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George Schaub Jul 14, 2011 0 comments
Please briefly comment on recommendations you have for getting the most from white balance controls.
How do you work with your camera’s white balance (color temperature) control?
George Schaub 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
Editor May 05, 2011 8 comments
Photo books have become increasingly popular as a way to share a collection of images or the family photo collection. Have you created a photo book yet?
If you have made photo books, briefly comment on the software you have found the easiest to work with.
Yes, I believe they are great ways to share images.
83% (66 votes)
No, but I plan to explore them soon.
13% (10 votes)
No, I share my images online.
5% (4 votes)
Total votes: 80
Editor Apr 08, 2011 62 comments
With virtually every lens maker--camera brand maker and independent--now offering image stabilization models, how important is that feature to you when you considering your next lens purchase?
Please comment briefly on your experience with IS lenses and whether they have proven to be beneficial to your work.
Very important and I would make a purchasing decision based on the lens having this feature.
64% (74 votes)
Not important. I prefer getting a lens with a faster maximum aperture at all focal lengths.
25% (29 votes)
Does not apply because I have IS built into the camera body I own.
11% (13 votes)
Total votes: 116
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 Feb 08, 2011 58 comments
With so many "art filters" built into cameras these days, and a host of image processing programs that offer special effects, some photographers no longer carry glass, screw-on filters in their kit. The ND and polarizer are two filters some still recommend. Do you work with any screw-on filters for your digital SLR?
Please briefly comment on your experience with polarizer and ND filters for your DSLR photography.
Yes, I still work with glass filters and always carry NDs and a polarizer.
77% (115 votes)
No, I get all the special effects I need from software.
19% (29 votes)
I am not sure what advantage ND or polarizer filters offer.
3% (5 votes)
Total votes: 149
Editor Jan 17, 2011 41 comments
With more and more people using iPhones and so-called "smart" phones to make images, have you worked with the various apps for processing and sharing? Do you see this as a valid form of imaging and something you'd like to see covered in Shutterbug?
Please comment briefly on your experience with smart phone photography.
Yes, I do take some images with camera phones and would like to see coverage in the magazine.
20% (20 votes)
No, it is more like a basic point and shoot and don't think you should cover it.
70% (69 votes)
I am curious, though I haven't used it for anything but casual snapshots.
9% (9 votes)
Total votes: 98
Editor Dec 08, 2010 57 comments
With Auto White Balance and the ability to easily shift White Balance settings in Raw processing, how careful are you in setting White Balance when you shoot?
Please comment briefly on your experience with and/or need for custom White Balance tools and techniques.
I just leave the camera on Auto White Balance because it does a fine job most of the time.
17% (29 votes)
I use an Auto White Balance accessory and Custom set White Balance regularly.
39% (69 votes)
I shoot all my images in Raw format and process for fine control of White Balance then.
44% (77 votes)
Total votes: 175
Editor Nov 15, 2010 39 comments
GPS is showing up in more and more cameras of late. The newest manifestation does not require any add-on devices or hot-shoe plug-ins, but comes integral to the camera body. Would the inclusion of GPS sway you favorably towards one camera or another. all else being fairly equal except a slight bump in price?
Please comment briefly on your experience with GPS devices and integration with software like Google Earth and iPhoto.
Yes, I would enjoy having a GPS function built in and it would sway my decision.
45% (43 votes)
No, I would never use it.
46% (44 votes)
I need to learn more about its capabilities.
8% (8 votes)
Total votes: 95
Editor Oct 13, 2010 41 comments
While we all can agree that RAW format offers the potential for the best image quality, not everyone agrees about how to process the file. Some think that the manufacturer knows their RAW file structure best, while others believe that third-party RAW converters do just as well. When processing your RAW files do you:
Please comment briefly on your RAW file processing experience.
Stick with the manufacturer software.
16% (22 votes)
Use Aperture, Lightroom, ACR or other third-party software.
77% (108 votes)
Don't shoot RAW, so it doesn't apply.
8% (11 votes)
Total votes: 141