Editor  |  Dec 20, 2004  |  48 comments
Briefly comment on whether you think manufacturers should continue to develop new and more sophisticated film SLRs or whether you think they are wasting their time and energy and should just bring out digital models.
Yes, I would consider buying the latest film SLR models.
53% (76 votes)
No, my next purchase, now and in the future, would be a digital SLR.
27% (39 votes)
I'm waiting to see what happens with digital SLRs, and am happy with my film SLR for now.
20% (29 votes)
Total votes: 144
Editor  |  Dec 02, 2004  |  64 comments
Please comment briefly on experiences you might have had with image stabilization systems, good or bad.
Yes, even a greater cost it's worth the ability to work with slower speeds.
84% (107 votes)
No, the extra cost is not worth it and I don't have the need for this handheld aid.
11% (14 votes)
Not sure, as the benefits of image stabilization are not that clear to me.
5% (6 votes)
Total votes: 127
Editor  |  Nov 09, 2004  |  32 comments
Briefly comment on your opinion of the trend toward digital-dedicated lenses.
Yes, as I still shoot with both film and digital SLRs.
68% (63 votes)
No, the weight and size benefits outweigh any double duty capability, and I have switched entirely to digital.
23% (21 votes)
No, as I have separate outfits for both my film and digital SLRs.
10% (9 votes)
Total votes: 93
Editor  |  Oct 26, 2004  |  32 comments
Please comment briefly on how much resolution (in terms of megapixels) you think you'd need to get quality that matches your best present film camera.
6 megapixels
31% (30 votes)
8 megapixels
31% (30 votes)
10+ megapixels
39% (38 votes)
Total votes: 98
Editor  |  Oct 06, 2004  |  28 comments
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  |  Sep 09, 2004  |  19 comments
If you have tried a digital printing photo kiosk briefly share your expereinces.
I haven't tried one yet, but might do so soon.
12% (5 votes)
I tried it and will go back for more printing sessions.
38% (16 votes)
I tried it and didn't like the experience.
17% (7 votes)
I print myself and don't rely on outside services or labs.
24% (10 votes)
I use an online printing service and don't make my own prints.
10% (4 votes)
Total votes: 42
Editor  |  Jul 27, 2004  |  35 comments
Please comment briefly on your experience with using other than printer manufacturer's papers.
Yes, it's the easiest and simplest way.
19% (13 votes)
Yes, but I experiment with other "3rd party" papers.
43% (29 votes)
No, I like other papers and am comfortable with downloading profiles for them.
38% (26 votes)
Total votes: 68
Editor  |  Jun 28, 2004  |  12 comments
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
Editor  |  Jun 09, 2004  |  30 comments
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  |  May 27, 2004  |  17 comments
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