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Editor Feb 21, 2008 33 comments
At this year’s PMA we saw a new generation of “smart” cameras that incorporate sophisticated metering and focusing technology that almost take many of the “craft” decisions out of the hands of photographers. Do you think this is good or bad for photography, and will you base your purchasing decision on how “smart” the camera might be?
Please comment briefly on your reaction to these “smart” cameras.
1) Yes I think this is a good direction for camera technology and I will seek one out to help me make better pictures.
86% (446 votes)
2) No I like to make settings and exposure decisions myself. I like technology but this seems to take the fun out of photograph
4% (21 votes)
3) I wouldn’t base my “buy” decision on how “smart” the camera might be, but I wouldn’t reject it out of hand just because it co
10% (50 votes)
Total votes: 517
Editor Aug 13, 2009 30 comments
Social networking has become a big part of photo sharing these days, so we'd be curious how you share your photos with the world. While we realize that you might be doing a combination of outlets, please pick the one you go to first in your sharing scenario.
Please comment briefly on your social network photo sharing experience, and what you think works best.
Web page
20% (37 votes)
33% (61 votes)
31% (56 votes)
16% (29 votes)
Total votes: 183
Editor Dec 04, 2007 75 comments
Now that Nikon has announced that it will indeed be coming out with a full-frame sensor DSLR, does a full-frame sensor matter that much to you, or do you feel the current sensor size in DSLRs deliver the goods?
Please comment briefly on your thoughts on Nikon's move to offer a full-frame sensor and how it might affect your buying decisions in the future.
Having a larger sensor size is important to me and I think will make a big difference in image results.
83% (567 votes)
The current so-called APS-C sensor size delivers the goods, and right now the full-frame sensor cameras are way too expensive.
14% (94 votes)
I am unlcear about the differences and need to learn more about this issue.
3% (23 votes)
Total votes: 684
Editor May 14, 2009 95 comments
Video has become a standard feature on many new D-SLR cameras. Does inclusion of this feature sway you towards a D-SLR over anther that lacks it?
Please comment briefly on your thoughts on video and still combination D-SLR cameras.
Yes, I really like the convenience of having video in my D-SLR.
17% (52 votes)
No, I could care less about video in my still camera.
67% (203 votes)
Maybe, but price and overall performance features would be more important to me.
16% (47 votes)
Total votes: 302
Editor May 27, 2004 17 comments
Do you shoot with both film and digital cameras? If so:
Please comment on the percentage of film and digital you use in total in your photography, and briefly describe why you might choose one or the other for certain types of subjects or scenes.
Do you still shoot with film but find you are using your digital camera more and more?
17% (9 votes)
Do you shoot primarily digital but shoot film now and again?
30% (16 votes)
Do you shoot primarily film but you're just beginning to explore digital?
26% (14 votes)
Do not use film anymore
28% (15 votes)
Total votes: 54
Editor Oct 06, 2004 28 comments
This year and early next year we expect to see more and more digital SLR models. At what price point (body only) would you consider switching from your film SLR or moving up from your point and shoot digital camera?
Please comment on your opinion of digital SLR models available now.
Under $750
42% (30 votes)
Under $500
28% (20 votes)
No thanks, I'll stick with my film SLR.
30% (21 votes)
Total votes: 71
Editor Mar 15, 2011 90 comments
With the demise of Kodachrome there are increasing concerns about the fate of film as a recording medium, with some saying that all transparency film may be unavailable in the not too distant future. This raises the question: do you still shoot film?
Please comment on your predictions and thoughts on the future of film as a recording medium.
I never shot film and all my photo work is digital.
20% (45 votes)
I still shoot primarily with film.
32% (70 votes)
I shoot film, but rarely.
48% (106 votes)
Total votes: 221
Editor Jun 12, 2006 56 comments
Raw file format is both an opportunity and, for some, a challenge. There's no doubt that it provides the most image information, but some still feel it is more trouble than it is worth. If you shoot with a Raw-capable camera, do you:
Please share some brief comments on your experiences with Raw file format, and why you might or might not use it.
Shoot Raw file format only and process each image.
49% (95 votes)
Shoot Raw + JPEG and process the Raw images when you have time.
31% (59 votes)
Shoot only JPEG or TIFF, as Raw is too much trouble.
20% (38 votes)
Total votes: 192
Editor Feb 09, 2006 49 comments
There are many options for making prints from digital files these days
Please supply a brief comment on your experiences, if any, with online digital printing services, and how you use it in your work.
Yes, I regularly use online printing services and find they fit my needs.
57% (76 votes)
No, but the new services are intriguing and I will try them out soon.
15% (20 votes)
I print all my images at home or in my studio.
28% (38 votes)
Total votes: 134
Editor Jul 14, 2010 35 comments
When working with Raw files there are numerous programs that will handle the conversion, from camera maker software to third party programs. How do you process your Raw images?
Raw is proprietary to each maker and even each model of camera. Do you think there should be a universal "raw"? Please briefly share your thoughts on this matter.
I use the camera maker supplied software.
20% (18 votes)
I use a third party program.
70% (62 votes)
I stick with JPEG because I have not tried out Raw format yet.
10% (9 votes)
Total votes: 89