Editor Posted: Jun 04, 2007 54 comments
Briefly comment on what criteria you would use to consider upgrading your gear in the coming year.
A) Yes, photography for me is more than discretionary spending.
39% (129 votes)
B) Maybe, although I will research it carefully and am watching my spending.
54% (180 votes)
C) No, even though I’d like to I’d hold off until the economy improves.
7% (25 votes)
Total votes: 334
Editor Posted: May 22, 2007 67 comments
If you are buying your second (or third, etc.) digital camera, please briefly comment on why you are or might be considering that purchase.
Your first digital camera
41% (93 votes)
Your second or third digital camera
38% (87 votes)
You are "stepping up" from a digital point and shoot to a DSLR (regardless of number of previous digital cameras.)
21% (48 votes)
Total votes: 228
Editor Posted: Apr 12, 2007 24 comments
Briefly comment on your experience with high ISO settings and how you handle noise; mention your camera model in your comments
ISO 800
57% (77 votes)
ISO 1600
19% (26 votes)
I do not use NR filtration at all, as I feel the tradeoff between noise and image sharpness is not worth it.
24% (32 votes)
Total votes: 135
Posted: Mar 21, 2007 41 comments
Brifely describe how you might use GPS in your digital camera.
Yes, it sounds like fun.
32% (40 votes)
No, I don't need that kind of feature.
28% (35 votes)
Maybe, but I have to see how it works.
40% (51 votes)
Total votes: 126
Editor Posted: Feb 14, 2007 25 comments
Please briefly comment on how you manage and control noise in your shots.
I generally enable noise redutcion software at ISO 800 and higher.
37% (55 votes)
I let the automatic noise reduction programs do the work for me.
11% (17 votes)
I rarely use those very high ISO settings.
51% (76 votes)
Total votes: 148
Editor Posted: Jan 11, 2007 42 comments
Please comment briefly on your film to digital conversion workflow.
I have a scanner and handle it myself.
85% (267 votes)
I have a lab or service bureau handle it for me.
3% (9 votes)
I still have “traditional” prints made from film and have yet to consider or think about how to convert them to digital form.
12% (37 votes)
Total votes: 313
Editor Posted: Dec 11, 2006 27 comments
Please comment briefly on how you share your images with family, friends and associates.
Yes, I like the extra convenience and ability to share pictures quickly while on the road.
54% (129 votes)
No, it wouldn't make any difference and I am fine using email and web sharing as is.
39% (95 votes)
I'm not sure how it works and what the benefit is so I don't know right now.
7% (17 votes)
Total votes: 241
Editor Posted: Nov 20, 2006 79 comments
Please comment briefly on how likely you are to buy a new DSLR in the coming months, and how your investment in lenses will or will not affect that purchase.
Very important. I have a large investment in lenses already.
76% (165 votes)
Not very important. I would purchase depending on the features and ease of use.
11% (24 votes)
I am shopping for my first DSLR, so the price/features ratio is my prime consideration.
13% (29 votes)
Total votes: 218
Editor Posted: Oct 19, 2006 75 comments
Please comment briefly on any experiences you might have had with in-camera image processing techniques.
I would use the camera as part of my image processing solution.
33% (99 votes)
I think all that is better done in an image processing program.
62% (186 votes)
I just use the images as they come from the camera and don't do any post-processing work on them.
5% (15 votes)
Total votes: 300
Editor Posted: Sep 14, 2006 62 comments
Please comment briefly on your experience with image stabilized lenses/cameras.
Yes, and I have found that I get a greater percentage of steady shots with it.
75% (165 votes)
No, I just raise ISO or work with a tripod anyway.
10% (22 votes)
I have not yet worked with an image stabilized system.
15% (34 votes)
Total votes: 221