I-R Article: Five reasons you need a digital SLR
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Comments (6)

Very nice article. I own a digital SLR yet (Canon 400D), but I'd be thinking of buying one, if I hadn't, after reading it.

Modern SLRs are a great opportunity to taste photography as a fine art (or at least as "domestic fine art", wich is fine for me) and your article will help those thinking of it but doubting, I guess. My regards,.


(hope my english not too bad...)..

Comment #1

...except...being so big and bulky you never have it with you when you need one. Great for 'planned' event, but I still find my Canon Ixus takes 95% of my shots & the SLR is taken out mainly for dusting! Still when it does come out though, it takes beautiful shots!..

Comment #2

The "five reasons you need a digital SLR" is very good. So how about "five reasons I need a digital SLR over an 'analog' SLR". I have an extensive number of Canon EOS analog (a.k.a. film) bodies, lenses, flashes and accessories, and only the lenses are fully compatible with the digital models. So there is a potentially costly investment of upgrading flashes on top of the DSLR purchase...

Comment #3

Will it be possible at some point to make DSLR's the size of the old Olympus OM series 35mm film camera's?..

Comment #4

6 reasons you DON'T want a DLSR: 1) They are expensive. Although a basic DSLR will only cost about twice as much as a good P&S/bridge camera, you'll soon grow out of the restrictions of such a basic camera an will be looking to upgrade. 2) You'll need more than the basic 'kit' lens. Meaning more expense. You'll then find your new lens isn't as good as the reviews make out and you want to upgrade - again. 3) They are big and heavy.

4) They are intimidating. Ever noticed how awkward people become when you point a large camera (with an even larger lens) at them? There's something disturbing about looking at somebody when their head is a large black square with one large eye pointing at you... 5) They are noisy. See point above. A P&S camera can been silent if you turn off the annoying beeps and 'shutter sound'.

6) You spend more time trying to perfect your images; fiddling about with Photoshop to remove the last speck of noise; extracting every last stop of dynamic range and trying every possible combination of USM settings than you do ACTUALLY TAKING AND ENJOYING YOUR PHOTOS! DSLR's are nice; but not without their disadvantages...

Comment #5

"debe ser interesante el contenido de este sitio" pero la traduccion al espaniol deja mucho que desear.los conceptos acaban siendo confusos por lo tanto resulta un texto carente de contenido informativo.por favor tengan en cuenta que mucha gente ,como yo,busca aqui un espacio para informarse y sin una correcta traduccion los textos carecen de sentido...

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