You need a SLR to get good pics

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  1. Ron Evers

    Ron Evers Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Too bad mine had the wrong lens on when this opportunity came & I had to use my P&S Canon S5 with a Sony 1.7x Tele-converter on which is always ready for the occasion.


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    Great captions! lol

    ~Tom
     
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    Its funny how a few words can help the photos along with the story.

    Very nice Ron
     
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    "You need a SLR to get good pics"

    you a pro so You got to be right but can I ask a stoopid question? What is a good Pic?
     
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    Excellent captions can make photos so much more enjoyable than otherwise,and this is one of those times. Fun sequence to look at!
     
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    Well sir, I am certainly no pro. The point of my title was to have folk look @ how good a bridge/super zoom camera can perform. I do not think I am bragging when I say the photos I just presented are as good or better than a lot I see here from dSLRs. It is not so much my skill as that of the camera.

    I must say I get frustrated when a neophyte is always recommended to get a dSLR when asking about "what camera to get". It seems in this crowd nothing but a dSLR counts & that is what I am crudely trying to dispel. A super zoom for many is all they will ever need & is a great tool to learn on if they really want to progress to a dSLR.

    My G1 was fitted with a short lens when this opportunity came up & so I grabbed the S5 with it's zoom capacity & made the most of it. I shoot mostly prime manual focus lenses on the G1.

    I hope you understand my position.
     
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    Great shots, Ron.

    If your camera has a good lens it doesn't matter. Anyone that can frame can take good, clear shots. My Sony DSC H5 has a Zeiss lens and takes great shots. The first 3 years I made money from photos was with that camera shooting motorsports.

    .5fps + .3 seconds shutter lag = a lot of *@#&$ :D

    Still, when I got my 7D less than a year ago using 35mm era cannon glass and the kit lens the results were meh at best. I could never get equal results as I got with the Sony. I had lots more decent shots, but the quality out of the camera was dissapointing.

    Once I put the 70-200 f2.8 L on the quality of my photography went straight back to that of the Sony only better, and tons less shots of a corner with no vehicle in it (or just a rear quarterpanel) because I missed the shot waiting for the camera.

    Now at 8fps, undetectable shutter lag and nearly instant focus, I got a record 45% keepers on my first event using the 2.8. And it was at a day-time/night-time concert, the Mayhem Festival. (I shot Korn, Rob Zombie, Lamb of God, Hatebreed and the freestyle motocross team Metal Mulisha.) :mrgreen:

    So yeah, a dslr isn't needed to get good picts, but it takes good picture taking to a whole different level. :peacesign:
     
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    The real mirrorless fun is in LF, 6x6, and MF rangefinders.
     
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    Great shots with great captions.
    Thanks Ron - just cheered up the morning ;)
     
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    Those are great shots.
     
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    Thanks guys.

    Those little Red squirrels are so photogenic.
     
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    Wow, that's a big thing for that little guy to carry! I love the shots. :)
     

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