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
Special effects scene modes and Art filters are becoming more common. How often do you use a scene mode when making exposures?Nov 16, 2011 23 comments
Comment briefly on how you use a scene mode in your exposures.
Special effects scene modes and Art filters are becoming more common. How often do you use a scene mode when making exposures?
I play with them occasionally.
31% (26 votes)
I do all my special effects in software later.
32% (27 votes)
I don’t use special effects on my images.
38% (32 votes)
Total votes: 85
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
Oct 17, 2013 0 comments
There are numerous software options for creating B&W images from digital RGB files.
I set Monochrome mode in my camera when I want to shoot B&W images.
9% (6 votes)
I regularly use "conversion" software to create B&W images.
80% (53 votes)
I'd like to, but I need to learn more about B&W processing options.
11% (7 votes)
Total votes: 66
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
When considering lighting for portraits, your first and instinctive choice would be:
What flash system or setup do you use, and why?
Ambient light (daylight or using no artificial light)
59% (19 votes)
Built-in flash (perhaps as fill with ambient)
0% (0 votes)
Auxiliary flash (hot shoe or bracket mounted flash)
28% (9 votes)
Studio strobes (power packs or monolights)
13% (4 votes)
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 32
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
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
Mar 13, 2013 0 comments
When was the last time you photographed on film?
Actually I have never made a photo using film.
9% (3 votes)
I still use film occasionally.
76% (25 votes)
I still photograph solely using film.
15% (5 votes)
Total votes: 33