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*facepalm* This is why I tell people who know nothing about photography to get a P&S!

 
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Mar 22, 2013 16:17 |  #91

Hey, my first car, as a teenager, was a simple Volkswagen Bug. Nothing fancy, in fact I never looked to getting a "luxury" car 'till, well, umm, forget that, I've never looked to owning a "luxury" car, although I did "dream" about the Corvette Stingray that came out when I was young...in fact, I didn't even get a "modern" car until, gosh, I was "Married With Children", in fact, my first was a used station wagon that I managed to pick up from a car dealer who was a client of mine. When I told him I was looking for a used station wagon for $1,000 he actually laughed at me! But then, maybe a week later, he called me up and said "you'll never guess at what I have for you here"!

Hey, when you think about it, that's kind of like finding a used camera on a special $1,000 deal here! Whoo Hoo!


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Mar 23, 2013 02:54 |  #92

A lot of PS users add call wide angle and tele converters "lenses" and think they can change lenses.

I have a friend who thinks like that. She's convinced that adding a tele converter is changing lenses.


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Mar 23, 2013 05:35 |  #93

DocFrankenstein wrote in post #15745803 (external link)
A lot of PS users add call wide angle and tele converters "lenses" and think they can change lenses.

I have a friend who thinks like that. She's convinced that adding a tele converter is changing lenses.

It's still more than many DSLR/mirrorless owners do ;)


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Mar 23, 2013 13:51 |  #94

DocFrankenstein wrote in post #15745803 (external link)
A lot of PS users add call wide angle and tele converters "lenses" and think they can change lenses.

I thought I could add a macro lens to mine. It turns out not.

Blame Canada for what PS users call things? No, blame Canon. An e-mail from customer support:

Dear Xxxxx Xxxxx,

Thank you for your reply. Unfortunately, there are no macro lenses that will work with the G15 camera. The G15 camera is compatible with the TC-DC58E tele-converter lens and Conversion Lens Adapter LA-DC58L. It also uses the Filter Adapter, FA-DC58D. For further assistance, please call our Canon Presales Department . . .


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Mar 23, 2013 15:14 |  #95

I was going to add into this, salespeople that know nothing about cameras. I was at Best Buy one time, just looking at what they had (not much, big surprise). A lady came in and asked the sales guy what would be recommended for shooting her son's little league games. The salesman came back and said she wanted something at a high frame rate. I faked looking around for another few minutes, trying not to groan at the continued wrong explanations. Finally, the salesman left for a second, and I told her she's actually looking for something capable of a fast shutter speed if she's looking for clear, crisp pictures, and that the frame rate has little to do with that.


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Mar 23, 2013 18:53 |  #96

Luxornv wrote in post #15747350 (external link)
I was going to add into this, salespeople that know nothing about cameras. I was at Best Buy one time, just looking at what they had (not much, big surprise). A lady came in and asked the sales guy what would be recommended for shooting her son's little league games. The salesman came back and said she wanted something at a high frame rate. I faked looking around for another few minutes, trying not to groan at the continued wrong explanations. Finally, the salesman left for a second, and I told her she's actually looking for something capable of a fast shutter speed if she's looking for clear, crisp pictures, and that the frame rate has little to do with that.

Actually, he was right. Pretty much every camera is capable of 1/4000s shutter speed, way more than the minimum needed for sports (Most sports photos are in the 1/250s to 1/2000s range).

However, to catch the EXACT moment, you need a high frame rate...hence why the 1D cameras have been the weapon of choice of countless sports photographers over the years.

Of course, a camera with a great (fast and accurate) AF system is also preferable when shooting sports.


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Mar 24, 2013 06:13 as a reply to  @ LowriderS10's post |  #97

My partner has an old 8mp Sony P&S which she uses all the time and always on green box mode, she has no concept of shutter speed or ISO. She's not interested in another camera and she consistently produces fantastic photographs which often make me envious of her compositional abilities ( she is an artist by profession). I'm a RAW only purist with Zeiss glass and full frame DSLR but wish I could produce photos like she does.


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Mar 24, 2013 07:05 |  #98

This thread is a facepalm. I thought it might have been different. S.ole.S


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Mar 24, 2013 07:07 |  #99

ckramos wrote in post #15749071 (external link)
This thread is a facepalm. I thought it might have been different. S.ole.S

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Mar 25, 2013 05:35 |  #100

Luxornv wrote in post #15747350 (external link)
I was going to add into this, salespeople that know nothing about cameras. I was at Best Buy one time, just looking at what they had (not much, big surprise). A lady came in and asked the sales guy what would be recommended for shooting her son's little league games. The salesman came back and said she wanted something at a high frame rate. I faked looking around for another few minutes, trying not to groan at the continued wrong explanations. Finally, the salesman left for a second, and I told her she's actually looking for something capable of a fast shutter speed if she's looking for clear, crisp pictures, and that the frame rate has little to do with that.

When I was shopping around for a Fuji camera (torn between X-PRO1 and X-E1) I asked the salesperson where the continuous focus setting was. She didn't know what continuous focus was, so I had to explain. When she got it, she stated that those cameras didn't have autofocus in the first place, they only did manual focus. To her credit, she didn't seem too sure of it as she said it.

Eh, I don't blame her. She was probably just trying to pay the bills; I wish all salespeople were experts in their fields but you can't realistically expect that at the Best Buys of this world. Plus, she kept her booth open for me a few minutes after closing hours, which is more than I've got from most vendors. I'd start a thread on the strangest things we've heard from salespeople, but I'm afraid it'd be unnecessarily mean.


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