Have you noticed the increase # of ppl with dSLR cameras?

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  1. a1157814a

    a1157814a TPF Noob!

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    I don't know if it is just me, but when I go to places like the sporting events, the beach, and just like... other cool places, I've seen so many more people with dSLR cameras then few years back. (maybe because they have become more affordable? or it's just gaining popularity?) Most of them just seem to be taking snapshots though.
     
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    dxqcanada Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Yes, it is about lower price and marketing.

    Film SLR's used to be very expensive ... then manufacture's started producing budget SLR's so that the average person could afford it ... and most importantly ... use them (remember the Canon AE-1P commercials with Stevie Wonder).
     
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    I live in a somewhat more afluent community than average, so it's gotten REALLY bad here. They're like gnats. I went to a local memorial day parade thing and I swear every third person had one... and I even saw quite a few of the higher end ones.
     
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    Lol, I know right. Some of those people should just get a higher end P&S because they're just as good if they are just gonna shoot it on AUTO for every picture.. lol
     
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    what I sometimes do is just look what their camera is set to, most likely AUTO lol. And than I see them staring at me taking pictures and trying to shhot the same thing. And when they try to shoot it they look at their screen and not their head and see their fingers going to the delete button. lol
     
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    dxqcanada Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Hmm, I shoot in Auto ... and I also secretly shoot what you do ... hmmm.:mrgreen:

    ( I delete when I get home ):lol:
     
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    Jaszek No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I know someone got the 5700mm lens off of ebay lol. I'm in NY buddy hehe
     
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    lmao..it happens to me at the mall, on my lunch break i like to walk around and just randomly shoot **** and i see EVERYONE has an SLR around their necks, and a fanny pack. lmao
     
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    I don't go to malls lol. I should make them look at me through their viewfinders and I'll have my 70-300 on at 300 and just stare back at them without movin. They'll probobly just leave lol
     
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    This is why carrying a manual 35mm SLR in these situations is fun. No one notices you, or the people who do scoff at you because their D300 with 18-55mm kit lens has zoom AND automatic mode (I must just be a moron, right?).

    If you really want to fly under the poseur radar, grab a TLR. Or a Holga. You'll get more interesting pictures than the DSLR yuppies anyway.
     
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    I am from Chattanooga, and fluently commute between Here (Atlanta) and there, and between the two cities, I know of 9 people who have dSLR's. The D40 seems to be the most popular among all of them. 5 of them own D40's, 2 (including myself) own D60's, one owns a D300, and One owns a D50.

    It's amazing, I am always the subject of conversation when I go out. Lots of people ask me questions about the camera.
     
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    So let me get this right you all think that you have to be at a certain level before you can buy a DSLR . What gives you all the right to judge other people I garantee none of you are pro's or even semi pro yet you people make me laugh...................:lmao:
     

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