Digital point-and-shoots have a very wide depth of field. I've been explained this is because of the tiny sensor size. But film P&S have very wide depth of field too, despite being "full frame." My guess is because of the lens distance to film and small aperture. Is this correct? Say, if I frankenmount a film P&S lens to a DSLR would I get the same wide depth of field of a P&S?
I'm looking at buying a used Nikkor lens to use on my D80 (and on whatever the next body I buy is when I finally retire that body). For many of the older lenses you can get a significant savings by buying the version of the lens that does not send distance info to the camera (non-D version). How much do I care? [more inside]
I'm buying my first DSLR, a Canon 60D
. My original intention had been to purchase a body and (18-55mm) lens kit and spend some time learning with that before purchasing any other lenses.
However, I have found an excellent deal on a 60D body only and am contemplating purchasing that and putting the savings (and maybe a little top-up from the slush-fund) to purchasing a separate lens. (Especially as i understand that kit lenses tend not to be great quality).
What would be your recommendation for a good, versatile lens for a DSLR beginner?
That's my question, really... I'll be going on a short overseas trip soon and I'm still undecided about whether or not I should splurge in a new camera. Surprisingly long (more inside) for a camera question. Please advise. [more inside]
I have discovered the joy of taking photos of teensy, tiny things - like baby snails! - and would like to move beyond my cellphone's camera.
Since this is a hobby, not a new career path, I'd like to spend as little as possible, and definitely remain well-under $1,000 (CAD), while getting great results. Any advice? I need to be able to buy this camera in Canada, please! [more inside]
What are your best workarounds for the lack of a PC sync port on the Canon 6D? And, additionally, I'd love to hear your experiences with the 6D vs the 5D MK III.
I've been tasked with filming a series of seated "talking head" interviews using my DSLRs. What's the best way to create a minimal audio setup that will have acceptable quality, be reasonably easy to set up on location and to edit the final results, and also be reasonably cost-effective? [more inside]
Looking for a compacter-than-DSLR camera to take traveling for a couple of months. I really like my Nikon D90 for its low-light and manual capabilities, but I don't think I'll enjoy bringing it around with me the whole time. I really want a camera that can handle low light and takes good video, without being as bulky as an SLR. I think the NEX-6 satisfies these requirements pretty well. Do I want a NEX-6? Or something else? [more inside]
I am renting a DSLR camera for five days. If you were doing this, what would you shoot? [more inside]
I am a rank beginner at photography. Last night I took my DSLR to an auto race and most of my pictures
turned out blurry
exposed or otherwise sucky. Occasionally
I got lucky
. What am I most likely doing wrong, and how can I get better at shooting cars in motion? I'd appreciate your tips or links to online tutorials. [more inside]
Can you tell me if the camera packages at this discount online storefront are good value for money? [more inside]
Several years ago, I purchased a Canon Digital Rebel XT (EOS 350D) with the kit lens (EF-S 18-55mm). I've gotten a bit better since the early days, and I have a good eye, but I'm still not well-versed in the really technical stuff. In any case, I'll be taking a trip to Scotland later this year, and I'd really like to use my first overseas trip in over ten years as an excuse to upgrade my lens to something nicer. Complications: I'm also getting married soon and of course paying for said overseas trip, so my budget is pretty low, at least in terms of lenses—no more than $500, and preferably below $400. [more inside]
My wife and I would like to get a digital camera, probably a DSLR, that will take good video as well as stills. We will be using it to shoot pictures of a baby...ok, our baby. [more inside]
Another newbie dSLR question: First time buyer trying to decide between a Canon 60D versus Nikon D5100. I hope you guys aren't getting annoyed with these yet. [more inside]
What's the best micro 4/3 (or similar format) camera for my needs on the market right now (or soon-to-be-released)? [more inside]
I used Canon point-and-shoot cameras before my first DSLR camera, a Nikon D80, which just broke down. I'm interested in getting a new DSLR camera. [more inside]
Help me buy Canon lenses without breaking the bank. [more inside]
Buying a Nikon or Cannon DSLR, package details inside please help me I have been flip flopping over the two [more inside]
Options for a decent, inexpensive second-hand Canon DSLR? [more inside]
[DSLR Filter] What are the best options for a digital SLR or Mirrorless SLR style with the following features: APS-C or larger size sensor, ability to autofocus during video, and silent lens operation (for video)? [more inside]
What's going on with my camera? [more inside]
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. [more inside]
I'm a newbie to the world of photography, although it's something I've wanted to learn for awhile. Now that I have my first baby, it seems like a good time to get on the stick and try to figure out what I'm doing. I'm not sure where to start. [more inside]
I want a digital SLR. Which one and what accessories? [more inside]
DSLR Filter- Narrowed my choices down, need an outside opinion on a couple details. [more inside]
PhotographyFilter: Teach me how to shoot outside at night under stadium lighting. [more inside]
Trying to decide on a DSLR. The deciding factor is low-light performance... but I'm not sure how good is "good enough."
