DESIRED: Fast, wide, compact? cameras.
November 22, 2011 10:25 AM Subscribe
I want a camera that a) is decent in low light, b) has or can be equipped with a fast, wideish lens and focus and take pictures quickly and c) ideally is smaller than most DSLRs.
posted by pmv to Shopping (25 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
Over the years I've developed a certain "style" of spontaneous portraiture. In practice this means I sit around with friends or family and if the lighting is good I will take pictures of them. I am okay at this.
I currently own a Canon G9 which is useless in low light and an entry level Rebel that is too bulky for me to carry often. While I love the speed of my plastic 50mm 1.8 lens, the crop factor on the entry level Canon means it's narrow and more in the 70mm range.
I've decided that an ideal setup involves a lens that is about as wide as my own sight and is fast enough to take pictures in a reasonably lit room. In theory, something less than 50mm and f/1.8ish.
In practice this means I've been shooting a lot with my iPhone which leaves something to be desired.
I could just buy another lens, but putting a $400-800 lens on a $250 body seems like a bit of a waste. Do you have any recommendations?
I've looked at stuff like the GF-1 in the past, but I'm out of the loop and would appreciate some pointers in the right way.