dSLR vs point and shoot

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by wdh, Apr 16, 2006.

  1. wdh

    nowater Guest


    There's a pro war photojournalist stationed in the Middle East who
    uses a pair of Oly 8080 as his only kit. Hangs one from short
    neckband, one from long neckband. When he needs rapid fire he chews up
    the buffer in one then drops it and grabs the other while #1
    recharges, repeat cycle as needed. Says he gets incredulous comments
    from from other pros, but as he is acknowledged one of the best, they
    can't scoff at him like they would at you or I.
    nowater, Apr 18, 2006
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  2. wdh

    nowater Guest

    I like to be able to use shallow depth of field to good effect.
    nowater, Apr 18, 2006
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  3. I have seen a lot of web galleries that people have just "dumped" a whole
    load of photos onto, including obviously duff pics that are badly exposed or
    blurred due to camera shake, and I wonder what they are trying to achieve by
    this. I have started using the freeware jalbum gallery application to put
    up some photos ( www.boliston.co.uk )
    Adrian Boliston, Apr 18, 2006
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    Prometheus Guest

    Seems to me that taking photographs no one looks at is a waste of time,
    perhaps your friend would be better advised to spend less time on
    quantity and more on quality.
    Prometheus, Apr 18, 2006
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    Freedom55 Guest

    Excellent point: P&S and DSLR can coexist in the same universe. Carry
    each with you to have the most versatility.


    And it really doesn't matter if
    I'm wrong I'm right
    Where I belong I'm right
    Where I belong.

    Lennon & McCartney
    Freedom55, Apr 18, 2006
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    Prometheus Guest

    Not having a car I only take what I am willing to carry at the end of
    the day, and then only if I expect to want to take a photograph. Having
    said that my Minolta Xt is with me almost all the time, and the Canon
    350D on special trips.
    I never did get in to home D & P, too much trouble for the small amount
    I take. I now use digital, do all the darkroom work I liked, and then
    FTP it to an online printer and pay less for photo prints than I would
    using an ink jet.
    I can understand that, the automatic modes on my 350D do a much better
    job than the automatic modes did when a first deliberately bought a
    manual camera because the 'automatic' was more likely to be
    automatically wrong.
    Oh dear, have I done that? I will comment if someone complains that they
    are not getting ultra-long telephoto low-light medium format performance
    from a low-end digital because they "know digital is GOOD!"
    Prometheus, Apr 18, 2006
  7. I guess things like the family cat would be best put on a separate gallery,
    as it's probably as boring as galleries where people post pictures of their
    babies and pictures of family parties and things that would not really mean
    anything to random website visitors.

    The Tors are found on Dartmoor, Devon UK and certainly make good subject
    material for photography. It looks like this photographer mst have vistited
    almost every tor on dartmoor!

    Adrian Boliston, Apr 20, 2006
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    Colin D Guest

    Thank you for posting this link, what fascinating photographs! I would
    love to tramp the moors, take in that wild scenery, but it's some way
    from New Zealand, and I'm 71 with a dicky ticker, so I guess I'll never
    do it, but your shots give a real insight into what it would be like.

    I did a bit of tramping in NZ when I was young, but unfortunately the
    cameras of the day were nowhere near what they are today, and I have
    very few shots surviving now. {:-(

    Colin D.
    Colin D, Apr 21, 2006
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