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Editor Nov 17, 2012 0 comments
In our January issue we report that more and more "full frame" cameras are being offered.
I will take a look as full frame sensors are appealing to me for image quality.
47% (46 votes)
My shooting needs do not require working with larger sensors and file sizes.
13% (13 votes)
I would be interested but the price of these cameras holds me back.
40% (39 votes)
Total votes: 98
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Editor Apr 12, 2012 22 comments
Please comment briefly on your response to the new "mirrorless" cameras.
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 May 16, 2012 2 comments
Please comment briefly on how you make a decision about which type of card is best for my camera.
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 Jan 21, 2014 2 comments
More and more new cameras no longer have low pass filters.
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Editor 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 Jul 08, 2013 1 comments
New sensors and processors yield better quality at higher ISO settings.
I get good quality at the highest setting my camera offers.
12% (5 votes)
I feel "comfortable" shooting at a max of ISO 800.
30% (13 votes)
I always shoot at the lowest ISO I can, regardless of better high-ISO quality.
58% (25 votes)
Total votes: 43
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Editor 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 Mar 16, 2012 0 comments
Please comment briefly on your experiences with iPhone photography.
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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Editor Nov 18, 2013 0 comments
Sony has introduced a full frame sensor mirrorless camera.
On my next camera purchase this would make me consider a compact camera system rather than a DSLR.
37% (49 votes)
I still like the DSLR form factor and will stick with it.
36% (48 votes)
I need to learn more before considering this option.
27% (35 votes)
Total votes: 132
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Editor Jan 22, 2013 0 comments
There are many more "mirrorless" type camera introductions than DSLRs these days.
There are advantages to the mirrorless design that are attractive and improvements over a DSLR system.
47% (50 votes)
I still prefer the DSLR viewing system as opposed to electronic or LCD viewfinders.
48% (51 votes)
Affordability is important to me and DSLRs have gotten too expensive, so my next camera might be a mirrorless system.
5% (5 votes)
Total votes: 106
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Editor Oct 18, 2012 0 comments
There's a strong trend towards fast lenses for both DSLR and mirrorless cameras.
I use fast lenses for low light work and when I want shallow depth of field.
56% (53 votes)
I use high ISO settings and image stabilization, in lenses or in-camera, to enable low light shooting.
18% (17 votes)
For me, it's a question of cost, and I know fast lenses are more expensive, so budget concerns dictate I use image stabilization
26% (25 votes)
Total votes: 95
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George Schaub Aug 17, 2011 13 comments
Briefly comment on why you make a specific choice on memory card speed and capacity (and for the latest updates on memory card tech check our Sept. 2011 issue).
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 Oct 17, 2011 65 comments
Please comment briefly on your shooting experience with a compact system camera.
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