Jun 16, 2011 3 comments
Please comment briefly on your experience with image stabilization lenses in low light, with slow shutter speeds or when doing macro work.
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
Jul 14, 2011 0 comments
Please briefly comment on recommendations you have for getting the most from white balance controls.
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
Does wireless connectivity or networking play a part in your home or studio digital darkroom and printing setups?Sep 14, 2011 0 comments
Please comment briefly on what wireless or network systems or devices you have interconnected in your home or studio.
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
What’s your reaction to Compact System Cameras, small mirrorless cameras with interchangeable lenses?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
Dec 19, 2011 42 comments
Please comment briefly on your thoughts on using the cloud to store your images.
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
At the recent Consumer Electronics Show a number of camcorders and cameras with built in WiFi were introduced.Feb 21, 2012 2 comments
Please comment briefly on your experience with images and wireless transmission, aside from cell phone images.
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
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
Apr 12, 2012 21 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
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
New cameras are incorporating more and more processing options "on board." When adding special effects/image processing do you: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
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
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
Sep 14, 2012 61 comments
A new crop of Android-capable cameras and apps are coming our way.
I'm excited by the idea of being able to download apps right to my camera.
20% (11 votes)
I put image quality at the top of my list and always see that as my first camera and lens priority.
53% (29 votes)
I use an iPhone or Android OS phone for quick sharing and apps and am not interested in having this in my camera as well.
27% (15 votes)
Total votes: 55
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