Principally, I'm waffling between the Canon 5D and the Canon 5D Mark-II, which seem to vary almost exclusively in their low-light performance. However, since the "Mark I" 5D has a full-frame sensor (and therefore should have much better low-light performance than any smaller sensor out there, based merely on quantum light noise)... is it good enough for flashless inside photography? The price difference is basically 100%, since I can bet a "Mark I" for $1k used.
Personal experiences, please?
I've had a Canon 5D Mark II for about 2.5 years, and I've recently noticed some bad dust particle issues that are on the sensor or mirror, not the lens. Can someone recommend a good camera store in New York City that could do a good professional job of cleaning my sensor (and an idea of how much this will cost)? I've looked into cleaning kits, and I think I would rather have a professional do it. Thanks! [more inside]
I'm considering upgrading my DSLR to one with video capabilities. What will my experience be like for making home videos (babies doing baby stuff, cats playing, family parties)? [more inside]
My choices for cameras have been limited by my requirement that it has to have a flexible display, such as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50
, or the newly released Canon 60D
. But maybe I'm thinking the wrong way... Is there a way to plug a portable video screen into my camera, and achieve the same viewing flexibility? [more inside]
Movin' on up filter: Nikon D3100 or Panasonic DMC-G2? [more inside]
DSLR vs Pro-Sumer camera quandary, live performance variation. I'm looking at upgrading to a better camera (specifically because my Point-n-Shoot does poorly capturing live shows in dark venues), but I'm not sure if I am ready for a DSLR. Details inside. [more inside]
Weird Canon 7D artifact? [more inside]
[DSLR-filter] I'm buying my first DSLR camera! Woohoo, excitement all around (except in my wallet). I've settled on a Nikon D90, but I'm not sure what lens to get with it. Options/details inside. [more inside]
What is the smallest Nikon (or compatible) image-stabilization lens?
My search results seem to indicate it is this: Nikon 18mm - 55mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX (VR) Vibration Reduction Wide Angle Autofocus Zoom Lens
, which is a VR version of the kit lens on a D40. [more inside]
I'm trying to figure out a good price for my Canon 20D with the battery grip and the 17-85mm lens. [more inside]
Sturdy, dependable cameras for a school? [more inside]
On my new canon rebel xsi, in aperture priority mode the camera won't let me open the aperture past 5.0, how do I fix this or is there something wrong with my camera? [more inside]
What camera and lens combinations would you suggest for a DSLR for macro/indoor photography (without flash) for a newbie? Price range around 1200 USD. [more inside]
What beginner's dslr should I buy? [more inside]
Any suggestions for a high powered telescope that is t-ring compatible (for DSLR) AND is tough and light enough for backpacking and camping?
I'm thinking 40 lbs max. [more inside]
New to the DSLR world, and I need the hive mind's help with a couple questions. [more inside]
I need advice on a 'walking-around' lens on a sub-frame Canon DSLR. [more inside]
[DSLR Noob Filter] Do I need to invest in a VR (vibration reduction) lens? [more inside]
When is an old camera lens good enough to influence which DSLR body to purchase? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good action, landscaping, and travel DSLR in the $~1000 range? I tend to travel around and take pictures of nature, which include landscape as well as fast-moving animals.
(Low light would be nice too, but I won't hold my breath.)
I have read this
, but it's from '07. I'd like updated recommendations.
What are your favourite photographer's tricks that an amateur could use to create stunning photos on a hobbyist budget? [more inside]
I'm about to become an 'early adopter' for the first time. The Olympus EP-1
digital camera will be hitting the market in July just at the time when I'm ready to upgrade. Two lens options available: 17mm or 14-42mm. Which one do I want? [more inside]
I need to choose between buying a used Nikon D50 and a used Canon Rebel XT. I would like to hear about your experience with any of these fine cameras. [more inside]
Help me choose a good camera (dSLR or camcorder) for "fine art" cinematography. [more inside]