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Apr 15, 2011 07:09 |  #31

RTPVid wrote in post #12223908 (external link)
If they can get follow focus to work, DSLRs will expand into the camcorder market.

That or by upgrading their contrast detection focusing systems so it focuses faster.


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Apr 15, 2011 07:16 |  #32

Whoa.. I just read the thread and was surprised that owning a DSLR give me "cool" status. Finally, after decades, I'm "cool". ;)


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Apr 15, 2011 10:05 |  #33

mike_d wrote in post #12221697 (external link)
Because part of being a DSLR is giving the photographer complete control over the process.

That's not true. If Canon came out with a new Rebel w/o RAW and only green box mode, it would not cease to be a DSLR.

It would, however, probably be one you wouldn't buy.




  
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Apr 17, 2011 18:53 |  #34

banpreso wrote in post #12221273 (external link)
I think there might be a bubble in the DSLR market.

As DSLRs are being made more cheaply, more people are getting out of P&S and upgrading to DSLR. Right now DSLRs are still considered cool because it has the "being more professional" stigma attached to it, and soccer Moms and Dads are very happy to grab one for Christmas, for both an upgrade in image quality and obtaining the "cool" status. Out of the large number of people upgrading to DSLR, actually very few people are interested in photography, or will have a long term interest in photography.

Overtime, everybody's grandma will have a DSLR (looks like it's getting there), and owning a DSLR will no longer be considered cool. Most of the P&S shooters who upgraded will realize they no longer need a DSLR as P&S image quality continues to improve while they get tired of the larger size of DSLRs. At that time, a simple P&S marketing tag line as "DSLR image quality in a small package" will cause a mass exodus over time in the DSLR market.

At that time, our local craigslist will be flooded with Rebel T1i, T2i, and etc.

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Sounds a lot like the prophecies resulting during the film SLR boom caused in part by metering automation SLRs, and in part by the Canon AE-1, Pentax ME, and countless other small film SLRs which resulted from the Olympus OM series popularity, back in the 1970's and 1980's ! :lol: The tennis stars promoting the SLRs have evolved into the TV/entertainment stars promoting dSLRs

Olympus left the film SLR market to concentrate on the film P&S market back then, before returning to the 4/3 dSLR market.


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Apr 17, 2011 21:03 |  #35

I do agree that there's a certain stigma attached to owning a DSLR -- part of it being the "professional" or "cool" factor. I have some very dear friends who have T1i, but does not take the time to learn its controls and always puts it in Full Auto.

I have to admit that sometimes I do feel a little "cool' when I take out my gripped 40D. However, the proof is in the pictures. Holding a DSLR only gets you noticed in the beginning.

I often look at people's gear (glass, FF, etc.) to see how serious they take photography.


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Apr 18, 2011 11:06 |  #36

XxDJCyberLoverxX wrote in post #12242242 (external link)
I often look at people's gear (glass, FF, etc.) to see how serious they take photography.

haha, people who spend too much time on this forum (like myself) can have a good gear list and still don't turn out decent photos :lol:


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Apr 23, 2011 20:21 |  #37

banpreso wrote in post #12245422 (external link)
haha, people who spend too much time on this forum (like myself) can have a good gear list and still don't turn out decent photos :lol:

I am in the same camp :) After 2 years or so still learning. I am not giving up though. If one would look at my gear that I bought through the years, you would think I was a pro already. Several years later and thousand of dollars later, I am still struggling with the appropriate shutter speed.

My vacation pictures however are coming out better than what most people take. This was my main goal. But I digress...

It takes dedication to carry ones DSLR gear. IMHO it is worth it though so I can get the vacation pictures that I want.

My wife has an S95 and she is quite happy with it. Always on auto mode :)




  
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Apr 23, 2011 20:35 |  #38

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Whoa.. I just read the thread and was surprised that owning a DSLR give me "cool" status. Finally, after decades, I'm "cool". ;)



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Apr 23, 2011 20:47 |  #39

gjl711 wrote in post #12226477 (external link)
Whoa.. I just read the thread and was surprised that owning a DSLR give me "cool" status. Finally, after decades, I'm "cool". ;)

Does Cool still mean the same thing it did for Fonzi?:confused:


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Apr 23, 2011 22:40 |  #40

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Your a cow...cows are cool, you just didn't know that. :D

WooMooo...

DAMphyne wrote in post #12280428 (external link)
Does Cool still mean the same thing it did for Fonzi?:confused:

I hope so.. Or maybe not.


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Apr 23, 2011 22:54 |  #41

Smartphones that boast "superb" image quality and cool apps will burst the bubble. Most people out there who purchase these "cool" entry level DSLRs don't understand how much power they hold in their hands. Instead, they simply think that the camera makes better pictures. If their phone proves that they can create great photos, then they'll give up the extra bulk.

A co-worker got a camera for Christmas and she's complaining about how large the file sizes are when she attaches them to emails. She rarely prints at all. That said, she doesn't really need her camera... all she needs is a decent camera phone.


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Apr 23, 2011 22:58 |  #42

Snow001 wrote in post #12280324 (external link)
My wife has an S95 and she is quite happy with it. Always on auto mode :)

I convinced my wife to always keep hers on P mode. She now insists to take all her photos in Macro mode, too. I'll keep introducing little concepts to her. Tonight, she was taking photos of the food she cooked. Lighting off... I showed her how the images improved when I held up the translucent IKEA cutting board to diffuse the ceiling light and told her to slow the shutter speed a bit to allow more light in to compensate for the loss of light. I essentially created open shade for her. No more harsh shadows, her food photography improved thanks to IKEA. Who knew :p


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Apr 23, 2011 23:05 as a reply to  @ post 12221697 |  #43

I used a canon SLR for business and pleasure for a long time. I am learning my canon DSLR features but I ride on the back of a motorcycle and love to shot while riding. I have not gotten many good pics so far. any ideas !!!


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Apr 24, 2011 14:06 |  #44

Juneb wrote in post #12281077 (external link)
I used a canon SLR for business and pleasure for a long time. I am learning my canon DSLR features but I ride on the back of a motorcycle and love to shot while riding. I have not gotten many good pics so far. any ideas !!!

Yikes, that sounds challenging! The only thing that will get better results that I know of is a good fast shutter speed, which will typically require a wide aperture and high ISO. You will just have to experiment, and let us know what you find out!


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Apr 24, 2011 14:15 |  #45

I think photography has always been out of the reach of the average joe, due to cost.

Now we have everyone taking pictures.

And those people that are taking pictures on their phones, now notice the big camera's.

More photography going on now than in the whole history of photography.

Many will want to try the "big cameras".

Canon is making a fortune out of the camera phone...

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