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Editor Mar 25, 2014 0 comments
Many new long-range zoom “bridge” cameras have been introduced.
Many new long-range zoom “bridge” cameras have been introduced.
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
Editor Jan 21, 2014 2 comments
More and more new cameras no longer have low pass filters.
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
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
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
Editor Feb 14, 2007 25 comments
Digital SLRs and even integral lens digital cameras now offer ISO ratings as high as ISO 1600, and beyond. Naturally, this increases the chances of "noise" in images. Many cameras have built-in NR (noise reduction) software that kick in at high ISOs. Beyond that, what is your strategy for reducing noise in images?
Please briefly comment on how you manage and control noise in your shots.
I generally enable noise redutcion software at ISO 800 and higher.
37% (55 votes)
I let the automatic noise reduction programs do the work for me.
11% (17 votes)
I rarely use those very high ISO settings.
51% (76 votes)
Total votes: 148
Editor Mar 18, 2008 42 comments
Now that independent lens makers like Tamron and Sigma have announced “shake-free” lenses it seems that vibration reduction lenses are becoming more common and available for all. Does the addition of image stabilization add value to a lens for your work?
Please briefly comment on the addition of image stabilization.
1) Yes, the ability to have more exposure leeway in low light and with long lenses is certainly worth any extra expense.
96% (583 votes)
2) No, I’d rather work with a faster lens and don’t find noise objectionable if I raise my ISO to a reasonable speed.
2% (14 votes)
3) I don’t need these lenses because my camera body has vibration reduction built in.
2% (11 votes)
Total votes: 608
Editor Jun 09, 2004 30 comments
Some schools are beginning to close their chemical darkrooms in favor of digital processes and printing. Some objections have been raised based on the opinion that learning film photography is a prerequisite to any type of photographic learning. Do you think:
Please briefly comment on this trend in photo departments in schools, and why you voted the way you did.
You should learn about film photography first
66% (42 votes)
Teach only digital -- it's the future
6% (4 votes)
It doesn't matter -- photography is photography, film or digital
28% (18 votes)
Total votes: 64
Editor Jan 15, 2010 33 comments
Photography and so-called "social networking" are becoming intertwined. Have you, or how have you gotten involved with these networks?
Please briefly comment on your engagement with social networks and photography.
I have yet to get involved.
35% (25 votes)
I interface with numerous networks and use it as a way to share my images.
42% (30 votes)
I have no interest in that.
23% (16 votes)
Total votes: 71