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Thread started 21 Jan 2011 (Friday) 15:22
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Point and Shoots
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15.8%
Cell phone camera
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What is the lowest grade of camera you will shoot?

 
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Jan 21, 2011 15:22 |  #1

I hear a lot of people here mentioning that they would rather take a point and shoot on vacation over their SLRs. It got me thinking what I shoot and I find myself shooting my SLR over 95 percent of the time. I have a point and shoot that I never use. And I only use my cell phone camera to shoot quick MMSs to my wife when I am confirming something to buy for her or my kids.

I was curious what everyone here does. Do you guys shoot with whatever you have on you or do you forgo shots because you don't have the right gear?


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Jan 21, 2011 16:06 |  #2

those $2 "disposable" kodak cameras are fantastic for getting pictures from places you wouldn't want to put any other camera.


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Jan 21, 2011 16:13 |  #3

Chippy569 wrote in post #11687476 (external link)
those $2 "disposable" kodak cameras are fantastic for getting pictures from places you wouldn't want to put any other camera.

I knew I was missing an option...


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Jan 21, 2011 17:00 as a reply to  @ Roroco's post |  #4

When I travel light it's with a G9--doesn't give up much to the lower level DSLR's


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Jan 21, 2011 17:12 |  #5

if i'm shooting, it's a DSLR, unless i NEED a pic of something and don't have my DSLR with me.

if it's just super casual stuff, i'll just let other people shoot their P&S. i personally am not at all big about having a picture taken for every occasion. i have very few pics of myself. if i'm not doing "potography" (i.e., taking pictures in artistic & skillful manner), i normally don't even bother to take out the camera.


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Jan 21, 2011 17:25 |  #6

"The best camera is the one that you have with you," right? Sometimes, it's about catching the moment, but the best available tool might not be available. With that said, I'll use anything that I have available....and I use my phone camera pretty often. :D


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Jan 21, 2011 17:29 |  #7

I carry a Fuji Z10d with me at all times when on my day-job. I often need a photo of something related to one of our cell-sites. For my 'serious' photography, I use my DSLR - but, I rarely take that to work with me.


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Jan 21, 2011 18:04 |  #8

I only own a DSLR and a cell phone. I loaned my P&S out to a friend but I don't think I'll be seeing it back anytime soon (excuse to get a new P&S, right?).

With that said, my cell takes pretty decent pictures when the lighting is decent. if that's all I have on hand than that's what I'm using.

Of course if I had a choice, my DSLR would be the go to camera.


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Jan 21, 2011 18:47 |  #9

I love my DSLRs and if I am taking photographs for a specific purpose, I will use one of them to do so. But there are times when I am just as happy using a P&S, when out and about Geocaching is one example, when I don't want the weight and bulk of a DSLR to contend with.


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Jan 21, 2011 21:06 as a reply to  @ Sorarse's post |  #10

Any camera is better than no camera. I shoot mostly with my dslr, but usually have a P&S with me.




  
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Jan 21, 2011 22:40 |  #11

Any camera and I wouldn't be opposed to buying one of those Kodak boxes off the shelf at the supermarket if needed.


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Jan 21, 2011 23:03 |  #12

Roroco wrote in post #11687219 (external link)
I was curious what everyone here does. Do you guys shoot with whatever you have on you or do you forgo shots because you don't have the right gear?

I really prefer to use my DSLR, but when push comes to shove any camera will do - even the POS built in to my phone.




  
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Jan 21, 2011 23:13 |  #13

I really don't care, I am very protective over my gear and having to lug it out in bad weather or to a sketchy location I would much rather leave it home. A point and shoot is fine considering I know my way around a camera. I can alter any setting to shoot to the best quality that the camera is capable of. Plus there is always LR3 for any pp if needed.


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Jan 21, 2011 23:46 |  #14

Roroco wrote in post #11687219 (external link)
I hear a lot of people here mentioning that they would rather take a point and shoot on vacation over their SLRs. It got me thinking what I shoot and I find myself shooting my SLR over 95 percent of the time. I have a point and shoot that I never use. And I only use my cell phone camera to shoot quick MMSs to my wife when I am confirming something to buy for her or my kids.

I was curious what everyone here does. Do you guys shoot with whatever you have on you or do you forgo shots because you don't have the right gear?

I forego shots if my available camera can't do what I need it to do. And that's case-specific. Otherwise, I shoot with what I have available. For me, any camera is better than no camera, unless the shot specifically requires a type of camera that I don't have.




  
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Jan 22, 2011 10:32 |  #15
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