfinder & no live preview so you can't frame akward
    pictures with the LCD screen on the back. You can get a 6MP DSLR with a
    basic lens for $1200 & an 8MP P&S for $1000 with much more range in the
    lens & built in anti-shake correction but of course the pictures won't
    be quite as nice (noise, dynamic range, purple fringing) & there isn't
    much choice in lens adapters. Also the P&S models can be quite small &
    DSLR's are big heavy bulky, especially with a fancy telephoto lens. It's
    possible to get tiny P&S cameras with not so bad pictures that'll do
    macro, telephoto, (wide angle is less easy) for a few hundred bucks.
    paul, Jan 22, 2005
  8. Do you have lots of money?
    uraniumcommittee, Jan 23, 2005
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