SLR vs SLR design

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by Jenna, Nov 5, 2003.

  1. Jenna

    Jenna Guest

    I'd like to know what you guys think the pros and cons of having an SLR
    design camera are, as opposed to the real thing.
     
    Jenna, Nov 5, 2003
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  2. Colour me confused???
     
    AU Digital Photo Of The Day, Nov 5, 2003
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  3. Jenna

    Scott Coutts Guest

    I think maybe they mean 'SLR' vs 'detachable lens SLR'. Is that right
    Jenna? Otherwise, you might have to explain a little more about what you
    mean.

    It's either an SLR, or it's not... there's no 'half way' :) You can get
    fixed-lens SLR cameras, though.
     
    Scott Coutts, Nov 5, 2003
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  4. Jenna

    Adam F Guest

    slr design is what minolta's calling their 7xx/A1 and sony their 828 i
    think...
    mainly because it handles a bit like an slr, rather than any real
    justification (not like there's a mirror, so not "reflex" at all)


    adam f
     
    Adam F, Nov 5, 2003
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  5. Jenna

    greengrass Guest

    AH.. You mean "SLR like"

     
    greengrass, Nov 6, 2003
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  6. Non-SLR (ie. "SLR-like") digicams have extremely high noise, very slow AF,
    smaller buffers for lower continuous mode burst, fixed lenses (although they
    tend to be faster and sometimes more zoom range), and little to no control
    over depth of field, a fundamental element of photography.

    They are, however, smaller, lighter, cheaper (not by so much any more!) and
    offer movie mode with audio, so, they have their place, but the best image
    quality and performance are *DEFINITELY* the realm of *REAL* digital SLRs
    (10D etc)
     
    Warren Prasek, Nov 6, 2003
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  7. Jenna

    Allen Browne Guest

    Jenna, I'm not really clear what you are talking about either, but the
    advantage of the SLR still-camera is that you are actually looking out
    through the lens when you compose your shot.

    You see precisely what the film will receive. There is no parallex error -
    inherent in a design where you look out through a different hole in the
    camera. The parallex error is most significant for close-up work.

    The other advantage of the SLR is that you attach any lens that will fit,
    and the viewing is correct since you are actually viewing through the new
    lens.

    Any camera that does not have both:
    - the precision of actually looking out the lens, and
    - the opportunity to change lenses to get different perspective
    misses out on the advantages of SLR photography.
     
    Allen Browne, Nov 6, 2003
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  8. Jenna

    Adam F Guest

    Yeah something like that. Bloody marketers.

    Adam F
     
    Adam F, Nov 6, 2003
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  9. Jenna

    k Guest

    this an advantage, but not a prerequisite. Some SLR's of times gone by had
    fixed lenses.. we've just gone full circle and we're seeing a revival but with
    the benefit of zooms instead of primes.

    hmmm.. oK :)

    k
     
    k, Nov 6, 2003
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  10. Jenna

    Jenna Guest

    I think Adam had what i was talking about. I mean there are many cameras
    that look like SLRs for all i know, then i am surprised to find that it
    does not fall under that category. For example in a magazine, they
    wrote that the fujifilm S5000 was an SLR design, but for the life of me
    it looks like one. Sorry to confuse everyone.
     
    Jenna, Nov 7, 2003
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