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Old 26th of February 2005 (Sat)   #1
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Default Why is SLR better?

Is it all about the lenses or are there other factors involved? Please, go ahead, talk me into spending the big bucks.
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Default Re: Why is SLR better?

Faster, more control, better focusing, external flashes, better sensors and as you said lens.

Compared to the A75 (as you can see I have an A70), it's like chalk and cheese.

I am sure others will give you more eloquent and fuller answers.
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Default Re: Why is SLR better?

Do what ever you can to get your hands on one, beg, borrow, steal, even if its a $100 film SLR, and spend a day shooting with it.
You will soon realise its better, and "oh" how much better.

Forget about the extra speed, the huge leap in image quality, the massive range of lenses etc etc, and take note of one thing:

An SLR is an extension of your eye.

There is something about being able to see exactly what you are shooting directly through the same lens you are useing to take the photo.
It blocks out all outside interferance, and lets you focus (literaly and mentaly) on your subject with far more clarity.
Its hard to describe, you just have to try it, and spend a day getting into it.
Then it will comsume you with a passion you will never escape from
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Better sensors, Mog? Please explain ( even though Moppie has already talked me into getting one. You knew it wasn't going to take much).
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Better sensors, Mog? Please explain ( even though Moppie has already talked me into getting one. You knew it wasn't going to take much).
As a rule DSLRs have bigger sensors with not just more photosites (pixels), but ones that produce less noise, resulting in cleaner images.
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Going from my S1IS (which I happen to love) P&S to the 10D SLR has been an amazing step. The focus speed and accuracy (especially in low light) is incredible. It also feels like a "real" camera (which it is of course!) The variety of available lenses also increases your versatility. As said before sensor size will result in less noise (as well as usable ISO up to 3200)
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OK. I'm buying one.
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Also most SLR's focusing motors are in the lens itself not as a part of the camera, so focusing is very fast, the sensor is doing no work thus less power consumption, until that shutter flips open. All in all things are just more efficient and clear.
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Default Re: Why is SLR better?

OMG.... I have gone the whole route...A-70, A-80, Pro Image 1...... but now I have sweetness in my hands with my 20D. Sometimes I don't even care if some of the shots don't come out perfect.....it is so much FUN and the lenses are a blast!!!

It's a good thing I have a serious job with a serious paycheck because I could get into serious financial trouble buying all these toys

Hope that helps talk you into it....
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OK. I'm buying one.
Welcome to the club.

I hope your wallet can withstand the pressure
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Default Re: Why is SLR better?

Be aware, while the motors are in the lenses, the power still comes from the camera so you will still be consuming power. Don't let this distract, though, from the signficant benefit in picture quality you can achieve with the SLR.
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Alright. Heres the real deal. I've been seriously thinking about getting a Pentax *ist DS. There. I said it. Please don't send me hate mail or kick me out of this forum. I really like it here.

The thing is I'm figuring I'm gonna spend about $1500 by the time I'm finished with getting a 1 mp card, a decent flash, a zoom lens, a remote, a bag, etc., etc., etc.. The camera kit is going for about 8 bills now (it just dropped about a hundred). Plus the guy at the shop is telling me that I can get used lenses that will fit this camera from way back when. I also like the idea of it being the smallest and lightest DSLR made.

So tell me what you think. Does it sound like a good idea?
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I'm sure the Pentax is a fine camera. I think the biggest disadvantage ... similar to the Olympus DSLR's ... is the limited lens selection compared to Canon and Nikon.
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Default Re: Why is SLR better?

I bought a Rebel 300D today, man, it is a lot faster than my A75. Focus was faster and less lag time. I had a problem taking pictures with the A75. Most of my pictures would blur from my pressing the shutter. I'm thinking the thing was too light to keep steady. I've only taken a few with the Rebel so far, but, I have yet to get a blurry picture. I am very happy with choosing a DSLR.
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Default Re: Why is SLR better?

Well actually the new Canon 350D is lighter and more or less the same size.

Personally I would think about hanging on and having a look at it before getting the Pentax.
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