Posted: 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
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
Posted: Jan 21, 2014 2 comments
Posted: Apr 12, 2012 22 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
Posted: Sep 10, 2013 0 comments
"Mirrorless" new camera intros are outstripping new DSLR intros three to one.
My next camera will be a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera.
37% (40 votes)
I still prefer the form factor of the DSLR.
38% (41 votes)
I like the idea of mirrorless, but I have so many lenses for my DSLR I'll have to stick with that format.
26% (28 votes)
Total votes: 109
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
Posted: Jun 12, 2013 3 comments
Adobe has changed the way future editions of Photoshop will be accessed.
I need to work with Photoshop and will adopt the new access mode.
7% (18 votes)
I will be seeking new software for editing when I need to update.
75% (192 votes)
I was unaware of any changes in their delivery and access.
18% (46 votes)
Total votes: 256
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
Posted: Feb 15, 2013 1 comments
Do "lab tests" help you make camera buying decisions?
I look at lab tests first to see if I would be at all interested in a camera.
21% (12 votes)
I rely on field tests done by a reliable reporter as most important.
9% (5 votes)
I use both lab and field tests to make buying decisions.
70% (39 votes)
Total votes: 56
Posted: 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
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
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
Posted: 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
At the recent Consumer Electronics Show a number of camcorders and cameras with built in WiFi were introduced.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
Posted: 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