A&P How about some C&C on my point and shoot ability?! v.wannastepuptoDSLR

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  1. Danno

    Danno Bronx Poodle OT Supporter

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    Just some random pics I've taken lately...some comments would be appreciated.

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  2. OlafBeserka

    OlafBeserka girls pee pee when they see me OT Supporter

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    I like the color and shadows on the first one.
     
  3. legendr34

    legendr34 Titanium Member

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    the composition is good on the 1st and 2nd. color is also nice, you will do very well with an slr in your hands
     
  4. SugarCoatedSour

    SugarCoatedSour OT Supporter

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    Your first 2 shots are better than 90% of DSLR newbies. Go for it, bro.
     
  5. JordanClarkson

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    :werd: time to move up
     
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  7. Spurious

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    The first is great.
     
  8. Cobber

    Cobber Wanna touch my bunny hole?

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    Your pictures are very good ... no need to move up though ... you take better pics than most people in A&P ... I'd be afraid more settings would take away from your pics. Look into a top end P&S like the new sigma coming out in the summer. They are smaller than any DSLR and produce the same quality pics. With the pics you showed you are not going to need a faster camera so a DSLR would not be needed.
     
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    just have fun with your P&S until you start feeling limited by it
     
  10. xenon supra

    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    nice work,
    go for it if you've got the money, they are worth it.
     
  11. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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  12. jared_IRL

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    I coulda told you it was time to move up after seeing the shots of your dog...

    But yeah. Get yourself a DSLR. You'll love it!
     
  13. Spurious

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    I agree with both suggestions, sticking with your P&S and going DSLR. It really depends on your budget and how serious you are. DSLRs are a money sink, no question about it. And once you get a DSLR you may find yourself expecting better photos for just having spent the money on a DSLR which isn't always the case. But you seem to be starting out with a great understanding of composition and mood so you'll get great photos either way.

    A DSLR is going to give you more control faster, barrel zoom and focus, a wheel to quickly roll though your shutter aperture, dedicated buttons, different lenses and RAW. Your range and image quality will change but great photos are still up to you to capture and you need to be ready to spend at least $1,000 right off the bat, getting the kit lens is going to give you worse pictures than your P&S.

    But if you're really into it, I'd really like to see what you can do and A&P loves giving out shopping lists to nubs.
     
  14. Danno

    Danno Bronx Poodle OT Supporter

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    Thanks for the comments everyone.

    I've been thinking about stepping up for a couple years now, I just never make the jump. I think I may move up to a G9 first though. Would be nice to be able to get some experience shooting RAW.

    I'd like some better inside shots, which is nearly impossible with the flash on 99% of p&s cameras.
     
  15. jared_IRL

    jared_IRL OT Supporter

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    Danno,

    Shooting raw is really no different than shooting jpg, until you get to the post processing stage.

    and you can always shoot raw + jpg to start out with your DSLR in order to see the differences in your processing and get a feel for the pos and neg of each....

    But digital is a big commitment... different lenses, flash systems, blah blah blah... It becomes an expensive hobby pretty quick....


    Oh, and post some of your dog shots! they're always fun!!
     
  16. dmora

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    :cool: NICE work out of a PnS.

    If you do go for a DSLR, dont go for new right off the bat. Grab a nice used body but some quality lenses.
     
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    good shit on 1 & 2
     
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    Bump the ISO up, shoot in M (even on a P&S) or Av with the aperture wide open , or use a tripod. Gotta equip yourself and know what you're doing.
     
  19. VernonMaxwell

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    Those are some nice shots.
    I really like the 1st one and 2nd one
     
  20. Danno

    Danno Bronx Poodle OT Supporter

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    I know all about bumping the ISO up. I have a tripod. Drawback to my camera is anything over ISO400 is pretty much unusable. I could use the flash, but it's a P&S. Decent indoor shots are possible for me so long as the subject isn't moving, like my kids and dog tend to do indoors.
     
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    So you're really looking for high-ISO performance? amirite?
     
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    high iso performance or an external flash that can be bounced.
     
  23. Danno

    Danno Bronx Poodle OT Supporter

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    I was looking at a G9 if I didn't go with a DSLR as it can take external flashes of some sort I believe.

    I just bought the camera I have a couple weeks ago and will hold on to it as it was a cheap good deal, but something with some more flexibility would be nice.
     
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    Can't go wrong with a G9 - I was thinking if picking one up myself - someone gave me some SD memory cards and I need something to use them in. :mamoru:
     
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    on the G9 anything above iso100
     

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