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Editor Posted: Aug 16, 2012 0 comments
A number of companies offer so-called "tough" weatherproof/waterproof cameras.
I engage in activities that would make it make sense to use one, or I already own one.
73% (56 votes)
I don't usually think about making pictures when I hike, raft, kayak or ski.
9% (7 votes)
I know they are available but they don't deliver the quality I am used to.
18% (14 votes)
Total votes: 77
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Editor Posted: Jul 23, 2012 7 comments
Off camera" flash opens the door to many creative lighting setups.
I have worked with radio-controlled or IR controlled flash firing and have found it an exciting way to work.
51% (46 votes)
I need to learn more about this way of controlling flash from the camera.
42% (38 votes)
I rarely if ever work with flash, so this doesn't interest me.
7% (6 votes)
Total votes: 90
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Editor Posted: Jun 15, 2012 0 comments
New cameras are incorporating more and more processing options "on board." When adding special effects/image processing do you:
Find yourself using more and more in-camera "filters" and processing options.
6% (10 votes)
Shoot the image and then do all your processing later in the computer or pad.
77% (124 votes)
Do some on-board processing but leave the "heavy lifting" to computer software.
17% (27 votes)
Total votes: 161
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Editor Posted: May 16, 2012 2 comments
Memory cards are available with various write speeds and classes.
I match the card to my camera and needs and get good performance.
44% (48 votes)
I get the fastest card I can for my work.
28% (31 votes)
The class and speed ratings are confusing and not made clear by manufacturers.
28% (31 votes)
Total votes: 110
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Editor Posted: Apr 12, 2012 21 comments
Many camera makers are bringing out so-called "mirrorless" digital cameras.
The features in these cameras make me think I could use one as my main camera.
47% (56 votes)
I see these as good for snapshots and travel but not as my main camera.
28% (33 votes)
I like the design and features of the DSLR design.
25% (29 votes)
Total votes: 118
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Editor Posted: Mar 16, 2012 0 comments
Recent news reports indicate that photos on mobile phones are very vulnerable to "highjacking."
This will make me think twice about using a phone to make pictures.
15% (6 votes)
I will still make pictures on my phone but will download them right away, so this doesn't bother me.
35% (14 votes)
I don't use my phone for making pictures anyway.
50% (20 votes)
Total votes: 40
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George Schaub Posted: Feb 21, 2012 2 comments
At the recent Consumer Electronics Show a number of camcorders and cameras with built in WiFi were introduced.
This is an appealing feature and will be an important factor in choosing a camera/camcorder.
16% (5 votes)
This has no interest for me and will not influence my decision about a particular product.
31% (10 votes)
It’s interesting but I’d have to learn a lot more about this before considering purchase.
53% (17 votes)
Total votes: 32
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George Schaub Posted: Dec 19, 2011 42 comments
How do you feel about storing your images in the “cloud?”
It makes sense to save space and to have images whenever I want them.
7% (12 votes)
I wouldn’t trust my images to be stored away from my control.
49% (85 votes)
I see it as just another backup to complement my own, and it makes sense to store some images there for safekeeping.
44% (76 votes)
Total votes: 173
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George Schaub Posted: Oct 17, 2011 66 comments
What’s your reaction to Compact System Cameras, small mirrorless cameras with interchangeable lenses?
I am intrigued by their small size and compact lenses, but have not used one yet.
52% (46 votes)
I am unconvinced that they can match the quality and viewing experience of a DSLR format.
28% (25 votes)
I own one and am happy with image quality and viewing experience.
20% (18 votes)
Total votes: 89
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George Schaub Posted: Sep 14, 2011 0 comments
Does wireless connectivity or networking play a part in your home or studio digital darkroom and printing setups?
Yes I have a printer, scanner, TV or other device set up on my home network to look at and/or work on my images.
63% (67 votes)
No, but I have wireless Internet and am thinking about getting other systems in place.
21% (23 votes)
No, I have no intention of getting involved in wireless or network setups.
16% (17 votes)
Total votes: 107
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George Schaub Posted: Aug 17, 2011 13 comments
What’s your choice on memory card capacity?
I use the biggest capacity I can so I don’t run out during a shoot.
29% (69 votes)
I just shoot low res JPEGs, so any reasonable card capacity will do.
2% (4 votes)
I like to keep it limited to a max 8GB and carry a few cards... just in case.
70% (168 votes)
Total votes: 241
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George Schaub Posted: Jul 14, 2011 0 comments
How do you work with your camera’s white balance (color temperature) control?
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George Schaub Posted: Jun 16, 2011 3 comments
Do you think that the stabilization trend in lenses will lessen the use of tripods for you?
Yes, with an image stabilization lens tripods are only necessary in rare instances.
8% (55 votes)
No, regardless of using image stabilization lenses, there’s simply no substitute for the image quality you get by using a tripod
28% (183 votes)
I would use both, as each has its purposes and one doesn’t necessarily cancel the use of the other.
63% (411 votes)
Total votes: 649

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