Editor  |  Jun 04, 2007  |  54 comments
Briefly comment on what criteria you would use to consider upgrading your gear in the coming year.
A) Yes, photography for me is more than discretionary spending.
39% (129 votes)
B) Maybe, although I will research it carefully and am watching my spending.
54% (180 votes)
C) No, even though I’d like to I’d hold off until the economy improves.
7% (25 votes)
Total votes: 334
Editor  |  May 22, 2007  |  67 comments
If you are buying your second (or third, etc.) digital camera, please briefly comment on why you are or might be considering that purchase.
Your first digital camera
41% (93 votes)
Your second or third digital camera
38% (87 votes)
You are "stepping up" from a digital point and shoot to a DSLR (regardless of number of previous digital cameras.)
21% (48 votes)
Total votes: 228
Editor  |  Apr 12, 2007  |  24 comments
Briefly comment on your experience with high ISO settings and how you handle noise; mention your camera model in your comments
ISO 800
57% (77 votes)
ISO 1600
19% (26 votes)
I do not use NR filtration at all, as I feel the tradeoff between noise and image sharpness is not worth it.
24% (32 votes)
Total votes: 135
 |  Mar 21, 2007  |  41 comments
Brifely describe how you might use GPS in your digital camera.
Yes, it sounds like fun.
32% (40 votes)
No, I don't need that kind of feature.
28% (35 votes)
Maybe, but I have to see how it works.
40% (51 votes)
Total votes: 126
Editor  |  Feb 14, 2007  |  25 comments
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  |  Jan 11, 2007  |  42 comments
Please comment briefly on your film to digital conversion workflow.
I have a scanner and handle it myself.
85% (267 votes)
I have a lab or service bureau handle it for me.
3% (9 votes)
I still have “traditional” prints made from film and have yet to consider or think about how to convert them to digital form.
12% (37 votes)
Total votes: 313
Editor  |  Dec 11, 2006  |  27 comments
Please comment briefly on how you share your images with family, friends and associates.
Yes, I like the extra convenience and ability to share pictures quickly while on the road.
54% (129 votes)
No, it wouldn't make any difference and I am fine using email and web sharing as is.
39% (95 votes)
I'm not sure how it works and what the benefit is so I don't know right now.
7% (17 votes)
Total votes: 241
Editor  |  Nov 20, 2006  |  79 comments
Please comment briefly on how likely you are to buy a new DSLR in the coming months, and how your investment in lenses will or will not affect that purchase.
Very important. I have a large investment in lenses already.
76% (165 votes)
Not very important. I would purchase depending on the features and ease of use.
11% (24 votes)
I am shopping for my first DSLR, so the price/features ratio is my prime consideration.
13% (29 votes)
Total votes: 218
Editor  |  Oct 19, 2006  |  75 comments
Please comment briefly on any experiences you might have had with in-camera image processing techniques.
I would use the camera as part of my image processing solution.
33% (99 votes)
I think all that is better done in an image processing program.
62% (186 votes)
I just use the images as they come from the camera and don't do any post-processing work on them.
5% (15 votes)
Total votes: 300
Editor  |  Sep 14, 2006  |  62 comments
Please comment briefly on your experience with image stabilized lenses/cameras.
Yes, and I have found that I get a greater percentage of steady shots with it.
75% (165 votes)
No, I just raise ISO or work with a tripod anyway.
10% (22 votes)
I have not yet worked with an image stabilized system.
15% (34 votes)
Total votes: 221